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Blondie
March 11th, 2014, 06:30 AM
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Happy Tuesday folksies!
Oh yeah, it's Tuesday. I am already to get 'er done. After some coffee.
Yesterday was a very productive day for me around the old house. Yessirree Bobby! I opened the windows, and cleaned, cleaned cleaned. In between cleaning I would go sit outside and enjoy the feel of sunshine. The truly simple things in life are sometimes the best. As I sat there basking in the precious sunshine, looking at clothes waving in the wind on the line, I enjoyed my coffee and solved the problems of the world. All by myself. What a shame I can't remember one problem or the solution today. It just goes to show that given enough sleep, everything falls into perspective.

Speaking of sleep, I really despise the time change. I have enough trouble with getting in good sleep. I don't care if it is falling back or springing fwd. I think it is STUPID and messes with my head. It takes me a week to stop waking up every hour on the hour. Like I said, it doesn't matter which one you switch up. It isn't like we are the same society we once were when families all over the country had crops to get in, air raid drills, etc. Leave my time alone. It will get dark when it's supposed to and the sun will come up when it's time to shine. Okay, that's me ranting. Done. Fini. Over.

To go back to the top paragraph about simple things? Check out the below remember it doesn't take much to bring a smile. They're free, spontaneous, readily available and oh yeah - makes you remember that even while life is serious stuff, it is worth the while to just chill now and then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga3oED5K7uw

dwil23
March 11th, 2014, 06:52 AM
Good Morning!

You know, the time change doesn't affect me that much, but I still think it is stupid! It does not "save" us one extra minute of daylight. I'm all for doing away with it, myself. I am working all five days (nights) this week, now that is messing me up! I have been taking a day or two off every week, but that was costing too much, so I am working all five days this week - and that is affecting me!

Hope everyone has a Blessed Day!

EnumclawGramma
March 11th, 2014, 07:58 AM
Good Morning! Happy to hear of your wonderful productive day Blondie! I had the same, but without the sunshine. I hear tell it's on the way though. And THAT makes me happy!

Time change. Aw yes. It's pointless and dumb. There. That's my two bits. In yoga class yesterday there was a lot of this same conversation. We had a lot of "restorative" stretches because everyone was dragging as a result of the time change. That was nice! Best part is, it helps!

Oh my goodness gracious! I picked up my new glasses yesterday, and WOWZERS! I was long long long overdue, I don't like the eye doc. Not sure why. But now he's my best friend! I can't believe how much I was missing, and I cannot wait to SEW!!! I bet I could thread the needle without help now. (yes, it got that bad!) It's going to take me a little time to get used to this. But so far, I like it!

I am supposed to work at the gift shop this afternoon, and then we have a chorale festival for my DGD this evening. It's going to be a busy day. Busy is GOOD!

Hugs/Prayers to all you who want/need. I'm hoping everyone has a wonderful day! Smile and do something fun!

aliaslaceygreen
March 11th, 2014, 07:59 AM
Good morning!!! I want DAYLIGHT when I wake up!! For Pete's sake, I am already UP at 530 PM when we get to enjoy this!!
Laylabug turned 2.5 yesterday! Time, she flies!!! We had a great day, when she wasn't busy showing me she has 2 down pat. Somewhat obstinate... lol.... but too darned cute....

Supposed to hit 75 today, and I will be INSIDE at work! Grrrrr.....

Well... oh well, right?? ((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))

auntiemern
March 11th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Good morning Blondie. Yep, it is VERY early for me. I am not enjoying this time change either. I have been having a terrible time sleeping, and it does not help me one bit. Not that I live by alarm clocks or anything...it just messes with my head. I was kinda glad I ha to do the early shift baby sitting today. Get the girls up and gone...then me and Gabe til he goes to school at noon. Then DD will be home shortly after they get home from school. Tomorrow starts her vacation...that means vacation for me as well. Hoping to get lots of sewing in. Hugs and blessings to all, prayers for those in need.

Monique
March 11th, 2014, 08:24 AM
Good morning. My wee one wore me out yesterday. But we did have a whole lot of fun. And today is another day to have fun. I think we will go visit my mother-in-law today and another friend of mine.

Have a good day everyone.

buckeyequilter
March 11th, 2014, 08:28 AM
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Good morning...

I hear there is more snow on the way for us. I sure hope it misses, like last time!

Daylight savings.....love it!!! I don't care if it's dark in the morning...I'm just going to work, but that will only last 2 or 3 weeks and then it will be light out again. I like the daylight when I get home. Hate when it gets dark about 1/2 hour after I get home. I also have to go outside to go into my sewing room...so the extra daylight is nice for that.

