Monday, November 29, 2010

Just a Small Quilt for Design Wall Monday

It was only going to be a small quilt.  Just make a little something from the fabric that I absolutely adore and had resisted buying because I have so much already and am trying to be "oh so good" this year.
Well, that "ain't gonna happen", I guess.  

First of all, I saw a picture of this little quilt on a blog from I Have a Notion.  It was hanging in a booth at   Houston.  Looked on the web and finally stumbled upon it on PickleDish and the order was placed. 

This is what I am toying with as far as layout is concerned, but I have a couple of other ideas in the back of my head, so I have to get some more of this.  I just love, love, love it!  It looks like it is going to be a "blended quilt", which I think is truly my favorite of all quilt types. 

Thank you Judy for providing a place to share, and I am working on my stash busting, just fell off the wagon for this collection, lol.  

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Think I am Just Going to Give Up

Evidently, the powers that be have decided I am not supposed to have tulips in my yard.

 I have a friend that helps me works the yard coming on Wednesday to set out tulips and pansies, pull weeds and mulch the flower beds and basically get the yard buttoned down for the winter.

I am feeling a little better and today was trying to get the house "cleaned" up so the cleaning lady can come tomorrow, and I can't find the sack with the bulbs in them!  60, yes 60!, tulip bulbs, have been patiently waiting for me to plant them for 6 weeks!  I had put them in a corner of the front hall besides a weight scale that sits there that nobody uses.  I have no idea how long they haven't been there, but they are there no longer, and nobody else has been in the house!

I could just cry!  She has broken two things I made that I cannot replace and ruined the front hall floor in a couple of places by putting rags with chemicals on them on the tiles.  I have told her several times not to put things on the tile, but that goes through one ear and out the other, and of course, for some reason cleaning ladies do not understand you don't put cleaning supplies on chairs either, especially light colored ones.  I live in absolute fear of a catastrophe every time she walks in the door.  And she has been working for us for almost 3 years, but I think this may be the last straw, unless she chooses to replace the tulips.

We have tried Merry Maids, and that is just throwing money away.  I guess we got spoiled when we lived in Texas.  We had the most wonderful person who cleaned for us.  Any wonderful person living out there that wants to do some cleaning for a couple of cranky old ladies, actually one is just old, the "other one" is cranky and old!  :)

If you hear the earth shaking, it is only me having a "hissy fit", as my Texas friend would remind me that that is what we Texans have.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nights at the Old Ladies' House

I am not even sure how we arrived at this state.  It is now almost 5 o'clock Saturday morning, and both Aud and myself have laughed ourselves into hysterics, which, if you are as old as we are, leads to "problems", lol.

I started getting ill last Saturday and by Tuesday I gave up and, after voting, went to the good old doctor.  Diagnosed with bronchitis and all the attending symptoms I was sent home with prescriptions and an ever "enlarging cough".

I have spent the whole week coughing my head off, taking pills, sleeping, catching up on all of the taped segments of American Chopper, Chopped, Pawn Stars, and American Pickers, and whatever else I could find to do that required no effort because I have truly been sick.

We did find a cute movie on Thursday night called How to Tame a Dragon. It was light fare and very enjoyable. We also watched Sex and The  City 2 which had some eye popping scenes in it.  I never watched Sex and the City when it was a regular on TV, but Aud had, and she says that was always the way things happened.

So, at 10 pm tonight, Aud and I had nothing left to watch on television.   After our baths, we started trying to catch up on some movies that looked like they might be decent.  We watched A Good Woman from 2004 with Scarlett Johansson and Helen Hunt that was a great little movie based on a book written by Oscar Wilde.

Ok, looked at the preview of Knocked Up (Unedited)-2007, and since  Katherine Heigl was in it, it appeared to be funny, and we both like funny movies.  Five minutes into this movie, yes it is funny, but f words and other instances that seem to have become a staple of today's movies, have us both wondering if we are watching a porn station by mistake.  It is a little difficult to watch some of the things that go on in movies with your 94 year old mother sitting beside you and she is laughing her head off and you are coughing so much you are choking, but the plot was kind of funny, and Katherine is a good actress, so we watched it through.  Wow, I now know what unedited movies look and sound like.

Oh, it is only 2 am and neither one of us is sleepy, let's see what else we can find, here's one...with Hugh Grant, we both just love him, called Love Actually - 2003.   Hugh Grant, with him in it it is bound to be suitable for little old ladies, right?  Hah!   It didn't actually take five minutes before we were watching lots of sex going on in different scenarios, and laughing our fool head offs because we were watching this  movie and actually enjoying it, it was funny, and just kind of squirming our way through the sex parts.  I am still amazed at what is actually being shown in movies anymore.

Evidently little old ladies aren't supposed to watch movies unless they are the old black and white ones that were very classy and we have seen a million times, or the animated ones for children.

When we finished watching the Hugh Grant movie and decided enough was enough, we should go to bed, Aud's ending remark was:

"You can't go out of town, you have to stick around to pick out movies for us tomorrow night!"