Who Is Dos?
Dos Family is Jenny, Staffan & Isabelle.A sort community, collective, group or modern family.Whatever suits you - that´s what we are.We just like to play.And make stuff.We also like being nice.Dosfamily.com is our way to share this with you!
Outside my window...blue sky with clouds (reminds me of The Simpsons sky in the opening credits) + lilacs
I am thinking...glad I woke up in time to get to the water class this morning
I am thankful for...the little things - especially when they're unexpected (like a surprise passion tea lemonade from a friend on a hot day)
From the kitchen...leftover tuna pasta salad that I made on Monday night
I am wearing...a fun sundress that looks like a painter's palette - topped by an azure cardi and the outfit is completed by a pair of shiny black ballet flats.. my "shiny shoes"!
I am creating...documents and more documents. something I'm good at doing!
I am going...to run errands at lunch instead of sitting on my bum and reading during lunch.
I am reading...Knit Two - the sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club
I am hoping...I can learn to do a proper manicure of berry polish that doesn't smudge within 90 seconds.
I am hearing...a small oscillating fan
One of my favorite things...this week it has been air conditioning - at home, in the car, in stores... everywhere!
A few plans for the rest of the week: work, see The Proposal, do some crafts with a friend, shop for summer clothes, watch New in Town (current Netflix selection).
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Call me addicted to drinking beverages in cute cups. Here are two days' worth of cups.
It's my birthday tomorrow and have an afternoon free today, so I'm going to go through my entire apartment and look at items asking, "Do I love it/need it?" If it's neither of those, it's being donated this very afternoon to my favorite thrift store (it's a half hour drive away but it's extremely organized and non-thrift-store-smelling). They do such a good job that I want to support that store. The goal at home is pretty simplicity.
Dear Books I've Read:
oh, hello friend is having a blog anniversary giveaway. not one or two items but many beautiful items....all for a lucky winner!
Wow. So...my church is having church away from the church building this weekend so that we can all volunteer in the community. One project my church and employers are working on is Imagination Station, a universally accessible playground.
I love google reader. it keeps track of the 100+ blogs I follow.
The sun is out. I worked out this morning at 5:45 AM yet cannot wake up. *yawn*
perhaps drinking extra water today will help.
had a quiet night last night. watched some shows that I've delayed watching from May (CSI:NY, New Adventures of Old Christine, and even the American Idol last night of competition before the finale). also cooked dinner (goulash) and baked (vanilla-chocolate chip - peanut butter muffins).
Without a regularly scheduled weeknight as a youth group leader this summer, I have more time...but haven't done a thing with it. No closet organization, no museums visited. Perhaps it's time to make a summer list of projects for fun and to accomplish around home.
There's this thing called perfection. I get paralyzed by it. Instead of slowly making progress 15 minutes at a time - on a huge closet where I've pulled everything out and dumped it on my bedroom floor - I've stared at the mess, thought about it, wished it would go away, but have done nothing about it for a month..because you know, if I can't do it perfectly, I can't do it at all. I know that's my thinking and am trying to realize that doing something - ANYTHING - would kick the perfectionism to the curb and get something going on the closet.
This happens at work as well... getting paralyzed by too much to do...and then finally realizing that doing something - anything at all - is better than nothing....so I pick up one piece of paper and handle it...before moving on to the next.
I love the photos of your baskets….how wonderfully organized you are! Quite inspiring, really. Must go home and view my baskets + items to be organized with fresh eyes - keeping your photos in mind.
I don’t subscribe to Everyday Food and haven’t ever read a full issue. Is it worth it? (I ask the person who has many issues on hand…)