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Blondie
May 4th, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Happy Saturday Folksies! It is also the first Saturday in May. You know what that means. Yep. I am smiling. Well, why not? I hear the sun is going to be shining today, my Saturday clients are fun folks, I intend to order pizza for the girls night and Mom is looking better each day. It was just a "bimp" in the road, as Clouseau would say.

I don't know about you but as a child I never thought Saturdays were special. Those were days when I had to do a whole bunch of chores, then after those were completed, which took all day, I would go to my grandma's house and help her out. I sure learned how to clean good back then. Not that I give a fig about it today. Now and then I get a wild hair and think, I really need to go from room to room and do a thorough cleaning. Then I pluck that wild hair out!

Enjoy your weekend everyone. Stay focused what what is really important in your life. It is really never "things", is it?
Blessings, hugs and SMILES

Bubby
May 4th, 2013, 07:19 AM
Morning Blondie,

I'm up early again. We have to go to the apartments today and begin eviction action against a tenant. I always hate this.

It has been raining here for three days and night...not really hard rain, just enough to make it impossible to enjoy being outdoors. All our little tomato plants and a few flowers are on the island in the kitchen waiting for warmer weather. The flower/plant sellers around here are having a hard time. Everything is so late this year, many are cancelling their second shipments. This means when the weather clears everyone needs to get to the nursery and buy what they want because there won't be anything to buy later.

I worked on a little JRR quilt yesterday for PICU. I won't have it done in time for Marilyn to take it this month, but it will be there for the next load.

Wishing everyone a good Saturday. Special prayers for Steffie and everyone without power as a result of the big May snow.

Hugs Everyone, Barb

Monique
May 4th, 2013, 07:20 AM
Good morning Blondie. I was waiting for you this morning.

Well today is Denis' grand opening. I hope all goes well for him. I do wish I could go but I have other commitments. Today is one of our friends' annual golf tournament. Not on any golf course, but in a horse pasture. It is basically just a whole lot of fun. Tomorrow we travel to see my son and his wife and of course Jersey.

Work of course this morning. I will take my quilt with me and work on it when I can.

Have a wonderful day friends.

shermur
May 4th, 2013, 08:54 AM
Morning, Blondie! So wish I was having your weather...it snowed her yesterday on the 2nd of May! Never in my lifetime have I seen that...and the comp softball tournament for this weekend was cancelled due to the cold and too much moisture. So, little girl and I went to Joanne's last night to be prepared for a weekend in the craft room and boy, does a new blade for the rotary cutter make a difference! Thank goodness I had a couple of coupons to use!!!! I need to help little girl on her scrap skirt and cut more pieces for my stepdaughter's Phoebe flower box quilt (Jenny's tutorial)! The house might get some attention and

Granny Judy
May 4th, 2013, 08:58 AM
Washing and drying a PiCu quilt for Marilyn today.. hoping to get it mailed by Monday. Going along on the Grub Run and getting out of the house for a walk around. Maybe Big Lots, Maybe another Big Box store.. we'll see what DD has on the shopping list.

Hope to dodge between the rain drops and grab a few plants for the BIG planters out front.. Love my Geraniums!! They keep the bugs away from the sitting area.. DD needs some more bird seed since we have so many Finches, Turtle Doves, robins, cardinals, Sparrows, and Squirrels-( furry tailed rats ) visiting the feeder. The Hummers are due any time now that it's May..

aliaslaceygreen
May 4th, 2013, 09:08 AM
Amen. Especially abt the cleaning part. I may POST on here that I am going to be cleaning so often you must think the place is spotless.... but. Don't be fooled!!!

Work. Work. Work. VACAY!!!! I can see it around the corner!!!! Whoo HOO!!!

Tonight we are going to go to a choral performance that my husbands aunt has roped us into. Finally, she has found a date we couldn't wiggle out of. My DH is ready for a root canal, but I am trying to keep a Blondier kind of attitude.... but we will be able to say that we HAVE supported her endeavors...so...

Smile, all, and May the Fourth be with you!

Mpyles
May 4th, 2013, 09:18 AM
Good morning all!!

