Oh, the joy

of getting back into a routine!  I have had the hardest time.  Ugh!  So, I started over instead of picking up where I left off.  That seems to have helped some.

I’m spending a little time here and there in my craft room so while it might not be a huge difference, there will be some improvement to share on Wednesday of what my worktable is looking like.  I need to get my rear in gear and get my sewing machine set back up.  I’ve received my first monthly mini from Temecula Quilt Co., and I don’t want to fall behind since the first Jo Morton Little Women at 3 Dudes Quilting is starting later this month.

Also this month is a Button Show and a Quilt Show/Craft Fair and I know I’m going to be adding stuff to my room that will need a home.  Gotta get organized!

It took the two of us but the ActiveX Control doohicky that was broke is broke no more.  I went to my resident “expert” and he followed the same directions I did, but when he went through them again, he noticed in one of my drop-down boxes something that was (or was not) checked off.  Fixed!  Yay!  This new minor crises did, however,  cause me to have to learn some of the Google Chrome stuff.  I haven’t decided if I’m happy about that or not, yet.

Last week’s nice weather turned into quite a bit of rain over the weekend.  Tonight we’ll be back to falling temps.  I don’t know how much more my poor yard can handle 🙁  We have started tomatoes and borage in the house and this weekend we planted the little seedlings into their own pots.  Last year we were able to put out rather early, but this year the cold seems to be holding in longer.  We’ll see.  Mister is the garden guy and it’s his “toy.”

Friday’s out and about with Mister was very successful.  The car repair place is exactly across the street from my local needlework shop.  After we dropped his car off we took my new Shiny in for her first oil change.  We were barely there long enough to drink a cup of coffee!  Next was off to campus and I ended up sitting in the car for the almost-hour his class lasted and catching up on some emails via my phone and reading a bit on my Kindle Fire.  I also figure out how to save the longitude/latitude of my current location on my car’s GPS and rename it to something pithy 😉  Oh the joys and convenience of modern technology when there’s time to waste.  I now have a Karen’s Korner and Annette’s Acre saved.   Bwahahaha.

So after that we headed over for some lunch then to the art store for supplies he needs, then back to get his car, then home.  We were gone for the better part of the day and the puppies were so happy to see us.  Mister decided he wanted to try the local Chinese eatery we discovered by accident and it had the best food we had had in forever.  Including some of the Chinese we had while living in Japan (yep, there’s a difference).

Before I forget, don’t forget to reply on this thread if you’re interested in my gift away for the Grow Your Blog project.  I’ll be contacting the winner on or about the 1st for size information.

Now, to today’s Monday Musing:

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

I keep this one where I can see it every morning when I sit down for my first cup of coffee and read the news.  It reminds me that today is a new day with which to make my life worth watching.  It is by Emerson:

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. 



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4 responses to “Oh, the joy

  1. The Shiny can find its way to me? How cool is that! LOL

  2. That’s a nice quote, Terri. Sounds like you and Mister have a good life together 🙂 Ilook foorward to seeing pics of your new quilting projects!

  3. Kathy C. Monk

    Terri, it is nice to visit with you for alittle while even though we live no where near each other. Have a great one!