Saturday, December 01, 2007

Bummed and Happy At The Same Time

Today has been a day of ups and down.

Down - I haven't been sleeping well the last few nights. I fall asleep easily, but have been waking up at 3 am and laying awake or lightly dozing until 6 am. Up - This morning while laying in bed and listening to the radio I heard the weatherman say we could get 6 - 10 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday morning! It was all I could do to not leap out of bed and wake up DH with the news. I love snow! I'm worse than a child a Christmas when waiting for a snow storm. So my day started out great.

Down - Once I got up and made my coffee I wandered into my sewing room to finish my wrapping my Secret Santa gift for getting out in the mail today. This is the view that greeted me as I walked in the door and this is view when I looked the other way. I'm ashamed to show these photos, because I am not a messy person by nature, but between getting ready Christmas, having company last weekend and condo shopping I haven't taken the time to clean the room up. In case you're wondering the last photo is what my room looked like when I moved in 18 months ago.

Up - After a quick trip to the post office I was off to my hairdresser. While there I got a call from my LQS letting me know that the MistyFuse I ordered had arrived. When I asked her how late they were open today she said they were open until 5 and they were having their Christmas party today. Everything you purchased would be 20% off and if I would be one of the first 25 customers I would get a Christmas box with an additional goodie in it. I didn't think I would make it to the store in time to get the Christmas box, but the prospect of 20% off my purchase worked for me.

Down - DH decided to have me drive him to the airport instead of taking the bus. With the approaching storm he didn't want to leave the car in the bus lot and risk getting it plowed in. I told him that was OK as long as I could stop at the LQS first.

Up - We stopped at the LQS. I discovered she now carries Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazines. So besides the MistyFuse I bought 2 issues of the magazine. When I started to check out she asked me to get one of the Christmas boxes below the register. I took a box and opened it up. I won two free patterns of my choice. So I chose these patterns - Little Charmers II and Little Charmers III. Since I have a drawer full of nickels including some charm packs these patterns will come in handy using up the fabric and allow me to practice machine quilting.

Not much else happened after that. We stopped for lunch on the way to the airport. I was home late this afternoon and took a late nap. I'm finishing up dinner now and then I think I'll take a hot shower and a sleeping pill and I hope I sleep all night long. I'll try not to think about the coming snowstorm or wonder when I'll hear from the seller on our latest condo offer.

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Susan said...

Even with the downs, the ups sound like you came out on top. Hope you get a good night's sleep because everything will look better then. Love the patterns you picked!

Kathie said...

I love the snow too!
always enjoy the snow pictures you post. Hope you wake up Sunday feeling better.
Lucky you getting the free patterns! Don't you love the AP and Q magazines? wish my lgs carried them

Jackie said...

Sounds like your day ended up okay! And it looks like tonight will end up well for you with the snow coming! Unfortunately, I cannot share your happiness about the snow. As a fellow New Englander, I am one of the few who could do without the snow. But I understand your excitement, enjoy!

Solstitches said...

I hate to be cold and I don't like snow but it's good that you do.
The room didn't look so bad to me - I've seen a lot worse shown in blogland.
LOVE, those Australian magazines and am happy for you that you found a source for them.
Great that you got two free patterns too.

paula, the quilter said...

Boy, there is nothing worse than lack of sleep. Cute patterns, I have no place to use a table runner but I can use a square cover for my table, so I'll have to think about doing something like that using my nickel squares.

Elaine Adair said...

I'm always happy to see someone elses messy workroom - Makes ME feel good - hey - you WORK there and it looks used!

Loved the snow photos - it missed us, unfortunately.