Thursday, December 13, 2012
Today I was using another vacation day so I made quite a lengthy to-do list for myself. I got out of bed at 7:00 and started with some laundry and addressing envelopes for Christmas cards. I had about 15 done when I realized that they were money/gift card holder cards with the flap inside. I was bound and determined to make them work! I figured I could hack off the money flap with a paper cutter, but the greeting was printed on the flap. So then I figured I could stamp a greeting inside, but there were slots cut in the card for a gift card. So then I reasoned that I had bought them on clearance last year so I was really only out a couple of bucks. So I added Christmas cards to my shopping list and headed out. I had several stops to make and was gone for a few hours.
When I got home I worked to get things situated in my "new" guest room, which my parents will be staying in next weekend. I've been dragging my heels getting things pulled together, it is almost nice to have a deadline so I just have to buckle down and do it. I got the bed made with the new bedskirt and put together one of the two photo collages I am going to have up. I put a piece of fabric in the other frame, it will suffice as "art" for now until I have ample time to put together the other collage. I started making two sets of pillow shams for the bed but realized I had not purchased enough fabric so I had to go back to the fabric store. I got the fabric washed, dried, and cut out, but by then it was time for dinner and I think I am better off waiting until the weekend when I will be a little more alert to do the sewing. I'm pretty happy that I've got the projects almost all done. I'll just need the boyfriend to give me a hand putting up the headboard and large picture and I'll be all set for Mom and Dad!
I did a lot of walking today, but did not eat very well. Had a Clif bar while I was running errands and a banana when I got home. Then a few Triscuits later in the afternoon. For dinner we had pizza - thin crust, veggies only, but still ate a little too much of it. We have our office party tomorrow with appetizers for dinner so I am going to eat just a big bowl of fruit for breakfast and a bunch of cut up celery, carrots, and zucchini for lunch. That will at least leave me a few more calories for the fun food later, but I'll still have to make good choices.