Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ten On Tuesday- 10 Things Others Could Do, But Don't

This is a bit of a loaded subject with me. I am always rabbiting on about why I am doing certain things, when others aren't.  Probably because a) I'm better at it, b) I'm the one who wants it done, or c) if I have to ask, then it's not worth it. So, I am a shrew. A ranting shrew.

1. Vacuuming.  Alex used to do it, but he doesn't. So I do it. And you know, I really don't want to.  We have wall to wall in the basement, and just an area rug upstairs. But you have to do the sofas and ceiling cobwebs.
2. Weeding the garden. I can handle it, but I hate those ones that grow in the patio cracks, and I won't use weed killer. I've heard boiling water kills them.
3. Cooking. Why am I doing it?  I don't want to.
4. Grocery shopping. Mainly because if I send anyone else, we spend double.
5. Putting away clothes. I stopped doing it. Hey, I wash, fold and/or iron them, they can do the rest.
6. I match FC's ties with his shirts, and place them on the side of which pants go with them. 
7. Any gift shopping, I decide what, how much, and then usually shop for it, unless it's computer or car related.
8. Decorating. Because the alternative would be worse.  Our theme would be "Early Italian Ghetto"
9. Going shoe shopping with FC. Pure torture.
10. Purchasing underwear. See number 9.

We had a doozy of a snow storm last week, and a few milder days.  I don't mind if it rains, as long as it is warm out.  The snow was everywhere, and heavy, and there was nowhere to put it. It's almost all melted now, but the trees are bare nekkid.

 I have finished my Selbuvotter mittens.  I'm happy with them.

Alex was playing with the cats (rustling their jimmies- as he puts it).  I like these pics, it shows their personalities.

Fleece out, until next time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ten On Tuesday- 10 Things You Get Others to Do

The 10 on Tuesday was a little complex, so I narrowed it down.

1. FC cleans the litterbox.  He just does.
2. FC takes out the garbage and recycle.
3. Alot of the time, I don't put gas in my car, the guys do it.  I can,  I just sometimes don't.
4. FC and Alex barbeque.  It's a guy thing.
5. The guys also cut grass, although I do shovel snow. I pull the weeds and do the gardening.
6. If there is a toilet issue, FC takes care of it.  I clean it, but I don't unclog it.
7. Once, we had critters. FC proved to be an excellent mouser.  He would check the kill in the garage every day.
8. I don't pay any attention to eavestroughs (gutters)- I don't climb ladders or get up on the roof.
9. I get my daughter to touch up my haircolour- she's good at it,
10. Anything on the computer that goes wonky, the tech support here handles it.  Computers don't really interest me that much.

So there. In case you're wondering if there is anything I actually do- I can supply a list.  I could take care of most of that (except perhaps the toilet)- but hey, I don't.

In exciting wonderful other news, there are kittens. Not my kittens, Miss Mew has a mommy and her 6 kittens she is fostering.

There are 3 boys and 3 girls- all but one gray and white. They have the tiniest little tails, you could just elope with them.  The rescue she works with are amazing people, so dedicated and finds wonderful homes for them.

On Saturday I went downtown with my sister and Miss Mew and I saw these t-shirts. I got one for Alex and one of his buddies. This should up their street cred no end.
And in knitting news, I am working on some Norwegian Mittens from the Selbuvotter book.  This is Rauma Finullgarn, a truly amazing yarn.

So that's all I have today. Spring is definitely coming. I'm just not sure I'm ready to come out of hibernation yet.