No count down today!! We have lift off.... vacation has started!! Yayyyyy!! Sadly at about 6:30 last night...I got a light in my vision...a precursor to a migraine. So I got the ibuprofen and ice pack and went to bed. I woke up around 1 am and I felt pretty good. I don't get horrible headaches when I get the visual aura..they are a warning sign that a headache is coming..I always heed them and take my medicine and grab that ice pack. I will have the nagging headache for a day or two. But I will be able to function fine. It's prolly the crazy weather shifts, or the extreme amount of stress at work this week. Thankfully I got it on my first night of vacation!!

I have a busy day planned....the quilt store is having a sidewalk sale from 10 -1. 7 dollar bolt sale!! Woohoo ! I only have about 1/2 hour to be at that. Have a project grad fundraiser to work. Then a meeting to figure out what we have money to spend what on. We have had a successful year of fundraising, it should be quite a night. We bought 85 $50 best buy gift cards and they gave us 2-32inch tvs. A local car dealership gave us an iPad, we are giving each senior an additional $50in cash, with $ left over to buy lots more stuff.

So busy, fun, exciting, sad, happy week ahead of me!! I am so proud of my baby girl, graduating with honors summa cum laude. She has worked hard and I can't wait to celebrate with her!

Blondie good to hear your momma is still on the mend, enjoy your day and the pizza. Monique have fun on your Golf trip. Barb...I can't imagine having to evict someone....I find firing them horrible...evicting has to be pretty hard.

Prayers for everyone who have asked and those that haven't. Everyone have a great day!!!

HdWench
May 4th, 2013, 09:30 AM
Morning Morning! Yep, you don't read me posting much about housework :icon_heh: and it shows around here! Oh well, working on a Queen Falling Charms for my best girlfriend in Florida I've never met! 7 years of playing Word games and Canasta and this summer we'll meet!

Saturday and I'm still up so I'll be sleeping till you all go to bed tonight.

Wonderful that your mom is doing Great Blondie!! How fun to have a sister and the pizza and girls nights sounds amazing! Grew up with 3 brothers, so I only dream of what that would be like.

Hope everyone stays nice and snuggly or has the A/C on being comfortable and you get some sewing time in, or buying fabric, or plotting your next project.

That sale sounds Terrific!!! Hope you find some awesome fabric by the bolt wow!

:icon_wave:

Debbie

Jean Sewing Machine
May 4th, 2013, 09:59 AM
First day at Disneyworld, Friday, May 3. EPIC FAIL! Thought we'd hit Epcot for the fireworks, instead got three hours of rain, totally drenched, miserable feeling. Bus was totally freezing airconditioned, when we got back at 9, we could see from our resort that they attempted a weiny little fireworks display in the rain which lasted probably 5 minutes. I was so cold, went to bed and shivered for two hours to get warm. This chick as seen all of Epcot she's going to see in this lifetime! Least amount of fun for most amount of money. I'm laying up from the walking ths morning, want to see Magic Kingdom at night, hoping for a dry evening, so I'm resting up for that. Hope things get better. Legs are messed up with edema from a med I'm taking, and there is no place to sit in Disneyworld! Not good to get old!

Hope you all have a great day!

CrazyMtnLady
May 4th, 2013, 10:01 AM
Morning all. It is another rainy and cold day here. But the rain sure has greened things up. Slept great last night but woke up on the wrong side of the bed! I have no idea why I am in such a foul mood today...could be the GIGANTIC pile of dog poop that greeted me on the bathroom floor this morning and a very guilty looking TarButt. It just had to be her...none of the other animals could have that much in them! LOL... It was not fun cleaning and mopping the floor at 5am this morning.
I am not doing much of anything today! I am watching my PBS sewing/quilting shows and catching up on some reading and staying warm.
It is chilly in the front room where the kittens are so I put my heating pad under their blanket to keep them and mama warm. I had them on the bed yesterday petting them all. The runt is so tiny I don't think she is getting enough food. I gave her some warmed evaporated milk with an eyedropper yesterday and she loved it. So I will give her some more today. I have been calling her Brandy. The others are doing great!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and prayers to all.

Sandy Navas
May 4th, 2013, 10:31 AM
Oh, Donna! BTDT.

Working today and just about ready to head out in this miserable weather. Drizzly rain - it was heavy during the night and kept me awake for a while, though I blamed it on Al for snoring.

