Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday - looking back at Monday - (Today is 10-21-14)

Guess who will be BABYSITTING Junior!!!!
Esp. when Junior will be walking!  I'd best get in training NOW!

Monday was a "preview" of events to become!  Apparently Lynn had been experiencing some back labor discomfort since Saturday morning (starting at 346 AM) - and by Monday - same time - 346 - pain had intensified.  So after a call to the dr., they were on the road to the hospital.

I got the call about 830 AM - and went over to feed their critters for them.  Sherri met me over there - and together we decided that there was NO WAY we were going to wait happily at home - so off we went to the hospital.

Fortunately Sherri was driving - because I would have ended up at the wrong hospital.  Nathan and Lynn had told me about one hospital they were thinking of pre-registering at - but didn't bother to tell me that they had changed their minds and were going to a different hospital (mostly because of the number of infant and mother deaths at the first hospital!!!! none of which I knew about!!!!).  And of course, they said that they HAD told me - but - regardless, it turned out ok - because as I said, Sherri was driving!

Since this was a first baby, I knew I would probably have a long wait, I took a pile of books, plus a reading book, and a hexie project - figuring that I would have ample time to at least work on everything.  To say that my powers of concentration were zilch was putting it mildly!  I DID complete some things, with one unfortunately being some more hexies on my flower garden quilt.  (Of course, now I have to take them OFF the flower discs - because I don't LIKE them!!!)

I tried to read The Cambrian Ocean - but, even though the writing is highly readable (which is a rarity, I assure you!), I haven't the slightest clue what I read - just that it was something about The Cambrian Explosion - but I don't know what!

I did enter some vocabulary items in my Russian notebook (I'm WAY behind) - then discovered that those vocabulary items were ALREADY in there - and I STILL didn't know them!

I stared at my math book - then picked up the reading book.  I figured that since this was one of my favorites and has been read MANY MANY times before ("Ring of Fire" by Anne McCaffrey) that if I had no idea WHAT I read - I could always fill in the gaps from all those times before - and so that is what I did!

Sherri stayed with her James Patterson mystery - and has loaned me her copy.  I tried reading it - but the words just wouldn't stay in front of my eyes.

Nathan popped in and out of the waiting room - in part to give us updated progress notes, in part because he hadn't eaten since early the night before and was starving - but mostly because he was having a very very hard time dealing with Lynn being in pain - to the point that he said that he couldn't put her through this again - and that it would be adoption all the way from here on out.  Which, considering the number of children world wide in need of good, loving homes makes good sense - at least to me.  However, that is what he says NOW.  Once that baby is born - I am also thinking that BOTH of them will change their minds and want more kids.  But that adoption will also be a part of their family plans - at least somewhere along the line.

Before Sherri and I left to go to the hospital, I had also called Wendy and my sister Karen (who also thought it would be truly fine for the baby to be born on HER birthday - which is the 22nd - and which is now a distinct possibility!!!!  I suggested that a day between the two birthdays could be a wonderful bonding experience and a birthday celebration just for the two of them when she would come to visit!!!!  I think she liked that idea!!!)

At any rate - Nathan and Lynn are back home - still expecting and Lynn is STILL having some backlabor - but nothing like before.  I'm thinking that esp. since DUE date was last Saturday, and we have now had our false alarm - that the baby will decide to settle down and get serious for real now  - ANYTIME!

Because yesterday re house and study was basically a washout - I'm pretending it is Monday all over again and starting Monday's schedule ALL over again!!!

