Sep 22, 2015


I decided to re-write my to do list for the week in light of yesterday's field trip to the oral surgeon.  

Normally, I sit down on Sunday evening with Erin (that would be my Erin Condren Life Planner thankyouverymuch), and I write a list of crap that needs to get done like laundry, grocery, water the plants, fret over the bills, tidy the kitchen, etc etc etc.  It's pretty much the exact same list every single week, but every now and then I add something like "take a long snoozy nap" to it so that I can have at least one small victory as I cross something off.

But inspiration struck a few moments ago as I was heading into the kitchen for some scrambled Egg Beaters. (I am determined to use this little tooth adventure and its resulting soft foods only diet as the jump start I need to lose 174 pounds in a week and a half, so wish me luck).

I'm using my dining room table as a kind of staging area for all things fuzty since it's been too hot to spend any meaningful time up in the studio.

Oh, who am I kidding.  I'm using the dining room table because I'm just too darn lazy (and rotund, I might add) to schlep up and down the stairs eleventy seven times a day to fetch water, pills, snacks, and for those ridiculously frequent potty breaks.  (Who knew that Lasix could make a person feel like the human equivalent of a water wiggle?)

So, if you'll indulge me, may I present the official Spinster Stitcher Table Of Happiness And Joy While We Await The Tooth Pain Apocalypse:

Yes, this is indeed Little Lord Fauntleroy's shampoo, towel, and bathrobe.  I figured I should probably have at least one "cleaning" chore on the list.

Finally, the latest novel that has captured my fancy.

So there you have it.  My week is now all planned out, and after I hit the tub for a scrubby bubble bath and some fresh jams, I'm going to start tackling it!   Woo Hoo!


  1. Love Stewie's little robe - priceless!! As are all of your posts, and I love reading them. Wishing you all the success with your recovery you desire.

  2. I am so glad you are back to blogging on a regular basis. I skip right to yours first in my feed. I love that Threedles project. I will have to check out their website. And please take a pic of Stewey in that bathrobe. I have to see that!!!

  3. What a cool bunch of projects. The coloring books are fun. I have my extended family hooked on them now after a reunion vacation when i had markers and books available for everyone. And I could not stop chuckling over the shampoo and robe picture. Good luck with tooth stuff. I figure I only have 1 or 2 more teeth that can be crowned, 2 implants, blech. I hate dental work.

  4. Love all those projects. Take care

  5. Honey I've missed you so! You make my little world a much better place. I love writing a list, if only I could get the doing it all side done as well! I've recently stumbled across the Flylady website, she has the best tips for keeping up with chores around the house, oh yes sorry it's house blessing. Her idea of fifteen minutes at a time is so doable. Just love your work, pile your table up with reckless abandon! As for Stewey's little bath robe, that is just the cutest thing!

  6. I love your adult colorbooks :) We have purchased coloring going on yet though :(
    I do hope your pain resolves soon. Oral surgery/oral pulling/ oral pain of any kind pretty much sucks.
    I hope your soak and new jammies and new book was just the thing! I just started reading Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton, I'm a smut reader, I admit it.... :)

  7. Great to-do list! I hope you are relaxing and recovering today.

  8. Great to do list. I admire it and I'm sure it will give you a sense of accomplishment as you tend to parts of it which you may scratch of a letter or two from some of your items. How cool is that! Sending prayers for you and Stewey. Hugs, Cathryn

  9. Hope you are feeling better! Faaaabulous stitching! I love the colors!

    Don't you have a similar Snoopy puzzle hung in your closet? (Not that I've been in your closet! I think you posted about it!)

  10. I hope you're feeling better soon! I love that you have a puzzle on your list. We used to have one going all the time in the dining room - I don't know why we got away from that. Thank you for the reminder!

    I'm sure LLF will be on his best behavior while you recover!

  11. "Table of Joy" is right! Hope it helps to pass this time until you feel better. I have the same book on hold at the library so let us know how you like it.