Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Roundup

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."

Sir John Lubbock

(Purchased at the Thrift Shop in the Center for 25 cents)

As another Friday rolls around, I find myself wondering what to do this weekend.  Today is my day to run my  errands, and so far I have  nothing on the agenda for the weekend.  It's kind of nice to be able to say that.  When I was working, I rarely had a free weekend.  I know I have said this before, but I love having time to do the things I could never do, but, the there is one thing I can say...when I was working, I was able to keep track of time because...

...boy, did I lose track of time this week!  The Monday holiday really threw me off.  I publish a blog for us 'oldsters', and Monday always starts out with  joke.  Well, seems like this week I had two Mondays.  None of my dear readers mentioned it so perhaps no one took notice...or perhaps they thought I had really lost it and were just being kind.  

We had our first 'real' touch of winter this week.  I absolutely love the cold. It is invigorating.  Opens up my sinuses.   On Wednesday we even have some snow, and even though it didn't stick, I absolutely loved waiting for the bus with the snowflakes swirling all about.  Oh, how I love the winter months!!!

Speaking of the cold....last night my house was smelling like Christmas.  I was checking out a Christmas candle.  I love Yankee Candle, but all the store in my area carries are the summer scents, and I just cannot afford to be placing orders for candles despite their sales.   So, in Pathmark I found another brand, Village Candle which smells just as good. As a test, I bought a Balsam Fir scented candle, and you would swear I had a tree in my room.

Chalk up an accomplishment for this week. I finally think I talked hubby into getting rid of a few things.  It wasn't easy.  I've been after him for months...for years, actually.  The other day he was complaining about lack of closet space, and I once again pointed out that there is no need for him to hang onto all his work clothes and finally got him to see that he would NOT be returning to work again.  Somehow this time I was able to get my point across, and he agreed.  Of course, I am not going to count my chickens yet. Agreeing on something and actually doing it are two very different animals.  

Well, that is about it for this week's roundup. My life is not very exciting, but I love it and would not change a thing.  And so, with another week under our belt....

I wish you all a weekend filled with laughter and joy.


  1. Wishing you a wonderful weekend too Mary.

  2. Your opening quotation made me think of Bertrand Russell's book "In Praise of Idleness." I read it many years ago and it's great on this subject!

  3. Idleness is fabulous sometimes. I plan on being idle lots this weekend. Feet up, good book, some cuddles with kitties, lots of relaxation. :)

    You have a wonderful weekend Mary!

  4. I find rest and doing hardly anything at all gives me much peace.

  5. Hi, have a wonderful weekend.