Monday Miscellany

  • There is a sign, well billboard really, for an insurance company that I pass on my way to work each morning. It asks if you turned the iron off. I’m now so paranoid, I’ve thought about going back home to check – even on days when I haven’t used the iron! This isn’t normal, is it?
  • I finally finished the San Diego scrap book – about a year after the fact! That just leaves me San Francisco. Which leaves me a question. I leaf through Gabe’s scrap book about once a month, but hardly ever look at our other scrap books. Do you look at yours?
  • It’s finally getting to be spring here, maybe. Gabriel’s garden is totally uncovered (but no tulips or daffodils poking up.) The sun garden, where I need to be planting my sweet peas is still covered in snow. Sigh.
  • I finished an entire sock at first aid. I need to take more of those classes!
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13 Responses to Monday Miscellany

  1. Donna says:

    I love going places where you can take you knitting! (please post more pics – I love to see what other people are working on!)

    I’ve only done a couple of scrapbooks – and we never take the time to dig them out…most of the pictures from the last two years are on the computer – not even printed out… so really I’m not the one to ask…

  2. Heather says:

    I am an avid scrapbooker! And reading your post today it occured to me…I don’t look at mine either! I only take them out to show other people! Have I wasted thousands of dollars and thousands of hours!? :s

  3. Martha says:

    I dislike those kinds of billboards especially the one that reads, “If you lived here, you would be home by now”. True, but I don’t want to live next to the freeway.

  4. Bluebird says:

    I look at our babies’ scrapbook, and I look at our wedding album . . . but that’s it! I will confess, however, to going overboard with framed photos in my house, but I like to see my photos out and about.

  5. Aunt Becky says:

    I don’t even use an iron, well, ever, and I immediately was like “Oh CRAP, *did* I turn the iron off?”

  6. Artsy Reader says:

    I pass that billboard too (well, not THAT one, because I drive in to Calgary and not Edmonton) and it freaks me out. Even though I’ve lived in this house for three months and not used the iron a single time. Are they trying to add anxiety to our lives, or what?

    And I do not scrapbook because I know I would never look at it, and therefore it would be a waste of time, money and effort.

  7. Artsy Reader says:

    Hey, Martha, I saw a cartoon once with that sign posted in a cemetery: it said “If you were dead, you’d be home now.” I realize that it is in very bad taste, but I find it amusing anyway.

  8. mlg- believe-n-miracles says:

    I look at the photos occasionally, I havent finished their book though, it is still too painful to finish.

    I always freak out about leaving the iron on, usually it is my flat iron though.

  9. JamieD says:

    Still no daffodils, yet? Ours are already dead and gone. Even if our weather is super fickle, you make me appreciate what good weather we have!

    I have a lot of photo albums but I’ve only done three scrapbooks. Our first cruise was my first scrapbook, then one for our wedding and one for our honeymoon. To be honest, I hadn’t looked at our wedding or honeymoon books in a LONG time until something made me think about them last week. It was fun to flip through the pages but, sadly, I probably won’t think about them again for another year.

  10. ..... Carmen says:

    I look through Grace’s scrapbook quite a bit, but the others… not as often. Every now and then though, I’ll pull one off to show somebody one specific photo, and end up sitting on the floor looking and reminiscing through the entire thing. Now that the snow is melting my garden is looking like a disaster zone. Major clean up needs to happen – soon!

  11. Galen says:

    The iron, yes, I share your phobia. I have seen my photos precisely once, just before they were thrown into shoeboxes.

  12. Jen says:

    My mom made me go back in to our house about ten million times when I was growing up to check to make sure she turned the iron off. She never once left it on.

  13. loribeth says:

    Dh is paranoid about stuff like that. I pray that billboard never makes it east, because I'm sure it will be anxiety-inducing for him.

    Most of the scrapbooks I've completed have been gifts for other people. The first one I did was before I had a scanner, so I took it to a print shop & had photocopies made of every page. It was expensive as all get out & I have to admit, I rarely look at it. But I'm glad I have a record of what I did. I have a scanner now, so the three volumes I've done for my nephews to date have all been scanned.

    I do love looking at photos, though.

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