GO AND DO
  • Post office
  • 3 meals a day
  • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
  • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
    • M
    • T
    • 1 hour - Sorting
    • 1 hour - Things to Do file
  • ZONE 4 
    • ZONE
      • Zone 4: Mission #1 Monday - Your mission for today is to set your timer for 15 minutes and gather up somethings that just don't belong in your bedroom.  Spend 5 minutes gathering and 10 minutes on a delivery mission to either put things away or toss them in the trash!
      • Zone 4: Mission #2 Tuesday - Today is the day to attack the clothes pile.  Now you all know what I am talking about.  This pile is either on a chair, on top of the hamper, dresser or at the foot of your bed.  Set yourtimer for 15 minutes and grab some hangers or start folding.  While you are doing this do not hang up or fold something that you hate!  This is the time to let it go!
    • BR - 
      • Zone
GARDEN - 
  • Potato patch - 1 row finished up
  • Make plans for renovating side garden
STUDIES - 
  • RELIGION
    • TIMG
      • 73-75
    • Jewish Woman
      • 168-172
    • Song
      • 206, 208
      • 209, 210
    • Work on lapbooks
  • SCIENCE
    • World of Plants (WOP)
      • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
        • 38 Algal Habitats: Distribution of Major Algal Groups
        • 39 Green Algae (Chlorophyta): General Morphology
    • THE EARTH
      • The Cambrian Ocean
        • Chapter 6 complete
    • ALGEBRA
      • 26
      • 27
    • RUSSIAN
      • Continue onward
        • Lesson 25
      • HANDWRITING
        • Book B
          • -
      • CREATIVE WRITING
        • Writing Strands 
          • 6-1
      • LIFE SKILLS
        • Paperwork 
      • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
        • Garden - finish it out except for coles
        • Yoga C (date/3 + 0)
          • 10/21
          TUESDAY
          B:Sour milk doughnuts, hot tea, baked apples
          L:taco salad
          D:Crock pea soup, salad, whole grain rolls

          KITCHEN
          • SOUPS 
            • crock pea soup
            • turkey soup and freeze
            • salmon bisque
          • BREAD
            • Banana fritters 
            • homemade granola
            • Cracked wheat (for cereal
            • whole wheat bread
            • Raised muffins
            • Hot rolls
            • Sour cream doughnuts
            • homemade tortillas
            • Pita bread (freeze)
            • kaiser roll trenchers
          • DESSERTS and SALADS
            • taco salad
            • Baked apples
          QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
          • STASH REPORT (Sunday)
          • DESIGN WALL (Monday)
          • BONNIE H. ARCHIVE NIGHT (Tues)
          • QUILTING  - as many as possible!
            • Buckeye Beauty Baby Blanket (baby ALMOST due!)
          • Weekday PIECE
            • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
            • Piecing
              • Sampler blocks - and send
              • Borders for Nines 'n' Dashes - first border is on - not sure how I many I want - 3 or 5!

          Monday, October 20, 2014

          Monday's sure busy!!!!! Like a fresh start in life every week! 10-20-14


          GO AND DO
          • Post office
          • School begins on the 20th (Monday)
          • Film with Robin Williams - Birdcage (Monday)
          • 3 meals a day
          • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
          HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
          • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
            • M
            • 1 hour - Sorting
            • 1 hour - Things to Do file
          • ZONE 4 
            • ZONE
              • Zone 4: Mission #1 Monday - Your mission for today is to set your timer for 15 minutes and gather up somethings that just don't belong in your bedroom.  Spend 5 minutes gathering and 10 minutes on a delivery mission to either put things away or toss them in the trash!
            • BR - 
              • Zone
          GARDEN - 
          • Clean up first row potatoes
          • Clean and clear front yard and driveway.
          • Pile sticks next to garbage cans
          • Begin on plotting and marking out beds
          STUDIES - 
          • RELIGION
            • TIMG
              • 73-75
            • Song
              • 206, 208
            • Work on lapbooks
          • SCIENCE
              • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
                • 38 Algal Habitats: Distribution of Major Algal Groups
            • THE EARTH
              • The Cambrian Ocean
                • Chapter 6 complete
            • ALGEBRA
              • 26
            • RUSSIAN
              • Continue onward
                • 25
              • HANDWRITING
                • Book B
                  • (still not ordered yet)
              • CREATIVE WRITING
                • Writing Strands 
                  • 6-1
              • LIFE SKILLS
                • Paperwork 
              • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                • Garden - finish it out except for coles
                • Yoga B wk 5  (date/3 +2)
                  • 10/20
                  MONDAY
                  B:Cracked wheat, butter, brown sugar
                  L:salmon bisque (from leftover salmon)
                  D:apple chicken, baked potatoes, yellow squash, broccoli

