Thursday, January 31, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Okay, this is huge for me.... I then went to a "sit down" restaurant, ALONE, and had lunch. I was craving a good cup of coffee and knew that Cracker Barrel wouldn't let me down. I have never dined in before by myself and had always wondered about other lone diners, when I would see them sitting alone. I had always thought it might be a little awkward. It was great! My waitress was super nice and it was fun to have "thinking" time while eating.
After a couple more stops for shopping, mostly browsing, I stopped by the grocery store before heading home. Thankfully, I have my grocery shopping done, and tomorrow can be an "almost" stay at home day for me. I do have to run one of the dogs to the vet tomorrow. He seems to be having anxiety issues since my daughter moved out about a month ago. I wonder if they make doggie prozac?
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The dogs surprised me when I started sewing. I thought they would bark and go crazy at the hum of the machine. But look at Butterbean! I brought his blanket in the kitchen and he went right to sleep.
Sweet Pea found herself a spot on the vent behind me. They were both so good. I was careful not to drop any pins, as I knew what would happen if I did. It was almost like sewing with my children in the house again.
Okay, here's my new Bible cover. I'm very rusty and the binding isn't sewn very smoothly, but I'm excited that I actually sewed something today!
I will post a picture of the beautiful bookmark you see hanging from my Bible later. It was a gift from a blogging buddy. I want you all to see it!
Monday, January 14, 2008
I managed to piddle around the house and get a few things done on Friday. Saturday morning, I felt like I had been run over by a truck, but got into my closet and cleaned anyway! This is what I had most been looking forward to about my days off. I probably didn't do as good a job as I would if I had felt better and had more energy. You know, it was one of those days that your arms feel as if they weight 50 pounds each.... back aching.... sore throat.... stuffy nose.... etc. To top it all off, I have two adorable little dogs that I just love and I love to make them happy. (not my dogs in photo) My little dachshund is a BIG chewer and the vet told us to only buy Nylabone toys for her, as they are much tougher and "safer" for her. (she ate future daughter in law's shoe this summer, along with a few other inedible things, causing a trip to the vet) Last night after church, we stopped by Wal Mart and I bought her and little brother two big bones... made by Nylabone, so they had to be good! ($5 for two bones) They were huge so I thought they would last a day or two, and I could get some good rest while they chewed on their bones. Chew bones make them so happy! Let's see... I think the little girl had hers eaten in 15 minutes and then stole what was left of brother's bone, making a pig out of herself. I ended up taking brother's from her and throwing it away.
You guessed it. She has thrown up undigested Nylabone chew bone all night long. On my comforter and on my couch! Not only am I feeling poorly, but I now have to clean up dog vomit!
Did I tell you how much I LOVE my Bissell carpet cleaner? It has an upholstery attachment that did a wonderful job on the couch last night! I've used it again this morning on the other couch, as that bone is still being returned to me. My throat hurts, I can't breathe, my eyes are watery, and I'm miserable. I love being on vacation!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I found out a few things about myself today while cleaning out our bedroom closet. Number one: I am a pack rat!
2. I hide things from myself, causing myself to buy things in duplicate, because I am so unorganized. However, I do like surprises when I find these hidden things!
3. I hate to throw away Home Decorating magazines. Even today, I put two large stacks back into the closet, that I just could not yet part with.
4. I hang on to things just because I like them, not because I'll ever use them again.
5. I have more projects to do "one day" than I'll ever live long enough to see completed. I buy way more than I need.
6. I have way more time on my hands now days than I did when my kids were little and growing up. However, I accomplished a whole lot more back then. I found the little quilt posted above while cleaning out today. It is a miniature bow tie quilt, sewn all by hand, that I remember putting together while the kids were little.
7. I need to go on a fabric diet, pattern diet, project diet. However, I'm sure those diets are just like food diets.... impossible. The temptation is great!
8. Last, but not least, I hate cleaning out closets. I only did the "stuff" today. I still need to go back through the clothes and shoes!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Okay, it's January... who is on a diet? I need to be and have very good intentions, but can't seem to get motivated. Not that I'm eating absolutely poorly right now, but I could be doing better. So, I brought out the George Foreman grill the other night, marinated some chicken breasts, and cooked them up in ten minutes for supper. They were very good and very easy. The bad thing is ..... cleaning that George Foreman grill. I hate cleaning that thing! I think I would use it more if I didn't hate cleaning it afterwards. Can anyone else relate?
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
This is a hand beater that I was blessed to receive after my grandfather died. It belonged to him and my grandmother and I am happy to own it now. When the kids were little, they enjoyed beating their eggs with it from time to time. I am thankful for electric mixers, but this is really fun to use sometimes. Have a wonderful Monday everyone!