Monday, July 25, 2016

weekend update.

I was looking at the blog of my friend, Marie-Pierre Capistran, today and thinking, "Why hasn't she updated this?" I think that often when I'm looking up someone I want to catch up with. Then later it always hits me, you never say anything about your life on your blog, Tracie!

That is so true. Lately this place has become a landing spot for my podcasts and class announcements. So I would like to try and get back to a bit of regular blogging. No promises. Just trying to make it more of a priority. I got a new planner so I'm going to write a reminder in there weekly.

So Sunday night seems like a good time to catch up on the weekend. I'm sitting on the couch in the den right now, at midnight-thirty, listening to the hum of the fridge and the fan upstairs because Caroline is sleeping. There's a frog that's been on the window all evening, gobbling up moths and other unsuspecting fly bys. Speaking of moths, one just landed on my neck and fluttered against me like butterfly kisses. I screamed loud enough to wake the dead or at least my daughter but still she sleeps on. (Thankfully.)

Any moment now, I will see lights turn in the drive and my honey will be home after three days in Oklahoma. I'll be so glad to see him but it will only be for a couple of minutes before he falls, utterly exhausted, into bed and then rises early for a recording session with Tim and Myles Thompson.

This weekend, he played at the Quartz Mountain Resort in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma and he said they pulled into town and it was like an episode of the Twilight Zone. There was not one person in the town the whole time they were driving through! (Que scary music here.) The view from the resort's not too shabby! He always texts me a picture to show me where he is and I always say, "You dirty dog." or some such jealous remark. Truthfully I would rather be home but he sure does get to see a lot of great sights.

While he was gone, I was utterly worthless. After finishing my class last week, it's like I just needed to do nothing for no one. I meant to deep clean my house. Instead I watched YouTube videos and too many episodes of "The A-Team." I started watching it recently on a channel that shows 80's shows and it's pretty good!! It's not as cheesy as other shows from that time frame. Anyway, who could turn the TV off when "Face" is on the screen? Not me! All four of them are cute in their own way.

My only spot of productivity was spending time tonight planning in my new planner. It's not gonna be pretty inside, just workable.

I also came up with a plan for working in a Midori. I'm going to make a video about that this week but I want to actually do it before I talk about. Tomorrow, I'm ordering a gadget that will help me make more consistent videos. I'll get it and then tell ya!

Last night, I took Brandi Kincaid's class "Doodled" at Big Picture Classes. I loved every minute! After class, I sat and doodled and I love the results. This is just a start. I want to practice some more soon.

Let's see, what else did I do fun? Ate Mexican with a friend Friday night but didn't get a pic. I'm so bad about that. Then Saturday we ate at Cracker Barrel with my sister. Today we ate at Demos (Italian) with my sister and again, no pic. Tonight, Caroline and I went to Baskin Robbins and tried to eat outside but it was soooo hot! We ended up going inside to eat our ice cream and also on account of I love to look at the colorful sign in an ice cream shop and think about all the different flavors. I even like to hear what people order. Ice cream shops are happy places and I love to think about how all the people come in and get one or two scoops of summer joy. :) Caroline got Oreo Birthday Cake and Cotton Candy (blech!). I tried the Oreo Birthday Cake and it was so sweet I couldn't take it. I stuck with my standard, one scoop Rocky Road, one scoop Oreo.

I ended the weekend watching The Andy Griffith Show (of course!) on Netflix. The last episode tonight was "The Bookie Barber" where Floyd inadvertently allows a bookie to start running bets in his place. Barney dressed up as a woman to fool them into letting him see the bags full of loot. I kept thinking he needed a scarf to cover up that Adam's apple! ha!

Love this guy.

That's about it - nothing too exciting! My honey just got home and came in the room with his arms outstretched for a hug so I guess I will head to bed and wrap this up and hope you had a wonderful weekend too! 

Have a great week! 


Barbara Eads said...

So glad you are posting about your home life. Since I never get to see you, that's the only way to keep up! It's so nice to have a weekend to yourself now and then.

Cody Doll said...

This is a great post. I can't wait to read more about your life. I'm tempted to write a more personal blog too.

Laura C said...

Love the peek into your life Tracie

Unknown said...

Thank you for the glimpse into your life this weekend. We all need an A team weekend now and again. Enjoy your week and I look forward to your up coming video.

Sherrie J. said...

Thank you for thinking about keeping your blog up-to-date. It's so nice to get it glimpse into your life and your thoughts. I look forward to more posts on the Midori ideas. Hope this is a great week for you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for mentioning Brandi's doodling class. I've been wanting to play around with doodling, but I do best when I have some structure (like a class) to encourage me to get started. I just restarted my Big Picture membership so I can play. :-)

Maria said...

Loved reading this and can't wait for your video on the Midori!

Anonymous said...

Fab update. I really hope you scrap that gorgeous ice cream pic of Caroline! xx

LCSmithSAVED said...

I can relate. My DH was gone a lot this past week & I had such (unrealized) Susie Homemaker good intentions :) Missed the ice cream memo, though! Thanks for posting!

Unknown said...

It was great to read about the little things going on in your life - feels like an opportunity to really get to know you! And there is no way I could stay up that late!!

S Hurst said...

Just wanted to comment on your Live Inspired podcast on your scrap retreat in Texas. Although I most likely would not have questioned the $1.25 per sheet price...I completely relate to finding new products or lack of products. I no longer live near a store and miss the "shopping high" when shopping all the new supplies. I also have noticed more products shifting to target card makers/planners etc...I miss the good ole days!

I love your Live Inspired pod cast and it has introduced me to many new scrapbookers...which is saying something as I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years. Thanks for the great podcasts.

Keely said...

geez!!! Now I want some ice cream!!! (((hugs)))