I thought I’d do a post and show you a typical day for me around here…I thought you might like to see the craziness a little more up close and personal.
So my day started at 5:30 am. I was up and showering…then decided my bedroom needed help. I didn’t get too far on it but I started. That’s what’s most important. The plan was to get back to it later in the day….
I changed the sheets and took out my Hunter’s Star quilt. It’s a Bonnie Hunter pattern you can find on her site.
Red is my favorite color and I just love it in this quilt. The minute I saw Bonnie making it, I knew I had to make it ASAP…and I did. Now it’s my Christmas quilt.
It’s been a bit since I had it out so I had to stop and admire it…Ah. The quilting motif on this is my Hook and Point. I’d love to have the time to really sit and admire it but time’s a-wasting.
If you missed or want to more about the Hook and Point Motif. You can watch my video on it HERE.
Part of my cleaning process was to make sure I had what I needed for Christmas presents. I carted them down to the sewing room and decided that I’d wrap presents on the island. Perfect.
Back and forth from my bedroom to the sewing room doing some cleaning and some present organizing.
Down to the kitchen at 7 am. I started scrounging around for something that sounded good for breakfast. I didn’t really find anything so decided to think of something good for lunch instead. That’s when I remembered I wanted to work on cleaning out the freezer that’s part of the refrigerator. It’s too full. So I grabbed this out and decided that I’d make some soup.
I wasn’t positive what kind of meat leftover it was but I thought probably ham…so I decided I’d make some type of bean soup.
This is how soup works at my house…anything goes.
I had the ham, found some mixed beans…carrots, celery, a half-open can of corn, and some leftover tomato soup…Add some ham seasoning and some spice and it should be good.
I hit the multigrain button on the Instapot and got busy.
By then Kelli called and I went upstairs and as I talked I wrapped presents. I got a pretty good hold on it and realize I do need a couple of things but only a little something to even out the presents. Not a bit deal. One trip to town and I’d be good.
I came back down and got about two hours in at the computer. Not nearly as much as I need but a start. I had emails back and forth with a fellow blogger, coordinating specifics between American Patchwork and Quilting and our friend at Pine Needles Quilt and Sew who will be cutting and offering kits for an upcoming project we have. From there it was answering comments and starting in on my email.
One thing I found that I have to figure out how to deal with is this…
Someone stole one of my blog posts. Look. It’s my post. It’s my dog. They copied my whole blog post and put it in their blog. Of course, there is no way to contact the jerk that did this. HERE is a link to the blog.
I have no idea what to do about this so emails to Kayla and headaches for both of us. UGH. I don’t have time to deal and figure this out. It’s so frustrating.
Just about then the boys came. Kalissa had a dentist appointment.
So switch modes it was…Cooking making…
and Lego building.
Kalissa was back. She wanted to see my sewing room and then they left.
From there I fixed the dishwasher which was a half an hour job.
I took my figure nail polish off that the kids had put on a few days earlier.
Then it was time for lunch. I shredded the ham and put it back in the soup. Tasted it, added some more spice, and served me a bowl. I’m a sudoku girl and if I eat alone, I typically do a puzzle. It’s a nice small brain break from all the “have to do’s”. By now it was 1:30 pm so a late lunch for me.
From there I put together some baby equipment. The pieces had all been through the wash for a little freshening up. I have a little boy coming and wanted things nice for him.
From there it was time to snap some photos of the baby quilts I recently finished so I could write a blog post about them.
Then it was back to computer work. I don’t mind writing blog posts at all…what’s hard is dealing with the email part of stuff and keeping track of the who’s and what’s. So I turned on my music and tried to concentrate.
By 4:30 I had put 2 1/2 hours in trying to get through my email. I got through two accounts the entire way. Yahoo. Can you believe it was over 441 emails? Oh, my word!! The bad news is that my last account to get through is my hardest account. It likely has about that many emails in it too but it isn’t a matter of simply clicking some because you can see it’s obvious spam. These I have to open and read every single one. UGH.
But enough of that later. Celebrate what I did get done instead of looking at what I didn’t get done.
It wasn’t dark yet, it was nice and Rosie wanted a walk so we did a 2-mile trek quick and got home in time to make some supper.
I warmed the soup and have grill cheesed sandwiches with it. Easy but tasty.
Remember how I’ve said our family loves Mayonesa? It’s not in all stores yet so you might have to get it from Amazon. You can find it HERE.
Use it instead of butter when you make a grilled cheese…YUM!!
From there it was heading towards 6 pm and I was back at the computer wanting to get through a few of those emails and wanting to write one more blog post for the night.
By 7:15 pm I decided to go sew for a little bit. I thought I had been busy enough all day and deserved a little time at the machine. I did want to cross stitch for maybe an hour or so upstairs I went to sew.
Remember that huge stack of half square triangles that needed to be sewn. I stayed a little long and tackled them ALL!!
By 9:30 it was cross stitch time. I didn’t have much time but didn’t want to waste what I had so I sat down, turned on the television, and started stitching. See the two squirrels? I stayed up a little later than planned so I could finish them.
It was past bedtime by then so I headed upstairs, snapped a picture of the clock, and went to bed.
That’s a day in the like…so busy and disjointed but that’s how my life is and most days, I love it that way.