Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks .
I got 98% of my Christmas cards ready for sending yesterday .. Of course 25 is a heck of a lot different than the 150 that I used to send .. Maybe I'll be back there again, but for now, 25ish is fine !!! I just need a few addresses from hubby's friends, and will mark down those that I missed, as they come in .. :) and that, with my additions throughout the year, will be next years .. and it's IN my Christmas card book .. lol lol .. not a separate list that I'll probably find in July of next year that I put somewhere that will never get lost ... it's lost .. *sigh* ... lol
I did my "survey test" .. and had my "snack in the middle of the morning" as directed, and it was soooo yummy .. it was wheatgerm berry, and nut granola .. and even though it LOOKED like something I stepped in and brought in in the treads of my shoes; it was soooo YUMMMMMMYYYYY !!!!! it was crunchy like rice crispy squares and sweet like berries ...
I finished with my stuff at the kitchen table .. my postings, and my Christmas cards, and sent out a text to my sister in law .. working on planning on going over for visiting ... I haven't seen them since my brotherinlaw fell off the roof onto his head .. Well -- they were bringing their dog, to the ER vet as we were leaving after well .. you know . September 17th .. 2017 .. but I really wasn't in the mood for small talk .. so it's time to go and visit them; I want to go and visit my SIL (MY brother's wife and heck -- if Bill is home ..him too .. lol) and I want to make up a lunch for the office, and take it in .. thinking sloppy sally's, and chips .. I actually FEEL in the mood for Christmas this year .. it's strange .. ???
I am going through the first year of not having to worry about end of year work that has to be done, trying to keep up with everything that needs to be done, and current work .. I don't have that to worry about this year .. the first year in 40 plus years .. trust me ..I'm feeling really weird about it !!! but I'll get over it .. lol lol lol
I was finishing with my Christmas cards, and my plannings .. and looking forward to a Christmas season without the chaos that is added to it !!! Another weird feeling !!!! lol lol
I went upstairs and played with my quilt .. Ohhh that was fun .. I have been thinking about where I'm going with it .. and thinking and thinking and thinking .. The squares were growing and growing and growing !!!! and I had to get them to stop growing .. they were growing almost like a plague .. lol lol lol .. they didn't want to stop !!!! AAAAEEEEIIIIII !!!!!!!!
So .. I have been thinking for the last few weeks .. and FINALLY had a chance to sit down and work on them ... I laid them down on the bed, and examined .. how was this going to work .. and I came to a plan .. and well -- I think it worked !!!!! :) Wasn't exactly what I was thinking, but this is easier; and it's supposed to be "offset" . ... that way the differences in sizes of the squares aren't as noticeable ... lol
Today I'm planning on doing the ironing, to smooth it out, and then there's a circle of marbled gold that will be all the way around it .. and then I have to find a panel to put on the back, and the border .. and then I'm done ... ... This is on a deadline .. as I want it for a gift for my friend from puppy club for her birthday .. She was very interested in my last one that I donated to the club for the raffle over thanksgiving weekend .. and I'm still trying to get rid of my pawprint materials .. Her birthday is early January .. :) I'm happy that I can finally see the end target, if I can stay home enough to work on it .. (hubby .... lol lol )
So today is going to be the completion of the front of the quilt, the only difference is whether it will be narrow or wide strips around .. (I don't want to have to buy more material .. I want to use what I have .. I THINK wide strips will work, but I may have to make it a narrow border .. only time will tell .. lol)
Okay -- that's my story and I'm sticking with it .. Wishing everyone a great day ... Whatever you do Whatever you get into; do it your best, and make it your best !!!!!!