I remembered! 😀
It’s almost Keren’s birthday!
Tomorrow is my sister’s birthday. I’m writing this down so I remember to say it to her tomorrow. I am rather forgetful like that. 🙂
Not much has been going on around here. It’s work, home, eat, t.v. and sleep for the most part. This weekend was ok. I got up to have my fire on Saturday and thought it was kind of cold. I went in to get the giant roll of Reflectix that Lloyd bought at an auction a while ago. I made a little surround and kept putting my hand outside and inside the circle to prove to myself that it was warmer in there.
Back inside, I dorked around on the computer and saw what the windchill had been. -3! No wonder I was chilly!
Lloyd and I went to Omaha because there was a ‘mid-century modern’ flea market that I wanted to visit. It was just a smallish room filled with things from our childhood, so that was a good laugh. “You want what for this Tupperware pitcher?” He did get a piece for his gravel art collection – I’ll have to show that to you sometime.
The big adventure was that we were very, very low on gas when we got there. We were on I-80, about to turn on to 680 (4-lanes) and I started to freak out. We pulled over and Lloyd stood in the freezing wind to gas up the car. The gas tank in the Prius is strange, so we usually just put 9 gallons in and call it good. This time? He put as much gas in as he could, because he wanted to see how low we were. He thought the tank held 12 gallons, and he put in 11.8. When he got back in the car he checked the manual. It’s an 11.9 gallon tank. I was right to freak out.
Ok, remind me to tell my sister Happy Birthday tomorrow. 🙂
Ugh. Daylight Savings Time
I stayed up late watching a movie (like an idiot), and when I woke up it was seven instead of six. I have lots of things that set the clock automatically, but I was grateful that I went around last night and physically set the other clocks. I forgot the bathroom clock, though, so I was very confused when I got out of the shower.
It’s been a bit of a rough week. In addition to the college staff that were out for Spring Break, we had several lead staff that were either sick or had some pressing issues and had to be gone. To say we were stretched thin would be an understatement, but at least that’s over now.
My sister visited my dad this past week and was supposed to fly home yesterday, but weather and mechanical issues delayed her in Denver until today. It reminds me that everybody is dealing with something.
I pray that your Sunday is peaceful and nice! Squeeze a nap in there somewhere if you can. 😉
Painful wound, but tasty with syrup
Yesterday I heard all about a little girl’s ‘pancake sore’ in her mouth. I didn’t have the heart to correct her.
Have a good Tuesday, everyone!
There can be only one.
(Haircut) I did not have big plans for the weekend. In my ‘be healthier’ mindset, I do have the mild goal to walk around a bit, so I’ve gone to the mall in Lincoln the past few weekends just to walk. Yesterday Lloyd and I walked around the mall, but first: we needed haircuts.
I stopped at two places that used to be haircut places and they were both gone, which caused me to question my sanity. As it turns out, if you cut your own hair for about three years, you don’t realize that places close or turn into other stores. Who knew?
Anyway, we went to one that we knew had not closed, but it would have taken too long for both of us to get a haircut. Lloyd won, and I walked around Target (2,000 steps).
In other news, it is Spring Break at Concordia, so most of our college students are gone. That means longer days in the classroom, as opposed to getting my other stuff done from 4-6. Wish me luck.
So, the floppy shoe situation – I thought I had it all figured out. Sam needed to run some errands last weekend, so we went to our favorite store: Harbor Freight. There, I purchased a grommet/eyelet tool and a bunch of perfect, shoelace-sized grommets. This was going to be so easy!
I decided to begin this project before church on Sunday. I took a deep breath and plunged the awl on Lloyd’s pocketknife into my quasi-new shoes. (The other shoe is there for measurement help.)
As it turns out, poking holes in shoes is incredibly easy. However, realizing that you don’t just need to poke holes but that you need to remove the actual material from the future grommet-sized hole (and that you can’t) causes one to break out into flop sweat, and one has already taken one’s shower before church.
Ugh. I just went to church all gross and figured it out later.
Later in the day I tried using a drill to enlarge the holes (I didn’t want to order a leather punch), but it actually didn’t matter – the grommets that came with the kit were too shallow to go through both the leather and the cloth lining. Great. Just great. My solution?
Just put the shoelaces in the holes. It’s working great, even though one is kind of off. The shoes don’t flop around anymore, and now I just have the regret of buying a grommet kit.
Need any holes in anything? I’m your guy.