This picture was borrowed from styleforum through the magic of copy and paste because it fits the theme.
A very productive day today. I was able to get a lot done. Well, not necessarily things that really show, but things that have to be done none-the-less. I straightened up my fabric storage today and dusted it and got down the cobwebs. It is on shelves in the room in which I am currently sleeping. I look at it every night when I am sitting here on my computer and it was really bothering me that it was "out of order". When David stayed in this little room he wanted a little more space so he rearranged some of my stacks. I like them to be by type, texture and sometimes color or pattern. For instance, all my corduroys are together and my denims. I have one stack of printed denim and one stack of solids, one stack of printed cords and one stack of solids and my stripes together, my stars together, my florals together. The cottons are mostly prints, but I do have a stack of solids. I keep my "novelty" fabrics (what they are called at the fabric store) together, my children's together, my cutouts together. You get the idea. I can quit obsessing now.
So anyway, today I started putting them all back in the right stacks, refolding them and dusting the edges. I have all my holiday fabrics back together and now all I have to do is lower the bottom shelf to its original position and restack the novelties, blouse/shirt fabrics and baby fabrics so that I can make room to bring the fleece in here. I want to clear the shelves in my sewing/craft room so that I can move all my photo and scrapbooking stuff into that room to make it a little more accessible. It's a lot of rearranging but the end result should make my life a lot more efficient. I love efficiency! Seriously.
I finally got my "pay advance" at work (I think some places call it a draw). I asked for it to help Jeren get his truck (he will pay me back) and so I could get a stove. I thought I could live without a stove, but I was sadly mistaken. I'm not sure why. I lived without one for three years at my other house and that was when I had four kids to feed, so not sure why it's been so hard this time. It has seriously been making me just a little insane. Mom and I went together and we each got one and they will be delivered next Wednesday. They were on sale for $399.00, which is a hundred dollars off the regular price. YAY!. Now I need to go put a nice set of pots and pans on layaway at Kmart. I think I will do that tomorrow.
I went over to Jodi's today and picked up the lamp and some books for David and Nikki. David is going to be so excited when he sees the books. (Thank you so much, Jodi!)
When I got home I still had time to do stuff outside and there was a little break in the weather, so I dug out the grass in front of the sidewalk (between sidewalk and driveway) and leveled it down about six inches so i could fill it with gravel. I used bricks to hold the gravel in place and so that I can dig the next section without getting mud and dirt into the completed section. It looks nice and now you can walk from the car to the house without going through the muddy grass. Our grass gets muddy in the winter because the water table is rising and my yard sits in water for most of the winter. (It's technically still winter, although I declared this SPRING #1 because we are owed a spring from last year when it went straight from winter to summer without passing go.)
That hour counts as my workout today no matter what the Wii says. I used an edger (as in the kind you step down on to use, not motorized), a flat shovel, a pick-axe, a shovel, the rake and the broom. I did twists while throwing the gravel into the dug-out area with the shovel.
The reason I place-marked this blog earlier was because I wanted to go to the casino with Mom and Dad. We went and ate at the Asian Garden Cafe. I got my usual which they call "bun". There is an accent over the "u" when they spell it. It is basically veggies (cucumber, bean sprouts, lettuce, carrots, and daikon) with vermicelli (rice noodles) and a meat of your choice (chicken, pork, beef, or shrimp). It also has two small eggrolls cut up and is sprinkled with chopped peanuts. It is served with fish sauce. (Equal parts fish sauce,sugar and vinegar stirred together in water and with hot pepper flakes added) I also ask for extra basil which is served fresh. I love it!
I gambled a bit and won 292 dollars. That was nice. Usually I only play. I don't win much because I play very small amounts but tonight my ticket started going up so I increased my bet and it just kept creeping up. That was nice because it meant I played for free and if I put 250 in the bank I still have 42 to spend and if you count the sixty I spent, I'm still 190 ahead so it cut the price of my stove nearly in half. Haha.
I'm not sure how this ties into the theme, but at least I have the word ties in it. Twice!