I'm tired, disgruntled (what does it mean to be gruntled?), and wondering when it's going to stop. I did spend time sewing yesterday, not necessarily what I wanted to do, but finishing up things that DD has requested. I need to get that out of the way so I can hibernate all summer all by myself. Of course I have little rag muffins standing over my shoulder all times of the day with special requests. You know they have to come to Nana so they don't bother Mom, right? Mom is totally stressed out with antics of the oldest DGD who manages to find some way to cause an uproar even though she's supposedly living 'on her own' . . . little does the poor kid know.

And so, I leave with this good advice: "Some days the best thing about your job is that the chair spins."

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_mu_2423.jpg (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SwivelChairAntics)

Genny
May 4th, 2013, 10:40 AM
And so, I leave with this good advice: "Some days the best thing about your job is that the chair spins."

Sandy, Your advice fits most of my days at work:lol: Genny

MayinJerset
May 4th, 2013, 10:42 AM
Blondie, I also had lots of Saturday chores when I was growing up, bed making, clothes washing, food shopping and cleaning the stairs and hallways of our 3 story building filled my day.

Speaking of household chores two great things I learned from gals I worked with that made my Saturdays less hectic, clean the bathrooms on Friday night (this from a minister's wife whose weekends were busy with church activities) and no Saturday clothes washing unless it was an emergency. That way my I could keep my house in order and actually at times had time and energy to go out in the evening.

DH and I will be spending this Saturday shopping, first Kohl's where I have a gift card and a 30% off coupon,then couch shopping and maybe a stop at Joann's with my 50 and 40% coupons plus 15% off entire order. Need to find a nice flower to add to my straw hat, want to wear it to my Guild's Tea tomorrow. We are to bring our favorite tea cup, this year I'm bringing the china Sisters mug that my sister Carol gave me at Christmas. Should be a fun meeting with lots of goodies to eat, many different teas to choose from and some surprise entertainment.

Cathy F
May 4th, 2013, 10:48 AM
Morning all!

Looks like we're off to the start of another nice day. I had a great quilt class on Thursday, it is a embroidered quilt class. It will be a combination of different embroidered squares mixed with some pieced ones. What I really was excited about was the technical aspects we will be learning. We did linear re-hooping, and next times we will be embroidering on triangles, and doing diagonal re-hooping. it feels great to be the master of the machine instead of the machine controlling me. It was kind of scary though unhooping my fabric and then re-aligning and hooping again.

dwil23
May 4th, 2013, 10:57 AM
Good Morning, all!

I'm with Blondie on this one -anytime one of those wild hairs starts takes over, time to take action and get rid of it!

Getting ready to sleep a bit, then get up this afternoon and (hopefully) finish hand stitching the binding on this quilt. It has been fun, but I'm done with it and want to move on to other projects. Then, back to work tonight. I love Saturday nights at work - the easiest of the week. Very laid back, no rush.

Have a blessed weekend everyone.

Sew Perfect
May 4th, 2013, 11:01 AM
Good morning everyone! Today, I will be working on our wood floors with my DH again. We are nearly finished with the dininng room and entryway. The front room is nearly half finished. Yay. I'm not sure when we will do the second half of the main floor, but it will sure be nice to be finished.

Tonight, we are going to Days of Wine and Rotary. It should be a nice time as we haven't been out together in quite some time.

It's chilly and rainy today, but that's okay I guess. It's better than snow, but I am really wanting to see the sun come out.

Everyone have a wonderful day today. Keep your chin up, put a smile on and happy quilting.

Jean Sewing Machine
May 4th, 2013, 11:13 AM
Oh, Donna! BTDT.

Working today and just about ready to head out in this miserable weather. Drizzly rain - it was heavy during the night and kept me awake for a while, though I blamed it on Al for snoring.

I'm tired, disgruntled (what does it mean to be gruntled?), and wondering when it's going to stop. I did spend time sewing yesterday, not necessarily what I wanted to do, but finishing up things that DD has requested. I need to get that out of the way so I can hibernate all summer all by myself. Of course I have little rag muffins standing over my shoulder all times of the day with special requests. You know they have to come to Nana so they don't bother Mom, right? Mom is totally stressed out with antics of the oldest DGD who manages to find some way to cause an uproar even though she's supposedly living 'on her own' . . . little does the poor kid know.

And so, I leave with this good advice: "Some days the best thing about your job is that the chair spins."

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_mu_2423.jpg (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SwivelChairAntics)
That last sentence just cracked me up!

