I think this stopwatch is going to be a real eye opener as to why I get so little done. Today is one of those days when, up til about 3 p.m., I kinda felt like I had stitched a lot but, with the stopwatch ticking (or not ticking), I realize I hardly stitched at all.
I’ve already written about vacuuming and doing laundry while the dishwasher repairman was here.
I stitched maybe an hour and Vince wanted to go to town. He said if I’d go with him, we would go to Panda Express to eat. I said “I’ll go if we can stop by Natural Grocer and see if they got fresh fennel.” OK . . we had a deal.
We got to Natural Grocer and decided only one of us needed to go in. I hadn’t brought my purse so he ran in. No fennel. They get trucks on Tuesday and Thursday and haven’t received fennel in several weeks though they keep telling me “It should be on the next load. The warehouse doesn’t say it’s out of stock.”
Then we went to the pallet store. Before we left home, I said “Let’s decide on a time limit for rummaging around in there.” Vince said . . give me 45 minutes. We got there and there was a sign on the door “Closed from 12:00 to 2:30. We got there about 12:15. Next stop – Panda Express. We got close to there and could see that the parking lot was full and neither of us wanted to go into a place that was crowded . . though all it takes is one person to share their covid germs!
Fine . . let’s go home . . but we passed Jimmy John’s and there were no cars in the parking lot. I like the sandwiches from there so we grabbed sandwiches to go and went home.
Came home, I stitched for another hour and decided I needed a nap. I slept for three hours! I did need a nap but Boots came in at some point and oh, my . . what a pest. He is a big, heavy cat and his little paws hurt when he steps on me. He walked on me. He tried to lay on me. He put his head right under my chin. He stretched out on my pillow between my head and the headboard. I wasn’t sure which end was where so I got up. It was time for me to get up anyway . . past time. I should have gotten up when he first came in there. I can pet him a bit but I can’t snuggle with him or I’ll sneeze my head off and get watery, itchy eyes. I came out of the bedroom carrying him and Vince said “I wondered where he went.” Vince was probably thinking . . he’ll get her butt out of bed!
Anyway, it’s 10 p.m. and according to the stop watch, I’ve stitched just over 3 hours but I’m hoping to stitch til at least midnight.
When I started today, I had done the A & B on the next to alst row. I’ve gotten a lot stitched. I would love to get through the V tonight. That will finish out the bottom row I’ve started. Then there’s the “border” with the w, x, y and z and there are a couple of rows of lower case letters, which look pretty simple.
I’m thinking if I can get some good Sunday of stitching, I can finish this by the end of January. There are five Sundays in January so . . four more. I’d love to have it finished by the end of the fourth Sunday (23rd) but I doubt that can happen.