Let's See If This Works

Back in March I went to a quilt show.  I bought a kit to make a wall hanging and I also bought this book.

It's a journal to keep track of your quilting.  Since I haven't worked on a quilt in YEARS,  I knew it would need a broader purpose.  So it has become my crafting journal.  When you open it up, one side has a gorgeous quilt related picture and the other side has an area to journal on what you are working on that week  THIS I can work with!

I figure it will encourage me to work on something on a weekly basis.  I also figured out I need to work 2 rows on Caledonia in order to be done with it by Oct 1.  Sounds easy enough, but there are over 200 stitches in a row and this thing is getting big and bulky.  I try to keep it in a bag as I work on it just to limit the amount of cat fur that will end up in it. 

What motivates you to stick with a project?

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Looking out my window...Every Monday morning this is my view leaving my apartment complex.

Every. Single. Monday.  I take a pic on the way to work and post it on Instagram.  #mounttrashmore

I am thinking... that I really want to empty out my storage unit.  I gear myself up to empty it out and when I get there, I fizzle.  There is still alot of stuff in there.  So instead I take a box.  Baby Girl has two boxes in her trunk and I have a plastic bin with drawers in my car.  

It's a start.

I am thankful...for my massage therapist.  I started going to her for abt 8 months now and I. LOVE. HER!!!!!  Since I've gone back to work, my hips hurt, my shoulders are tight, my wrists feel like carpel tunnel will start at any moment.  I am sore the next day, but it is totally worth it.  

I am wearing... a big blue tshirt that are jammies.

I am creating... I've actually been productive!!!  What started as a wknd of cleaning and organizing the bins from the storage unit turned into a w…

Not Your Typical

The last time I went to Literary Society, LitSoc for short, everybody was talking abt books that were inspirational.  Or self help like how to do your taxes and dealing with well meaning but inappropriate cancer comments.  Me?  Give me a good murder mystery.

The same is true when I go to read posts from the Simple Woman's Daybook.  Very inspirational or artsy or homey.

Then there's me. 

I dont smoke, I'm not a heavy drinker, but I'm not all rainbows and butterflies either.  I've said when they took my uterus, they took my filter.  I'm snarky and I have a wickedly dark sense of humor.  Yet I cry at sappy commercials. 

This post makes absolutely no sense other than it has served as an outlet to speak a thought.  I know some of you won't relate but some of you will totally get it. 

You know who you are. ;)

Ok since it's a Friday and most of you are stunned I have posted two days in a row (!), here are some random kitty shots.

Have a great wknd everybody!!!…

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For Today
Looking out my window...we have new baby sandhill cranes at work!!

I am thinking... too much or not enough.  May is a busy month (who am I kidding, they are all busy) and sometimes my brain just doesn't want to work.  This why I like the Daybook posts.  Keeps me focused.

I am thankful...for Disney tickets.  We got annual passes and have been five times in the month of April alone.  We have two more planned days and I know there will be one or two more thrown in.  

I am wearing... I wore tan capris and a pink Lady & Son's tee, but I have since changed into my pjs.

I am creating... does putting projects into piles count?  And even though the weather has been really nice (another thing I'm thankful for), it is no longer cold enough for wool socks.  They all got a good soaking before being put away.

I am watching...lots of old tv.  Mary Tyler Moore, Hogan's Heroes, Bob Newhart.  However I do watch current stuff too.  Big Bang Theory, the reboot of Roseanne, the reb…

The Keeper Of Everything

I am finally getting into a position to buy a small house which means I need to get a handle on all the crap in this place!!  If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I am constantly in a state of organization.  But when you still have boxes unopened from 2 houses ago, its time to take control of the situation.

Organizational gurus say if you haven't opened a box in 5 yrs (?!?!), do you really need it?  Toss it!!  I can't do that.  That unopened box could hold a bag of yarn I forgot about.  Or fabric.  Or that mug my mom used and now I cant find. 

When the guys were here this past wknd, dvds, cds and other stuff were gone thru.  They took what they wanted.  I will box up some of #1 Son's stuff (mostly from school), but as far as I'm concerned, the rest of the stuff is mine to do with as I chose.



These boxes have been gone thru.

I'm going thru boxes to see what I want to keep and what I want to get rid of.  I ask myself, "Do I…

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For Today
Looking out my window...right now it's raining

I am thinking... how I need to slow down. So far in 2018 we have been to TX in Jan, Palm Coast in Feb, and NC in March.  Plus we just had #1 Son and the IO stay this wknd.   It's been a ride and I need to get off for a bit.
I am thankful...for my Baby Girl.  She is my travel partner.  She is a kind soul.  She tells her dad like it is!
I am wearing... a grey t-shirt nightgown with a coffee design on it.

I am creating...since we've been traveling so much, my scarf has come out to play, but not much has been done on it, maybe a few more rows.  I'm really sick of the tans and golds and want to get to the main colors that I love.  
HOWEVER, my 13 y/o nephew still wants me to make him some socks.  I brought it up when we were in NC and I gave him an out if he didnt want them.  Told him I didnt want to be *that aunt* that makes things nobody wants to wear.  He still wants them.  Made me all warm and fuzzy.  
I am…