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…

Saturday Sky

It's a rare treat to have a full Saturday at home.  While today was not quite that day, I got to experience something new today. 

I went to IKEA for the first time!

I've never been.  And the store is amazing.  What started out as "killing time" ended up really fun!  I signed up for Family store benefits which qualified me for a set of silverware.

After a $2 breakfast, we walked the store.  I didnt buy much, but i got a ton of ideas!!!!  I will be back.

After dropping Baby Girl off at a friend's house, I had the rest of the day to myself.  What do I do??  Cook of course.  I dont do that much these days so it was a lot of fun to do.

We eat out way too much so I wanted to take the opportunity to make some things while I could.  Tomorrow is another day free so there will be more cooking.  I'm hoping to fill the freezer.  Because once Monday starts, it will be nuts.  Baby Girl is in a local production of My Fair Lady and opening night is Friday.  Which means this …

So Let's Try This Again, Shall We??

Well hello there!! So glad you could stop by!  Life has been an adventure, and will continue to be so, but I'm trying to get back to the things that make me happy.  I considered starting a new blog because I wasn't sure if this one still fit, but life is a work in progress and just because things have changed, you don't throw out the baby with the bath water. I have changed the background but I apparently lost some things along the way.  I really have no idea how to make it look pretty, add links, followers etc, but I will go with it. 

It's been over a year since I've posted last and i'm hoping to change that.  At the beginning of November I thought of joining NABLOPOMO (insert hysterical laughter here) but then I decided that I didnt' want that kind of pressure on me.  I'm going to shoot for 3x a week, Tues/Fri/Sat since I have themes already in place for those days, but I am reading more and I am working on a knitting project that I have set goals for…

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today

Looking Out My Window
It was hot today.  I think the weatherman said it's been in the 90s for the past 60 days.  Is it Oct yet??

I am thinking
about planning a road trip.  It's been a LONG time since we went on one and wanderlust is kicking into gear.  I've added a travel column to the budget.

I am thankful
that my kids still like to hang out with me.  We went to the mall last night to return some stuff and get #1 Son some pants.  AND we went geocaching!  I havent logged a cache since the end of February.

We had such a good time! I really want to remember days like this because I know they wont last forever.

I am wearing
a REALLY old sleep shirt

I am creating
garbage.  No really.  I'm slowly going thru piles in the apt and am amazed at what I still have

I thought twice abt getting rid of these magazines because I still want to read them.  However when I realized that I packed and moved them TWICE, it was time for them to go.  They are actually sitting on the cou…

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today

Looking out my window

We have been having heavy rain showers every afternoon.  Nothing like Louisiana, but drenching nonetheless.
I am thinking that I like the older version of the Daybook better than the revised one.  I made some changes in the post back to one I used back in 2015.
I am thankful That I have a job.  That I have a working car.  That my kids are healthy. My job can be boring (on a daily basis), but it allows me the flexibility to take time off for family.  I drive a car as old as #1 Son and we have to share it, but it works.  My kids can make me crazy, but they are turning into productive humans.  Life may not be where I imagined it would be at almost 50, but it's SOO much better than it could be  

I am wearing A Mickey Mouse night shirt.  It's long, down to my knees, and I've been know to drive Baby Girl to school while wearing it.  
I am creating

Socks.   I have turned the heel and will be starting the decreases for the foot next.  
I am reading (read) …

What's on the Needles on a Saturday Afternoon

What's been going on??


It's no wonder I'm getting nothing done.  However I cleared the schedule for the afternoon and decided to look at what projects I've got on the needles.  In no particular order....

1.Sweet Georgia Brown Socks
I started these back in May of 2014.  I am on the heel of the second sock.  It NEEDS to be done before the end of this year.
2.TV blanket

I started this around Oct of 2015 (I think) I cant seem to find a start date, I'm just going by what I've written down before and after it in my notebook.  I have 18" done in a 60" blanket.  I did literally one row today.  It's still too warm to keep it on my lap.  AND it holds on to floating cat hair.  But it's soft so I will continue with it.
3.Curvy Girl Cabled Cardigan
I started this in July 2015.  The back was done by Oct.  That's as far as I got.  Add the fact that we didnt get much of a winter either, there was no incentive to continue with a very heavy sweate…

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