                  KITCHEN
                  • SOUPS 
                    • turkey soup and freeze
                    • salmon bisque
                  • BREAD
                    • Cracked wheat (for cereal
                    • whole wheat bread
                    • Raised muffins and freeze
                    • Hot rolls and freeze
                    • Sour cream doughnuts and freezef
                    • homemade tortillas and freeze
                    • Pita bread and freeze
                    • kaiser roll trenchers and freeze
                  • MAIN DISHES
                    • Apple chicken
                  • DESSERTS and SALADS
                    • taco salad
                    • Baked apples
                  QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                  • STASH REPORT (Sunday)
                  • DESIGN WALL (Monday)
                  • QUILTING  - as many as possible!
                    • Buckeye Beauty Baby Blanket (baby ALMOST due!)
                  • Weekday PIECE
                    • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                    • Piecing
                      • Finish Hollywood Square table runner (aka Springtime TR)
                      • Sampler blocks - and send
                      • Slippers - make lining, re-sandwich and quilt (lines)
                      • Mondo bag - make lining, then sandwich and quilt (grid)

                  Sunday, October 19, 2014

                  Menues for Week 42 - WB 10-19-14


                  SUNDAY
                  B:Lacy fried eggs basted and with cracked black pepper. hot rolls.
                  L:hot leftovers
                  D:leftovers

                  MONDAY
                  B:Cracked wheat, butter, brown sugar
                  L:salmon bisque (from leftover salmon)
                  D:apple chicken, baked potatoes, yellow squash, broccoli

                  TUESDAY
                  B:Sour milk doughnuts, hot tea, baked apples
                  L:taco salad
                  D:Crock pea soup, salad, whole grain rolls

                  WEDNESDAY
                  B:Coddled eggs, cracked black pepper, toast and butter, grape jelly,
                  L:peanut butter/banana sandwich, milk
                  D:Italian turkey meat loaf., pasta, broccoli or greens, squash

                  THURSDAY
                  B:homemade granola with dried apples and raisins, milk
                  L:burrito with beans, rice and ground poultry, etc.
                  D:leftovers

                  FRIDAY
                  B:Banana Fritters, hot tea
                  L:lo lunch menu - any and all
                  D:Moroccan Fish Tangine, kale, rice, green salad

                  SATURDAY
                  B:Raised muffins, hard boiled eggs, hot tea, baked apples
                  L:crock turkey enchiladas, tossed salad
                  D:Macaroni and cheese, green beans, baked apples

                  SUNDAY
                  B:Baked eggs in tomato sauce (with grated cheese), toast
                  L:Turkish sandwiches (hot turkey)
                  D:leftovers

                  Goals for Week 42 - WB 10-18-14

                  Kitty's name is Chai - both in honor of my favorite tea drink and also for the Hebrew word which means "life"! She was a found kitty, wandering on a grocery store parking lot - and, of course, pregnant! and is possibly a full-blooded Siamese, not that this makes any difference with my family.  My foster son at the time brought her home with a "look what I found.  Can I keep her?" along with a beseeching look at me.  I mean, even knowing who would end up taking care of her, who can resist that?  At any rate, I kept her - even after my foster son moved on, because he would have been unable to care for her in his circumstances at the time.  At first she genuinely hated me - and honestly, I did NOT bond with her - at least then.  But now?  She is a definite member of my family - and is a royal snugglebug and a cold bug as well.  She cuddles up next to me and sleeps on my arm throughout the night when she gets the chance to do so and I love her to bunches!  So - she is definitely Chai!

