Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Day 2

Yesterday was Day 2 of my new freedom, Monday being a holiday and all. No one to whine at me, no phone calls......OK, 3 phone calls from the clinic -- but I didn't HAVE to answer them! OK, so I did...... quit picking on me, lol! I had a blast on my first full day -- went shopping, pulled weeds, shoveled and hauled 10 big wheelbarrow loads of, ahem......by-product out of the horses yard and into an area that will be a garden. I did some cleaning up and some planting and some sitting -- I even watched TV in the middle of the day! Total waste of time, but my back needed a little break. Hunny took me out to dinner -- because he's worried about my cooking -- and afterwards I got 2 UFOs done:
Two little donation quilt tops that have been sitting around for heaven knows how long. All they needed was quilting and binding. Wanna hear a strange little factoid about me? I LOVE bindings -- that's right, I do. Someone has to! And now I have 2 hand projects to do while I sit in my taxi-cab yellow chair and sip limeade! Staying in the spirit of finishes, I pulled the fans out -- time for them to be a quilt.

They will require a trip to town for the finishing touches, but I'm tough - I can take it. That 40% off coupon will help......

This morning I actually cooked breakfast for myself - yes Kim, I finally did some grocery shopping. They made me show ID but I made it, LOL! I made myself waffles from scratch, and they were great! Strawberry jam and cool-whip and fresh home-made coffee........ahhhh! I could get used to this. I've started a pot roast for Hunny, another first, and have a girlfriends recipe for buttermilk biscuits. Oh man - this is the LIFE!

My weekend of parties was as fun as I thought it would be, except I missed the bluegrass due to back whining. The rest went off without a hitch and were great. Saturday was my new boss's party, and while we're still on the QT, I can show you 'cos you don't know her!! This is Dr. Chris - Wild and Crazy Physician. Hmmm....maybe her cards need to say that? We had a giggle making little double entendre jokes here and there that no one else could possibly get, referring to my future - I love that kind of thing and clearly she does too - kindred spirits I guess.

Now that Day 3 is off to a crawling start, wonder what I'll get into today? Who knows?

9 comments:

Bren said...

I love bindings too...they represent that last stage plus they are relaxing to put on (the back part anyway).
Isn't it the life??? The neighbor took my kids to the park for an hour with her kids, so I am getting 1 hour of what you are enjoying...and what do I do with it??? Read blogs! Yeesh, I need to get a life!

julieQ said...

I love binding the best of all the quilting steps. I am so glad you are away from that killing job...and I can't believe that they split your job among 9 people!

Fabricfaire said...

Cool Whip for breakfast, goodthing my DH never thought of that! I am so impressed of how much you have accomplished on your first "real day"! Cute donations jobs!

Pam said...

You got that taxi cab chair done just in time!!! whoo hoo it will be your friends for the next few months!

Home made waffles and fresh strawberries oh my goodness you are already livin' the life girlfriend!

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Kim said...

Thank goodness you have some food--and it sounds like some pretty darn GOOD food too! What's for breakfast tomorrow? Maybe I'll show up! LOL! I'm quite envious, but at least I can tell myself the weekend's almost here! Keep on enjoying yourself--and I'll live vicariously through your vacation adventures!

Teresa said...

Day 3....more fun! Day 4....repeat Day 3. Ahhhh, the life.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Enjoy every minute of this new chapter of your life!Oh-- by the way-- I love bindings, too!

Quilting Journey said...

Uh, Su Bee, dear...you were shoveling 'by product' before you retired..... Oh well, at least this kind is fun, comes with more free time, parties and balloons, and of course, shopping and quilting!

Purple Pam said...

It appears you are having so much fun. A rest is what you need, maybe a nice quiet book with a nice pina colada, or something? What did you do with the fans?