Friday, October 18, 2013

My Daybook for Friday October 18

I just love reading Daybook posts … it’s such a delightful way to get a glimpse into a blogger’s everyday life.  It’s been a good while since I’ve done a Daybook … so here’s my version.

FOR TODAY – October 18, 2013
Outside my window…
the sun has risen … the skies are such a pretty pinkish orange.  There doesn’t appear to be a cloud in the sky.  A delightful day, I hope.
I am thinking…
that resting my finger and taking ibuprofen for inflammation might just do the trick.  I noticed yesterday that my finger was feeling almost normal … of course, with it being the index finger on my dominant hand, it gets a lot of use, but at least it looks like there’s hope that this will clear up … I’m praying that it will be soon as I’m anxious to get back to work on my Storm at Sea and my hexagons

I am thankful…
for my hubby.  I spent yesterday afternoon getting caught up on recording transactions and reconciling bank accounts … and several were for our trip last month.  That brought back all kinds of wonderful memories and reminded me how blessed I am that DH and I are so compatible when traveling … our trips are doubly enjoyable.
In the kitchen…
there are a few dishes air drying … I need to put them away.
I am wearing…
a long-sleeved t-shirt, jeans, a fleece hoodie, and socks … and am tempted to go add another layer.  Even with the furnace on and the fireplace going, I’m still cold.  Sad smile  I’m thinking we will have to bite the bullet and set our thermostat a couple of degrees higher than we did last winter. 
I am creating…
quilts … I’m always creating quilts!  Winking smile  Although as mentioned above, I’m taking a handwork break in order to give my finger a chance to heal.

I am going…
to work on a Halloween costume for T#2.  She wants to be an archer (inspired by a character in a game for mobile devices).  I found several patterns at JoAnn’s of archer costumes in her size … of course, they were all sold out.  Fortunately I found a pattern in an adult/teen size … since it’s a tunic that she’ll tie with a rope “belt”, I figure that if it’s a little too big, it won’t matter.  If I can get it sewn up over the weekend, that should give us plenty of time to make any alterations. 
I am wondering…
if the Cardinals will win this series or if they’re going to disappoint us like they did last year when they were ahead 3 games to 1 in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) … only to lose the next 3 straight to lose the series.  Sad smile

I am hoping… that T#3 will remember to turn and swim back on his 50-yard event this weekend
I am looking forward to…
seeing my Ts swim this weekend.  Their team is hosting a 3-day multiple-team tournament this weekend.  Tonight T#1 swims the 200-yard IM (individual medley, where he will swim butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle for 50 yards each).  All three will swim several events tomorrow afternoon and again Sunday afternoon.  I just LOVE watching them swim competitively! 
Around the house…
windows and doors need to be washed, hardwood floors need to be cleaned.  I’m going to try to take advantage of this quilting break by getting some overdue cleaning done.
A favorite quote for today… “People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.” ~ Lewis Cass
A few plans for the rest of the week:
sewing T#2’s Halloween costume (see above), watching my Ts swim (see above), fighting the urge to pick up needle and thread (see above)Winking smile  I also have plans to make a pot of soup and some pumpkin bread.  When it’s cold like this, a little comfort food will hit the spot! 
Have a fabulous Friday!


  1. I'm glad the injury is improving.

    It sounds like you have a fun filled weekend ahead. Enjoy.

  2. What a lovely daybook entry today. I haven't done one is so long.
    I am glad your finger is doing much better.
    It sounds like you will have a nice weekend.

  3. Love these daybook entries too! And I too am working on Halloween costumes....a tutu today and I am done, YAY! and then back to some quilt projects next week. Hope your finger continues to improve! Enjoy your week-end, and I join you in cheering those grands on at their swim meet!

  4. Glad to hear that your finger is doing better. Have fun working on the costume. Enjoyed reading this post. Have a nice weekend...go Cardinals!

  5. Hi there, Sounds like a good day to me. I tell you that we are so alike-I'm in jeans, t-neck, black wool poncho, heavy socks and slippers. I got the new thermostat programmed but my house is cool too. Guess I should go sit in the sun and read. Have a great day my friend and a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  6. So glad your finger is getting better!

    So how are you doing blogging on your iPad.....I haven't been able to figure it out, but I use a lot of pics on my blog.

    I just washed all my windows using the windex outdoor window washing's great! One pad washes all my windows and they were filthy I'm ashamed to admit!

  7. Nice to hear your finger is improving! Sounds like a great day with lots going on.

  8. Sounds like a great weekend! I also love comfort food - soup and pumpkin bread sound wonderful! ~Jeanne

  9. Hi Nana! We have so much in common! I'm a Nana too, and I used to swim competitively. I was a butterfly and middle distance free girl. Why do you call your grandchildren 'T's'?

    You are so blessed to be able to sew so well. I'm sorry to hear that your finger is bothering you. That stinks. Sometimes our bodies say no, and we want to say yes!

    Best of luck on your quilt, I bet it's beautiful.
    So lovely to meet you today :)

  10. I have been on such a soup kick lately. I'm sure it's the cold weather. Last week I made three kinds of soup. (Some I froze for my dad...I hope he like soup!)
    I totally agree with that quote. Actions speak louder than words.

  11. I love your blog. My daughter lives out of state now and we miss her so! ! I should be happy my son is living home right how.
    I LOVE reading Daybook entries of friends knit blogs.
    Yours is wonderful too


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