Goals for week of 2/22/10

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Goals for week of 2/22/10
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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 1:00pm

Happy Birthday, Geo. Washington! (This would be his 278th birthday!)

So... Any success last week? Did you accomplish what you wanted to do?

How about this week? An goals you want to share?



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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 1:01pm

Last week, there wasn't really a whole lot on my plate:

1) Continue to nag DH to work on the switch in the basement === done to no avail

2) Stamping demo Tuesday Night === I can't remember! I know I didn't go but I can't remember why! Oh, I know! I was on the freeway when traffic came to a complete stop and after half-an hour of no movement, finally managed to make it to an exit. It seems two semis had collided and blocked all the lanes north. SO I called Janice at the VERY last minute (luckily, she was just leaving her house to meet me) and cancelled. No way I could have made it there in time.

3) Stitchery: work on my new embroidery piece === DONE
and get up the courage to piece the fabric for guild challenge, a "row of the month" mystery quilt. === NOT done

4) Housecleaner comes on Wednesday === DONE

5) Bills, computer records for finances, and continue working on the tax prep documents …) === DONE but still waiting for he last pieces of required 1009 documents

Guess I should call the hairdresser and reschedule, eh? === she called me!

So this week:

1) Continue to nag DH to work on the switch in the basement

2) Tuesday Night a "Princess House" party at SILs instead of a make-and-take at stamping (I don't really like maenad-takes). That will make it nearly a month since I have seen Janice (Mary is still in Wyoming).

3) Stitchery: work on my new embroidery piece and get up the courage to piece the fabric for guild challenge, a "row of the month" mystery quilt.

4) Housecleaner comes on Wednesday

5) Haircut on Wednesday

6) Bills, computer records for finances, and continue working on the tax prep documents …)



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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 4:38pm

Yay! I actually had some success last week. The goals for last week were
* Attend pain specialist appointment. I'll be incredibly happy if he can get my pain under control. - Attended the appointment. The specialist has said that there are no guarantees that he'll be able to get the pain under control but there are a few things he'd like to try, so I'm happy on that front.
* Pick up the threads for the "Sunflower Picture" project. - Picked up the threads and even made a start of the project, but I forgot to wear my glasses while I was stitching and knew about it later that day when I couldn't even read the computer screen.
* Pick up textbooks for university (which is less than two weeks from starting again). - I have all the textbooks, now I just want classes to start.

Not a lot planned for this week. Just reading and working on the current cross-stitch project.

Lyn

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Lyn

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 6:34pm

Hmmm - stitching when you can't see? That says something but I'm not sure what!

Good luck when classes start!



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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 7:59pm
I'm longsighted so I only need my glasses when stitching and reading - though often I get away without them if I'm reading or using the computer. It was more laziness on my part that I didn't wear them last time I stitched.
Lyn

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Lyn

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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 1:18am

I probably should set some goals. It might increase my chances of actually accomplishing something this week.


I have several appointments set for work, so of course those take precedence. I also need to work on contacting people in an attempt to get more appointments set. Some of that depends on my supervisor actually sending me the needed materials!


Dental appointment Wednesday -- DH and I both have appointments for check-up and cleaning. I am just hoping no new problems show up!


Haircut! I really must find time to get this done this week! I am sure my hairdresser can fit me in -- I just need to fit her in!


Need to find time to visit with a friend who has been going through a hard time -- or at the very least call her.


Visit friend in nursing home, although sadly she is unlikely to remember that I have been there. She does enjoy my visits while I am there, though.


Get together some of my extra fabrics to donate to a quilting project at church.


Enough, I think. If I get that all done I will be pleased.



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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 12:46am
Hi, I don't really have any goals for this week other then surviving. I am still very much pregnant and in a lot of pain. I am on an rx pain/muscle relaxer which keeps me pretty out of it most of the day. Once the baby arrives I'll be sure to stop by and let you guys know :)
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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 3:10am
Wishing you some "you time" this week, Becky --- and good luck with he dentist!



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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 12:11pm

Now that the February swirl of birthdays is almost done, I can actually think of things to do.

Beginning of Feb started a quilt for a friend who`s BD is Sunday Feb 28th.

Quilt top completed. Might work more on it today, since I took the day off to watch the snow fall, Yeah, I do crazy stuff like that once in a while :O).

I would like to find an appropriate name for the quilt. Colors are yellow, black and red. Garden theme. Designs... looks a lot like Mary Englebert. The other little quilt I made the name fast but this one is a bit of a challenge. I will look for a nice label pattern to put in the back also.

We have been friends since our childhood. She has gone through a lot: drugs, alcohol and had a minor acv 7 yrs ago. She is still struggling with alcohol. So I thought that a little quilt along with a hand made card would put a little sunshine in her life.

Hand card done: I used paper fashion to do it.

So I am pretty much back in the sewing room... watching the snow fall. I haven`t kept much with a schedule for sewing, quilting or crafting but I think March looks good in that dept. I even bought a cross-stitch pattern: cat laying on a piano!

It was my 1st experience doing a quilt using a rotary cutter.... MAJOR improvement with precision, although practice is still needed. If I keep up, my quilt stash might be gone by the time I move... Oh well ;O)

I hope you ladies have a nice middle day of the week, keep smilin` weekend is right ahead!

P.S. for those of you who are tired of the white fluffy stuff, join all together and blow it up north direction Montreal, QC, I'll be glad to be of assistance :O)!

Nathalie
Nathalie
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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 3:34pm

Blowing hard in your direction! LOL

Be careful with that rotary cutter. ALWAYS close it when finished as they can be lethal... There are some new models out there that automatically close which I think is a great idea...
http://www.dickblick.com/products/fiskars-rotary-cutter/



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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 3:46pm

Thanks for the advice!

I took the model number down (57427-1045) When I go out I might buy it since mine is about5 yrs old and was used mainly for sewing.

Nathalie
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