Friday, July 1, 2016

Just a Week in Review

After a pretty non-productive weekend (unless you count housecleaning, which I don't...), Monday came too quickly.  I got absolutely NO QUILTING done this weekend and that's BAD.  I'm so behind on everything.  And in two weeks, I have another completely independent quilt starting.  Arghhh!

So Monday.  Mr. Smith left early for JFK to be away for a couple of days.  It's funny.  I always think that I'll be able to get more quilting done if he's not home.  LOL!  What a riot!  He and I had talked about putting up my quilt design wall.  When we were at Home Desperate I picked up some Command strips.  I thought that they would hang on the wall side nicely and I could always sew them to the quilt design wall if they didn't stick properly (which I just assume they won't).

It occurs to me that some of you may be wondering what a quilt design wall is.  It's basically felt-type of material hung vertically so that you can stick your quilt blocks or pieces to it, step back and make changes if necessary.

Anyhoo.  Mr. Smith thinks that I need to use grommets and hang it by hooks.  I'm thinking that this is going to make the design wall stand out from the actual wall and that will make it more difficult to use.  So I stopped at Jo-Ann's on Monday night to pick up grommets and a grommet tool.  This led to about $40 in purchases that were not planned.  As usual.

I got home and discovered a Treatsie box in the mail!!  Here's my unveiling (just in case you missed it):

So even though I got home late after a late night at work and impromptu shopping spree at Jo-Ann's, Monday turned out pretty awesome!  I was so wired up that I couldn't sleep.  This sometimes happens to me when Mr. Smith is not home.  I just get anxious or whatever.  So I finally forced myself to bed a bit after midnight.

Of course, this means that when Tuesday's alarm rolls around, I turn it off and fall right back to sleep.  At least this is what I'm assuming happened.  Next thing I know it's 6:50am and I'm running late.  And Mr. Smith is not home, so I also have to feed the kitties.

Thankfully I clocked in before 8:09am, which would have made me OFFICIALLY late.  :)

So I drank a bunch of coffee all Tuesday to keep me perky.  It didn't help that it rained all day long.  The kind of day where you just want to stay in bed curled up with your cats.  Oh well.  It's been a crazy week at work too.  Last week of the month, a couple of people on vacation, a couple of sick people, etc, etc.  You know, just to make it all interesting.

So I made sure I got off work earlier than I did on Monday.  The kitties were very happy to get din-din a little bit earlier than usual.  Tuesday night was the kind of night I like.  I got home early enough to feel like I had a whole night to just DO NOTHING.  I'm such a lazy person at heart.  It's when I'm happiest.  I thought about getting started on some of my quilting projects ... even if just some cutting.  But it was so nice to get caught up on all my DVR goodness.

So I went to bed early and got up on time on Wednesday.  It's nice to not have to rush when getting ready for work.  It also allowed me to shave, which I had to skip on Tuesday!

Wednesday was great until I get home and realize that all the rain we got on Tuesday did nothing for our flowers.  I was planning to get outside and water everything on the porch since rainwater won't get under there.  So I went out in my jeans thinking it would be quick, but it was anything BUT quick.  By the time I got everything watered in the front and back, I was sweating like a hooker in church.  So I turned the A/C down and got a giant bottle of cold water.

I had also noticed that we got the tax bills for the GMC and the Kawasaki.  When Mr. Smith got home, he freaked out at how high they are.  Yep.  But that's normal.  We live in Connecticut, for goodness sake.

The only other thing I can remember about this week is finalizing the plans for our trip to New Hampshire to see a friend get married on August 20th.  I have another friend getting married on August 20th, too.  How does this happen?  I don't have that many close friends.  And now I can't go to the second wedding because I can't be in two places at once.  It's pretty disappointing.  But look at the invitation from Jackie + Josh:

It's so gorgeous.  I really can't wait to see them again.  I made our hotel reservations at the Hotel Portsmouth.  It looks comfy and we get free brekkie!  I'll have to make a special post after the wedding (as long as they agree, of course).

So that's my week so far.  It's been so long since I've posted anything, I thought I should post SOMETHING already!