Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Tuesday Tidbits... what a crazy, lame title for a blog post. Ok, I guess it is, Random Thought Tuesday.

Yesterday my husband got his Oregon Driver's license. He also picked up my temporary Oregon tag (a real one will show up soon). Thank goodness, I can finally drive around town without praying that I don't get a ticket. I mean, I might still need to pray that...nah, I'm not talking on my phone while driving, anymore, and I am not a fast driver. I'm the lazy mom-in-the-mini-van driver. Or, sometimes, I am the crazy-screaming-at-her-kids-mom-in-the-mini-van driver. Either way, I am not a fast driver.

Back to Oregon... we're official. We both have Oregon driver's licenses and I have tags. Also, we finally switched from Merlot (great WA wine) to Pinot Noir (wonderful in Oregon). I guess we are Oregonians.

My husband is totally, 100%, addicted to his Ipad. He watches cartoons on it when he does dishes. Last night he was adjusting webcams (yes, there is an app for that!). With great excitement he showed me how he could adjust the webcam at Seaside. I haven't spent much time with the Ipad yet. Everytime I sit down to do it (on the rare occasion he leaves it at home), all of the kids come running over to me. I put it down and walk away. I don't need a kid magnet. Really.

I am working on a house purge. I hate all of my stuff. It's all too much. That's one of my favorite books: It's All Too Much. This summer, I am going to put the premise of that book into practice. Now, I am just trying to figure out how to get the rest of the family on board. Local peeps (as if I am cool enough to have "peeps"), get ready, sometime in August I am going to have a big garage sale. My husband is hoping for the end of July but I figure it will be August. (And, friends, if you are interested in my stuff, just call me and come get it. I'll give it to you for free.)

I have a new pet peeve. It's Facebook. It's a love hate thing. I find out things I don't want to know. I get information that I do need to know. I find people that I don't need to know. I reconnect with people that I missed. I... maybe I will just stop there.

I love summer. I love every minute of the lack of activities. This is making it hard to meet my goal of inviting people over and planning activities with friends. So far, I am hunkered down in my home, quietly making piles of things I don't want to keep. When the kids get restless, I give them an otter pop or two... or three. I love summer.

Back on being an Oregonian...My husband's truck still has WA tags. They aren't expired yet.


Beth E. said...

I need to purge my home from "stuff", too. It's amazing what we have acculmulated over the years!

I totally understand about Facebook. I'm beginning to feel the same way.

What the heck is an otter pop??? lol

cbogie said...

Funny - I can comment on two of your musings in one comment - I was just on FB and was going to comment on how we have too much stuff to move - but thinking all of my FB world doesn't need to know this, and that they don't all need to know we're moving!

And - welcome to Oregon! :) Don't forget about Hogue Reisling!!

RLR said...

"I don't need a kid magnet." - that made me giggle! I totally know what you mean, even though I only have two!

I'm also doing a whole-house purge and reorganization. I have a friend who is helping me out (as she works to begin her own business), and we are having such a wonderful time together. It's (almost) not like work at all - and it's making a huge difference! I'm looking forward to the big garage sale, but I'm with you on the 'come get it and you can have it for free' idea.

He & Me + 3 said...

Glad you got your Oregon stuff taken care of. I am purging the house too. *phew*

Jason said...

We need to purge in the worst way. Facebook is losing its value for me. That plus their privacy policy has me teetering on the edge of exiting.

Jen said...

Love the list :) If I were your neighbor, I'd say we could have coffee and let the kids run wild and eat otter pops (what exactly are they, btw?)

Glad to hear you're legal now!

Missy said...

I love that book. I'm so glad I won it here. Thanks. =)
As you said, I just wish I could get the rest of the house on board with the purging.

How do people not know what an Otter Pop is? Is that a WA thing? Mr. Freezy? Anyone?

Salty Mom said...

LOL! With the otter pop questions its a popsicle in a tube like gogurts! I still love facebook (: