As my first-born says “I love the weekend – it’s like a holiday, every week!” I think he’s on to something there? And Friday is the gateway; spurring me on to get all sorts of things done, and I did.
After my disappointment last night with his dental appointment and missing my other appointment, I groused for the rest of the night and decided to make the most of the day when I woke up. The boys did well on their schoolwork, they didn’t beat each other up to many times. (What – you thought homeschooled kids didn’t behave like “normal” kids? BAH!) I got to my appointment today and met a very nice, fellow Navy wife. She’s only the second or third, and I think I liked her the most? We laughed together about the fact that she was in sweats at 5 pm, since her hubby was deployed. Sounds fair to me! No shaving, no getting dressed unless you HAVE to, pretty much just being a mom and not a wife until he get’s back. Yup, sounds about right.
I also managed to get to the second-borns store for his rice syrup. I have to make marshmallow’s for his cranberry salad. They don’t have his kind anywhere near here. His marshmallow’s are a great off white color and I actually prefer the taste of his. The homemade just don’t work as well in the salad though, but he agree’s, these are better than nothing! I also use the homemade marshmallows to make him his own “Peeps” with colored sugar and different shapes. The don’t turn out pretty well! Mmmm – I’m hungry for cranberry salad now.
I ALSO got the MIL’s shawl done. The crochet pattern that was given confused me, so I made up my own. It’s not perfect, but it looks good and I can’t imagine anyone inspecting that close. If they do, they have issues? And I have 1 1/2 balls of yarn left for me – YAY! I’m making the cowl with the blue and a very skinny scarf with the”Coral”.
I’m still waiting on my lining fabric, so I decided to pull out a UFO. A friend of ours from up north that helped us out so many times, would often bring me odd sewing items to work on that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to work on normally. Real fur coats, worth several thousands, that I relined. I loved those – they were gorgeous and felt fabulous. The also brought in a wet suit, several leather items and even a sail. That’s the UFO that I’ll be working on. The wife wanted a shower curtain made of the old sail. I already made the husband a firewood carrier out of it and I’ve been trying to get the shower curtain done while all my machine were busting and we were moving and I had probably 30 projects going at once. (See, you’all thought I never really sewed!) Now, I have plenty of free time, so I thought I would pull it out to work on it. I just have to find my hair pins? You can’t pin it with regular pins; the “fabric” bends the pins and they leaves holes, so I use the alligator style hair clasps to hold the hem. I can’t wait to ship it to them, so they know I’m still thinking of them!
Still haven’t gotten a hold of my dad – stupid fax machine! And my first-borns poor mouth is torturing him. I know exactly how he feels and it sucks as the parent because I feel like I’m doing it to him! It’s for his own good, it’s for his own good, it’s for his own good…..
Tomorrow is the Farmers Market; yes, it’s still going on down here. They tell me it goes on until December. I believe it! It was 70*+ here today (although, there were people at Wallyworld in hats, scarves and gloves – I kid you not!) But I intend on taking it easy for the rest of the day. I may finally work on the fourth-borns bed; I held off because I wanted to punish him a little longer for busting it. But I can’t take it anymore watching him all curled up in a ball on the floor. Granted, he’d be curled up in a ball on his bed if it weren’t broken AND he spent several weeks on the floor during the move, as did we all, but somehow this time it’s different? So, I guess it’s time to fix it. I’m making him help – we’ll see how it goes?