Jun 11, 2017


My Saturday was exactly what a Saturday should be for a portly spinster in need of a little fun.

I awoke at the crack of dawn to the sun shining and the birds chirping their little brains out.  

(It's a good thing Stewey wasn't here to witness/endure it.  He would have snatched off his little sleep mask and had a cross word or two with the Head Bird in Charge about caterwauling at such an indecent hour.)

Damn good coffee and the paper were dispatched with authority and then I got myself cleaned up and semi-presentable for Library Guild.  I decided to brave it and went with a leggings/tunic top ensemble that had heretofore only seen the inside of Chez Spinster, but it must have been OK because nobody called the heiney police and had me carted off to fashion jail.

(But again, thank God Stewey wasn't here to comment about a "woman of a certain age" who would most certainly look and feel better in a proper shirtwaist and sensible pumps.)

As usual, my guild ladies worked their magic on me and I felt completely renewed and relaxed for the first time in quite a while.  I didn't take one single stitch, but I sat and enjoyed their company and oohed and aahed over their gorgeous work.  Miss Myrtis made the most beautiful jewelry pieces...beaded and colorful and so pretty I couldn't stop looking at them.  Missie Jane had her puffin...a fantastic painted canvas that she is doing in vibrant colors and cool stitches.  And Miss Charlene is finishing a class piece by Kathy Reese that has blues and purples in it...can't wait to do that one!

Lunch was my monthly cheeseburger, and the darn thing was bigger than a hubcap.  I felt like I should have been on one of the Food Network shows about enormous food, but I was not daunted, I tell ya.  I jumped right into that cheeseburger and ate a whole half of it while poor Miss Julie watched in horror.

(It. Was. Delicious.)

As much as I'd love to tell you that I came home and finished my packing, I did not.  I came home, got into pajamas, and took a four hour nap with my face in the sun as it splashed across the pillows.  And when I woke up, I did absolutely nothing but drink iced lemon water and watch TeeVee.

(It, too, was delicious.)

So that means that today is going to be rather full.  I need to finish packing this house and then I want to get groceries in place over at CS2 so that I don't need to fuss with it next week.  I did, however, modify my list to include just a few essentials rather than a full stock up.  I figure that it's still going to be a few days until I'm fully functional over there, so there's no need to fill the fridge, freezer, and pantry just yet.  

We're off to the races, kids!  One last push today and it will finally be done!

I hope your weekend was everything you wanted it to be!  Come tell me all about it!


  1. Wow -- the end is in sight! It has been a marathon. And we are cheering you on!


  2. You're in much better shape than I was before my move. I ended up packing all day and into the night and then into the morning of the actual move day. I was still packing up last minute things while the movers were wrapping and hauling the big stuff. They ended up packing three boxes. I still missed a few things, and they missed all the coats and stuff in the coat closet, even though I pointed it out to them at the beginning. Oi! Congratulate yourself on being so good about starting the job in plenty of time to not end up like me. Hahahahahaha.

    I didn't go to bed until the night of moving day. I haven't done that kind of thing in eons. And I hope not to ever need to do it again.

  3. Keep on keepin', my dear. Sounds like the homestretch to me. And I agree, once you're in the new place, you'll have plenty of time to stock the fridge and pantry- no use wasting today's energy on that. Sending lots of good thoughts and prayerful support from hot and sunny AZ. :) -p.

  4. Dear Coni... you are one smart woman! My last move (hoping it to be the last until my move to the cemetery) was so traumatic. I could not pack and was so disorganized. I did pack...some...my friends packed my kitchen..if you can believe..alas our beloved home was in the way of a 4-lane highway and set for demolition. We moved 5 rooftops over...and it took my quite a while to get over it..ugh. And deary...i, too, have had a hard time putting on the leggings and tunic...and no one has said a thing as well..sooo comfy!

  5. It sounds like Library guild was just what was needed to you, Coni. You are coming into the homestretch and I think you are doing great. Go Coni!

  6. Coni, