yeah, yeah, yeah---should have posted before now but there is seriously not a whole lot going on around here. That point was driven home last weekend when I was chatting with two of my FAB pals. They were off here and there or had friends and family to spend time with AND both were finding time to sew and/or finish up binding and organize their sewing rooms in some manner. Wore me out just reading the conversation! Then one pal asked what I had planned. Plans?? what are those? It might have been a holiday weekend but it was more like any other day of the week to me. Laundry, walk, read, straighten up the housem unload/reload the dishwasher. That last fun filled activity took a whole 5 minutes of my day. Seems like I am always washing something---me, the clothes, the dishes and sometimes even the dog.
I am NOT sewing and don't much feel like it either. However, Jane reminded me that I have a 12 inch finished QOV theme block and a 6 inch fall themed block that will have to be turned in on the 1st of October. We are going to a 3 day sew-in thing up in the next county in October and the organizer wants it turned in ahead of time along with a baby picture. I guess this all goes with some activities they have planned. I will have to give this some effort and thought--soon. I guess some of the girls have been sewing together one afternoon a week at a church near me and they invited me to come join them. I may just do it if I cannot seem to carve out any sewing time here at home. Thing is, we are supposed to NOT show our blocks to our buddies and that is the very thing I should be working on. HMMM
I have been reading a good bit---going through the Joanne Fluke Hannah Swensen series of books which contain some good sounding recipes. Some I have done on Kindle and just used the snipping tool to get the recipe in my files. One is an audio book and others I borrowed through the Alabama camellia dot net library system. I bought a couple in the series too, for Kindle. I'm on the waiting list for two of the books. Actually I plan on making one of the recipes tomorrow as I need to take some cookies out to a visitation on Saturday. I am entering some of the recipes into my cooking software and have found them online. The Pineapple Right Side Up Cookie Bars I plan to making was one of them. The submitter attributes it to Fluke's Fudge Cupcake Murder but it is in Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, the former being one I have on hold and the latter one I had already enjoyed. I am probably going to make another bar cookie while I'm at it---Christy at Southern Plate posted a recipe for Quick & Easy Carmelitas today. I have to turn on the oven and heat up the house anyway, I picked up what I needed at the store on the way home from a quick bite out tonight. On they way home I ran by Lowe's for ant killer, took the stuff to the recycle bins at McClellan and found where we will need to be on Sunday when Aline, Jane and I go to see the CAST performance of "Anything Goes". That should be fun!
When I got out of the car to verify the address two women were sitting outside apparently waiting for others in their party or waiting to go in. By this time it was about 6:45 and it was to start at 7:30. Yes, I was in the right spot and people parked along the horseshoe shaped drive or in a lot across the street. We got to talking and one woman asked where I was from originally--"central IL but we moved South in 97." My Yankee accent must have been a tip-of, as usual. Turns out she worked for State Farm in California but had been to Corporate for classes over her career but has lived in this area for 23 yrs, 5 more than me. Then she asked if I bowled. Seems she is the secretary for a women's bowling league and they are needing some subs and full time members. I was on a bowling league in the late 80's/early 90's when I worked at the podiatry clinic and had served as the treasurer. I'm not that good but I might consider it. They invited me to come visit. Maybe I'll go.
This has been sort of an odd week for me anyway. With Monday a holiday, you get confused about what day it is to begin with. Then I get a text from one of the Belles saying she forgot it was Belles day Tuesday, I'm thinking "no, it's not!" and go check the calendar. Yeah, it was. I had marked the calendar correctly to start with. Then looked at it thinking "that's not write and marked off the other two Tuesdays. I had it in my head that is was NEXT week. I cancelled it, made a few calls to fix my goof up. Turns out about 5 of us were unavailable anyway. First time I had done that in 15 years! I had taken the day off from walking and had errands and such to run anyway.
Yesterday Jane, Aline and I went over to the Friendship Quilters small group meeting. I had to get that quilt I had bound over to them and Jane and Aline needed to pay the balance of the retreat fees. None of us were going to go to the meeting on Saturday as we are going to the visitation then. Also my little map dot town is having their Heritage Days festival---70 years as a town. I'll go for a bit but will have to walk on the trail instead of my laps in the park as that's where they are setting up the music, vendors and food. Meanwhile, they have not done a thing to the Community Center building on the edge of the park since the roofing went on about 3 weeks ago. It is all closed in with windows and doors and outside brickwork laid but they must be waiting on the electrician and/or drywall crew to come in next. I don't know if the town has ever said a projected date.
Oscar had drug his pad down to the floor today for some odd reason. Here he is with his squeaky Froggie, tug-o-war sock and somewhere on their his rawhide bone or what's left of it.
His new gate came in on Friday but I didn't get around to trying to put it up till Monday. It is placed a bit crookedly in the hall and probably not entirely even heightwise. I struggled trying to do this by myself. it is a tight squeeze and I had already scratched up the drywall doing it. I was not going to try to take it down and do it over.
I best be getting ready to turn in. It is still warm enough in the mornings that I need to get out to walk fairly early. I hear we might be down in the 50's by the weekend but it has still been in the high to mid 60s and humid. I'm more than ready for fall!
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