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Just a nice weekend

Monday, October 21, 2013

So, DH's dad was here to visit this weekend, and we spent Saturday at Stan Hywet Hall. We love this place, because in addition to the house they have beautiful gardens, and it's just fun to walk around in them. But not Saturday, because it was POURING rain. Instead, we'd arrived in time to take the "Nooks and Crannies" tour, which tours the service portions of the hall. I love best seeing the "behind the scenes" portion of such places, and we'd never managed to get to that part before. It was an awesome tour. We renewed our membership again this year, and I am determined to get down there more. On Sundays they allow people to walk their dogs in the gardens, so I hope to take Shasta down there and enjoy the gardens with her.

Yesterday DD came over with a sewing project, so I dug out my sewing machine. When I say that, I really mean it; even though I have that nice sewing area set up in my basement, because I haven't been sewing lately it had become the repository of everything that we wanted out of our living space but didn't have the time to address what to actually do with it. My sewing table was a convenient flat surface on which to dump all that stuff. Now it's all dumped on the cutting table, and I really have to do something about it. I want to get back to quilting soon, and I'm also sick of all the junk in my house. I hate clutter. I don't know how it is that so much accumulates. My basement family room was nice and neat, but it's now a no-man's-land until Erin finally gets that last of her stuff out of there. There isn't even a point in trying to clean it up until her numerous boxes are removed.

All that aside, we had a nice day. I haven't seen much of Erin since she moved, so it was fun to be able to hang out with her. We sewed a cushion slipcover for one of the ottomans she was lent by a friend, and gave the puppy a much needed bath. Then we took the puppy on a long walk and played fetch with her in a big field until we wore her out--not an easy feat with a young dog. She has a lot of energy.

We went to the hibachi steakhouse for dinner last night, at my father-in-law's request, and had a really terrific chef who was a real showman. In addition, the food was amazing--probably the best scallops I've ever eaten. They were tender and sweet and perfectly cooked. After a couple mediocre experience with scallops lately, it really brought home to me why I love them so much.

Now I have a week of ceaseless projects ahead of me. But it's good because I'm making money!!
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    1584 days ago
    And we just keep Sparkin'!!!
    1584 days ago
    Glad your weekend was great! We can relate to the extra clutter. Kids are at college and we need to haul out stuff that has accumulated over the years. We will have to come up with a plan to MIH! Have a great week!
    1585 days ago
    Boy, do I understand about the basement being a "no-man's land". Our DD2 is living down there, with her cats, while she is finishing her degree. I dare not go down there, because the whole space (about 1300 square feet) has become "hers".

    Notwithstanding the fact that my husband's computer things are down there, and all the Christmas ornaments are (until this last year) stored down there, and of course, my little pantry of extra food is down there.

    I cannot wait until DD2 graduates and moves to her own place. I am sure she will move out as she did that before.

    And then, of course, DD1s things are still in the basement - she moved out five years ago.

    Is there hope?

    1585 days ago
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    I'm glad you had a relaxing weekend. You deserve it!
    1585 days ago
    I'm glad you had such a nice weekend!

    I love scallops too. They are awesome when they are cooked right.

    Getting rid of clutter is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. I try to do one drawer or shelf at a time. I love the ones that i've cleaned out recently, but it's a never ending project.
    1585 days ago
    I need to do a clutter purge at my house, too! I moved in over a year ago when I got married, and I'm at the point where if it doesn't have a 'home' at this point it just needs to go!!

    1585 days ago
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