                  GO AND DO
                  • Post office
                  • Return Books
                  • School begins on the 20th (Monday)
                  • Film with Robin Williams - Birdcage (Monday)
                  • 3 meals a day
                  • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                  HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                  • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                    • S
                    • M
                    • T
                    • W
                    • R
                    • Sa
                    • 1 hour - Sorting
                    • 1 hour - Things to Do file
                    • 1 hour - Filing
                    • 1 hour - Bills
                  • ZONE 1 - 
                    • Side Porch
                      • WHB
                    • Back Stairs
                      • WHB
                    • Front Stairs
                      • WHB
                    • 2nd floor landing
                      • WHB
                    • Front porch
                      • WHB
                  • ZONE 2 - 
                    • Kitchen
                      • WHB on Fri - 
                    • Dining Area
                      • WHB
                    • ZONE 3 
                      • Bath
                        • WHB on Fri
                      • Laundry Room
                        • WHB on Fri
                      • Sewing Room
                        • WHB on Fri
                    • ZONE 4 
                      • ZONE
                        • Zone 4: Mission #1 Monday - Your mission for today is to set your timer for 15 minutes and gather up somethings that just don't belong in your bedroom.  Spend 5 minutes gathering and 10 minutes on a delivery mission to either put things away or toss them in the trash!
                        • Zone 4: Mission #2 Tuesday - Today is the day to attack the clothes pile.  Now you all know what I am talking about.  This pile is either on a chair, on top of the hamper, dresser or at the foot of your bed.  Set yourtimer for 15 minutes and grab some hangers or start folding.  While you are doing this do not hang up or fold something that you hate!  This is the time to let it go!
                        • Zone 4: Mission #3 Wednesday - It is anti-procrastination day and we are going to clean off the nightstands! Get the tissues, cups and stuff that have piled up, toss and put away.  The grab a feather duster or dust rag and dust the surface.  Place a pretty candle or picture there.  Something that is new to that spot that you love to see. Waking up and not seeing a pile of things on the nightstand and a pile of clothes will make your morning a little brighter!
                        • Zone 4: Mission #4 Thursday - Yesterday we worked on the nightstands and today we are going after the dressers!  Get rid of anything that is not necessary. Instead of a pile up of cosmetics, place them in a ziploc bag and then store them in a drawer when not in use.  For perfumes and colognes, toss what you no longer use and place you favorites on a pretty tray,plate or mirror.  Keep this space neat and clutter free, you will love to wake up to the flat surfaces in your bedroom decluttered.
                        • Zone 4: Mission #5 Friday - Today is the day to remake your bed.  This may take a little longer than usual but so well worth it.  Strip your bed and remake it.  Get someone to help you flip the mattress, if you can't then try just to turn it around.  If you have some fabric spray such as febreeze, spray your mattress and pillows. Then place those crisp freshly washed sheets and blanket on.  Take extra care when making the bed.  Really tuck those corners in and fluff the pillows.  An extra tip is to toss your pillow in the dryer with a dryer sheet for added freshness and fluff.  Use your bedspread or comforter and make up the rest of the bed.  Take your time and know how much you will enjoy getting into your bed tonight and how wonderful it will feel. Maybe tonight you will go to bed a little earlier or stay in bed a little longer tomorrow morning just taking some time to enjoy something so simple yet rewarding. 
                      • BR - 
                        • Zone
                        • WHB on Fri
                    • ZONE 5 
                      • Study 
                        • WHB on Fri
                      • LR - 
                        • WHB on Fri 
                    GARDEN - 
                    • Make plans for renovating side garden
                    • Work on cleaning up yard/outside stuff
                    • Begin on plotting and marking out beds
                    • Begin constructing beds
                    STUDIES - 
                    • RELIGION
                      • TIMG
                        • 73-75
                      • Jewish Woman
                        • 168-172
                        • 172-176
                      • JH&F
                        • 165-169
                        • 169-173
                      • Song
                        • 206, 208
                        • 209, 210
                        • 212, 213
                        • 215, 216
                        • 217, 219
                      • Work on lapbooks
                    • SCIENCE
                      • World of Plants (WOP)