Hulamoon
May 4th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Morning!

I have two spinning chairs. One downstairs and one up stairs just in case.

I'm going to cut tumblers for the flag swap and pack that all up. Coasters, and then start a special secret project. Sit down for a NCIS marathon. That's all.lol

((hugs to everyone)) Happy Saturday!

shannonsaulter
May 4th, 2013, 12:26 PM
GM all...up early but not much time for sewing the room is occupied since
family came on from out of town...nice to see them but was hoping to get a few things worked on...
Have a great day all!!

janluna
May 4th, 2013, 01:55 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone! I am nursing a really bad toothache. Why do they have to come on a weekend when my Dentist is off playing golf somewhere? Just wanted to say "Hi" and "Love you" to everyone.
Blondie, we're praying for The Mama! Sandy, we're praying for your "Sanity" and patience. Steffi, you are also on our Prayer list, for healing. Prayers for the Forum in general.:icon_bigsmile: ​Love to all, Hugs, Jan L.

auntiemern
May 4th, 2013, 02:13 PM
So glad to see your smiley post on here Blondie. I am oh so happy that mom is feeling better. Have a great girls night this evening.
Jean, so sorry you are having such a miserable time in Disney World. Try drinking some lemon-aid for for the edema in your legs. It is a natural diuretic. I finally got a quilt top done and quilted for the PICU last night. I made a charm quilt out of the Paddington Bear fabrics that I got from Cynthia. All that is left is the binding and washing it. Got some puckers in the 2nd border, but not gonna worry about it. Won't show much once it is washed and dried. Watching the grands later today, so I will do the hand stitching on the binding while I am there. I am just not a good machine binder. Wishing everyone a blessed day. Hugs and prayers for all that need them.

HdWench
May 4th, 2013, 02:18 PM
Oh, Donna! BTDT.

Working today and just about ready to head out in this miserable weather. Drizzly rain - it was heavy during the night and kept me awake for a while, though I blamed it on Al for snoring.

I'm tired, disgruntled (what does it mean to be gruntled?), and wondering when it's going to stop. I did spend time sewing yesterday, not necessarily what I wanted to do, but finishing up things that DD has requested. I need to get that out of the way so I can hibernate all summer all by myself. Of course I have little rag muffins standing over my shoulder all times of the day with special requests. You know they have to come to Nana so they don't bother Mom, right? Mom is totally stressed out with antics of the oldest DGD who manages to find some way to cause an uproar even though she's supposedly living 'on her own' . . . little does the poor kid know.

And so, I leave with this good advice: "Some days the best thing about your job is that the chair spins."

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_mu_2423.jpg (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SwivelChairAntics)


Seems your chair's over in Japan doing weird stuff - maybe send the rag muffins over to get it :icon_tup:

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**Edited to say Thanks Marilyn! From the waist down I look like Balloon woman and your's was the first advice that makes Sense!!! Hope it helps Jean too -- You are SO right Jean - getting O.L.D. should be for the young so we can play!!

ilive2craft2
May 4th, 2013, 02:37 PM
Happy Saturday! I started the day off with going to a free Tai Chi class - not sure if I am spelling that right. Was supposed to meet a friend, but they moved the class and she didn't see the notice. I was the only beginner there. I hate being the newbie and not knowing what to do and didn't know anyone else, but just kept telling myself this is for you, you can do this and I did it. :) We did meet up after class though and had a good chat. Our plan is to go every Saturday.

Blondie, glad mom is getting better! My mama is finally out of her walking boot and can wear regular tennis shoes. Has some kind of electric treatment that she needs every day. The nurses at her assisted living place do it during the week, but us kids need to do it on the weekend - it is just in an awkward spot and mom can't tell if it is lined up right. So, I went and saw mama this morning after Tai Chi and she had her treatment. She had a spell of some sort during the night the other day (just told me about it today) - I think she was sleep walking and then woke up in the middle of it and didn't know where she was, running into walls and scared herself. She used to sleep walk as a kid, so hoping that is what it is.

I have my tumblers all cut up for the swap, just need to package and send them off. Then to work on the other 2 swaps. Got the batiks for the runner, but waiting for my binding tool to come in the mail. I love getting mail from M* and from forum members. Just don't like hubby asking about the credit card bill..... Oh well, I keep telling him it is cheaper than therapy - all that pretty fabric! :)

I also pull that wild hair out anytime it tries to pop up. Sure don't keep house the way my mama did, but life is much less stressful this way and I get lots of other stuff done. :) Hugs and prayers to those that have asked and those who haven't. :) Lisa

toggpine
May 4th, 2013, 03:02 PM
Hi!