I have to be the slowest quilt maker in the history of quilt making. I decided I would stay in the house and work on my Irish Chain....got 10 blocks put together and then decided to play Jeopardy with DH, never did get back to the quilt. But I suppose if I do a few each night it will get done. Tonight I want to finish putting a quilt on the frame so I can start the quilting in the next couple of days.

Blondie...love the video!!!

Have a great day! Prayers and hugs

MRoy
March 11th, 2014, 08:37 AM
Good morning! I agree about the time change. I don't like it, especially in the spring. It's supposed to get up to 70 here today then turn cold tomorrow with thunderstorms then possible snow showers. Will it ever end?

Bubby
March 11th, 2014, 08:57 AM
Morning Everyone,

I wish they would leave the clocks like this. It messes me up every time we switch the time.

Today is a sewing day for me. I'm working on some little pillowcases for my DDs facial table. This is a fun project.

It was a gorgeous day yesterday but we are supposed to get snow again tonight.

Have a great day everyone....Barb

Iris Girl
March 11th, 2014, 09:09 AM
Morning all! It is warming up some needs to go faster I am ready for warm weather and to see my flowers. Blondie so happy you had a great day, always a smiler when things go great. I also agree with this time change bologna...just leave it alone already.
So happy People here are trying to find my fabric for me, Everyone is so kind and generous here. I love how we all help each other. Well that will do it for me off to work today. Hugs to all the need them. Have great day.

Mpyles
March 11th, 2014, 09:13 AM
Good morning everyone. Gonna be a gorgeous mid to upper 70s here today! Work is busy...everyone on spring break here as well as the national home school basketball tournament in town.....makes for a lot of hungry boys! The temp is suppose to drop back to the 40s tomorrow but right back up on Thursday....I'll take it! Any sunshine is fine with me!

Club last night...nothing tonight thank goodness!

Everyone have a great day!

HandsOffItsMine
March 11th, 2014, 09:46 AM
Morning folks,

We found the house that we would like to turn into our home. Prayers would be appreciated that our application gets in on time to beat out others and gets approved. :)

Will be on pins and needles as we wait.

Of course woke up with a bad migraine from the stress. UGH And it's a beautiful morning so I'm hoping the meds will do its job.

Prayers for those in need, huggers for all! Ruby and Don

PS Don't forget that the Pillowcase Easter Drive deadline is approaching: April 5th. :)

MayinJerset
March 11th, 2014, 09:47 AM
It's great hearing that so many are having Spring like weather, sort of lifts our spirits to see sunshine more often.

Change in time really doesn't bother me much. Being light longer in the early evening is very helpful when trying to find someone's house for an evening meeting, at least I can see and read the street signs. One thing I hate is having to change the clock in my present car, it is so involved that I left it alone and now with this time change it is the correct time. I refer to my watch to check the time so it really doesn't matter.

EmmaB
March 11th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Poppin in here this beautiful morning!!! We are suppose to have sunshine galore and temps close to 70. I wonder if the boss would let me move my desk outside? Can't wait to get out in it. In the meantime, I'm stuck in this gloomy office. Thought I had jury duty this morning but found out it's NEXT week. I was a whole week ahead of myself!

I've been embroidering on a baby quilt that my friend hinted that I finish. Bless her. She started it when she found out she was going to be a grandma again and the child is almost five years old. So I volunteered. It's mostly cross stitch so it goes fairly quick. I'm trying to figure out how to spruce it up a little. It's a kit of those white, pre-quilted baby covers and the pattern is stamped on. The embroider stitches will show on the back. Does anyone have a suggestion about putting a backing on it to cover this up and because it's pre-quilted, how could I get the layers to stay together? Echo quilt maybe? It's not huge size wise but the embroidery stitching on the back is not very attractive. And, LOL, now that she's almost 5 who knows she may play with it or sleep with it so I would like it to hold up a little. Suggestions would be appreciated.

I'm also cutting circles for a denim quilt. Sunday, my daughter and I gathered the materials that is needed and just had the most awesome time. It was just one of those afternoons with her that I didn't want to end. Of course, we also went to Target, Big Lots, the grocery store and Dairy queen for lunch.

And Blondie, I totally agree with the time change. Get it one way or the other cuz it messes with my head!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!!

Simply Quilting
March 11th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Good Morning!!! Yesterday was beautiful outside. We skipped the sewing (was going to teach the children how to sew a pillow) and went outside all afternoon. The weather was so warm - at 6PM it was still 69 degrees. We went to a couple of parks and to the Lake. Here are a couple of shots of some of the thousands of geese that were there. It was very loud and very neat to see when they would take to the sky. The second photo shows a shoreline which shows how bad our drought was and still is as the water should be all the way to the grass in this area of the lake.

