|I may need to deduct 365 from my countdown.|
To break that tension I have been cleaning and purging....Monday night was the clean, sort and rearrange the medicine and linen closet in the bathroom. Tuesday night was kitchen cabinets and expired cake mixes and canned goods. The trash men did not think fondly of me come Thursday morning.
Wednesday night was attack the vegetable garden. I had noticed holes in the leaves before OCMD Retreat. I asked a gardening friend at work what was going on; she said slugs and to ring the plants with Epsom salt. Well this is what I returned home from my retreat to find. So sad....I was looking forward to home grown broccoli, Brussel sprouts and kale. Guess I am not very good at vegetables.
|These guys have a voracious appetite|
For stitching, I am stumped! Literally. I am working on my first stump work piece. I am finding it not as soothing of a release as cross stitch or blackwork. It seems a bit tedious to me. My threads are shredding and my buttonholes are not consistent but it is a learning process. I have all the parts done except for stitching in my name before our next monthly meeting when we will assemble this mess I have made.
Onto other mess.....I was loading the oil based paints, motor oil, pesticides, etc. from my Friday night attack of the shed to take to the semi annual hazardous waste drop off this morning......for whatever reason, I dropped a gallon of deck stain on the patio which reminded me of the night a little one ran into bathroom to get sick only to have the toilet lid down. It wasn’t pretty. Sorry to be so graphic but it is how my week has been going. So out came the hose to wash it away. Off came the new sweats to soak. And I will now have to explain forever and a day why the grass does not grow there. While trying to not contaminate the ground water with my old paint, I did exactly that. Argh!
So, wrap me in bubble wrap today and be sure I will not venture far from home today....I don’t dare go on the bike ride I thought I would on this glorious unseasonably warm fall weather we are enjoying on the east coast. Maybe finish the quilt binding but someone will have to tell Buddy to find another spot to snooze. First I am upstairs to clean the attic area of the shed and hopefully have time to get lost in my craft room.
The week has shown a lot accomplished by channeling nervous energy and frustration. Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching!