From the pages of “an old school journal.” I used to hand write in my journal all the time, but that was before the new fangled computer, internet and blogging were created – well or not, but since I worked so much on the computer I just found it more advantageous to write a quick journal entry now and again. But, today I grabbed one of two journals that I received as gifts and decided to write….well….I didn’t make it all the way through, but it was a nice attempt. I think it’s been over a year since I’ve “written” in a journal. Enjoy my random ramblings…..now there’s a blog title!
Friday, August 19th, 2011
It’s Friday Funday!
I have been sitting outside since about 1 this afternoon. (It’s 4 now.) The patio table is laden with a variety of felts, scissors, glue gun, pins, iHome, pen, journal, cell phone, water/coffee, and notes. I’ve only made about 3 flowers (a new design I’m working on.) I posted pics on FB the other day, but I’ll post them here as well…
It’s hot out here and the skies are perfectly blue with sparse, wisps of white here and there, but the house seems to be staying cool as I shuffle in and out to snag supplies (ice, burn stuff – yet one more hot glue gun injury!). The subtle scent of pot roast has finally worked its way outside. It only took several hours for that to happen. I am looking foward to roast beef sandwhiches at the lake tomorrow. Yum!
I woke up later than normal this am. 9:31. Lately, most nights I have been falling asleep fast and hard. My dreaming seems to be more intense, realistic and action packed. Last night I was traveling cross country — back in the 1800’s. Therefore, it was tough to wake up this morning to my alarm at 8. Needless to say, I didn’t “get moving” until about noon today, but I got lots done….laundry folded and put away, pot roast in oven, dishes done, etc.
As I started to enjoy the afternoon in the sun, I felt a migraine creeping in. As fellow migraine peeps know – it usually feels best to go in a dark, quiet, cool room. Not today….I just kept plugging away. Not sure when it let up, but it sure didn’t last long. It may come creeping back tonight, but by then I’ll be more apt to give in to a dark, cool room. Anyway, I’m thankful it went away!!
*My iPod just quit playing music and a warning appeared on the screen with a temperature warning! I guess it’s tooo hot out here for the iPod, but not for me!! I think Yogi gave up long ago, too. He’s such a lazy bum and can’t take the heat for very long. I do treat him to iced water everytime I leave the house and he has to stay oustide – is that weird? Does he even care?!
This morning I started making plans with my friend Lena and family – I’m going to drive down to visit them for a day or two! Can’t wait! It’ll be fun to visit and get to snuggle/play with Baby Alexia.
Two weeks ago, my sister and her friend had a garage sale – so I managed to throw a few things in and ended up making about $30. Everything that didn’t sell is being stored in our garage and we plan on having another garage sale in September. This was great motivation to go through the handful (or 10) totes I have stored in the garage….lots of homewares for that day that I get to move out. I was able to purge 1 or 2 totes and even go through my cllothes again. I love the feeling of having less “stuff.” In the process of re-packing/organizing my totes of stuff, I found a bin full of craft supplies and decided to overhaul my craft, graphic design and office things into a more manageable and useful order. It’s been fun and challenging this week trying to get it figured out….without spending money on the organization part. In the end I only spent about $15!
I also ended up getting out my sewing machine to work on some projects that have been adding up. I shortened a maxi dress that was never quite long enough, but was very cheap at Ross two years ago. (Project fail, btw, the hem is NOT straight or even – whatsoever!) Then I used an “old” aka vintage pillow case that I saved out of my grandmothers things (probably from the 70’s) and revamped it into a cover for a toss poillow! Love! I also made a curtin to hang inside my armoire to hide my tops that are (neatly) folded, but don’t need to be seen while watching tv….just sayin’. I also have a few other dresses/tanks that need a bit of altering. I’m also starting a twin sized quilt (Christmas gift) for my niece Berkli. Ireceived a bunch of precut squares of fabric from a friend in ND (Thanks, MARY!!).
*Um, don’t freak out but a gnormous bee (wasp?) just landed on my shoulder and climbed up my neck. I watched it happen in the relection on my iPad. Not-so-Awesome. Oh, yeah – I switched to typing now cause my hand got tired. Hehe.
Oh, I also wanted to let everyone know that I have been working on a birthday post. There are soooo many photos that it’s taking awhile to upload. But I’ll hopefully have it posted in the next day or two (weekend sometime!) I hope everyone has a fun, warm, enJOYable weekend! Do you have weekend plans?
PS: The migraine is back – so this is me, signing off, grabbing a dilly bar and getting in my bed. =)
And probably snackin’ on a few of these…..