                      • Coloring Book (college level) (CB)
                        • 38 Algal Habitats: Distribution of Major Algal Groups
                        • 39 Green Algae (Chlorophyta): General Morphology
                        • 40 Green Algae (Chlorophyta): Chlamydomonas Life History
                        • 41 Green Algae (Chlorophyta): Ulothrix Life History
                        • 42 Green Algae (Chlorophyta: Ulva Life History
                    • THE EARTH
                      • The Cambrian Ocean
                        • Chapter 6 complete
                        • Chapter 7 Glory Days The Later Middle Cambrian
                        • Chapter 8 Taking Off the Late Cambrian
                    • ALGEBRA
                      • 26
                      • 27
                      • 28
                      • 29
                      • 30
                    • RUSSIAN
                      • Continue onward
                        • Lesson 25
                        • 26
                        • 27
                      • HANDWRITING
                        • Book B
                          • -
                      • CREATIVE WRITING
                        • Writing Strands 
                          • 6-1
                          • 6-2
                          • 6-3
                          • -
                          • -
                      • LIFE SKILLS
                        • Paperwork 
                      • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                        • Garden - finish it out except for coles
                        • Yoga A wk 5 (date/3 +1)
                          • 10/19
                          • 10/22
                          • 10/25
                        • Yoga B wk 5  (date/3 +2)
                          • 10/20
                          • 10/23
                          • 10/26
                        • Yoga C (date/3 + 0)
                          • 10/21
                          • 10/24
                          KITCHEN
                          • SOUPS 
                            • crock pea soup
                            • turkey soup and freeze
                            • salmon bisque
                          • BREAD
                            • Banana fritters 
                            • homemade granola
                            • Cracked wheat (for cereal
                            • hole wheat bread
                            • Raised muffins
                            • Hot rolls
                            • Sour cream doughnuts
                            • homemade tortillas
                            • Pita bread (freeze)
                            • kaiser roll trenchers
                            • Challah
                          • MAIN DISHES
                            • Apple chicken
                            • Italian turkey meatloaf
                            • Turkish sandwiches (hot turkey)
                            • Macaroni and cheese, 
                            • Moroccan Fish Tangine
                            • crockpot enchiladas
                            • Burritos (make extra and freeze)
                          • DESSERTS and SALADS
                            • taco salad
                            • Apple brown betty
                            • Apple pie (deep dish Dutch!)
                            • Baked apples
                            • bread pudding
                          QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                          • STASH REPORT (Sunday)
                          • DESIGN WALL (Monday)
                          • BONNIE H. ARCHIVE NIGHT (Tues)
                          • SLICE AND DICE NIGHT (Wednesday) - 1 bag scraps (only 4 bags left!)
                          • FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Thursday)
                          • BINDING
                          • QUILTING  - as many as possible!
                            • Halloween hanging (FINISH!)
                            • Halloween table runner (FINISH!)
                            • Buckeye Beauty Baby Blanket (baby ALMOST due!)
                            • Nines 'n' Dashes - not sure if it will be a baby blanket or table topper - same size!
                          • Weekday PIECE
                            • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                            • Piecing
                              • Sampler blocks - and send
                              • Slippers - make lining, re-sandwich and quilt (lines)
                              • Mondo bag - make lining, then sandwich and quilt (grid)
                              • Irish Double Chain quilt - next step (FINISH)
                              • Arizona Skies - work on pieced border
                              • Borders for Nines 'n' Dashes - first border is on - not sure how I many I want - 3 or 5!
                          • BOM -
                            • Mystery - Tell it to the Stars (I have a LOT to catch up on!) - block 6 (print out new block, etc.)
                          • SEWING
                            • Sew all 3 blouses
                            • Next Friday - pin and cut out skirts/slacks.  Sew up.
                          • SEW ALONG (with Wendy or others)
                            • Half Yard Challenge