I had a bad evening, and it pretty much has me bummed out. A friend called to have me help her with a difficult kidding at her farm. I couldn't get things straightened out, so she took her to the vet. She ended up loosing both kids and the momma.

So today, I am going out to my barn for some serious goat therapy with my own girls. I'm trimming up the shaggy bits, giving them all a bath & a bug dip. Some are going to get a pedicure while we are at it. I'll need a hot shower of my own by the end of the day, but all of the winter "ickies" will be out of their coats.

We are camping out in the back yard again tonight. I am pretty sure hotdogs and s'mores are on the menu around the fire pit for supper. We'll enjoy the warm while it's here, because it will be raining again before we know it!

You all have a great day & help somebody with a smile!
Cathy

MRoy
May 4th, 2013, 03:39 PM
Happy Saturday and Kentucky Derby Day! No derby finery here, wearing sweats cause it's chilly and rainy. Blondie, I'm glad to hear that your mom is better. Barb, good luck with the eviction notice...makes me think of the dismissal notices I get to deliver. Neither are fun! Jean, sorry to hear you had a bad day at the Magic Kingdom yesterday. Cathy, I hope your goat therapy makes you feel better.


DH is kicked back in the recliner napping and I think I may do the same.

Divine Daisy
May 4th, 2013, 06:13 PM
It is a bank holiday weekend here. Today was a good day. Went to Kay's shop and talked windows etc, and gave her some Dachund fabric I found, then went off to Fabrics and Fonts for some co ordinating fabric for the chicken toile and found some to go with the dachund fabric too as instructed by Kay. Back to Kay's to hand that over and onto our fav delli. finally home to eat and then sew.

Then........... the best bit of the day.......a text from Heather who is in Ghana. I was so very excited that she was able to find a signal however briefly and managed to get a text through. It was the first I had heard sinse she left.

The rest of the weekend will be sewing as much as I am able.

buckeyequilter
May 4th, 2013, 08:08 PM
Hi...

Just got home from Sauder Village, it is a pioneer village about 2 hours from where I live. The cabins, houses and other buildings are from the 1800's. If you've heard of Sauder furniture...well that's where it all started. They were having a quilt show (got some pics & will post later). They have a quilt shop there and I bought the backing fabric for my maple leaf quilt and some border fabric for the churn dash quilt. Some of the people that were telling us stories about the buildings and such....remembered those buildings...one (older) gentleman was in one of the schoolhouses and showed us a picture of his sister when she went to that school. I think the best one was the barber shop, that was interesting.

Well I need to go whine about my feet killing me.

Sandy Navas
May 4th, 2013, 08:17 PM
So glad Heather was able to contact her Momma!
Cathy - such a difficult birth and losing the whole family is very hard to take. Give those mommas of yours some special care.

Home and my DAWGS are crying for HELP. Hate being on my feet all day long. Sure hope the paycheck be worth all my discomfort.

kml1764
May 4th, 2013, 11:08 PM
First day at Disneyworld, Friday, May 3. EPIC FAIL! Thought we'd hit Epcot for the fireworks, instead got three hours of rain, totally drenched, miserable feeling. Bus was totally freezing airconditioned, when we got back at 9, we could see from our resort that they attempted a weiny little fireworks display in the rain which lasted probably 5 minutes. I was so cold, went to bed and shivered for two hours to get warm. This chick as seen all of Epcot she's going to see in this lifetime! Least amount of fun for most amount of money. I'm laying up from the walking ths morning, want to see Magic Kingdom at night, hoping for a dry evening, so I'm resting up for that. Hope things get better. Legs are messed up with edema from a med I'm taking, and there is no place to sit in Disneyworld! Not good to get old!

Hope you all have a great day!

Welcome to sunny Florida! haha! Actually getting ready for our rainy season as the nicest time to be in FL is usually from October thru April....thus all the sunbirds!

For me, my day started at Lowe's as my first project is making myself an ironing board, ala "jenny" and also a cover for my new sewing machine. Looking forward to starting my first projects!

Kris