Breaktime: Time to blog

It’s five past two in the afternoon, and I just came down from the attic.  I needed to fish out the box for the Christmas tree (which is definitely getting packed away today, come what may..), and put away some of the decor the Lolas had taken care of putting away.  I spent a good half hour or so upstairs.  One of our solo lounge chairs is up there and it made for a comfortable position while I sifted through one of my recently stashed totes. 

I know I should’ve done this sooner.. the bag was put in the attic sometime first quarter of the previous year.  So most of the things inside were outdated and useless.  (Threw them into a bag of trash to get rid of.)  Old lotto tickets, receipts, notes from the previous boss.. and I found some cards and an unfinished letter I meant to send (which I never got send).

I also found two plastic bags with knitting materials I never got down to doing.  (Reminder to self: you promised to do more crafts this year.)  It’s a never ending cycle of tidying up.

At least I did succeed in putting most of the Christmas decor still lying around near the attic opening in the cedar chests we use to store seasonal items in.  Fifteen days into the new year, they really should be tucked away now.

Alan is in the bedroom napping with Angel.  The little boy didn’t want to let me go but I told him I had things to do.

The long weekend is sure a much needed perk when two days just isn’t enough to do things at home.  Too bad it’s gloomy and grey outside.  We’ll probably do some errands later when the boys wake up, and we’ll make the most of this long weekend before we go back to the routines of work beginning tomorrow.

All the fuss about 24

Keifer Sutherland is one of my all time crushes, way back when he was still part of the brat pack and he had the women swooning over his bad boy portrayals in movies like Stand by Me (1987), The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988), A Few Good Men (1992), and The Sentinel (2006) just to name a few.  (Links will open on the IMDB pages of the movies listed)

Last night was the two-hour season premier of Season 6 of 24 but we had to tape the show as we had dinner with some friends down at Chinatown.  Unfortunately, Alan failed to turn off the time block on our parental contol option so the cable turned off at 9PM, making us miss the second hour.  This is clearly upsetting given that the next two hours will be playing tonight, so missing one of the first two hours would’ve left quite a big gap.  Thanks to technology, I managed to download the full second episode which took forever and a day since I was downloading from home, but which we watched together over breakfast of pancakes this morning.

What can I say?  24 just keeps getting better and better.  What I would love to see, though, is Donald Sutherland, Keifer’s real father, guesting on the show as who else — Jack Bauer’s father.  Wouldn’t that be such a blast?