Friday, January 12, 2007

I Need A Social Life

Scene: Yesterday afternoon, 2 PM, my office

I walked into my office, shut the door and exclaimed to my office mate, "All I do is go to work, go home, eat and go to bed, get up, go to work, go home and go to bed. I need a social life." I continued, "I get up on Monday morning, go home, eat, go to bed, Tuesday morning repeat, Wednesday morning repeat, Thursday repeat, Friday repeat. Saturday I try to spend as much time as possbile quilting and Sunday is all about football. It's hard to get me out of the house on the weekend to even go grocery shopping because I want to quilt and watch football. I really need to do something to shake up my life." Football season lasts another three weekends and then I'll be able to go grocery shopping on the weekends and not have to worry about taking time away from quilting or football. Don't misunderstand me - I love football. I love quilting. But I think because we've been so busy at work that I haven't had time during the week to relax and by the time Friday rolls around I'm ready to do nothing but relax, quilt and watch football. Leave the house? Are you kidding?????

So what's the answer to my dilemma? Well tomorrow morning will help. DH and I have a date. We are going to get a couples pedicure and then out for breakfast. I've never had a pedicure. DH has and he says I will love it. The pedicure is one of my Christmas presents to DH.

Today I learned that the weekend in May when I go on my annual shop hop DH and my boss will be at a conference in Las Vegas. This means I'll be able to shop on Friday and Saturday and sneak in a play day with my quilting buddies. I'm so excited! I just can't hide it!

My stash shopping funds are growing nicely. My boss gives $50 gift cheques for birthday gifts and an occasional "good job" reward. I save mine for fabric shopping. I have quite a few saved so far. Today I added to my fund because I sold I my treadle machine. I know, I know some people are wondering, "What was she thinking???" Well I purchased the treadle 18 months ago and haven't used it once. It had become nothing more than a printer stand in my studio. The woman who bought the treadle will definitely love it and take care of it so all is well.

We are supposed to get a winter storm on Sunday night/Monday morning. I can't wait! Too bad we don't have Monday off (thanks New Hamphire laws), but just the idea that the weather is going to be wintery is good enough for me! Maybe the roads will get to bad I'll be able to work from home. We'll see.


deputyswife said...

Thanks for the comment! It made my day!!!

Hey, his and hers pedicures sound wonderful! We need to try that, but gosh, I sure do have ugly feet!!!

The quilting time coming up sounds wonderful. I need to post about all my quilty things this week-end. I have been hard at it (at least for me) so I need to update it all.

Have a great week-end. I hope you get snowed in on Monday!

paula, the quilter said...

We are on the same wavelength! I just sold a SM this week too. It was a small portable, Bel-Air, in a wooden case. Similar to a Singer221 but heavy as bricks. The gal who bought it wanted it as a second machine.

Libby said...

Hope you enjoy your spa day today. I love the couples treatments. Oh who am I kidding? I love the papmpering *s*

Rae said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are one of the visiters I missed durring my breack from blog world.

I enjoyed your discription of exactly how I feel. DH and I went a few weeks ago to visit friends of ours. While we were driving there we realized that that was the first time we had really been out in about 1 & 1/2 years.

The Calico Cat said...

I would have driven up to take that treadle off of your hands...

Morah said...

hmmmm........couples pampering at the spa.........sounds delish! DH would die of discomfort so I am doubly jealous of you.