I know … it’s been forever since I posted last. I wish I could report that we just got back from a week in Hilton Head … nope, nothing glamorous or exciting … it’s just been busy here … with good stuff … but exhausting nonetheless.
Today is the first day since early September where there’s absolutely nothing planned (other than watching Cardinal baseball this evening) … and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to a quiet day at home. I ought to take advantage of the “day off” and get caught up on housecleaning, bill paying, etc. But if you guessed that I’ll probably spend the day with needle and thread, you’ll be spot on.
DD is now working a regular schedule, and while she’s scheduled for 3 days/week, she’s been working 4 days the last couple of weeks. No complaints here … it gives me another morning with my Ts!
My Cardinals came back from being 1 game from elimination to win 2 games straight to advance to the next round … they’ll be facing the Dodgers tonight in St. Louis. In the first round, most of their games were afternoon games so I was able to get to bed at a fairly reasonable hour (given that I’ve been waking up unassisted at 4:00-4:30 AM) … unfortunately most of the games in this second round will be night games … I suspect there might be afternoon naps in my schedule next week.
DH got a good report from his test last week … thankfully we won’t have to go through that for another 10 years.
T#1 finished 2nd place in 4 events and T#2 finished 3rd place in 1 event at the swim meet Saturday. Poor T#3 … after swimming shorter events all summer (from one end of the pool to another), he had 1 event Saturday that was a little longer … he needed to swim down, turn and come back to the starting block. So what did he do when he reached the end of the pool? Climbed out. When it became obvious that he was going to climb out, everyone at that end of the pool was trying to tell him to stay in the water and swim back … but it was so noisy that I’m guessing he didn’t hear or understand. When it became clear that he wasn’t supposed to get out of the water, he jumped back in and still didn’t finish last! Alas, it was for naught as he was disqualified. Hopefully that won’t happen again! Their next meet is a 3-day meet a week from today.
I’ve made a decision on my hexagon project. Instead of a Grandmother’s Flower Garden:
I’m going to go with a Martha Washington’s Flower Garden:
I drew my inspiration from a quilt shared on the I Have Been Hexed and I Like It Facebook page:
I love the tumbling blocks effect in this setting. (Note: the hexagons on my blocks above aren’t pieced together … I’ve just got them positioned to see how each block would look in my colors.) I’m making decent progress … I have all my 2nd row and all my 3rd row hexies basted … and am basting the red “path” hexies.
I’m also slowly but surely making progress on my Storm at Sea.
And speaking of … it’s time for me to pick up my needle and thread and get busy!
Have a fabulous Friday!