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Sunday Blogging as a way of Procrastinating

Sunday, August 26, 2012

okay, it is mid morning Sunday,,... I have a totally messy Kitchen..counter spaces filled with produce, groceries to put away, dirty dishes in the sink, clean dishes in the dishwasher to put away, towels to put away, a floor to be swept, and .. I'm feeling lazy...
This is the last Sunday of August and where did August go? Gee, the State Fair is on, football practice at local high schools commenced over a week ago, and the college students moved back this past week ..classes due to begin Monday. My list of things to do this summer is only half checked off; and that doesn't include things to do in the house!
We didn't get to St Paul to tour the capital, something we all want to do again..last time we were all in sixth grade. And well, that was like how many decades back? And we want to tour the caves, the old gangster hide outs in St Paul; we want to golf at a mini golf course cause I have Groupons for that, along with a lunch. We still could get that in..I mean there is lots of great weather ahead. We hope..hope...hope. And a friend tried the segway thing in the Lakeville area last week, and loved it so we are hoping to try it over in Stillwater before the snow falls..oops sorry, said that four letter word... segway sounds like lots of fun!
We did get to the arboretum and had a lovely half day before the rain moved in, and we had several lunches with former colleagues, had two mini-getaways with my sisters and then with long time friends, and I finally got to the 'new' Guthrie where we saw Roman Holiday, the musical with Cole Porter songs.. LOVE cole porter music. So, yeah, guess we did get a lot in..but there's always a list of more to do.. I call it my bucket list of sorts...not anything big.. I mean tour the state capital isn't huge, nor was listing lunch at the arboretum, but such things have been on my list for the past few years.
and today I have that messy kitchen to contend with; had people here Friday night and then after they left, I went straight to bed as it was late and I was tired and yesterday had my first early morning kettleball class, and then right after that..well I zipped home, cleaned up and was gone the rest of the day, came home and again fell into bed, so you can imagine the house, the kitchen! Dirty dishes in the sink, garden produce sitting on one counter as I had picked squash and ground cherries Friday a.m., made up some jam Fri afternoon, jars now need to be put away, need to figure out what to do with patty pan squash which I've never grown before, the dishwasher has to be emptied, then refilled, other dishes handwashed.. then the lower level needs to be put back together as extra chairs and tables were put out for the Friday gathering... we grilled on the lower level patio, ate, then watched the old movie..All the President's Men which some had never seen.
I found that old video while rearranging my vidoes/dvd/s a few weeks back and my neighbors are younger than me and have missed a wide variety of old movies... they saw Charade for the first time this summer..here with another supper and movie night. They saw Love, Actually, Miracle on 34th Street..with Natalie Wood, Holiday Inn, It's a Wonderful Life..all for the first time here last December...it's fun to share these old movies with younger friends and see their delight in watching them, so now and then I have a dinner/supper with a movie night. They are women of all ages, some widowed, divorced and seem to enjoy these get togethers to eat, catch up and then watch a movie. They already wonder if I'll do the Christmas movies again this December...
which reminds me of one more thing on the 'bucket list'; that was to see the nutcracker ballet with my nieces as a Christmas gift for them; but that was back when they were much younger, that never happened as we just never got our schedules to mesh and for many years i lived out of state, but last year I said Next year we are doing this...and last week we arranged it: so now I'm taking their daughters..my great nieces...and actually have the tickets in hand for that..for all the sisters, nieces, great nieces this December up at St Kate's. As one niece calls it the 'girls day out for lunch, ballet, then dinner! Knowing her she'll create something for all of us to wear that day! Years ago I used to go to Loyce Houlton's version at Northrup which I absolutely loved, but that now is performed at the Cowles Center downtown MPLS and I am more comfortable driving and parking at St kate's..so we're heading to the O'Shaughnessy to see Andrew Rist's version..I'm told my great nieces, 3 and 4 years of age, are so excited already as they like to dance... twirl around and one is into tap already..so. looking forward to this, and hoping the weather behaves though all are in the metro area so we should be able to get there..no matter what!.
Lord, thinking of Christmas already..see, how time flies.. thinking of cleaning the hall closet to see if all pairs of mittens/gloves are there and mufflers, hats.. and where are the shovels and do we have ice bite for another winter..and get that winter survival kit for the car organized..and NO..am not ready for that sort of thing. But I start thinking that when the State Fair starts, football games begin, and the college students move back to town...
and the leaves begin to change..and I continue to procrastinate by writing, rambling..
time to stop and get to work! what if someone drops in for a visit? Does anyone do that anymore? We used to spend Sunday afternoons visiting relatives, old friends..but I don't think anyone does that anymore... We always had a cake or pie on hand for those occasions, and everyone always had something like that to eat when we visited. Maybe that was a small town, rural Minnesota thing. I'd never think of just dropping in anymore, I've called at times to see if someone will be around and often the older ones are home, the younger ones hardly ever..always heading out to someplace.. and yes, guess we all appreciate knowing when someone is coming for a visit.. So they don't catch us with a messy kitchen!

gotta go..clean up that kitchen..and well.. yeah, I do....no more stalling....
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  • DR1939
    We went to the cities a couple of weeks ago. We saw The Sunshine Boys at the Guthrie and had dinner in the Level Five Café. Both were great. I highly recommend the play. We also went to the Arboretum and to the History Museum to see the War of 1862 exhibit. Very interesting. We had a Groupon for the Russian Art Museum so we went there too. Enjoyed as a one-off but don't think I'd put it on my list of regulars. You have a couple of things on your bucket list that are on mine, the State Capitol tour and the caves. Have you read the book about gangsters in MN? The caves play a huge role there. The author did a program at Marshall Library a year or so ago. There are a number of interesting gangster-related places in St.Paul. I'll hunt up the title if you're interested.
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    Comment edited on: 8/27/2012 11:10:51 AM
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