Monday, November 1, 2010

Last Week

(you know, those days before this day) were pretty good.
There were puppies:

and families:

and families with puppies:

and boys at home because something has come in the mail:

something in a box...

something that comes with safety glasses:

and directions that must be read ...
by two sets of eyes...

it's like a light sabre...

Oh goody - it's the "World's Most Powerful Portable Laser" ... in an Oboy's hand:

If it's not dangerous, it's not fun.
My kids:

Saturday night at my mom's place:

We folded and stuffed newsletters at her dining room table. Can you see her rockin' silver tree centerpiece? SO elegant. (Maybe click on the pic to see a larger version.) 

Then we relaxed and talked here:

On Wednesday, a young pup of a guy delivered and set up my new-to-me but gently used washer and dryer. See my laundry closet? It's upstairs.
Can you see how this set up is not ideal?
1. The new dryer's door falls open downward. There is about a 1/2" clearance between the door and the closet frame. No way I can put the other closet byfold door back on... my dryer door wouldn't be able to open.
2. See the washer set up? The bifold door IS on, and the washer door opens to the left. If it opened to the right, it would give me greater access. As it is now, I have about 8" of working space when I am transferring wet clothes from the washer to the dryer.

I know. I should be thankful I have a washer and dryer.

The dryer overheats after 10 minutes, then switches itself off.
It takes 2 hours to cool down, before it will dry for another 10 minutes.
They will remove it tomorrow and replace it with one that works.
And that young pup of a deliverer? Said he'd pick a dryer that has a door that would enable him to put the bifold back on. Even though the dryer vent is behind the dryer, and the drain and taps are behind the washer, I have a feeling he's going to have to swap them around. (Which is how the previous set were placed. And he thought that was dumb.)

Enough about my laundry.

Also last week?
I watched a few movies with friends:


Plus had tea with another friend, and talked about this:

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. NOFOMO ...

is the "fear of missing out"
" Fomo is a very real and worrysome condition that can affect anyone at anytime. It describes that feeling of jealousy and helplessness when you miss out on something great."

"NOFOMO by contrast refers to the state of being in which you have cured your fomo. You do not have a fear of missing out because you are always the one doing something awesome. You actually cause fomo, rather than experience it yourself. If you are living your life to the fullest and saying yes to everything, you have probably achieved such a state."

I suggested to Clint (who forwarded these defintions to me), that nofomo is also when you are at peace with your life. You don't have to always be doing awesome things, nor do you have to be saying YES to everything... nofomo, is when you are content. Content to be at home with a book or your own thoughts. Happy that your friends are getting together even if you don't join them. Experiencing peace with the choices you make...

His reply was "hmh". 

2. The sound of the rain hitting my window. I like rain at night. 

3. Staples will double fold my remaining 2000 newsletters for only 2 cents each. TWO cents. 
Yeeee haw.


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