So far today….

I decided that since I am on vacation and so not in a hurry to go anywhere or do anything, I would take a few photos of my day. And I discovered how much I am doing! Here’s what it is looking like so far (and remember I was up around 5, as A had to work today):

Got dressed in a NEW summer skirt. Had the good sense to paint my toenails to match yesterday. this is vacation, after all!
first day of vacation

Started a beanie based on a video I saw on UK Crochet Pattern’s blog (if anyone would like to tell me how to embed a link in a post, I sure would appreciate it. I have tried that “link” button, but clearly am missing a step as it never seems to do it.) I am breaking my own one WIP rule, but that darned scarf is just taking too long, I need to whip up something fast. Since a woman I know asked me to make purple baby hats for her local children’s project, I thought it was OK to break the rule to make a few of them. I’ll go back to the scarf, never fear. Because I won’t let myself start the next one until it is done, and I am eager to start that, I have some beautiful beads and buttons to use on it… but back to today…

crochet beanie

Then worked on some sewing in the craft room – I did warn you would see some new crafts here – I haven’t sewed anything in a while. So, some more skirts are coming along. The hearts with the orange ribbon and the mushrooms are for 6-year-old niece E, who picked it all out herself last Friday. She’s got taste, that one. Just not sure if it is good, bad, or just 6. 🙂 Of course, the brightly flowered one is for me, and I don’t have 6 as an excuse, I just feel like some bright summer skirts. Side seams on all are done, need to make elastic casing and then hem them, et voila! Summer skirts of the casual variety.

summer sewing2

summer sewing

Got Tigger all settled and happy in her new room for a few hours.

Tigger  in her new room

Then I headed outside to do some chores, and heard my pool calling me. I hope to get in later today.
pool today

Hit the Post office…. very worthwhile trip there. Always can use some new catalogs, bills and solicitation letters.


Headed over to Searsport to pick up the bikes, and sadly found he is not open today. I hope he is tomorrow!

no bikes

Then to the grocery store – a ZOO. I counted out-of-state license plates in the parking lot. As is typical for this time of year, they easily outnumbered Maine plates. GRRRR. And not an Arkansas among them. We start spotting license plates on Memorial Day, with our goal to be done with the whole country (including Hawaii, Alaska, and DC) by July 4th. All we need to compete this year’s contest is Arkansas. Come on, folks! If you leave now, you can easily get here by the 4th! If Hawaii can get here, I would think someone from Arkansas could!


I decided to treat myself to lunch and picked up a crab meat roll on the way from Searsport so this is what my delicious lunch looks like today. You can’t see the cats drooling off to the side – crab meat got Tigger and Zumba in the same room, with little hissing. Yes, they got a reward – a little morsel each.


Also did a few loads of laundry and some dishes, but did not take photos of that. Now I am going to get into my suit and hit the pool! It is warm enough, but not sunny, so it won’t be fun to float around and read, but it will be cooler! Who knows what the afternoon will bring.

5 thoughts on “So far today….”

  1. I can’t believe how much you are accomplishing on your vacation! 🙂 You sure make me feel like a slacker! Have a wonderful day!

    1. Don’t feel that way! I just hardly ever have time home alone with nothing scheduled, so I am totally enjoying being able to do whatever I want. I am about to post what I have done so far today – and it is only 6:50 am! No one is complaining about my time in front of the computer, either. Heaven!

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