I’ve felt terrible all day – sore throat and horrid tummy earlier.  Came home and died on the couch for a while.  Chris went fishing – thank God for a little silence aha 😉

I finished cutting fabric tonight – even though I just want to sleep – probably just need to sleep!

   

  

I can’t wait to start assembling! 

 

Yay!! New Project!  The new quilt is inspired by this quilt I found on Pinterest:

  
I’m going to somewhat re-create it with the tools that I have, 9.5″ square – 5″ strip (from the sizzix).

  
The far right row is going- then it can be symmetrical with the rest.

I cut out the pieces for the stars- yellow!!!! 35 5″ squares- 308 2.5″ squares.

 
Then I started on 9.5″ squares (need 42 – cut 18) and 5″x9″ strips (need  77 – cut 36)

  
There’s a whole ton more awesome fabrics!  It’s so exciting!! 

Partway through cutting – this happened!!!

  
Area Stark!

  
Goodnight!

Pest – the word sends shivers down my spine!  I have had the unfortunate luck to have been invaded by carpenter ants (trees came down in a storm – ants moved inside), rats 😬 (dug up the street behind us and the neighbour kept dog food outside so they moved right in), and if course what pet owner has never fought with fleas? You talk about pests and I shiver because I know it can be an uphill battle.   My advice is always get professional help – and get on top of it fast!  Never hesitate!  Act!

So I made good ish progress with the lice but I hired “lice squad” to come in in Thursday.  I was worried that I had them too (sympathy itches ugh!) wow what a difference the right tools an info makes.  I have done so much laundry!  Tonight is the first day in a week I didn’t throw the pillows in the dryer for 20-30 minutes and change the bedding and flip the mattresses.  I am very tired and also very thankful.  Thank God it wasn’t bedbugs or roaches or something harder and more expensive to fight!  But I still view this as a week from hell – holiday Monday followed up by 2 days off (Tuesday and Thursday) and today I worked but they got me a new computer so I watched software being installed all day by Eugene!  Nice guy (very soft spoken – I keep thinking he is talking to himself but no apparently he is talking to me? Oh haha hello!!)

This whole week I have been living moment to moment – lists of things to be done in the next 2 hours – barely making it through those lists and collapsing.  My mom has been helpful – I don’t know what I would have done without her!  I wouldn’t have been able to work Wednesday and would definitely have been late today.  My boyfriend had been as helpful as snails on a rhino… Well no surprise there!

Tonight I did things for me!  I finished the novel I began a few days ago.  I finished Robyn’s pot holders and oven mitts!!!!


  

I watched a BBC show about Caligula and then one about scandalous women of Victorian times.  I guess we have come a long way – but not bloody far enough!

I feel like I have stayed up 3 hours past bedtime…oh wait- I have done just that. Bf is snoring, that’s 2 nights in a row I have come to bed far after he has.  Last night was deliberate / he told me to go to bed. So naturally I couldn’t!

Yay for some victories ~~~~~!

I have to admit that although I was looking forward to this weekend there was a certain feeling if unease that I couldn’t shake leading up to it.  That turns out to have been ‘foreshadowing’ and I guess there is no way to fix the wrongs that plagued us.  Firstly though I got a new nephew and he is perfect and he is the greatest part of my weekend!  Here is my daughter with him:

  

Isn’t he the cutest thing ever?  We actually had a great Friday night and Saturday – right up to about 8:30 Saturday night when I realized my 5 year old had lice 😮 and also everyone else?! How the frick?! Oh my God – Sunday and Monday have been laundry laundry laundry an bag bag bag clean clean clean shampoo shampoo pick pick pick.  Still onus a couple live ones this evening so the war ain’t over yet.  In the up and up the weathers been awesome!  Blue skies and hot sun.  Currently it’s really hot inside, cool 🙂 

I did say fuck it this morning and watched Captain America and made the second oven mitt.  Silly pattern!  The thumbs are too stubby and missing quite a bit of  

  

 length – I’ll note that in the event I ever make more. 

