Did you ever have one of those days where you didn’t accomplish all you had set out to? That was my day yesterday.
My morning went according to plan. We took our lab Abby back for her post-surgical follow up; the vet took her stitches out and said that she was healing nicely. She did mention that the kind of skin cancer that Abby had was very, very rare in labs. I laughed when I heard that – nothing, absolutely nothing, is normal about that dog (she doesn’t listen, she is so easily excited, she hates to get wet – to the point where she doesn’t want to go potty when it’s raining).
We then went for my eye exam. Turns out both prescriptions have changed – distance and close. That means time to order new glasses. Thank God for vision insurance … I’d hate to think what my glasses would cost me if I didn’t have insurance (especially since DH had to get a new pair of glasses a couple of weeks ago)! Yikes!
It was AFTER my eye exam that my plan for the days fell apart. I forgot how long it took for eyes to “un-dilate”. Instead of working on my new quilt, reading for tonight’s small group meeting or getting outside in the sunny warm weather, I had to sit inside, with the blinds drawn nursing a post-eye exam headache. I did get a little laundry done, so my afternoon wasn’t completely wasted … but laundry is no fun, especially when I had something a lot more fun/enjoyable that I would have rather done!
In case any of you are interested in my fabric choices for my blue and white Irish Chain quilt, here’s a picture of one of my strips (forgive the picture quality – I took this late in the afternoon with my iPhone). I’ll sub-cut this so that I’ll have rows of 3 blocks sewn together – a white, blue and white. I’ve repeated this with a strip of white with blue strips on either side, so that when it’s sub-cut, I’ll have rows of blue, white and blue blocks. Those rows will be sewn together to form the 9-patch block portion of my Irish Chain.
My Irish chain will look like this (except it will, of course, be blue and white):
This afternoon, I get to have 2 Ts over … Mama and the 2 older Ts have got friends coming over, so the 2 littlest ones will come here for naptime.