It’s another early (and I mean early – like 2:45) get-up this morning. I’m going to blame DH for this one (kidding!). He’s been suffering from some kind of respiratory crud this week … which means that he spends his nights snoring and coughing and that I spend my nights tossing and turning. Tonight (last night?) I just “had enough” … he might be able to sleep through the coughing fits, I certainly couldn’t … and after four nights of this, I desperately needed some sleep. He was willing to go to the spare bedroom for the rest of the night (maybe so he could sleep without my nudging him to roll over every 20-30 minutes - in a futile attempt to get him to stop snoring), but by the time I turned down the bed for him and crawled back into bed, I was wide awake. I stayed in bed trying to fall back to sleep … to no avail. By then, I was reaching the “vicious circle stage”, where I was fretting over needing to get to sleep if I was going to be able to get up to get to church by 8:00. After about 30 minutes of that, I knew that I was never going to be able to fall asleep and decided to get up and at least do something semi-productive.
My something semi-productive included catching up on emails and blogs (my usual morning routine) and putting a few stitches into T#3’s quilt.I’m not sure if you can tell, but after I finish the block in the hoop, I’ll have only one more block to quilt (to the right of the hoop) before I start quilting the outer ring of blocks. Since we have nothing on our calendar for this afternoon/evening, I’ll have plenty more time with my needle and thread.
I had hoped to be on the outer ring of blocks by now, but I wasn’t able to pick up my needle and thread yesterday … T#1 had his family birthday party … pizza and wings with chocolatey peanut buster bar dessert plus board/card games = fun times! All the more so for me since DH isn’t a “game player”.
The weather yesterday was certainly more like what winter should be at the end of February … and thankfully when we got home last night, the roads and our driveway were all clear. Just in time for a return of the cold weather … complete with a windchill advisory through tomorrow morning. Good excuse to stay inside and quilt (not that I need much of an excuse – ha!).
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!