so I got up to the craft room for a bit today to start making the valentines. I love making cards so much! I made one card, and planned ut another, making some of the pieces for it. I also made a big mess trying to make my own paper. That’s what I love – trying new things to see how they come out, and figuring out how to improve on my methods. I think I know what I want things to look like, but they sometimes come out looking like mud. 🙂 So, when a card comes out well, it feels really good.
So now I have just ten or eleven valentine’s to go over the next few weeks. Can’t wait to get at them. I’ll also try to remember to take photos. 🙂
I’m glad to have a job. I’m glad to have a job. I’m glad to have a job.
I keep reminding my self of that, but today it is hard to believe! I worked over 60 hours last week, more if you count travel, and next week has two nights of working late. No chance to take time off to rest and recover…
BUT the Farmer’s market convention went very well, so that is good, and makes the exhaustion worthwhile.
But just having one day off over two weeks is rough on me who is used to being spoiled with 4 day work weeks and three-day weekends.
Each year as I go through my AARP Tax-Aide tax training, I knit. The volunteer who trains us says he doesn’t care, and I find it helps me focus. Since we have lecture in the morning, and practice on the computers in the afternoon, I get a solid 3-4 hours of knitting in. That’s enough for a simple hat, so I set myself a goal of a hat a day during tax training. I met this goal again this year, and here they are.
The Tax Hats!
We have been having a nice day. Got an early start as we both needed haircuts, and so headed over to the barber shop early, to get a good spot in the line. Amazingly, there was no one waiting, so we were out of there, done with errands and home by 10:30!
I had some work to do, so I booted up the 4 computers I needed to check for taxes, and got down to work. A went and tinkered with the snowblower – changed the spark plug, and got it started! That is a huge relief as we are currently between plow guys. I moved the cars and she cleaned up the last of the snow piles at the head of the driveway. We are ready for more snow now. Except I think what we might get is rain. Ugh. Ice.
I also was able to reach our neighbor, who IS interested in plowing for us – he will come over and take a look so he can give us a price, but if he is willing, I think we will go with him. Be glad to have someone nearby taking care of it, I must say.
I also managed to do laundry, and change the bed, and start taking the tree down. Didn’t get real far with that, as I didn’t feel like getting the 12 foot step-ladder out of the basement, but I did start it. I’ll keep plugging away at it, and it should be heaved off into the woods before next weekend. It has been a beautiful tree – still drinking a fair amount of water. There is something to be said for an absolutely fresh-cut tree – from the field into the bucket of water in our living room.
Among the other low-key things we did today – watched our first of the season UConn women’s basketball team, against Notre Dame. I am sorry that UConn lost (by 1) but ND gives them a good game. And unlike other rabid fans, I don’t expect my team to win every game. In fact, I don’t think it does them harm to lose the occasional game. Then March and April aren’t such a big surprise. I know I am in the minority on this one in CT of course. But in Maine, I feel safe saying it!
Made an early supper of turkey pot pie from our favorite bakery (Frank’s in Bangor) by way of our freezer. It is really good, and A likes it because it is turkey, crust and gravy. No veggies. I like it because it is real – and yummy comfort food. Also, because it is not chinese! We got chinese take out for NY’s eve, and I have been eating it ever since. I think it is time to heave the last of it. It was good, but it just lasts too long, even when I don’t order lots.
this evening, we will head upstairs – A to work on her big walk in closet job – not remodeling because she never did finish it – so is that a modeling job? 🙂 and me to the craft room to play with the toys I got yesterday. And to work more on my quilting project.
But before I go, here are a few photos of the last few weeks – trees, kittens, works in progress. Cleaning out the camera again. 🙂
Allie and Zumba love their waffles!
patchwork runner in progress
next estonian lace on the needles
the tree, going up
all decorated, taken with flash.
with no flash…
close up of the tree