Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thursday Morning Rambling

I really don't know what happened last evening but it seemed to me that busy was the word of the evening. I was late preparing dinner (chicken pot pie) - everything seemed to be late the whole day. Could it be because I slept until 9 o'clock? I don't think so because I do that sometimes anyway. Whatever. Today seems more normal.

I've decided that I need to declare a hobby. Harry is busy with his two little companies plus coral sales and I need something to do that keeps me occupied. Don't suggest spring cleaning. I retired from one job and I'm retiring from that one, too. What I really need is something to do for the two or three hours after dinner and before bedtime. The TV is always on but I seem to have lost interest in most programming except for Lost. I know, I'll make an afghan. I've done it before - I can do it again. Which brings to mind "The Blizzard Blanket" That's a story I'll tell you all sometime later. I'd like to take it out of storage and have a picture to go with the story.

This is the day that I need to do some major damage at the grocery store/s. I really don't mind going to grocery shop, going through checkout, and loading the stuff. I hate unloading at home and putting everything away. I'm thankful, though, that we have plenty of stuff to put away. Tomorrow is play-day and I look forward to that. The boys are growing up fast and before long play-days with Nana will be boring. I'm making the most of these days.

I've rambled about nothing. Time to take a deep breath, put on my big girl britches, and get on with this day. Hope all my blog buddies have a good day. Until later.


happyone said...

Making an afghan sounds nice. Will you knit or crochet it?
I enjoy food shopping - even the putting it all away part. It gives me a good feeling having all the shelves full. :-)
Happy Thursday!

Mary said...

By the time I get home with all the groceries, cleaning products, and paper products I tired. Then comes the putting away just when I want to sit down and rest. After everything is stored and shelves are filled I always say a little prayer of "thank you" Not everyone is as blessed as I.

I think I'll crochet this one. I've done both but it's been many years. The last one was completed in January of l978. This one will be an almost new experience.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I have been an afghan maker in the past too, Mary. I once made one for my little sister's wedding gift that was completed just in time for their 5th anniversary! LOL I discovered that working with only one color of yarn (per her request) got very boring and the project often ended up shelved for months at a time. I love to do counted cross-stitch and have DMC Embroidery floss in every color they make! It's been a few years now since I've felt peaceful enough to spend my evenings quietly stitching in the company of someone I love, and oh how I am looking forward to that in the months to come! :-)

SOUL: said...

i can't knit or crochet a stitch.. but ya wanna funny visual? i can cross-stitch! :))
fishin soul.. cross stitchin like a granny.... i started when i was pregnant with soulkid :))

ahhh shaddap--- :))

jAMiE said...

I admire people who can make things, be it knitting or crocheting or quilting...i wish i could do it. What colours will you use?

I love to grocery shop..i enjoy the process of it...especially getting it home and putting it away..i'm an organizer at heart.

Are you enjoying Lost? I don't watch it but Tim does.

Mary said...

jaMie, Color for afghan, I believe pastels. Haven't been to yarn shop yet so decision not made. Using older yarn to practice stitches - it's been a long time since I did this. I enjoy Lost because it's complicated and not written strictly by a formula.