Saturday, January 22, 2011

Loving my down time ~~

Hello everyone ~~  I have no pictures to show you today. My daughter borrowed my camera and I haven't seen it since.  I did have a few pictures on there from the hook in on Thursday, but I guess they will have to wait. 

The hook in sounded like it was such a success on Thursday. Lots of people showed up despite the threat of snow.  Even a couple new hookers.. I'm sure Linda was very busy :). I left around 3:30. I felt like I was playing hooky lol.  I did have a few things to do on the way home and then even stopped for a couple slices of pizza for dinner (decided to treat myself). I walked in and told them not to even heat them up. By the time I got home, I'm sure they would have been cold anyway.  So I took my time and reheated them when I was ready. 

George had left Thursday morning very early to meet up with a couple of other employees to head to Virginia for business.  He was spending the night and wouldn't be home till Friday evening around dinner time.  You would think, WOW no husband, daughter is working, so why leave the hook in?  Well, the threat of the weather was one reason, I won't lie there. I don't like it when it snows. First flurry and I'm back at home.  But another was, I just wanted the down time.  The more I thought about it, the more I wanted it. Yes, I could have had the down time at the hook in but.... I just wanted a quiet evening alone....  and I'm so happy I did. I was being selfish...  There are just some times where I love a house with no noise. No tv, no music, nothing. The silence is soooo wonderful.  It lets me think....   Later on in the evening, I did turn on the tv and waited for Nicole to get home from work.  I think I was in bed about an hour after she walked in.

Friday was wonderful too.  I enjoyed the bed to myself, and I'm sure my husband enjoyed the KING size bed he said he had on his trip.  We just have a queen.  The phone rang after 5:00 a.m. to say that there was a 2 hour delay.  I told Nicole and then I went back to sleep.  Woke up when my body told me too.
I finished working on a swap gift. The rest of the day was spent watching Lifetime movies and putzing around the house.  George got home earlier than he thought so that was nice.. around 4:30.  I made some dinner and then relaxed the rest of the evening. 
Today I finished packing the envelope for the swap and that will go out on Monday. Also drew up a little chick to hook up for a Basket Bingo that the Senior High Band does each year. This will be my last year donating a piece for them.  It's not due until April, so I'm ahead of the game :). 

It has been a really long day, as if the clock stood still for a while.  One of those days that seemed to last forever.  And here I'm thinking tomorrow is Monday.  But I have one more day off !!  Will go to church in the morning and then hopefully get back to hooking some more when I get home. I told my husband I wasn't going out at all this week. But then I forgot about church.  The series that the Pastor is preaching about right now is sooooo good, I don't want to miss it.  I'll be right back home after that.

Will be looking forward to getting back to the shop on Monday after such a nice long weekend.
Nothing special in this post tonight. Just felt like typing.   Hoping you are all enjoying your weekend.  Sure has been bitter, so stay warm!!


Lisa said...

Sounds like a good time. I am glad you took some time for yourself. I am looking forward to seeing your new project. I still have to finish my rug. I just don't know how I want to finish the edge. Oh well it will wait for me. It isn't going anywhere. I am excited I have tomorrow off. Not sure what we will do yet. Have a fun weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

TeresaM said...

I know what you mean by a quiet house Kathy! I hardly ever have the TV or radio on during the day! In fact on weekends when my husband or son are here and they have the TV on it drives me crazy!

I finished my rug today!! I just about called you when I was working on the edge. My strip kept twisting and I was wondering what I was doing wrong?

Have a great day tomorrow!

Joanne said...

Sounds like a nice weekend - I was just out and it's 2 degrees out there - YEP TWOOO - way too cold for me even! Enjoy your Sunday

Doris said...

Down time is a precious thing that we don't get to often. Glad you had some. It is so cold that staying home with a hot cup of tea and a hook-in-hand is very appealing!

Judy said...

Sounds just delightful to me...a day spent with some friends and then oneself just to "ponder" is one we all need to enjoy once in awhile....really good for the "soul"! Stay warm - Judy

moosecraft said...

That's the best therapy, Kathy!!! A time to rest and (mentally) heal so that you can enjoy your days with the ones you love even more! We are in the teens this morning and watching another huge northeaster.... Where's the Easter Bunny? :-)

Vicki said...

I think your time alone sounds wonderful! It is good for one to do this from time to time...No plans, no where you have to be, just a lazy day.....We are all so busy aren't we? Love your blog!

Jake said...

Quiet time isn't selfish! It's almost like winter itself. The earth needs to be calm and still in order to produce what's coming next. It's a rejuvenation!!! I'm glad you had your time. Sounds very peaceful and probably regenerating.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
I just love silence! I don't listen to the radio in the car, and when I'm home, no TV or music. Many think I am strange, but oh, well.
I'm glad you enjoyed your "me time".
Hugs :)

Nettie said...

Hi Kathy :-)