We were supposed to have storms yesterday again but it just rained and then it cooled off, the humidity went away, the sun came out and it was a perfectly beautiful day! I opened all the windows and caught up on a few things. It's amazing how much time is spent watching the weather and planning around it especially down here in the South! And with all the lightening you should not be bathing, washing dishes, running the washing machine or dishwasher or standing near windows and unplug t.v.'s and pc's. and don't flush the toilets. I do follow those precautions as I had an uncle who's t.v. exploded right in front of him from a lightening strike, my Mother was hit by lightening washing dishes in a stainless steel sink in front a window and my daughter got hit in the ear while talking on a landline phone. No one was seriously hurt but there was also a county extension person out examining a farm field on a sunny day who was struck and killed because lightening can travel 10 miles! Needless to say, production slows considerably when there are storms here.
I made some scrambled eggs with organic greens.......bacon. toast and orange juice got me off to a great start yesterday! I find eggs really energize me and I can last until supper when I have eggs in the morning. So, if I have lots to do I try to have eggs for breakfast.
I also got some more grout cleaning done although this section might have to have a redo. It looked fine until I looked at this photo! LOL!I need to get some grout sealer too.
I finished all 30 of the Maybelle flowers...my Spring needlework project. Last night I got all the ends woven in too. Tonight I will start on turning them into squares.
I've been fixing Reuben sandwiches for supper with turkey pastrami, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing on my SIL's homemade rye bread. Delicious and a nice change. I haven't had a Reuben sandwich for years. We have a nice little deli department in our local grocery store that has some great meats and cheeses. I had mustard greens as a side.
While I was weaving the ends in I watched Little Bobbins podcasts and it amazes me how much knitting these gals get done. Dani is from the U.K. and they learn knitting young plus their technique is very fast. I might have to learn how to knit faster.
I finished this old National Geographic magazine but age doesn't seem to make a difference as most of it is scientific or history anyway. I find them so interesting.
1. cleaning - grout (20%)
2. decorating - entryway closet (30%)
3. gardening - plant plants I bought (0%)
4. landscaping - weed and mulch around propane tank (30%)
5. crochet -Spring needlework project - Maybelle Baby Blanket (30%)
6. crochet -Happy Hooky Pillow, blocked and unpinned now (70%)
7. knitting - secret gift #1 (45%)
10.quilting - house blocks (25%)
11.cross stitch or embroidery - gather supplies for "secret project #2"
12.pets - make dog treats (0%)
13.sewing - 2 knot bags, need to cut out the bottoms (30%)
14.cooking - plan next meal (0%)
15.moving - pack a box and take to basement or vise versa (0%)
16.organizing - clean out porch for repairs in July (5%)
There are a few categories I didn't put on here because they are either too personal or would give something away to someone who reads this blog....such as Friends and Family, Business, Personal, Spiritual, Contribution and Financial. I may shrink or expand this list at any time. There are so many things I want/need to do that I have to prioritize or they will never get done. It's so easy to get carried away with the "little dailies" as I like to call them and never get to "the big rocks". Plus, I always need to schedule around the weather and have "rain plans" and "sun plans". For example, today is nice and I need groceries out of town so that is a priority, I also need to go to the auction tonight and confront those people who have had every opportunity to call me and tell me what I am owed or tell me to pick up my stuff....neither of which they have done. I took the items back in February and they are only there on Fridays so that's a priority and some other financial/bill paying obligations and then hopefully I will have some energy left to get a few more things done.
I hope you are having nice weather where you are and that you are doing what you need/want to do today.