Odds and sods

Ice storm 2013

Some happenings from this week:

  • This weekend marks the one year anniversary of #IceStorm2013. Parts of it were neat. Parts of it were really challenging. Moving out of my own house over Christmas was memorable, but something I’m hoping not to repeat.
  • A friend at work sent me this meme last week. I probably found it funnier than it truly is, but I can see Baxter trying this logic on us if he ever finds himself in this situation. It’s been years since we’ve had a Christmas tree, and he definitely won’t get the chance this season.
  • I discovered a new blog, Finding Home, last week. I love their story and their style.
  • I’ve been able to work from home for a few days over the past two weeks. I rarely work from home–I like the discipline that comes from being in the office–but I have really enjoyed my days at the farm, and I’ve been pretty productive.
  • A thoughtful post on the evolution of a blog and finding your niche.
  • I donated blood this week. I was a regular donor for years and years, but then I fell out of the routine. I restarted donating earlier this year, and it feels good to be back. Are you a donor?

We have lots of family activities happening this weekend–a real kick-off to Christmas. Can you believe Christmas is here already? I have one more day of work left and one more blog post for you next week before I take a little break.

Now it’s your turn. Were there any exciting happenings for you this week? What are your plans for the weekend? Has Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) “started” for you?

11 thoughts on “Odds and sods

  1. Exciting plans for this week: my grandmother decided last week she wanted to move to assisted living, and the date is set for Monday! So kind of an eventful Christmas. But handy since I’d rather have her furniture than lawn chairs and milk crates.

  2. Julia, I can relate to your ice storm situation, except here in S.C. it was Hurricane Hugo in 1989. We were without power for almost 3 days, too. No a.c. in August is not much fun! Also no ice, no fridge and we, too, had to cook on a propane camp stove. Found one lonely restaurant open and finally got a hot meal. Baxter is precious BTW. Hope you have no more ice storms like that one!! (Enjoyed the “meme”; I thought it was hilarious!!)

  3. I have been doing a lot of year end clean up around here and it seems that I can never get this place organized but I am DETERMINED to have it straight by the new year by any means necessary

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