Turning into a Chatty Cathy!!!

Wow, once I decide to jump back into blogging, I go both barrels!!!  So what's going on this wknd??

Saturday sky:  It was cold and grey and I. LOVED. IT!

When you live in a state that blinds you with a lot of light, having a day or two of grey skies is actually calming.  Today we are still chilly but sunny so more people are out and about around Casa del Apartamente.

Baby Girl had a double header yesterday which meant that I had the entire day to myself.   Worked on more of the apartment, emptying boxes and filling drawers.  Why yes I am still unpacking!  Thanks for asking!

Dinner was made, dishes washed, floors vacuumed.  And DUST has been stirred up so my sinuses feel a bit raw today.  But that is what Sudafed is for.  Onward HO!

Today I went thru a box that has turned into a cat bed.  Lucy sleeps in it for the most part, but Theo tends to commandeer it from time to time. 

He does it just to tick Lucy off.  It's been awhile since I've changed out the blanket and I know t…

Forever Organizing

I don't need a therapist to tell me I have hoarding tendancies.  I know this about myself and I fight to keep it in check.  This means I will forever be organizing my stuff.  Since #1 Son moved out, I've gone thru his old space, kept what he wants to save and purged the rest.  I've opened some boxes that have been packed away for almost two years.  Half of the stuff I still wanted, the rest was given to a good friend who could use what was left. 

It's a process.

But I feel I'm s-l-o-w-l-y making some.  And in the most mundane ways, too.  One way was to finally decide that I will never have a yard sale.  I hate them and I never make enough money with them.  The eBay business I tried to make work took up a lot of time with little profit so I ended that as well.

*but that's money I can use toward a car/house/teenager/travel/etc!*
OR it can be donated as a tax write off and I can move forward with less stuff.

I'm not going to lie, that decision was a struggle. …

Decisions, Decisions.......

The movies will be for this wknd.  And I decided to start reading Scruples from 1978.   But for now, I knit.

The Simple Woman's Daybook - The Weekly Version

For Today

Looking out my window This was taken on Saturday.  It's the view from the back of the local grocery store.

This was taken the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend.  It's the view I have when I leave my apartment complex.

I am thinking What will the Monday after Christmas look like???
I am thankful for the library system in my county.  I can borrow from any library in the county and have it delivered directly to my local library.  

I am creating Still working on my bolero.  I have 40 rows left of side two.  Once I can connect the two pieces I will take another picture.  There is nothing new from my last post other than more brown.
I am wearing My mickey night shirt.  It is very comfy and I may or may not have picked up Baby Girl from theatre while wearing it.
I am reading I finished Valley of the Dolls and loved it.  I rented the video from the library to watch again.  I checked out Peyton Place, Scruples and Prague Winter for the next set to choose from.  I really want to read…

Sunday Randomness

1.  Now that I'm back to blogging, I'm also back to blog reading.  I decided to go thru my list of blogs I followed to weed out some of the ones that just don't blog anymore.  If you haven't posted in 2 years, you were deleted. I discovered something interesting.  Bloggers have either stopped blogging  3 years ago, or are still blogging full steam ahead!!!  It's been fun trying to catch up on everybody!

2.  Last Saturday was a particular stressful day, and the cuticles on my right hand were a mess.  I tried knitting but the yarn kept rubbing on one of my sore spots.  Bandaids didnt help since the bandaid catches on the yarn.  Hmmmmm, I will pull out some cross stitch!!!  The sad thing?  I could not find ANY!!!!  No big projects, no little kits, nothing!  I know I have some in a bag somewhere, but it must be buried somewhere in this place.  And all the main supplies are in the storage unit.  ~sigh~  Just when I am in the mood to stitch.....

SO I stopped by the stora…

Three Down.......

... five to go.

Theatre is still alive and well here at Casa del Apartamente and Friday was opening night for My Fair Lady. 

There are 20 shows and 1 friends and family dress rehearsal and I have been to every one so far.  Today will mark the first performance that I will not be attending.  I'm so used to seeing all the things my kids are in, but when they perform in Main Stage theatre, I cant be at every. single. one.  Thank goodness for comp tix and volunteering opportunities! 

So later today I will be dropping Baby Girl off at the theatre and not be watching her perform.  What shall I do?  I could clean, I could do laundry, I could empty out some boxes that have been lingering around for almost 2 years.  I should really work on my bolero.

Or I could lay in bed and watch a movie. And while Eliza could have danced all night, I think I'd rather hunker down with a good hallmark mystery.

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today

Looking out my window It's a bit cloudy, the temp is 69 degrees and a bit chilly when the wind blows.  It is fall in Florida!  

I am thinking How different  life is from a year ago.   #1 Son moved out back in March.  While we communicate every few days (I make him send me a proof of life selfie), I have only seen him in real life in July.  
I miss him terribly but he is happy and for that I am thankful.  Baby Girl is no longer in band or young people's theatre.  Instead she is doing Main Stage theatre.  Rehearsals are much more demanding and later at night.  However she is having a ton of fun and for that I am thankful as well.
I am thankful That my kids are healthy and happy. They are growing up which I am not necessarily ready for, but time waits for no one so I keep up with the flow that is life.  
I am creating I started a bolero type sweater/jacket a year ago.  I finished side one 2 weeks ago.  However I am determined to finish it before the end of the year.  I figu…