Well, today went pretty much as planned. Those are rare, no? Well, they are in my life. Of course, it helped that I didn’t have a busy day planned. My goals for the day were as follows:
- Get scrip cards (check!)
- Finish gifts for retreat ladies. (check!)
- Plan menu for while I’m gone.
- Edit more of A Forgotten Truth. (check!)
- Alter tops. (check!)
- Cook dinner (check!)
- Repaint my nails. (check!)
Like I said… pretty simple.
Scrip cards: A local private school sells gift cards to local businesses. Parents can get a certain percentage off their tuition if they sell them. So I buy from people and use the cards t make recording in my budget easier. It’s a lot easier to put say 400 into the grocery budget once and not have to record 10 different trips in the span of 2 weeks. Yes, I know we shouldn’t go that often, but we do. We just do. One entry instead of 10 is much preferred for me! It also helps keep you on budget when you have a limited number of gift cards to work through. I like it. So, today I had to have a check ready in case the woman came before I woke up, and ten I got my cards.
I did, with the help of daughters #s 6 and 7, get the gifts done. We spent a few hours cutting and pasting stickers onto the envelopes today.
I decided NOT to do the folders for each set. I needed to be done with the project. so, I did this…
I also got a cool new birthday card today! Isn’t it cute?
Making dinner may seem like an obvious thing,but honestly, I knew I wouldn’t want to. and I was ready to send my husband for a rotisserie chicken tonight (had a legitimate excuse–dirty rice cooker pan) when someone announced that the cooker was clean now. I made myself make dinner. Glad I did. It’s a favorite:
I take kielbasa and fry it with onions. Drain the grease. Then I add a couple cans of diced Italian tomatoes and some chunked zucchini and crookneck. I like lots of garlic and worcestershire sauce too. We eat it over rice. some of us add parmesan cheese.
Once everyone went to bed, I came out and got to work on the alterations I needed to do so I can pack tomorrow. I have to say, I REALLY need to order my replacement foot pedal for my Bernina. I had to use the “Oh, Brother” and well… it’s just not any fun to use.
Took up the shoulders on that one. Now the armhole isn’t so low–it’s decent!
This one is the same–too deep of an armhole and the bust darts were a bit off because of it. Now it fits perfectly Woot!
And this is what I’ll do my menu on–tomorrow. LOL. I’m tired tonight.
Isn’t it cute? I have a couple laminated for in my planner, but I don’t use it. Weird, isn’t it? I really like the little boxes at the bottom of each day instead.
And as silly as it seems, I did want to get my nails repainted. They’d gotten a bit chipped in the past couple of days. So, my fingernails are sporting Sally Hanson’s “Sweet Talker.” That color looks a bit bright compared to what it really looks like. I bought a slightly different shade from my usual “Shall We Dance.” Both are pretty much natural colors.
But, the best part of today was spending a little time in Carol and the Belles. I found it interesting that jet lag was the natural topic and well, I expect to have a bit before I ever get on the jet.
See, my flight leaves at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. I live a minimum of 3 hours from the airport. So, to get there an hour early AND have time to turn in my car, I’d have to leave here at 6:00 a.m. But it would get me there during “rush hour” type hours. Now on a Saturday, it might not be too bad. But frankly, I don’t want to risk it. So, for me to get there and avoid all traffic without me being exhausted too, I’m going to have to leave here at 3:00 a.m. at the latest. I should be there 3 hours early that way. Three. Hours. Ugh. So, add to that the fact that I will get no sleep, and that 3 hour drive to Birmingham, and I ‘m gonna be exhausted. I plan to get to the airport, get a day pass to the Admiral’s Club, and sleep there for three hours if I am at all tired.
So, I’m tempted to skip to another scene–just in case I get some funny things like trying to check my purse and carry on my behemoth of a suitcase. 😉 But writing for a while really did help break up the long hours of work. And I did manage to get a few more sections of clarity added to A Forgotten Truth.
So, today might have been particularly boring to read about, but it was satisfying to live. I love when days are productive enough that you can look back and SEE what you did. So often you spend all day working, doing, going, and at the end of the day you have hours all gone but nothing to show for it.
Friday is going to be a big one for me. And, if I can’t sleep at the airport, you’ll hear all about it. But it might not come until Saturday night. I plan to show a few pictures of Ridgecrest as I’m leaving. I sure hope I don’t forget!
Have a great day!