Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Early AM Conversations

At 4:53 this morning, I reached for the milk to pour into my coffee...and realized it had expired.  I'm surprised it wasn't moldy green, which would have been apt since the expiration date was March 17th, St. Patrick's Day.

If I was a newlywed, here's how our early AM conversation would have gone:

Me:  "Honey, the milk expired! I'm going to go get you some fresh milk from the grocery, so you can have your coffee just the way you like it."

DH:  "I don't want you leaving the house this early! I'll go pick it up. You just have the coffee mugs waiting when I return."

We've had 21 blissful, but realistic years of marriage. Here's how the conversation went today:

Me:  "Well, snot! Who didn't check the expiration dates before opening the milk?  That last gallon expired over a week ago! Even though it's just 5am, I'm going to go grab some fresh milk from the grocery."

DH:  "Do you have some cash? If not, here's some...and grab me a donut while you're there."

Hahaha! Just keepin' it real, friends. I love that man so much, I gladly took an early morning drive so our coffee time was exactly the way we're accustomed. Life is great, but crazy. My big project is still in project-mode. Spring Break is almost here. I'm hoping to get the project completed and finish some sewing UFOs. If I keep an eye on milk expiration dates, I just might accomplish all my goals! ;)

What're you chatting about today?

Happy Wednesday!

PS...Happy Greek Independence Day!
PPS...Happy Birthday to LittleGirl! She celebrates '12' today. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ice Storms = Sewing

So we've been out of school for 3 days this week because of a little ice. 
It's Winter in the South.
This time, I was prepared.

Before the storm hit, I baked, cooked, and stocked up meals for easy heat-and-eat. Thankfully, we never lost power, which meant I could sew! I tried an idea that's been brewing for a while...sewing strips of scraps to an old towel. It's trapping the dirt at the sliding door.  

Not the prettiest of projects, but Dexter likes it & it functions well. 

I plan to make another one soon, perhaps drawing out some guidelines before I stitch. It's a fabulous scrap-buster, so no complaints here as I knock down that big pile!

Remember when I went Carolina Shop Hopping this past summer? Well, I still had block kits I never stitched up. I'm happy to say they are all stitched out now!

The Red and Blue was the most difficult for me with all it's tedious, tiny cuts, and half-square triangles. Maybe it was the instructions. I had to read through them quite a few times before understanding exactly what I was supposed to construct. It's a bit wonky. I'm thinking I'm going to take apart the rows & put it back together a little straighter.

See the bottom and left side?
They need fixin'!
The kids return to school this AM on a delayed start. Time to make blueberry pancakes & warm their bellies before they head out the door. Don't know when I'll get the chance to sew again, but I sure did relish the moments I had this week! Sewing time = Happy time.

How are you filling your days?
Happy Thursday!