                          Friday, October 17, 2014

                          Friday is always nice! 10-17-14


                          GO AND DO
                          • Post office
                          • Return Books
                          • Simhat Torah
                          • 3 meals a day
                          • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                          HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                          • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                            • 1 hour - Sorting
                            • 1 hour - Bills
                          • ZONE 1 - 
                            • Side Porch
                              • WHB
                            • Back Stairs
                              • WHB
                            • Front Stairs
                              • WHB
                            • 2nd floor landing
                              • WHB
                            • Front porch
                              • WHB
                          • ZONE 2 - 
                            • Kitchen
                              • WHB on Fri - 
                            • Dining Area
                              • WHB
                            • ZONE 3 
                              • Zone
                                • Zone 3: Mission #5 Friday 

                                  Dear Friends:

                                  We are in the last day of Zone Three! Your mission in the bathroom is to mop the floor. Now, you can do this with some hot soapy water and a rag or mop. There is no perfect way to mop. Just get the floor wet, wipe it and dry it!

                                  Your mission for the Stash and Dash space is to do a 27 fling boogie in the space. Grab 27 things to throw away, give away or put away! Now you have seen how you can work on these stash and dash spaces a few minutes at a time every day and make a difference.
                              • Bath
                                • Zone
                                • WHB on Fri
                              • Laundry Room
                                • Zone
                                • WHB on Fri
                              • Sewing Room
                                • Zone
                                • WHB on Fri
                            • ZONE 4 
                              • BR - 
                                • WHB on Fri
                            • ZONE 5 
                              • Study 
                                • WHB on Fri
                              • LR - 
                                • WHB on Fri 
                            GARDEN - 
                            • Make plans for renovating side garden
                            STUDIES - 
                            • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                              • Garden - finish it out except for coles
                              • Yoga B wk 5  (date/3 +2)
                                • 10/17
                                KITCHEN
                                • BREAD
                                  • Challah
                                • MAIN DISHES
                                  • turkeyetti
                                  • crockpot Turkey enchiladas
                                • DESSERTS and SALADS
                                  • Apple brown betty
                                  • Apple pie (deep dish Dutch!)
                                QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                • Weekday PIECE
                                  • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                                  • Piecing
                                    • Slippers - make lining, re-sandwich and quilt (lines)
                                    • Mondo bag - make lining, then sandwich and quilt (grid)
                                    • Borders for Nines 'n' Dashes - first border is on - not sure how I many I want - 3 or 5!
                                • SEWING
                                  • Sew all 3 blouses

                                Thursday, October 16, 2014

                                Oops - did I forget to post for Thursday until Now?


                                GO AND DO
                                • Post office
                                • Return Books
                                • Shemini Atzeres 
                                • Simhat Torah
                                • Landlord Meeting
                                • 3 meals a day
                                • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                  • R
                                  • 1 hour - Sorting
                                • ZONE 3 
                                  • Zone
                                    • Zone 3: Mission #4 Thursday 

                                      Dear Friends:

                                      The bathroom sink is calling you! Let's shine our bathroom sinks and counter tops. Scrub the sink and the faucets, wipe downwith Windex (remember to be careful that you are not mixing Windex with any bleach products, make sure you rinse very well before using the Windex). Take time to wipe down your counter tops and give them a shine as well.

                                      Your mission for your Stash and Dash space is to go back again to throw away anything that needs to be tossed or recycled. We are going back to do this again because now that we have peeled back one layer it is very possible that there is more to be tossed or another space to toss from.

                                  • Bath
                                    • Zone
                                  • Laundry Room
                                    • Zone
                                  • Sewing Room
                                    • Zone
                                GARDEN - 
                                • Make plans for renovating side garden
                                STUDIES - 
                                • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                  • Yoga B wk 5  (date/3 +2)
                                    • 10/17
                                    KITCHEN
                                    • SOUPS 
                                      • potato-cheese-broccoli soup
                                    MAIN DISHES
                                      • Turkey enchiladas
                                    • DESSERTS and SALADS
                                      • Apple brown betty
                                      • Apple pie (deep dish Dutch!)
                                      • Baked apples
                                      • Veggie salad (a bit of everything!)
                                      • Tuna pasta salad (with everything thrown in!)
                                    QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                    • FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Thursday)
                                    • Weekday PIECE
                                      • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                                      • Piecing
                                        • Borders for Nines 'n' Dashes - first border is on - not sure how I many I want - 3 or 5!
                                    • BOM -
                                      • Mystery - Tell it to the Stars (I have a LOT to catch up on!) - block 6 (print out new block, etc.)
                                    • SWAPS
                                      • DONE Wendy's 50 

                                    Which Is Better???

