FOR TODAY ... Monday, October 11, 2010
Outside my window... the sun is shining again, and it's going to get warm again; gosh, I sound like a broken record - but I can't complain. I love this weather (although we definitely need some rain -- our yard and our newly-planted dog wood need it).
I am thinking... that I'd better get to JoAnn's in the next couple of days so I still have time to order 2 yds. of red felt if JoAnn's doesn't carry it (surely they do!!!!). He wants to be a red M&M; I found instructions on how to make an M&M costume online - seems easy enough.
I am thankful for... my sweet hubby; it's too easy to focus on the little negatives but to be honest, there are waaaaaaaaaaay more positives that I need to focus on. Besides, it's not like I'm not without my flaws - after all, I'm still a work-in-progress. LOL
From the kitchen... breakfast dishes are in the sink. I may be a morning person, what with getting up earlier than I would have imagined pre-retirement and with enjoying the peace and quiet of the early morning hours, but that doesn't mean that I get moving very quickly. It takes me a good couple of hours to get dressed and get busy.
I am wearing...my usual: River Otter's T, pants, sweatshirt; I'm trying to determine if I ought to wear shorts or long pants today; I guess I'll go with the pants since it's liable to be on the chilly side in the church building this evening
I am creating... a quilt for DSIL; I'm still working on it ... and will be for quite a while so don't expect much change in this topic ;-)
I am going... talk to my friend/neighbor Lois about a road trip to the quilt shop in Hannibal, MO
I am hoping... to fix my cutting error on border #1 on DSIL's quilt, add the outer border and start basting. We'll have to go to the church building where I can grab an empty classroom, push together enough tables to create a large enough working area where I can lay out my backing, my batting and my quilt top to baste the layers together. As much as I want to get the quilt ready to start quilting *NOW*, I'm going to wait to do that this evening as I don't want to miss the Blues game (on TV) this afternoon.
I am hearing... bricklayers and roofers working on the house across the street
Around the house...the clothes hamper is starting to overflow - I need to do laundry (but first, I might need to fold the laundry that's overflowing in the clothes basket in the laundry room). I don't mind doing the laundry - it's finishing the job that seems to be the problem. :-o
One of my favorite things... caramel apples. I'll definitely stop at Bobby's on my way home from basting my quilt to get one.
A few plans for the rest of the week/weekend… tomorrow night is quilt guild, Wednesday night is our Sunday School class's turn to prepare the meal for WWF, Friday is T#4's first birthday and Captain Hog's BBQ at the Gun Club
I can't begin to describe just how much contentment I've been feeling the last several weeks; when I stop to soak it all in, I'm just about moved to tears. God is so good ... I pray that I never take Him or His blessings for granted.