It's almost May. I'm sure you know that already, but it somehow crept up on me this year-- along with the other four months that proceeded it. I'm still writing 2011 on my checks and trying to find the Valentine card I bought for my husband-- but still can't find.
Thinking about the past four months of this year has me wondering what the heck I've been doing. I certainly haven't blogged very much, although this is my 450th post.
I flipped though my calendar-- The old fashioned paper kind because I just can't seem to part with a big page and a month's worth of "to dos" noted all in one place, and realize so far this year I've...
--Been to various doctors 17 times-- mostly routine visits, or at least for nothing major. Some of my docs are close to free city parking lots. Other parking garages charge $13.50 with no street parking available anywhere. Ouch.
--Stopped at my new favorite fabric store 12 times and purchased 26 total yards of fabric. This shop owner is smart and is located close to a $2.00 per hour parking lot.
--Made 5 quilts with some of the above mentioned fabric and have 3 more quilts in the works. I suspect this is where most of my spare time has gone but I'm on a roll at the moment and warm weather is coming which is not "sewing season" for me.
--Attended one 150th birthday party for 2 great friends who celebrated their 75th birthdays together. And I attended a 102nd birthday for a dear friend who is mentally sharper than most people I know.
--Tired unsuccessfully to get tickets to the Bruce Springstein concert this past weekend-- The concert that received such a rave review in the newspaper that I was green with envy when I heard a friend was actually there.
--Seven cakes have been in my oven, all from scratch and made for celebrations with family and friends.... except for the one chocolate cake I reallllly needed to cheer me up after one of the above mentioned doctor's appointments.
--Watched more basketball on television with Husband asleep in the chair next to me than I can count. He's the basketball fan. I am not. What's wrong with that picture?
--Dreamed of my own garden filled with tomatoes and herbs but remembered I do not have a green thumb when it comes to vegetables so I promised my BFF I'd help weed her gigantic garden if she shares her harvest with me... She would anyway but I'm making a conscious effort to pick weeds every week.
--Pulled 47 recipes from various magazines but have yet to make a single one. I need to work on that. Not sure if I'll stop saving recipes or start cooking more.
--Bought a bathing suit online. Note to self: Big mistake.
--And, I picked my first arm load of white Iceberg Roses of the year. These are for you. I'll be around soon to visit.
How's your Sunday?
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