                                    First of all - there IS a dark purple inner border and the binding will also be the same dark purple. The problem(s) arise starting with the next border.  I probably will keep the next border with the roses (I found more fabric tucked away in my stash!).  
                                    These are some of the possible combinations I found - and, honestly, I'm on the fence!  Let me know which you think will be best.  I can't guarantee I will choose that one - but I will certainly take it under strong consideration.
                                    As for WHAT this quilt will be - that's a difficult question.  I could turn it into a baby quilt, a table topper, or  use as a wall-hanging - and it probably will be either the baby quilt (I've made 4 or 5 already!) or table topper. 

                                    1. Two (2) borders - the dark purple and the floral with a dark purple binding.  I like this BUT it is (a) too dark - maybe, (b) tends to emphasize more the pink in the roses.  Maybe.

                                    2. Four (4) borders - dark purple, followed by two florals with a thin strip (1 inch wide?) to break the expanse.  Dark purple binding.  This I think is sweet - BUT I think it could use more.... something..... maybe.
                                    3. Four (4) borders - like the above EXCEPT the yellow strip is now at probably 1.5-2 inches.  I'm not sure but I think I like the narrower yellow border more.


                                    4.  Like the above - except the 2nd innermost border has square in a square - or Seminole-type strips.  Could be dark purple flying geese though! but the Square in a square copies the same feeling as the purple quilt square.  Also the dark purple IS directional - can give feeling of movement if I remember to do it right!  I do like this one a lot!

                                    5.  Like the above - except that now the squares are a variety of yellows.  My biggest problem with this is that the yellow squres tend to fade out and I think maybe detract rather than add.

                                    6.  Ok - now the 2 strips of floral are together with the innermost strip really being part of the square in a square.  I like this  better than #5.  

                                    7. This one bothers me - it is almost like starting a new pattern AGAIN and that isn't sitting particularly well with me (although Button kitty seems quite happy!)

                                    8.  Probably should have shown one with the dark squares ONLY which I think I would like better than the combination.


                                    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

                                    Wednesday - and the middle of the week DOES roll around... eventually! 10-15-14



                                    GO AND DO
                                    • Post office
                                    • Return Books
                                    • 3 meals a day
                                    • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                    HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                    • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                      • W
                                      • 1 hour - Sorting
                                      • 1 hour - Filing
                                    • ZONE 3 
                                      • Zone
                                        • Zone 3: Mission #3 Wednesday 

                                          Dear Friends:

                                          It is Anti-procrastination Day! It is time to take a look into the medicine cabinets and toss the empty bottles and boxes that are taking up space. While you are doing this also take a look at the expiration dates on the medicines that are there. If you have some that need to be gotten rid of take care of that as well. Grab adamp rag and wipe down the shelves. Don't take everything out, just lift, wipe and put back.

                                          Your Mission for the Stash and Dash space is to spend 5 minutesputting away the things that have a home, you know where they go but you tossed the in a pile while stashing and dashing because someone was coming over. The Stash and Dash spaces are just piles of procrastination.


