So today I had several big tasks to accomplish, and, well, I am tired and sore and mostly done. Sorta.
I started by skipping my shower, so I was at a deficit from the get-go. I had planned to do back-to-back loads of laundry, so it made sense at the time to hold off on the shower. So far (as of 7 pm) I have done 1 1/2 loads of wash, and I have 1 1/2 to go. Not a good track record. I think I'll get my shower before I turn in tonight, and not much sooner.
Then I finally divvied up my last SU workshop order and got those boxes out of my Dining Room. One of my customers wants them, so I carefully broke them down and stowed them in a corner so they do not end up full of cat hair and claw marks.
Speaking of which:
This is a typical day in the life of my cat - lying in the sun beam. Looks rough, doesn't it? By the way, I have fuzzy vertical blinds. Oh, that's not normal? Really?!
Oh, look, she's moved! Sigh, what a life. She did awaken to throw up once, but then she had to go back to sleep. I am sure it was an exhausting day for her.
So most of my day was spent finishing up my Brother's 50th b'day book. Being the older Sister, I have free reign to really make him squirm, which would work if he wasn't such a cute kid! I have it all done (DONE!) except for one page that I hope to do tomorrow evening. I am very proud of it, and I hope he likes it.
In between scrappin' episodes with the book, I did other domestic things. You know how in order to do one thing you have to do something else first? I hate when that happens. Totally throws me off schedule. LOL!!! Like I have a schedule. Or a plan. Or a clue. Nope, just an endless mental list of things that eventually need to get done.
So I wanted to dig into my CSA haul to finish cleaning veggies and put them away, but the sink was full of dishes. So I needed to put them in the dishwasher, but that was full of clean dishes. Heavy sigh. Had to empty the dishwasher, then fill it up again, and then I started in on the veggies. I rewarded myself with two pieces of Rosemary bread (from the market) with fresh tomato slices topped with fresh basil. Yum! And that is less to put away, too!
I have a ton of basil Farmer Mike gave me because it would not survive until the next day, so I planned to make some pesto. I said I'd planned to make it. Not done yet.
Oh, the title of this post? The "aaaaaaargh!" ?? That is because I was stupid and selected an already-bound spiral book to use as a scrapbook, and it came out too fat. The book will not close! Look:
Sigh. I thought I was done. I could un-bind the whole thing and try to re-bind it with my Bind-It-All, but the chances of that actually succeeding are slim and none. I could wrap a huge ribbon around it to hold it closed. I thought about putting Jumbo Eyelets in the covers and tying it shut, and that might help a bit, but my biggest challenge will be figuring out how to ship the darn thing! At this point a bubble envelope does not look promising. Although, the bubble envelope would work if I laid the book open. I need to keep chewing on this. Double-sigh.
To reward myself for my few accomplishments today, I plan to go whip up something from the veggie pile for dinner and wash it down with some ice cream. Did I tell you the flavor of my market ice cream? Honey-Lavender. Yes, it is as good as it sounds!
I'll finish up this catch-up day with (hopefully) some stampin' in between the rest of the laundry. End of whine. Now back to your regularly scheduled blurfing, and thanks for stopping by!