Thursday, February 3, 2011

wow...

I just realized it's been a week since I blogged last.  That "other house" is taking up a lot of time..and then hubby is home with the weather and I get nothing done.. If I go to the sewing room a mere 30 minutes will go by and hubby will come upstairs to find me...  Is this what retirement will be?

I did finish up the second block of the Little Miss Shabby BOM.. 


You will notice that I changed the hearts in the drawing to those little squiggly lines..  I don't do hearts. I don't draw hearts, I don't stitch hearts, I don't sew hearts.  I think I bought candy once in a heart shaped box, but that was for a grandkid and I would do anything for a grandkid...  The reason goes back a long way and I won't bore you..

Of course you know we just weathered the worse storm in history...they called it a blizzard and they called it right...  All the colleges and universities were closed for the first time in forever...We officially have 11 inches of snow.. but we are in the middle of a hill so we get lots of drifting...and some places in our front yard we have upwards of 24 inches...We finally got out yesterday...and the main roads are mostly clear... but when the son got home around 11pm last night he got stuck in the snow right in front of the house.  So at 11:30pm he and hubby were digging him out...I guess he will be parking at the top of the hill until we can shovel him a spot..  He had a spot, but the plow guy came through and fixed that...and the trash man hasn't come this week..and the hubby took out the trash and left bags on top of the cans (I told him not to!)  and now the dogs have gotten into the bags and trash is everywhere..He thought the trash would freeze and the dogs wouldn't smell it...live and learn...




It's tough to grow up and realize that snow means work...not fun!!


Nancy

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

Yes, that is what retirement is like. It is a big adjustment for DHs. But on the other hand it is lots of fun!!

Diane said...

Yikes! We got just a couple of inches in Salt Lake, but low, low temps for us.

treadlemusic said...

Bonnie said it!! Actually I will find out first hand in a couple of months....retiring at the end of April. DH would like to travel and I have visions of my "quilting nest",although we each like to take our motorcycles out for a 'putt'. Doreen

Karen said...

I second that.....retirement comment. It is a lot of fun though. After a while you'll both settle into it and each do your own thing. Once your new home is finished, you'll probably find more time for sewing and quilting in your new surroundings. How fun!

Here in lower MI, we got 8" or so, not as much as you did. Loads of school closings locally, even yet today. Keep warm!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't get near as much sewing done with my hubby retired. But on the other hand I wouldn't trade that for "anything".

Trudi said...

Love you little birdies! :)

Anne D said...

The block looks great. I prefer the swirls too. I am amazed at how much snow there is. The kids would love to be there.

Miss Nancy said...

Take it from me, it is what retirement is like but it can prove to be interesting. Enough with the snow, I say. Two double driveways each shoveled twice over four days. I don't know how we did it. Love the Little Miss Shabby. Great design, well done.

Have a super great day.

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