Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chilling on the Weekend!

Yesterday I met Vicki in Dubuque and we went to a craft store and shoe store before having lunch together.  We spent a bit of time chatting over lunch and in my car after lunch.  On the drive home, I talked to Virginia (when my phone wasn't cutting out) for over an hour.  It was a good afternoon.

Last night, Ken had supper nearly ready when I got home.  We watched the last episode of Newsroom while we ate.  He went to bed and I watched How to Train Your Dragon while crocheting.  I got the first part of a holiday gift done!

One of the things I did yesterday was to pick out yarn for gifts.  I did this before I went craft shopping with Vicki so I wouldn't buy things I didn't need.  In picking the yarns, I got excited to work with the yarns.  The one I worked with last night was a strand of fleece - it literally looks like someone bought fleece material and cut it into thin strips.  It was a dream to work with and I finished the project late evening.

Today while Ken is watching football, I'll be finishing up How to Train Your Dragon (it's a series) and working on the next aspect of a holiday gift.  This means I get to pull out another exciting yarn and work with it.  Not only do I get to enjoy working with the yarn, I get to enjoy creating a pattern from scratch.  I love taking a strand of material (whatever kind) and creating something useful and pretty.

In case people don't know, I'm a yarn geek.  I picked up yarn for a throw for another holiday gift.  I can't wait to get my hands on it.  I'm already envisioning how it will work up and how it will feel.  Yup - yarn geek.

It was nice to be home for this weekend.  Yes I went to Dubuque but there was no pressure in that - it was go and enjoy my daughter.  It made me wish my other daughters were close enough we could meet up and do similar things.  Unfortunately, the best I can hope for there is a long weekend somewhere between Wisconsin and Georgia.

This morning, Ken helped me get breakfast and lunch for the week made up and in the fridge.  I'm going to work hard to remember in the mornings to pack my meals rather than buying them.  I've got fruits and veggies for snacks.  I've got soup for lunch two days and he's making a pasta dish for the other days.  I've got a hashbrown combo for breakfast each day.  Now I need to follow through in order to not spend the money on fast food.

I'm off to put my feet up and crochet.  I am looking forward to the down time alone in my living room.  No moving stress, no must be somewhere, nothing be me, yarn, crochet hooks, and whatever I decide to watch on tv or listen to for an audio book.  Sounds like the perfect Sunday!!!

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