Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Not that I need a specific day to post about the trivial goings on here at Chez Nana. ha!
T#2 did really well at the meet Sunday … while she didn’t qualify for any more events at State (this coming weekend), she knocked off a good amount of time on the events that she swam. And T#1 got “drafted” (chosen by the head coach) to swim a leg on the 13-14 year old boys medley team … and on a stroke that isn't one of his best ... not only did he help the team win 1st place in that event (his time was quite a bit better than the best time swam by the boy he replaced … and T#1 just turned 12), but he reached a goal he’d set for himself … to swim the 50 yard freestyle in less than 30 seconds! The meet didn’t last as long as I expected, and we were home late Sunday afternoon … plenty of time to get some more time with needle and thread on my Storm at Sea. While at the meet and on our way home, I was able to spend a little time working on my Texas Star.
I didn’t get a lot of pieces basted, but progress is progress … and as I am wont to say, if I wanted fast, I’d go to Target and pull a quilt off the shelf. ;-) So I’m kind of surprised that I’ve got a little joint pain going on in my left thumb … I notice the pain when I am gripping something … similar to the position I use to hold the papers while basting. I don’t remember doing anything else that should have aggravated that joint, but I didn’t baste enough pieces to either … especially since I’ve basted many, many more in one sitting without any discomfort. I’m hoping that taking it easy with that joint will allow it to settle down so I can baste on our way to the State meet this coming weekend.
Speaking of, we’ll be leaving Friday morning because DH has generously agreed to a side trip on our way … a stop at Homestead Hearth. It’s only about 15 miles out of our way.
Our spring tease is here … our temps reached 80 yesterday! And today should be just as nice, maybe even a little warmer. I got home from DD’s mid-afternoon. I had every intention of doing some yardwork (my knockout roses and butterfly bush need their spring pruning), but I succumbed to the siren call of my needle and thread. I opened a few windows so I could at least enjoy a little of the delightful weather. And while at DD’s, the Ts and I got in some outdoor time. This tease won’t last too long … we’ve got a cold front moving in tomorrow, bringing with it some accumulating snow. Thankfully it won’t be much snow, and the temperatures will warm back up to normal on Thursday, so whatever snow we get shouldn’t last too long.
Have a terrific Tuesday!