31 August 2009

Manic Monday

The weekend was just not long enough.

Next year, I will make State Fair weekend a three day one. Much easier on me.

I didn't get much stitching done last night. I got home at 9 and I was so tired and so grumpy (work makes me grumpy and the patrons last night were acting oddly--I guess the heat got to them)that I just sat on the couch like a lump. I didn't want to work on Hummingbird Trellis; that really needs at least an hour or so of relaxed time in order to minimize frogging and I was in a frog-attracting mood. And Cat Lover Too was in the car; that's my work WIP. So I showed SO all the cool recipes I got at the fair. And the cruise schedule from Baltimore. We both like the idea of being able to take our car to the port, leaving it there, and not having to catch a 5AM flight. And the destinations seemed reasonable--we could still go to the Caribbean or New England and Canada, so I don't know.

I have to get my sewing room cleaned up before we go on vacation. That is my task this evening. Can you tell that I am NOT looking forward to it? It needs to be done. I know that, it's just not something I want to do. But it is so much nicer to come into a room that is spotlessly clean and pretty. And I'm not being a good steward of my possessions by treating them like I do. Anyway, I figure it shouldn't take TOOOO long, just lots of trips upstairs and down. And it will give me a chance to pick something to work on at the beach. Such hard decisions--it can't be anything that can't be washed, not too many colors, no little parts that could be lost, and no dark fabrics, since it's hard to work on those in the evenings.

I'm so hoping that our vacation goes well. It's been a very long hard year for us. Neither of us had truly restful time off--SO used up a lot of his vacation with illness, and I know I ended up working most of my days off. And the money situation--I know we don't have it too horribly bad, but it's enough that I don't think I'll ever spend frivolously again. I keep hoping we get the same kind of beautiful weather we enjoyed last year, and time to reconnect without having to worry about anyone else. One thing though, I'll bring plenty of long and short sleeved shirts. Don't want to make the mistake I did last year of not having enough short-sleeved shirts.

I know I've skipped around today, but hey, it's MANIC Monday. Hoping you had a fantastic day!


CindyMae said...

I do hope that you have a wonderful vacation as you totally deserve it! It is nice to come home from a vacation to a nice clean home, have fun with getting it clean and if you still want more cleaning to do . . . you are more than welcome to come to my house! LOL

Meari said...

I hope you have a great vacation! I had time off last week and it rain-rain-rained! :( I have a 5-day weekend starting tomorrow so maybe this one will be better.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls