I started the week in random mode and with a timely tag by Ann (random fact: she lives in a yellow house), it will end that way.
1. I live in a very dark teal-ish blue house with off-white and maroon trim. My sister painted her house almost the exact same colors. We need to do some paint touch-up this summer.
2. I just got my first MP3 player — a Mother’s Day gift from the girls. I had strongly hinted in the direction of my eldest — okay, I called her up and told her — that this is something I’d like but that a very important and useful feature on any model, for me, would be voice recording capability. That’s exactly what I got. Yippee! It’s all charged up and now I just have to read all about it.
3. My daughters’ birthdays are within 10 days of each other; further, they were all born in odd years. Their ages are all even during an odd year on the calendar, and all odd during an even calendar year; if I can remember the age of any one of them, it’s easy to calculate the ages of the two.
4. I usually have to think long and hard about how old I am. Turns out, I am often wrong. Math is not my best subject.
5. There was an email from QuitNet in my mailbox this morning and there was almost something random about that. I saw who the sender was and wondered for a moment what it might be about. Then I remembered — it’s an anniversary! I think it is a good sign that those not-so-random numbers — 790 days quit (that’s 26 months), 15,824 cigarettes not smoked, 4 months + almost 1 day of life saved, along with 2,750+ dollars (at least) — seem a bit random. Not to say that I still don’t miss smoking and think about it quite often, actually, and wish that I could, but it’s a wistful, dream-like thing now — I wish I could smoke cigarettes in the same way I wish I’d win the lottery and be a bazillionaire.
6. I borrowed a crochet book by Vanna White from the library this week.
7. I’m thinking of getting rollerblades to "walk" the dog. She’s overweight and needs more activity; ditto for me. My sister said that this was recommended by the Dog Whisperer (also putting saddlebags on the dog!). I have enjoyed rollerskating and iceskating in the past, but it’s been years; I’ve never rollerbladed. It looks like fun, but also dangerous. Tips & pointers welcome.
8. Several years ago I stopped carrying a purse because of neck and shoulder pain. It was really quite nice to be FREE. I have a small wallet, which fits nicely into most pockets, for "the essentials," and only carry my checkbook when necessary. Lately, though, I’ve found myself carrying tote bags that are often much bigger and much heavier than any purse, and they’re full of stuff that I "might need" but rare use!