Friday, July 12, 2013

A scattering of this and that...

I did a program for the library's summer reading program--metallic embossing.
There was a huge crowd.  I think the lousy weather has lots of parents scrambling for activities for the kids.  It was fun, but I was tired afterwards.


I have some cute photos of the busy crafters.  I won't post them because I do not have parental permission.  There was glitter involved for those who so chose so try to imagine.

It looks like the roads around town have been put back together.  It is all patchwork style.  We hope that the pattern of sudden heavy storms has finally moved on.

Farmers are taking a beating.  This is a picture of a huge mud hole in the middle of a corn field. 


I have been struggling through the pants fitting class I signed up for on line.  I am pretty close to having a pattern altered.  I have a muslin practice that fits--and two others that do not even come close.  I think that on line is not the ideal venue for something like this.  It is true that I can go back and replay parts, but there are so many, many details to keep in mind and so many examples of the possible modifications based on individual figures that it is easy to get confused.  If I ever get a chance to do an in person workshop, I will take it.
In the meantime--skirts are always nice.


We had a play date--the group of women that gets together for making cards and eating lunch.  Did I show you the birds we made last month?  This time we made flowers.
 I have not taken a picture of the flowers yet.

I have a new vacuum cleaner--a new Eureka, same model as I had before, the one that broke.  The old one was under warranty, but the part was back ordered and would not be in until the end of August.  The manufacturer told the repair shop that they thought it was reasonable to ask me to wait.  I thank the repair shop for working to get me a new replacement.  Of course now I will have to do something about those furry/dusty creatures living under the bed.

Mike and I went out for lunch today--a beautiful sunny day without oppressive humidity.  Mike ordered fried clams--just wait until he has cardio rehab.  I think he realizes this and wanted to sneak a last plateful in.  I had a caprese salad and grilled shrimp.

The Shanty is in downtown Burlington, overlooking Lake Champlain.  
 There is a nice view even on a bad day.  This was not a bad day though.

There is a very new building across the street...

Right next to a very old building or two.


I have been out of sync a bit and I realized that it is because my schedule has been so thrown off.  There is the time spent in the hospital and at doctors' offices, of course, but there was also my own routine and I think that is more the key.  I got to do my Friday vacuuming and all of a sudden it seemed like the universe has aligned itself once more.  If I don't do the Friday vacuuming how do I know it is Friday?  And if I don't know that it is Friday, how do I know what day it is on any other day.  

The sun is shining, my vacuuming is done, and I had a nice lunch with my sweetie.





22 comments:

  1. That's great that you can teach a class at the library. Glad you got a new vacuum, and that it helps you stay on schedule. Your lunch sounds delicious.
    Peace,
    Muff

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    1. Just enough to remind me that I really do like retirement. I never would have lasted as an elementary teacher...so much energy required. Although the enthusiasm is pretty neat.

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  2. Glad your day went so well - I would have skipped the vacuuming! I can truly imagine the glitter.

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    1. It is always somewhat amazing to me how the glitter thing can split so unfailingly along the gender lines.

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  3. And now all is right with the world.
    Routines are very important to some of us, aren't they.
    Glitter? Really? You are a glutton for punishment.

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    1. Yep, lots and lots of glitter. You either love it or hate it.

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  4. I know what you mean. Fridays are my laundry day and I can't deviate from it. Lol.

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    1. I am glad someone else gets that!

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  5. Sounds like you really had a fabulous day, Olga. The embossing craft is something my daughter and granddaughter would have loved to attend. I'm not surprised you got so many takers, but I can understand why you were tried. You are doing so much! I am in awe.

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    1. It was more like a week, not all packed into one day, but it was all good!

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  6. Ha, ha, my vacuuming day is the day I just can't put it off any longer. Younguns wear me out also. Oh to have that energy.
    Glad Mike got to indulge with the clams. Pretty sure he will not like the new menu after the surgery.

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    1. I will not love the new menu either...although it will cut down on the number of times I have to fix two completely different meals. He likes what he likes and dislikes everything else more than most. He does not complain if he is served something he doesn't like, but the look of unhappiness just breaks my heart.

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  7. Glitter does make everything better! I completely understand about the routine and needing to know what day it is -- for me it is Saturday and the grocery store that sets the week for me. I'm even worse than you in that I also have a need to do my daily routine. Like right now my online bank is down. How can I go on with my task list if I can't check off banking/pay bills?

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    1. I once had a job where I had to visit several different schools over the course of a week. Snow days really threw me for a loop and I'd find myself pulling into the parking lot of the wrong school.

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  8. I enjoyed your stories of your days.
    Give yourself permission to be good to yourself!
    Take much care. We need us grammas!

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    1. Oh, I always try to be good to myself! Thanks.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful day! I haven't sewn in years, and I can't imagine trying to learn how to fit pants via an on-line video. I tend to need to ask questions when I'm learning something.

    Take care!

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    1. It definitely would have been easier to do this in person! You can ask questions on line, but you may have to wait a day or two for a reply.

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  10. If I had to vacuum to know it was Friday, I'd never know what day it was. You are clearly a far more vigilant housekeeper than I. But I knew that already.
    Oh! Glitter!
    Out of the blue not long ago, I remembered a tulle tutu that my cousin had for her dance class. She must have been ten, so I would have been eight. It was blue with "sequins" of holographic dots on it. Even the memory of it mesmerizes me!

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    1. Eight and ten year olds are the target audience for glitter, but we carry that younger version of self with us always.

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  11. It sure looks pretty in your neck in the wood, and you have been quite busy, haven't you. I like your birds.

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    1. It is quite green here now that the rains have let up a bit. I love having the lake nearby.

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