I knew there would come a day when I had to do a report like this. I accomplished nothing. Goodbye! 🙂
Seriously, leaving home even for a short time just blows my entire day. We went to the meat market and I know we were home before 11 a.m. Put the meat away. Our breakfast room table was looking like a dumping ground so I asked Vince to come help me by taking his stuff and putting it away. His response “What do you consider MY STUFF?” That little task didn’t go very smoothly but the table is clean now. For the record . . screw drivers, a hammer, a couple of boxes of things he had ordered and never even opened . . those are the kinds of things I consider HIS STUFF. And, if I so much as move something from one side of the table to the other, I’ve lost just what he needed so I try not to touch his stuff. Sometimes, you just can’t win. I’m not complaining . . just looking for sympathy! 🙂
Seriously, I know on our worst day, things are still a 10 around here but both of us tend to leave a trail of clutter everywhere we go and if we don’t constantly pick up after ourselves .. it just gets awful.
I made dinner. You saw the pictures. The grocery order arrived. I put all that away. I made more brew for the hummingbirds, brought in all the feeders and scrubbed them in the laundry room sink, took them back outside and filled them. I didn’t have a laundry room sink at the house in Texas and I’m so glad to have that again.
I made yogurt.
I followed Vince around so he could show me all the details at every door and window for the new alarm. He’s really trying to help and I’m so thankful . . he could just say “get over it!”, which is what I should be telling myself.
As far as cross stitching, I didn’t even start working on Thy Love Divine til almost 8 p.m. so, of course, I never touched A Changed World. I think I’m going to spend today working on Thy Love Divine all day. I need to get some progress done on this one.
I never made it out to water the garden and I water it every day since it’s all raised beds.
OK . . new day. I’ll stay focused. I would love to get the brown stitching all done down the right side of the border for Thy Love Divine. Here’s where I started yesterday.
Here’s how much I got done. Not much!!
The rest of the stitching in the center is done using the “rice stitch”. I have no idea what that is so IF I finish the brown stitching in the right side of the border, I may look up rice stitch and try it but I probably should save that for the next weekend when I work on this so I can practice on a scrap, then try to do as much of it as I can in one sitting so I don’t forget or put it down after just a few stitches and have them all look different next time.
I’ll figure it out. Getting the right side of the border stitched probably won’t all happen today anyway.
OMG you did a LOT yesterday. You need to read this blog post??? I’m with you on the clutter. I just can’t do it. It’s disruptive to peace for me.
Happy Sunday Judy!
Christina A Coats says
Oh I think the majority of women are with you. My husband doesn’t see clutter or the fact that if he can open a drawer , WHY OH WHY can he not close it? ???
I was once told clutter is visual noise. I can hear it , it damn well shouts at me ; not the husband.
I’m dreading what will be looking at me after I come back after a week away with the Queen of procrastination! My sister in law. I think I will need another week to get over it. Thank the Lord my husband will be back in school in 10 days. ???
Carol H says
Here you go : rice stitch and its variations. https://pintangle.com/2014/04/15/take-a-stitch-tuesday-108-rice-stitch-and-varieties-109-square-boss/
Judy Laquidara says
It must have been fun, the two of you standing over the table and you carefully removing only your stuff so that Vince could see what was His!
Judy Laquidara says
Actually, everything on the table was his. We don’t eat at that table but I use it for vacuum sealing so I try to keep it clean. There’s nothing worse than having a big job to do and having to clean off the table before I can do it.