Well, that was an issue yesterday! I had written the post about the UFOs the day before. But halfway through, I decided it wasn't the post I wanted to write that day. That rarely happens, and to avoid accidentally publishing the post, I set a day and time for it to post later. However, when I hit publish yesterday, I FORGOT to change the publishing date. So -- it didn't get posted at the usual time.
A few people alerted me to the fact, but I was just starting the embroidery software club by then, and the post had to wait! Oops!
I forgot to mention about the UFO club that if you decide to leave at the end of the year, you'll get back your deposit of $100 minus any money you forfeited over the year. Some people find it intense to have a deadline every month -- that's why you need to think long and hard about joining,
My knee feels a whole lot better today. However, I know it's not right, and it still doesn't want to bend correctly - at least it's not painful, and I slept well. Of course -- today is the day I'm talking to the doctor. It must have been a sprain or a strain or something that exacerbated it. I have to tell you that I was sensible as well about it.
I did go to spin class that morning. The bike I usually use had already been taken as I missed choosing it during the registration process. I selected the second bike that I like to use; however, I arrived to find that someone else was already on it. Not wanting to be a pest, I asked the instructor to give me another. I got on that bike, and it wasn't registering any stats. Plus, my knee just didn't feel right.
So I decided to forfeit the class and stretch instead and had an extended visit to the steam room. Just in case you think I push myself - I do push, but I'm also sensible! Most times! And why are stats important on a spin bike? Don't you just get on and ride? Yes -- but I am motivated by numbers -- how fast, how much wattage I'm outputting, etc. I NEED those numbers to give me a goal! My goal is 30 KM in the hour, which I can do, but I've got to work to get there. And I'm aiming for my weight in wattage output. I'm almost there, but I can't quite achieve that number.
I finished my book last night - at last. It was long - way longer than it needed to be as the author repeated herself over and over again. I don't think I've ever shouted at a book so much while reading it. This girl, who was raped on her second night at college, just went from one wrong decision to another. I get it that rape is a terrible thing, although she almost encouraged it by flirting (heavily) with a boy and then said NO. I get it that we need to be able to say NO, but sheesh! I know - touchy subject.
And then, throughout the book, she seemed desperate to find a boy or a man and did similar things to them. It was OK for her to flirt, but not for them to want anything of her. She was very critical of her mother, but she wouldn't have lasted one day without her mother. Her mother did all the work of mailing her boxes of food and clothing as she needed it. I don't think the girl did any research into the matter whatsoever.
Anyway -- the book - both the writing and the character are incredibly frustrating, and the only reason I read it was because it was about the Pacific Crest Trail. Now, something else significant happened in her life, and she wrote a second book. I'm intrigued, but the book is NOT at the library. I want to read it to find out how many other silly choices she made, yet I don't like to acknowledge this person. Sigh............
Like all things - you can't have your cake and eat it too, but this girl seemed to think it was her RIGHT to have boys and sex on her terms only.
Well, one more series of French presentations is in the bag! I finished that one up last night, and I have a light week this week - only three presentations, but the rest of the time is filled with other things. And I'm trying to get in one quilt a day for the next couple of weeks to get caught up. So far, so good.
I quilted this quilt a couple of days ago. Lots of spider webs on it. I love to quilt the spider webs with invisible thread, but my machine did not like the invisible thread, fleece, and batting. I used purple thread instead, and it looks great.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Unusual fall leaves|
|My center block for the Schoolgirl Sampler|