Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I talked myself into it... and 30 days to go!

It was a  really fulfilling weekend for me. Friday I finished ALL my cleaning.  I got a real burst of energy after that last cup of coffee and I went to it. Then I thought about the Fall decorating. I went downstairs in the basement and saw that the tubs were in reach and nothing in my way.  Sooo, I talked myself into it...  I opened the first one. Before I knew it, I had carried everything in it upstairs that I wanted to put out. Opened the second one and did the same. I rearranged a few things while doing it. (much easier to do since the cleaning had been done). So even though I'm still not ready for Fall, my house is :). By the time evening set in, I was completely pooped, but realized I had the entire weekend to do some crafting.... 

Well, sometimes things don't go all that well.  Saturday I had some grocery shopping to do. I am fortunate to have 3 grocery stores, a KMart and a Walmart all in a 3 to 3.5 mile radius.  So where ever the sales are, that's where I go. I had my list. I was off.....  4 stores and over 3 hours later, I was back home unloading and putting things away.  My husband gets paid once a month, so there is lots of budgeting to do.  Usually the last week of the month I am ready to tell everyone not to eat so much LOL.  It was a big shopping order.  And after all that, I told my husband I wasn't cooking. I was tired :).  So we got a quick take out order.  Needless to say I didn't get much else done. But the house was still clean :) !! 

Sunday I went to church and then decided to finish up a few things for Colonial Day this weekend.  Sewed the wool backings onto these sunflower bowl fillers and filled them with walnut shells.


I had hooked these coasters a while back, but didn't feel like whipping them, so I sewed a backing of wool to them and stuffed them with walnut shells too. I just love the feel of them.


Working on finishing up the punch needle pins also. Still haven't taken a picture of them yet. Will do my best to get them done and take a picture before the weekend.  I still have an order that I need to make up for Carol. So if you are reading this Carol, I will get to working on them next week! We will be in touch. 

My heart wasn't into doing anything tonight.  I have been playing some games on the computer lately and it's really taking up too much time.  Need to set a timer for myself or something.  We are getting a lot of rain the last few days and that can make anyone tired.  Hoping it doesn't last too much longer, and that Saturday is clear skies.

And for the 30 days to go???   Why it's 30 more days till my actual Birthday.... My 50th Birthday!!! Woooo hooooo, I will be sliding in sideways on this one LOL.   I will really try to control myself on my posts so you don't get sick of me, but rest assured......  I will be having the time of my life celebrating for an entire month :)  I will be starting my celebrating on October 1st and carrying it all the way to the last day of the month.  Each day I will do something that makes me happy, makes me smile, no matter how small or how big.   My Birthday lands on a Thursday this year. What a coincidence, the hook in is on Thursday ;).  Lots and lots of celebrating with family and friends next month!!

Have a good week everyone..

9 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
You've been busy! Sure wish I'd get the urge to clean :) I have pug hair everywhere ~ and I'm currently pug-less. I still have bits of Lulu everywhere...lol!
I have to say I've never known of anyone being so excited about turning 50!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

The Evening Stitcher said...

ITS FUN TO START BRINGING UP THOSE TUBS OF STUFF...BUT IF YOU ARE LIKE ME...ONCE I GET THEM UPSTAIRS..I WANT TO PULL MY HAIR OUT THINKING...WHAT AM I DOING?? I LOVE YOUR SUNFLOWER PINS.

WELL, LAUREN, I'M EXCITED ABOUT TURNING 60...ONLY 2 1/2 MORE YEARS TO WORK...i HOPE!

Joanne said...

Oh my - it's coming - October will be here before we know it....everyone - take cover! love your sunflowers!

Linda Keller said...

Your little sunflowers are so darling. I just can't wait for Oct. I have all the new colors and designs of the Duct tape and can't wait to use them..............on you.

moosecraft said...

It's a grand feeling when the house is cleaned! :-) The decorations are a bonus! Hopefully you will share some of your Birthday celebrations with us here in bloggy land! 50 is definitely something to celebrate! Have a great time at Colonial Days!

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

I think it is great that you are excited to turn 50... now a days it is all about trying to be younger than we are... I say embrace your age. enjoy your age and have fun with your age. Age is just a number and you have certainly embraced 50 so take the month of Oct and enjoy each and every day of it doing what makes you happy. Woo Hoo!!!!!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

60 is the "new" 40... So 50 must be the new 30??? LOL!

Julia said...

Kathy, I'm happy for you that you are excited at turning 50 but I would be excited if I could turn back 20 years. It seems that time goes faster the older I get. lol...

I would like a burst of energy as I have so much cleaning to do in and out and no Mojo to do it...

Your sunflower pins are cute. Looking forward at you month of celebration. JB

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love the sunflowers and little hooked mats. Good for you on the early fall decorating and I'm with you on the excitement of growing older....might as well enjoy each and every year!