Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back in Tabu

Oh it is good to be back at the cottage; even if it is only for the rest of this week. ( coincidentally, John Denver is singing, "hey it's good to be back home again" while I type away at this blog posting.)
 Next week will be spent back at home attending to several things that need done before we leave to go away. Did I mention Mr.O and I are heading for "jolly ole England" in just 12 more sleeps? There are still several things that need to be done. I had hoped to be sitting pretty with all my errands finished, but being away for an unplanned extended time in Ontario has changed that so I will be rushing to get ready this week. Oh well, no surprise, I always have such good intentions, but usually always end up scrambling at the last minute. Makes me feel better to have an excuse though...

I started a baby quilt in my "spare time" while I was away. Hope to get that finished this week. Also want to finish up the cushions I had started before I went away.

Obviously I will not be getting time to work on my red and white quilt, but it will wait for me, and when I return I have a weekend quilting retreat scheduled for the last weekend in October, so that will be lots of time for me to finish things up and still have time to get it quilted before the snow flies.

While I was away I bought myself a water bottle. Here is a review about it.
This is what my "anti bottle" looks like. It is BPA free, reusable, foldable ( but stands like a regular drinking bottle), dishwasher cleanable, attachable, identifiable, and freezable. It comes with an ECO-ALERT on the package. "Frequent use will reduce your carbon footprint." I love it. I am really trying to drink more water. It is so important and it sure hits home when you spend a lot of time in hospital seeing so many people so ill because of their lifestyle.

Want to see what happens when you don't hydrate enough?

Want to see what happens when you don't hydrate at all?

Oh dear...

Mr O is so diligent about keeping things ship shape while I am away. He really does well, considering he works full time, commutes almost 2 and 1/2  hours a day and still keeps his running schedule up as well as laundry, lunches, meals, shopping for groceries... He even cleans the bathroom!
However he did fall a little short in the plant watering department. I think these ones may beyond help...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Home again

Not me, but Mom. I brought Mom home from hospital yesterday around supper time. Gonna give it a couple days to see how she does and then I hope to book my ticket back home. I had planned on getting so many things done before the big trip, but that will surely not materialize. Oh well..it is what it is...

Just 3 weeks and 3 days till we are winging our way to The UK. I can hardly wait.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Packing light

Anyone who has ever had me come to visit overnight has probably noticed that I generally don't pack too light. I am guilty, I know I am...but I try, I really do try to pack lighter. I think I must suffer from separation anxiety.
I start out with good intentions and about 3/4' s of the way through I start "tucking" in things I might need. I need sweaters if the weather turns cold and sandals and t shirts in case it is warm, sneakers and socks in case I get time to go out walking, and of course I need needlework for the trip, and maybe an extra project or two just in case I finish one, or am missing something to work on a different one. I need a little something to read...not just a novel but magazines for browsing when I am tired of stitching. ...and the list goes on and one and on. Well Mr. O and I will be leaving on our much awaited trip to the British Isles in less than a month and we are only allowed one suitcase each. Not just any size suitcase either; it must be no more than 30x18x10. I will have to pack everything I will need for three weeks in one suitcase and still leave enough room to bring home any little "trinkets" I may discover along the way. I will definitely be doing a practice run in the packing dept.
There is something to be said though for packing  a couple extra things for "just in case" because I am in Sault Ste Marie Ontario right now. The original plan was to make a quick trip here to be with Mom during some important meetings concerning last years accident. I was to arrive Tuesday afternoon and be winging my way back home by 6 a.m. Friday. Here it is almost Tuesday of the following week and I still don't know when I am going home because Mom has taken a bad spell and is in hospital again. Hoping to have her improve enough to be home this week, but one never knows....

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