There is never a good time to be let go from your job. But I want to profusely thank my ex-employer for letting me go when they did. Why? It was the best time of the year for that to happen. I was motivated to get things organized and start a new routine before they let me go and that feeling just intensified once I didn't have to commute to work. They say it takes 6 weeks for new habits to form - well - I don't know, but the timing couldn't be better and I'm very thankful for that.
I'm scaring myself because of what's happening! I'm a Virgo and I feel those tendencies crashing over me. I'm afraid to leave anything on the counter because I have to go back immediately and deal with it. Who took over my body?
Now - we're a long long way from having an ideal environment around here - the office is a mess. I know that. It looks like a hoarder lives here, but the mess is pretty much contained in one room and I made a few inroads yesterday so I feel good about that.
Off to do more errands yesterday and I walked again. It was a glorious day and so nice to get out and get some fresh air. But not before I shoveled the drive twice. And here's my neighborly and not so neighborly story. We live on a pretty nice street, but two doors down from me, there is a house. They don't own the house - they rent. I can't imagine what the house looks like on the inside, but the curtains on the upstairs bedroom windows are always half hanging off, the windows look broken as they hang askew when they're open. And last summer or was that two summers ago, I had to alert the "lady of the house" that her sprinkler system was leaking and had been for weeks.
Let's just say that they never shoveled the driveway ONCE last winter and it annoyed me and anyone else who had to walk up that sidewalk. They also never use their front door but go in and out through the garage door all the time. Although that is their business. As I was shoveling my driveway the second time, I saw her come home and fly into their messy driveway. Then she got out and walked across the street to the mailbox. AHA - time to have a chat with her. So I walked down to nab her as she was back in her driveway. I said that it was the law to shovel her driveway. She gave me all kinds of excuses - it just snowed last night! No kidding, but you didn't shovel ONCE last year. More excuses. I just said that I would be watching!
I went back to shoveling my driveway and my other neighbor two doors in the other direction - I didn't think they were home so their sidewalk wasn't shoveled either. I shoveled that for them. When we went out for dinner a couple of hours later, I noticed that BOTH driveways and sidewalks were CLEAR!!! YEAH!!!!!
Let's see what else happened yesterday.
I got everything shoved into that applique bag. It has a drawstring cover on it so I think it'll work out.
|Applique bag - ready to do some applique|
|The work tables - well they are called work tables|
But look at that long arm. This is way too darn tidy! I even had the cordless vacuum out so I could get rid of the dust bunnies! I mean, I've become obsessed with keeping things neat.
|To be quilted area is also super tidy!|
I got a quilt quilted yesterday. Gosh - what happened to the picture? A huge shadow - that must be me! The quilt isn't huge, but doesn't matter - it's one more done! This is from the quilts that were made earlier this year for the Ronald McDonald houses and they never got quilted. My goal is to get them done. I think there are still 8 to do. The next one is on the long arm waiting for me when we get back from the dog park.
|Community projects quilt - done!|
|Binding on the scrappy quilt!|
|Random stuff found in a drawer!|
Have a super day!!!