Thursday, July 15, 2010

Multi-tasking to a new level

Hello blogging friends, it is Thursday morning and I was able to drag myself out of the nice, warm, comfort of my bed and plop myself on this uncomfortable, hard bike seat of our stationary bike so that I could get in my 2 hours of sweat enduced spin before I have to face the day's activities. As many of you know, I am able to read my emails, update facebook, post to my blog and read your blogs while spinning due to having my laptop stationed on the book platform of the bike (how on earth did you think I managed to spend 2 hours - it would be boring if I didn't get to facebook, email and Anyway, I took this multi-tasking to another level this morning as I decided to photograph the status of my "Eat, Sleep, Stitch" project...
I "plopped" the project on the book stand in front of the computer...and while pedalling, "snapped" the picture (so you will have to forgive the slightly dark and blurry photo...BTW the fabric is white). Call me crazy! - most people do :)

Anyway, I have been able to finish the word "Simply" and "Sleep" as of last night while watching Top Chef. Technically, I am not follow any one of the patterns as listed in the instructions. The one I started to stitch had the words: Live Life Simple all on one line with Eat, Sleep, Stitch on the second and shown it finished as a needle roll or a long pillow. But it didn't look like I was going to have enough room to put Live Life Simply on one line, so I improvised by trying to center Simply and then I am centering Eat, Sleep, Stitch. Once I finish all the wording, I will then determine where to go from there. There is a neat looking daisy on the pattern...but I am not sure that white petals will show up well on the white fabric...anyway, that is where things are at with my stitching.

I took yesterday off from work to spend the day at home with the family. At our local movie theater, they have a special summer program where they run "free" movies on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am. There is usually a G-rated and a PG-rated movie. This week, one of the movies was "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" a movie only DH & Matthew (younger son) had seen, which I have been wanting to see but too cheap to rent the video or order it on our cable box. So, I took the day off and we went to watch it. With these free movies, you have to show up at least a half hour to stake our your seats. We like to sit in the row right behind the bars so we can put our feet up - which we were able to get being as we arrived at the theater exactally at 9:30am. The movie was as cute as Matthew promised it to be - and we had fun watching it as a family. The rest of the afternoon was spent on catching up on a few household things as well as just plan resting (the boys read and napped, believe it or not. DH and I just vegged out).

In the evening, DH took the boys down to the rink for the hockey clinic they are attending this week (and for the third night in a row, I have had the house to myself - what a blessing). Tomorrow starts tryouts for the upcoming 2010-2011 hockey season. I am sure that as much as I talk about hockey stuff, you all didn't realize that the last season was over back in April...but it was. All the hockey activities since then have been camps/clinics that the boys have been going to - to keep in shape and to continue their skill development in the "off" season and in preparation for the upcoming season. Tryout weekend always promises to be filled with tramas and dramas - most of the issues created by the parents :) Hopefully it will be a easy and fun tryout for the kids!

Today it is back to work for me this morning and back to camp for the boys...and then the last night of the hockey clinic (maybe I will go tonight and watch the boys on ice with my DH). Hope everyone is doing well! Take care and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!


Carolyn NC said...

Multi-tasking at its best! Stitching looks good!

valerie said...

2 hours! NO wonder you're tiny Lisa! I wish I had the dedication to do 30 minutes! You're very good at multi-tasking. I think if I did all that, I'd fall off the bike.

Great progress on your project!

Karen said...

Yes...I would say that was multi-tasking!

Sally said...

Love your WIP. Can't wait to see more on it!