Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday’s Musings … on Tuesday?
I started this post Monday morning bright and early … but like Doug the dog, I suffer from ADOLAS (Attention Deficit … Oh Look A Squirrel!) and got sidetracked. The next thing I knew, it was time to head up to DD’s to watch the Ts while DD had a followup with her doctor. So, here it is Tuesday morning … better late than never, I guess.
I hope you all had a blessed Easter. Ours was fabulous. After church, we stopped by the house to change clothes, put together the salad and headed over to DSIL’s parents’ house for our Easter celebration. First off, the kids hunted for eggs. T#4 took her egg hunting pretty seriously … when her basket was full, she gathered up the skirt of her dress and tucked eggs into it! There were 11 of us around the table … it was an enjoyable meal, with good friend and fellowship. We headed back home early afternoon. We watched the ball game while I stitched on my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden … I finished up a block and got a start on another. We had dinner with DD and her family … it was so good to spend the evening with my favorite people.
Speaking of my MWFG, I’m not growing weary of my hexies (my original plan was to make a wall hanging, but I love working with them so much that I’m just going to keep going until I’m tired of them), so I’ve cut a bunch of 2 1/2” squares for our trip. And speaking of our trip, we’re now 3 weeks away! Friday morning, DH and I were talking about our return trip back … the shortest route is through Atlanta, and DH just isn’t too keen on driving through Atlanta if we can avoid it. I suggested that we drive back the same way we’ll come down, through Knoxville and Asheville. Since we’ll be leaving too late to make it back home in one day, the fact that the northern route would add an hour to the drive was not an issue. I lined up a couple of options for a hotel for that night … when we revisited the return trip yesterday afternoon, all the discounted (AAA and AARP) rates at the hotels we wanted to stay at were gone. When we finally found a reasonable rate at an acceptable alternative, we booked it immediately. We usually have a plan of where we’ll stop and what hotel we’ll stay in, but it’s just a plan … we rarely reserve a room. But since our return is on a holiday weekend and it seems that available rooms at a respectable rate are getting snatched up, we decided to reserve our room now.
My neighbor Lois and I got out for our usual walk yesterday morning … she texted me before we left to see if we ought to go to the Y for our walk as it looked ominous. I checked the forecast … no rain until 2PM. So off we went … and of course, rain drops started falling about 2/3 of the way through our walk. It was just sprinkling, but we didn’t want to risk getting caught in a downpour, so we headed back home. Of course now the rain has stopped falling … we could have kept walking. Oh well, a short walk is better than no walk. And I actually got to work without my winter coat on! Lois was unable to walk with me this morning, and I am going to take advantage of the break and get to work on piecing more of my Kiss blocks.
Speaking of my Kiss blocks, I surprised myself by getting 3 blocks pieced yesterday. It was mid afternoon by the time I got home … I thought I’d start some blocks but would have to finish them today. But I just made good progress and plugged along until the blocks were finished. I’m hoping for more good progress today. I’d really like to get these 42 blocks finished by the end of the week so I can start on DD’s herringbone quilt as promised. I have 27 Kiss blocks completed, which means I have only 15 more to make … if I can average 3 blocks/day, I could get them done by Sunday.
Have a terrific Tuesday!