Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trying to get back into the swing of things

It is nice to have the washer fixed! While we were lucky to have an alternate way of getting the clothes clean, I missed having the ability to just "throw a load in" and get it done while in my pjs. In fact, DH has been wearing the same pair of jeans for the last few weeks - dirty. According to him, they are the only ones that fit and it was hard to figure out a way to get them washed without wearing them. Glad that the washer finally got fixed, or those jeans would have just got up and walked to the laundrymat by themselves very soon (if I didn't throw them away first).

Since I really couldn't leave the repair men (yes, it took two to totally take apart the washer and reassemble it with the new parts) by themselves and I didn't feel comfortable getting on the stationary bike...I got a great opportunity to sit and stitch...perfect way to pass the time, don't you think? This allowed me to get even further on the ornament I am making for Sharon (aka "daffycat") from the Ornament Swap Group. I am definitely having fun stitching this. I learned from my mistake that caused the delay of Lori's and I am using the same piece of evenweave linen from my stash to stitch Sharon. The threads just lay so nice, flat and even, which makes it perfect for these ornaments I am making this year for each of the group members. Lori just posted photos of all the ornaments she received during her month of January...visit Ornament Swap to see!

Once the repairmen left...and the first load of laundry was put in the fixed machine (can you guess what it was???? If you said Hockey underarmour you are correct:)), off I went to the grocery store to restock the pantries and refrigerator. I know that I left Matthew and DH behind over the weekend - boy, did they eat up everything in sight! The store manager at the grocery store was even commenting on the amount of food that I was purchasing...but he knows that I have 2 growing boys and a husband at home I have to feed.

It feels good to be getting caught up on things and getting back into some sort of schedule. But I know that it will not last! We still have some hockey tournaments coming up - Robert's Pacific District tournament is here in town the first weekend in March, Matthew's team goes down to LA to play a team from Czech Republic the second week and then to Phoenix the third week. Technically the season is winding down, but already spring teams and summer clinics are showing up on the website and the boys are hinting at what they what to participate in. Yet the spring and summer activities aren't as involved as the season ones, so we do find a little more down time starting in mid to late March.

Well, my blogging friends, time to sign off on another posting. Until next time, remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!

1 comment:

Daffycat said...

I'm happy to hear you have your washer fixed! It really is a pain to go without.

I can't wait to see what you are stitching meeeeee!!!