Saturday, December 27, 2014
The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men
If that doesn’t sum up my life, I sure don’t know what does.
Once again, my plans have changed. Today DH and I were to head up to my sister’s for the weekend to join them at her grandson’s baptism tomorrow. But I was feeling pretty puny yesterday (a cold) and she wasn’t feeling any better (gastroparesis), so we decided to cancel our trip up. I will be honest and say that I’m not all that much disappointed. December has been such a busy month, and I have been longing for a couple of days in a row where we didn’t have/need to go somewhere or do something.
Yesterday we met up with extended family (DD and her family, DSIL’s parents, and his sister and brother-in-law) to celebrate DSIL’s birthday. DD and DSIL went to go shopping (he asked for cash for Christmas and for his birthday), which gave his sister the perfect opportunity to surprise them for Christmas … she wanted to repaint their bedroom. DD has been wanting to repaint that room since the day they moved in, especially after I made that quilt for their bed. I was drafted to help so they could be sure that the room would be done by the time that DD and DSIL returned … my job was to supervise T#1 and T#2 in their first attempt to paint (load their rollers, check for drips, etc.). I thought that wouldn’t be too taxing, given how I felt. WRONG! When I got home, I felt like I’d been run over by a Mack truck … and if it’s possible, I feel even more so this morning! But it’s worth it given DD’s reaction (DSIL’s sister sent me a video of DD as she walked into their bedroom and saw it). Here’s how it looked when I left (forgive the blurriness ... the photo was taken with DSIL's sister's iPhone). (And yesterday’s experience has definitely reaffirmed my decision to hire out any repainting here at Chez Nana! Ha!)
Obviously, I will be having the quiet, relaxing (aka lazy) day that I’d longed for … I don’t think I could do much of anything today even if I wanted to! Of course, I’m not too wiped out to be able to pick up my needle and thread this morning … and I think there will be a movie or two watched, too. I put in a few stitches yesterday evening … I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again … I’m making progress, slowly but surely. I plan to continue to work on this until the 5th when I plan to start cutting fabric to make T#3’s new quilt. I’d like to have the quilting completed on DH’s quilt by then, but it’ll depend on how much I can get done in the next week … there isn’t a whole lot on my schedule between now and then, but we all know what happens to my plans, right?
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!