Friday, August 10, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Birthday!!

Today is my OD's birthday.  I remember the day.  I spent the day with my mother.  We went shopping at Toys R Us; I don't remember what I bought, if anything.

I am so proud of her -- she's completing her medical training (residency) in Buffalo, NY. Working 90+ hours a week.  She is amazing.

Happy Birthday!!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Next Project - The Mermaid Quilt

My YD's BFF from college is having a baby, a girl, and I'm going to make her a quilt, with mermaid colors.  Here are the fabrics for the quilt.

Here's the backing fabric.

I got 4 5/8 yards.  I figured 3 might not be enough and so I got the extra yard -- then the 5/8 was end of bolt so it was half price.

My husband and I went to see a movie tonight.  The Darkest Minds.  I recommend it.  Anyway, that constitutes a movie date (which is on my list #50).  The other thing that I discovered is that there is another Transformer movie coming out around Christmas.  That means I should be able to sell the DVDs. Yay!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

August Goals/July Update

It's already August 4, but I'll set goals for this month anyway.

1 - 10,000 steps 5 days a week
2 - Work on Grinch quilt
3 - Start Christy's quilt

That's all I'm putting for this month.  I start a new job on Monday and don't know how I'll be feeling so I'm going low ...

My July goals were:

1. Clean the kitchen every night before bed.
2. More sewing
3. Less TV
4. Sell the stuff on ebay that we didn't sell at the yard sale (I'll take pictures and post them).
5. Finish Nate's quilt.

1 -- I did this pretty every day/night.  I'm going to stick with that one -- it doesn't take that long and makes me feel pretty good.

2 -- I didn't do a ton of sewing -- but of course that was a vague goal -- hard to say if it was more or less than the previous month.

3 -- Definitely did not meet this goal. Again, not measurable, but I think I may have watched more than I did in June.

4 -- I sold one item; there was no interest in the rest.  I'll wait until I think the timing is better. 
For instance, for the Transformers DVD, I'll wait until a movie comes out or is re-released or is closer to Christmas ...

5 -- Finished Nate's quit!!

Friday, August 3, 2018


Image from here.
 not the animal type, but the city ... and my first time ever in Canada.

My OD was having surgery and I went to Buffalo to be there for her.  Surgery is scary even if you are a doctor.  It may be scarier if you're a doctor because you know all the things that can and do go wrong.

Anyway, we spent most of the time after her surgery (which was uneventful and successful), watching TV and movies.  I helped her by getting her cup o noodles and tea and water. 

The last night I was there, we went to Niagara Falls. 

The falls are absolutely amazing, well worth the effort. 

 The following morning, before going to the airport, we drank coffee near Lake Erie.  (I have now seen 4 of the 5 Great Lakes.  Apparently, Lake Ontario is close by but we didn't have the time to go and see it.  Next time.)

The Buffalo Light.

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