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Productive two days

Tonight, I am sitting on the couch drinking the most YUMMY drink! I had some chocolate vodka, hazelnut coffee liqueur and milk, so I made a slightly different White Russian. Tastes AWESOME!!! You should know that when my husband actually drinks something I made (he's usually the bartender around here) that it's out of sight! Popped some popcorn, sprinkled zesty nacho on it, and I'm going to watch a little TV.

The past couple of days have been fairly productive. Here is just a sample of what I've done:

- Got mom COMPLETELY out of the old apartment, got it inspected and cleaned, and turned in everything so she is only in her new assisted living apartment.

- Sent off the paperwork to cash out her life insurance

- Got myself on as a signer on her bank account, got new checks with both our names and my address on them

- Took the roof off of the gazebo and started on a tarp cover for it that will hopefully hold up to our North Texas winds better than the thin crap that comes with it. It won't look quite as classy (being held on there by somewhat matching brown duct tape) but it has to be better than shredded cloth. Tomorrow, I'll have Scott help me put it back on so I can finish the edges.

- Got together three bags of clothes and shoes to donate to Goodwill, and two bags of trash.

- Reorganized our drawers and closets

- Cleaned the downstairs (counters, dishes, laundry, mopping, vacuuming, etc.)

- Played with water guns in the backyard with the boys

- Blew bubbles in the backyard with the boys

- SHOWERED (believe me when I say this is an ACCOMPLISHMENT!)

- Colored my hair

Now, I can't wait to go to the They Might Be Giants concert on Tuesday with oddharmonic and a couple of her friends. I've never been to the House of Blues here, and have always seen TMBG at the Gypsy Tea Room, which is sadly no longer an option.

BTW - I'll only be bringing a cane (leopard print, of course), but we can park in the handicap parking with my hangtag.

Back to my drink, popcorn, and TV.

Oh! I also got a copy of my absolute FAVORITE animated show of all times - The Animaniacs episode 'Les Animals', where they do versions of all of the Les Miserables songs. LOVE IT! Can't wait to watch it with the kids, who will have NO frame of reference.

Comments

dontcryforme
Mar. 2nd, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Wow! You have been productive! Go you! I...um? Did a few loads of laundry (it never ends here, especially cloth diapering the two kids)...knitted a little bit...did some yard work...and I can't quite remember what I did yesterday...LOL
trshtwns01
Mar. 2nd, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! I finished a second sash for the orange halfway-felted hat I made! It's cool and I still need to take pictures. I started on knitting a bag with fabric strips. I'm not too sure I like it, because the edges fray and it ends up looking like eyelash yarn when it really isn't *laugh*

I can't imagine cloth diapering two kids! How do you do it? I'm sure you have lots of wool soakers. I didn't cloth diaper, but I really enjoyed making a soaker for misskerri
dontcryforme
Mar. 2nd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Cloth diapering the two is just like sposie diapering one except for you have to wash. That's really it. We used to cloth when we were out even, but we don't anymore...we use sposies for that.

And actually, we don't have a load of wool...the only wool pants Abby has is one pair I knit for her. LOL She does have a lot of fleece, though...

I'm not a big fan of knitting with fabric strips either...unless the strips are serged or hemmed, but then, why not just sew the bag, kwim?
trshtwns01
Mar. 2nd, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
I always go through the clearance bins at all of the craft stores. The cashiers tend to ask me 'Oh! What are you making?', but I don't work that way *laugh* When I see an interesting yarn on sale cheap, I grab several skeins of it.

I do that with project kits, also, which is how I ended up with the fabric strip purse kit. It was on sale for around $3, if I remember correctly, so I couldn't resist. Now, I know that I will never knit with fabric strips without the investment in supplies :)

Hmmm. I need to go through my closet because I think I bought a kit for 90% off that is stitching a felt stocking and then using that wool roving to make those fuzzy-looking embellishments on it somehow. It looks like it would be similar to punch embroidery, but fuzzy. Seemed interesting.

dontcryforme
Mar. 2nd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Is it needle felting? Needle felting is so much fun. :)
trshtwns01
Mar. 2nd, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think that is what it was called. Maybe that's what I will start on after the tote bag.