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Then I stopped in to see a friend who is moving into a house that she use to live in but the house has been empty for five years, there is a lot of work to do but I know that it will be a beautiful house again once she gets done fixing it up. She is an amazing decorator.

This morning started with breakfast in bed. Today is cloudy. It is suppose to be much cooler than yesterday and chance of rain today with a 100% chance of snow tonight. I was hoping for another sunny day but it is at least sunny inside. We are going to start the pillows and I'm going to spend some time working on the blocks for the Irish Chain. I think it could get interesting around here when we get four people quilting and only one sewing machine. We will cross that bridge when they get to be where they can sew on their own. I'm just so excited that they are wanting to sew and quilt.

Have a great day everyone :)

Jean Sewing Machine
March 11th, 2014, 11:24 AM
Good morning! Love the warm weather we'vehad for the past few days, but maybe we'll have to put up with a little icky weather rtomorrow. But at least, we got a little break, and hope for spring is on the horizon! My plants are crispy frozen, not one sign of great on any of them! The plants are smart this year, not going to show their leaves early and then get frost bitten from the capricious spring weather!

I found a shingle on my patio, and yesterday while chatting with the neighbors, we discovered where it came from, so my job today is to find someone to fix my roof! Mi was hoping it was from a neighbor's house, but that wasn't where it came from! Darn! The windstorms we've had lately have been wicked!

Hope to get to the quilt machine today. I want to do feathers on a border. Wish me luck!

Have a great day!

paandrus
March 11th, 2014, 11:47 AM
Incredibly cute video!! Happy Tuesday back to you.

SuzyQue
March 11th, 2014, 12:25 PM
I, too, had a productive Monday. I did a very thorough clean of the main floor of my house, including the windows! AHHHH! It sure made me tired last night, but it was lovely to wake to neat and tidy this morning! I finished the laundry,too, so today is ironing and clean the family room/sewing studio/basement level. I am anxious to start spring cleaning, but I had to do this so the rooms not in rotation could be decent for awhile! Our DD recently got a new job and had to prepare to move in less than 3 weeks, so we were kept hopping helping her get an apartment, furnishings, and a new car. It was one last blast of memory making Momma time, but my house suffered in the meantime. It feels so good to get it back in shape!

With my hubby being a farmer, I understand daylight savings time a bit better. However, that said........tractors now have lights and can run by satellite (well, not ours, but most!) so having daylight hours is not as critical as it was in the past. I generally have trouble with springing forward and missing that hour of extra sleep, but this year, being so exhausted.....I am sleeping just fine! I have loved having the longer evenings of lightness.......especially since the weather has improved. I just find it a huge inconvenience to move clock settings!

After weeks of neglect, I hope to get back in the studio later today and sew! I had to stop mid-stream on those leaders and I really want to get them finished and on to the rest of the Farmer's Daughter's blocks. Meli has gotten far ahead of me! I need my sewing/quilting fix so badly!!!

rebeccas-sewing
March 11th, 2014, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the video, Blondie! Nothing like the belly laugh of a baby. I'm surprised the pup didn't jump right in but I guess those short little legs couldn't make it over the edge. I woke up worrying about my older daughter today. I won't go into details but I will say she was on top of the world a few months ago. Since returning from a very successful internship in D.C. everything has fallen apart. I just don't understand. The worst part is I can't fix it for her. Everyone says you have to live your own life and not worry so much. Life is too short to be worrying over things that you can't control. Gosh, I wish it was easy to follow that advice.

Madeforyouinma11
March 11th, 2014, 02:27 PM
Blondie, I love that video! I love the sound of a baby laughing, it's so contagious. Not a fan of daylight savings but I do love it staying lighter later. Hubby doesn't care for it. He goes to work at 5:15 in the afternoon and he liked it better when it was dark when leaving. Last night I started to cut out squares for a blanket. I had made pillows out of sweaters and sweatshirts and had all the sleeves and some of the bodies left. The woman wants a blanket made out of the scraps. I am going to have a lot of squares so it should make a good sized blanket for her. I've never made one out of these fabrics, but I think it's going to come out really nice.
Well, I have to run to the store and then do a few things around here. Tonight we are going to hubby's aunts house for dinner. It was his cousins birthday Sunday, so we are getting together to celebrate her birthday and she also starts a new job at Channel 7 tomorrow. She was at Channel 10, but really wanted to go to 7.
We're supposed to get rain tomorrow and snow on Thursday...I'm so done with snow..the sun is shining and warm...I want spring!
Hope everyone has a great day!