                                      • Bath
                                        • Zone
                                      • Laundry Room
                                        • Zone
                                      • Sewing Room
                                        • Zone
                                    GARDEN - 
                                    • Make plans for renovating side garden and timetable
                                    STUDIES - 
                                    • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                      • Garden - finish it out except for coles
                                      • Yoga C (date/3 + 0)
                                        • 10/15
                                        WEDNESDAY
                                        B:Poached eggs with cracked black pepper on buttered toast
                                        L:PBJ sandwich.
                                        D:felafel in pita

                                        KITCHEN
                                        • SOUPS 
                                          • potato-cheese-broccoli soup
                                        • BREAD
                                          • whole wheat bread
                                          • Pita bread
                                        • MAIN DISHES
                                          • felafel
                                        • DESSERTS and SALADS
                                          • Baked apples
                                        QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                        • SLICE AND DICE NIGHT (Wednesday) - 1 bag scraps (only 4 bags left!)
                                        • QUILTING  - as many as possible!
                                          • Buckeye Beauty Baby Blanket (baby ALMOST due!)
                                          • Nines 'n' Dashes - not sure if it will be a baby blanket or table topper - same size!
                                        • Weekday PIECE
                                          • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                                          • Piecing
                                            • Slippers - make lining, re-sandwich and quilt (lines)
                                            • Mondo bag - make lining, then sandwich and quilt (grid)
                                            • Irish Double Chain quilt - next step (FINISH)
                                        • BOM -
                                          • Mystery - Tell it to the Stars (I have a LOT to catch up on!) - block 6 (print out new block, etc.)
                                        • SEWING
                                          • Sew all 3 blouses
                                          • Next Friday - pin and cut out skirts/slacks.  Sew up.
                                        • SEW ALONG (with Wendy or others)
                                          • Half Yard Challenge

                                        Tuesday, October 14, 2014

                                        Tuesday strikes once again! LOL 10-14-14


                                        GO AND DO
                                        • Post office
                                        • 3 meals a day
                                        • 3 snacks (part of each meal) - and mention
                                        HOUSE - springtime decluttering - and freecycling
                                        • PAPERWORK - a mountain of it! work on at least a half hour a day
                                          • T
                                          • 1 hour - Sorting
                                        • ZONE 3 
                                          • Zone
                                            • Zone 3: Mission #2 Tuesday 

                                              Dear Friends:

                                              We are back in the bathroom and your mission for today is to clean our your bathroom trash can. Use the tub to fill the can with hot water and add some general purpose cleaner or dish soap. Let it soak and then scrub the bottom, the sides and the outside. Turn it over and let it dry in the tub and then put it back before someone needs to bathe and ends up taking a shower with the trash can! This is so simple and makes a difference.

                                              Your mission for the Stash and Dash space is to spend 5 minutesgathering up anything that you can donate or give away that you no longer love, use or need.

                                          • Bath
                                            • Zone
                                          • Laundry Room
                                            • Zone
                                          • Sewing Room
                                            • Zone
                                        GARDEN - 
                                        • Make plans for renovating side garden
                                        STUDIES - 
                                        • EXERCISE - week 5 (increase times and add a routine - date/3 + R)
                                          • Garden - finish it out except for coles
                                          • Yoga B wk 5  (date/3 +2)
                                            • 10/14
                                            Tuesday
                                            B:Pancakes, brown sugar syrup, butter
                                            L:
                                            Veggie Salad (a bit of everything with Italian Dressing - a WW recipe)
                                            D:
                                            Tuna Croquettes, green peas, mashed potatoes, baked apples

                                            KITCHEN
                                            • BREAD
                                              • Pancakes
                                            • MAIN DISHES
                                              • tuna croquettes
                                            • DESSERTS and SALADS
                                              • Baked apples
                                              • Veggie salad (a bit of everything!)
                                            QUILT  (Depending on what I finish today - I may add other projects!)
                                            • BONNIE H. ARCHIVE NIGHT (Tues)
                                            • QUILTING  - as many as possible!
                                              • Halloween hanging (FINISH!)
                                            • Weekday PIECE
                                              • LE - Jamestown Landing - String  blocks 
                                              • Piecing
                                                • Sampler blocks - and send
                                                • Slippers - make lining, re-sandwich and quilt (lines)
                                                • Mondo bag - make lining, then sandwich and quilt (grid)
                                                • Borders for Nines 'n' Dashes - first border is on - not sure how I many I want - 3 or 5!
                                            • SEW ALONG (with Wendy or others)
                                              • Half Yard Challenge

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