 

   

I swear using the home dec fabric was a nightmare.  9

Well – it ain’t perfect:

   

 

I took my mom out for breakfast, not sure if I ever did that before!  We had a great morning together.  It’s hot as exploding volcanoes here – was crazy hot all weekend – and while it’s nice outside right now – not so much in my 2nd floor apartment!!

Kids and me had fun today – played monopoly jr (my 5 year old won!) and went for a nice walk!!

  

   

     

I can’t ask for better kids!!  

Home dec fabric has been messing with my tension.  It’s still not right but I have just been moving forward.

   

 

So I am trying not to be pissed off…but I am really really not succeeding at all. I don’t want to air my dirty laundry – but I feel like screaming.  I did do a lot of yelling/crying/freaking out already.

And I was so excited to go home after work.  Now I wish I could go back in time and drive my car clean through Chris’s car before any trouble could start (I think that would cause trouble).  Don’t get me wrong I am not the “I wish you were dead” type- but I am a smart woman who has so much more practise at being a human.  Seriously – my boyfriend is an alien robot sent from fuck off land expressly to back me into a corner occasionally and bully bully bully till I can’t not hate him.

I asked him to leave a month ago – he is still here – I like him but I hate seeing him every day.  Gods he never stops talking – and being negative – and just trying to control retarded stuff.

I was excited to come home with books to go through with my son – we would find the perfect book for him to he reading!  But dickhead Magee had to stand over us commenting commenting commenting that nothing  is appropriate blah blah blah – to the point my kid threw down the books and ducking left the room 😡 I hate him for that.  I will not get this back – how will my kids respect me if I am not treated with respect?

I also got a shipment of new pretty dresses – and they fit (thank God) I just finally found a minute to try them on.

It’s midnight- I just want to cry- I put some stitches in potholder 2 – first sewing in like a week & a half!

   

 

The zigzag was accidental but I like it so it stays – a remnant of the scraps I was stitching together for fun (specifically the rooster)

   

     

Time to shut this pity party down

The binding didn’t kill me.  The workout at the YMCA this morning didn’t kill me.  Going to the market in my sweaty gym clothes also didn’t kill me.  & I got me a sweet ass T-bone steak!  Therefore I went home and made myself a spinach + salad and the steak with brown rice & onions & mushrooms and steak and eggs – OMG I needed that so bad.  It’s made my day.  It was also a days worth of food!

  

Got to go enjoy nature today – I don’t do enough of that.  Khan was so happy to go for a longish walk for a change.

We saw 7 deer doing deer things on the other side of the river.  Also a blue heron flew by overhead and there were cardinals, sparrows, robins, and woodpeckers making songs to entertain our meander.  I also needed that whole nature thing. 

  

We stopped at Starbucks on the way there – I don’t do Starbucks so had no idea what to order so I googled it – google said get a iced caramel macchiato with extra caramel layered. It wasn’t bad 🙂

I did it – finished quilt #3 before the kids came home!!!!  I put it on napping Chris:

  

Binding went well – I machine stitched it – too & bottom simultaneously with great results on 3 sides – there was double stitching on the fourth.  So it’s not perfect – sue me 😉

  

I am happy with it. 

I really hope Kim likes it –>> I guess I find out tomorrow!

So onward and upward!  I’m bushed – there will be no trouble sleeping here!!

Considering how tired I am I can hardly believe I’m still awake (than again I’m too stubborn for my own good!)  today started out bloody cold again- but the sun came out and it got nicer (high of 7 feels like 3)  or 44.6 feels like 37.4.

There was all kinds of commotion at work.  Everybody wants something and they want it yesterday.  It’s very stressfull – my eye twitches when I am there.  But it quieted down I. The afternoon and I think I am making good progress now.

   

 

Here’s the binding – I’m doing a new method – the prActise piece worked 😉 

 

And than it’s after midnight!

  

Area Stark was enjoying the process too I guess 

  

Yay – maybe I’ll get the binding done on Saturday so I can deliver this gift on Sunday!!!! 

Quilt #3 is almost complete 

😀