I have been up late the last week doing various things such as quilting. Twice I was purposely up, once I was up dealing with my asthma, and once i was up because apparently a pot of coffee before bed is not a good idea. Despite my late nights, i have been maintaining a 6:30 am wake-up time. This way I am still able to have the kids up by 7 am (our going back to school routine.) This morning I was awakened at 6 am my my neighbors lawn care service. I woke up thinking, "That cannot be someone cutting the grass at this hour!" oh, but it was. My second thought was, "where am I?" It turns out Emma had a nightmare, which i barely remember waking for, and i must have gone to lay down with her, because that is where I woke up. Although, the memory of it all is lost. The neighbor who had the lawn service doesn't even live there anymore! I made it appoint to call the realtor who is handling the sale of their property and complain. I should have called and woken her up at 6 am. But I didn't. I would like to say it was because I was being nice, but that would be a lie. Actually, I didn't think of it until after my 2 Nd cup of coffee at 7 am. Maybe I should start the mower up at 6 tomorrow and give her another ring?
After grumbling around for and hour. I embarked on a day full of deadlines. I have a quilting guild meeting tomorrow. Since i put a notice in the newsletter officially announcing my new business, I felt I should take something to show off my work. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a really hard time promoting myself. So, I have been stressed out all week worrying about my quilting skills. Trying to get one quilt off the quilting frame so I could get another on to display at tomorrows meeting. Also, at each meeting we have a block of the month to make, a fat quarter to bring in and I happened to volunteer to bring in a snack tomorrow. Yippee. So, today I spent trying to climb out of a hole I dug for myself. I was up late finishing the quilting on my Christmas Quilt. This morning I cut out the binding and cut out the pieces for the block of the month. TA-DA!
Here is my Christmas Quilt still unbound. As it is at this current moment because I am typing. Hey everyone needs a break.
Mark and I finished making a banana coffee cake to take in. Now I just have to finish the binding. Which always seems to take FOREVER! Typing it all down it doesn't really seam like i did very much today. Until you add in the fact I still had to do my mommy duties.
At about 1-ish we had friends come over which really increased my proficiency. I sat down to start the binding, and I got really tired. I do alright on limited sleep, as long as i keep moving. Sitting down was a big mistake. I just kept getting more tired. I think I poked myself like 20 billion times with a pin or a needle. (so what's a little blood. It is red and Christmas is represented by red and green right?) I really, really, really wanted to take a nap. But, taking a nap when the kids have friends over can be bad. I can see the mom coming over early.
"Is your mom here?" she asks innocently.
"Yeah, but she's sleeping." they reply.
HAAAAAAA! Not so good. So, I just made a pot of coffee and had a pepsi while it brewed. Tomorrow I sleep.