Monday, October 17, 2005

Bonus stitching day

I got an extra day of stitching on Friday... courtesy of my car. The brake indicator was coming on way too frequently, so I took it in for new brakes. I had the ridiculous thought that if I dropped it off on Thursday afternoon, they just might get it done Friday morning and *maybe* I could go to work. No such luck! They had to get parts from the dealer, and the car wasn't ready until late Friday afternoon. That's okay-- I can think of worse things than not being able to get to work on a Friday.

We drove out to the country on Saturday morning and didn't return until Sunday evening. Every time I'm there, I feel like I should be doing something and this trip was no different. So I spent the first couple of hours feeling very restless and doing lots of pacing. I keep hoping that will pass and I'll eventually be able to enjoy being there, but right now it feels like work most of the time. I put a concerted effort into NOT "working" while there this weekend, and I think I was pretty successful.

Saturday evening was spent at a family function-- a "surprise" birthday party that turned out not to be a surprise at all. It would have been a surprise, if the not-so-bright hostess hadn't asked the guest of honor if she was there for the PARTY the moment she walked in the door. DUH!!! Oh well, it was a nice gathering anyway.

We no longer have cable out there, so we were relegated to watching videos... mostly from old family reunions. They're funny... and sad at the same time.

The weather is turning a bit cooler, but we finally had some sunshine over the weekend. It was a nice change after all of the rain last week. On Sunday morning, I was able to pull one of the big wicker chairs onto the deck and sat outside in the sun while working on Castle Sampler. I discovered some flavored hot cocoa mix in the pantry and added that to a cup of coffee-- I may have eliminated my "need" for my weekend coffeeshop mocha. I didn't accomplish too much on my stitching, but I had a wonderful spot to sit and admire the view of the mountains. I wish I had discovered that little spot sooner, before the weather started getting colder.

The house is growing on me... maybe I'll keep it, after all.

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