Monday, January 5, 2015
Monday Morning Musings
I’ve had a productive morning so far … I went to have blood drawn for a myriad of tests that my doctor ordered last week. Most of them are routine, but she added a couple of new ones because of my osteopenia. Thankfully the gal who drew my blood was good at what she does as she only had to make one poke … I can’t tell you the number of times that phlebotomists have had to go exploring in order to find a good vein. Tomorrow morning is my mammogram … fun times, eh?
It was COLD outside … and it’s not anywhere close to how cold it’s going to be in a couple of days. Brrrr I think I’ll stay inside for the rest of the day … and get in some more quilting on DH’s log cabin. We had some light flurries flying about yesterday afternoon … I had to look to see them most of the time, and there was no accumulation. I know it seems weird … I hate winter but I love snow. I guess my reasoning is that if we’re going to have cold temperatures, the least we could do is to have some snow to enjoy.
Speaking of his log cabin, I wasn’t quite as productive yesterday as I would have liked as I ended up spending more time online than I had planned. I posted a request for some suggestions on what to use for my Clover Thread Cutter on to the two Facebook quilting group pages … that generated a lot of responses.
I got a notice that I’ll have to report for jury duty the week of January 20 … I’d like to take my hexie project to work on while sitting and waiting (the last time I was called, I had to sit for two full days until they had selected enough jurors and I was released ). Since I won’t be able to take in my scissors (I know that TSA permits small scissors to pass through security, but our county courthouse is quite a bit more restrictive and I don’t want to take the risk that my Karen Kay Buckley scissors will be confiscated), I need to have an alternative for cutting thread. I bought a Clover Thread Cutter at Paducah last year and was looking for how to wear that cutter. I got some good advice, and thanks to Amazon Prime, I’ll have my leather necklace and jump ring here on Wednesday.
Speaking of Paducah, because I lamented only being able to spend one day at the show last April, DH generously offered to take me to Paducah for a 2-3 days this year – IF I could find a hotel room. I found a room in Paducah – $595/person/night. That ought to be illegal! I finally found a hotel offering rooms at their normal rates in Marion, IL … about an hour up the road from Paducah. It’s a little further away than I’d like to be, but all the hotels closer are booked full – or offering rooms at exorbitant rates.
The Ts’ break from swim is just about over. They’ve got a one-day meet coming up on Saturday, and they’ve got a 3-day meet coming up next weekend. It’s in Springfield, which is about 90 minutes away, so that means road trip … DH and I will go up early in order to get checked in to our hotel (we’ll take DD’s luggage and get it in their room as well, so all they have to hassle with is their swim gear).
Since we’ll be going up early, I decided to see if there were any quilt shops in/around Springfield … and there’s one that looks like a shop that is right up my alley! Lots of prim and repros, lots of extra wide backing fabrics … AND they offer retreats 5-6 times/year. They’ve got one in March that I will definitely register for. And they’ve got one the weekend of January 23 … I need to check to see how late they’ll accept registrations since I won’t know until the week of if I’ll be done with my jury duty in time to attend. I’m so excited! I think I’ve found my new favorite quilt shop. It is a good drive to get up there (a little over an hour), but the closest quilt shop to me is over 30 minutes away, so what’s another 30 minutes?
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!