Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Word Wednesday- Pootle

Today's post and this week's word is inspired by a word from another one of my favorite blogs, Attic24. And that word is... pootle :) Another one of those great British words. I love it!

pootle [ˈpuːtəl]vb (intr) Brit informal to travel or go in a relaxed or leisurely manner

So, that's what I've been doing lately. Just pootling around. Which kind of explains the sporadic blog posts and the fact that I feel like I've wasted the first three weeks of my summer break (well, except for the extra time I'm spending with my little Peanut- that is never time wasted!). Remember a few weeks ago, when I said I was going to make a list so that I wouldn't waste time? Well, I just got to that yesterday! But, oh well. Today is a new day (with my list) and I have to say a very productive one- thoroughly cleaning my car, painting three doors and doing many, many loads of laundry. So, two things checked off the list today. Laundry doesn't really count since it's an ongoing chore, as I'm sure you all know! But, man, it's a great feeling when it's all done!
Goodbye blue, hello tried-and-true red! The other two doors are just gray- too boring to show off  :)

In the making department, pootling is really all that's been happening. Anything to free my mind from endless lawyer letters and e-mails is what I'm choosing to do.

So, crocheting washcloths (I know- boring! But, very relaxing and no thinking whatsoever) is my activity of choice.

And finishing a couple of hankies that were started and never finished. I'm still way behind on these, as I have many words from Word Wednesday to stitch onto these little white cloths (that I have no idea what I'm going to do with!). I've been scouring the internet for ideas on this, so I'll share that with you in another post.The one shown here has a simple, little house stitched in the corner- loosely based on the house I grew up in- a very humble little abode. I love that house.

And more random pootling:

Killing time while my car was in the shop led to some shopping. In this case, a resale shop score- 3.00 each for these solid wood tv trays.

And I didn't even have to fork over the 3.00, because I have a credit at the shop. Yay!

And Barnes and Noble clearance aisle shopping. I got some great books for 4.98 each. Maphead for my husband, who is definitely a "maphead"! He LOVES anything cartography related. And a world religion book for myself. Mainly because it had a really good section on Buddhism, which is so fascinating and makes complete sense to me- I think because it's more of a philosophy than anything else. Anywho, I'll read up on the others, too, so I can be more informed and maybe a little more open minded ;)

Our annual outing to the Shakespeare Festival last week. We didn't stay until the end, but it's still fun to go, just for the atmosphere and the people watching.

And spending a lot of time with Peanut in his new home. Sister did such a good job designing this house. It's in a subdivision, but when you walk in, you feel like you're in a cabin in the woods. A really nice cabin!

A close up of the awesome front door.

And inside, you will find little Peanut. His latest thing- just closing his eyes for a while while he's eating, walking, playing, etc. Funny!

And we are all so excited to be going to Eddie's graduation in just 12 days and finally bringing him home.   I feel like it's my motherly duty to stop him from wearing those grenade necklaces!
Okay, back to pootling for me. It's movie time- I'm thinking Bridget Jones' Diary :)  I hope you're finding some time to pootle yourself.   Juli

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