Monday, April 15, 2013

A Wonderful Weekend

My weekend actually began on Friday.  I took a sick leave day to go to my last sleep studdy appointment.  I have the equipment and I learned how to use it and then was free!

I started out with my darling daughter.  We ran around and had lunch at Red Robin.  I had the patty melt--I always have the patty melt because it is so darn good.  I don't feel bad about the calories as I very seldom eat there and I don't use all the dressing.  After dropping the darling daughter off at Safeway, I ran home to change and then went to the movies.

Every second Friday at 1:30pm the Sylvan Oaks Library in Citrus Heights shows a movie and provides coffee and donuts.  A movie, coffee and donuts!  What can be better except that it is free!  The movies are old movies--black and white.  I went in March when they showed Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.  It was so much fun.  There was a reccommendation box and I wrote down Solid Gold Cadillac with Judy Holiday and Paul Douglass.  I used to lay on my mom's bed watching old movies on a little black and white television.  This was my favorite.  So, what do you know?  They were showing my movie this month.  So, I went and we answered trivia questions.  Our names were put in a box and myname was drawn to take the movie home!  I have been looking for this movie for years and the librarian found it at Wal-mart of all places. It was just as wnderful as I remembered it!

Saturday I spent the day with my Circle of Friends--five women I dearly love.  I was working on my project--Threads, Threads, Everywhere--and I left my little suitcase I carry my supplies in at Shirley's house.  If iI have the time to run out there, I will, but I have back up supplies at home, so I can wait until I see her again on the 21st or the 27th.  This means I will have to start a new project.  Very important because I am going to see my friend, Leah, to watch Dancing With the Stars.  I am choosing Kellie Pickler, the country singer, to cheer.  She is really good and she seems really nice.  I really like haveing something to do with my hands, so I will be selecting a new pattern to start.  SO many choices--SO little time.

Yesterday I gave my son my credit card and let him go to the store to buy a pair of shoes he can stand in for eight hours.  He got a job and is a cashier in the garden department of a local store.  He found his cheapie shoes from KMart unequal to the task.  He likes New Balance.....

Have a great evening!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What I have been up to.....

I know it has been a long while....

Updates:  I finished all my sleep study appointments and on Friday will be set up with my own equipment.  I have had opportunities to lower our cover with Kaiser, but my husband is a bit accident prone and I have always kept our health insurance the same.  Turns out that the $800.00 worth of equipment is costing me nothing in co-pays.  Quite worth the sacrifice. 

I have been trying to get back on track quilting wise.  I have joined an online "group" making scrap quilts.  All I have to do is sew on Sundays, which I already do, and dedicate my time to using my scraps.  I have a lot of scraps.  Still time to join in.  Just make those scrap quilts and post pictures with Kim's Big Quilting Adventure.  Kim is making a quilt with her scraps.  I am committing to community service quilts with my scraps until I whittle down the stash of scraps just a bit.  I am still working on my 30's quilt "Remember Whoo Loves You" from the Acorn Quilt and Gift Company.  I am hoping to use a friend's light box for the embroidery part on Saturday.  Tomorrow is Thimbleberries at Quilter's Corner.  I will stop at my friend's house for dinner and then off to the quilt shop.  For my guild we are doing a block of the month program where we get the same fabric each month and we make two blocks--one to give back for the raffle and one to keep.  I bought a light blue batik for the background months ago, but now that I have the fabric, I am thinking I need something darker--more like a medium blue.  Shopping for me tomorrow!!!  The idea is that we will all have 12 sampler blocks to make our own quilt at the end.

Sew, sew, sew....