Free days aren't really

I have a love/hate relationship with extra days off work.

I hate that I only have 4 days to do 5 days work in, and add on to that the fact that my days are still only 6 hours long and I feel like I’m required to put in 8 hours of work, well, let’s just say that it makes me look all the more forward to the next weekend.  Since today is a no-pay day for me, I hate it for that reason as well.  I know I could use vacation time, but I’m saving it for my surgery recovery.

I love that I get an extra day for a weekend because I’m not rushed to get all my ‘chores’ done so I can sit to stitch, read, play with the puppies, watch stoopid stuff on TV.  I normally don’t have a ton of laundry because I do a load every night after work, but when I know I have a long weekend, I’ll put it off (I have no idea why my brain works this way) so today will be spent climbing Mt. Washmore (or rather getting to the bottom of the laundry barrel).  I have an extra day to do the grocery shopping.  I have an extra day to read/stitch.  I have an extra day to actually rest.

Today is an extra good extra day off because it’s raining.   We have some huge water headed our way.  People here do NOT know how to drive in the sprinkle, much less in the rain 😉  I’ll stay home (unless Kahuna drags me out to a movie or something). 

Today is a good day because I’m starting a new stitching project.  It was hard for me to actually stitch on Summer Queen yesterday and not start HOHRH 😀

So, before I get on to HOHRH, here’s my latest progress on Summer Queen.

Oh, and a word to the wise (which sometimes I’m not). When I pulled out my fabric to cut this morning I discovered 2 things. It was no longer a full yard (I cannot for the life of me remember when I cut it much less what I cut it for) and I had 2 pieces of 40 ct Vintage Sand Dune bagged and tagged already for HOHRH and VOHRH! This is what happens when you go on a mega-long stitching hiatus and have way too much stash. All I could think after my discovery was thank goodness I had the Sand Dune because I would have been one upset stitchy person if I didn’t have fabric like I thought I did.

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3 responses to “Free days aren't really

  1. Today is a very good day if you’re spending it resting and starting a new project!

    Nice Summer Queen progress. I finished off section 5 and made progress on 6 (if you start counting sections in the upper left with the folds – 1 is her hand, 2 her head, 3 her knee, 4 – bodice and then the top two on the “back” of the chart are 5 & 6. Got me? LOL) and will post a picture sometime this week 🙂

    Love the Sand Dune for HOHRH!

  2. Your stitching is wonderful Terri. I love the colours you have choosen for HOHRH

  3. I can’t wait to see your start on HoHRH! I love the fabric – the colors really pop on it.