Saturday, December 06, 2008

My Saturday Six

I forgot about posting my Friday Five, so I opted to do a Saturday Six.

1) Went to a women's group activity this morning at church. I enjoy getting to know this nice group of women who are interested in helping others around the world. These paper products are for a transitional housing unit that serves homeless women.

2) Today I'm working on organizing. I'm going through piles of stuff and sorting. Most of it is getting tossed into the Goodwill box or the recycle box. Why do I hang onto all this "stuff" for years on end? I really want to simplify my life.

3) While I work on organizing, my mind is racing with all the quilts I could be working on. I have so many ideas, and I just want to get started making them!! It doesn't help that while organizing I am running across a zillion beautiful quilt patterns and books. There isn't enough time to do all I want to do. Quilting and the way it explodes have contributed to my lack of organization in the last few years. The quilting is a joy, but the disorganization is not.

4) This week I watched the DVD "The Kite Runner." That book was so excellent, I was afraid to watch the movie and be terribly disappointed. I wasn't! It was very well done and followed the book story line very well. I recommend it. Not for little kids, though, because of the hard stuff that happens.

5) Lately I have read a couple of excellent books that are written for "young adults." I really enjoy reading these. They are good for any age adult, in my opinion. And the bonus is that they usually are very quick reads. The first was "Habibi." It was a very good and touching story which takes place in the Middle East. The second book was "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." This one was about a 9-year-old boy during WWII. (I hear this one is being made into a movie.) When the characters stay with me, and I think about them over the days after I read a book, I know it was an excellent book. That happened to me after reading both of these books.

6) I really want to get our Christmas tree put up this weekend. If I continue plugging away at the organizing, I'll feel like I will have earned the delight of putting up the tree. (Hubby rarely gets involved in the tree activities. I can't imagine not wanting to do so. Do your SO's/mates/husbands participate in the tree putting up and decorating?)


Unknown said...

I was wondering how this morning went. I totally forgot about it!

My dh not only gets into putting up the tree.. he...saves change all year to buy it, chops it down after we trudge thru the farm to find the Perfect tree, he sets it up and then it is all mine....

Unknown said...

Oi. It takes an act of Congress to get him to help. The only way is if I promise to put together the tree and put the lights on it first. How opposite we are- he hates Christmas, but he calls me Sparkles the Christmas Elf. :)