I am making this quilt for an auction project for my daughter's 1st grade class. The auction is for the school, but this is the class project. It has gone smoothly until now. I need to pin the back, batting, and front together so that I can machine quilt it. I spread it all out on the floor to do this. I get to where I think I am done, so I double check it. I have pinned it to the floor. No problem, I can fix that. I discover there are several wrinkles in the back. Big problem! I unpin everything and put it on the sewing table. My window of productivity is gone!
On the lighter side, I finished a pair of fingerless mittens, and took a picture.
One of my kids got out of school early on Friday, and noone had school today. So I am a little stir crazy. Sort of like this child
I was also sick with a cold this weekend. I did get the nstrument cluster recall taken care of on the durango, as well as the remote tailgate that wasn't working anymore. I has a low grade fever for the past few days though.
A friend came over and gave me moral support on finishing that quilt, and picked up a pair of fingerless mittens I made for her, She then discovered some Alpaca/silk yarn that I had purchased that day, and wants another pair in a slightly fancier pattern. this one.
I have been having fun knitting, but think I gave myself tendinitis in my left thumb.
In this digital world, it is easy to become overwhelmed with choices. I have numerous email accounts. I have a facebook account, a livejournal account, a myspace account, a yahoo 360 account, but I don't update them all. I tried keeping both livejournal and the 360 account updated for a while, then I realized I was just way too busy for that. I also hate repeating myself. This is not to say that I don't repeat myself, even numerously in the same conversation. I am just saying that I have read forum posts that were copy/pastes from people's livejournal entry, and I get bored. I am just trying not to be my normal boring self.
I think I gave up on updating my 360 account, because there were so few options, and I like to upload pictures. so I just kept up my livejournal. Another reason I kept up my livejournal, was because I wanted to keep family and friends in touch with me. I thought my parents, and in-laws were reading my livejournal entries. The fact is, they were, for a while. I don't think they do any longer. I have a few friends that do, but I think if I seriously switched my blogging site, they could handle changing their bookmarks. My mother on the other hand is technologically retarded. She can play pogo, and read her email, but that's about it. If her browser has a pop-up and it covers an existing window, that window is lost to her forever. I tried chatting with her on Yahoo, and it was frustrating to say the least. So now, she only gets an occasional call from me. Yes, you can say I am a bad daughter, I don't mind.
So, my life is running 6 daughters around, reminding them to practice musical instruments, and making them do their homework. I have recently decided that my oldest daughter can walk the almost mile to middle school, and the younger kids in school live only about a block away from their school, so my running around is not the to and from school thing. I mean dentist appointments, orthodontist appointments, doctor appointments, eye doctor appointments, and the occasional play dates.
I used to have cleaners come every other week, to help maintain the house, however, my husband's job dissolved, so we are currently trying not to spend too much money. This also lead to us having to let go of the cello, and piano teacher. We still have the violin teacher come once a week, but she was the cheapest of the music teachers. I have a 3 year old in preschool, and tried to remove her from the school, to save money, but they offered her a scholarship. Imagine that! A scholarship for preschool. Only in California.
We have only been in Northern California for about a year and a half. I am still feeling a little like a fish out of water, but am getting the hang of it. I have a hard time feeling like I "fit in". I think I have an affected personality, making it hard for me to make friends. However, I probably feel more at home in California than in Utah. So after much rambling what I am trying to say is that I usually blog about my family, my experiences in California, and the occasional project that I might have. I have been doing this at livejournal, but am considering switching to blogger.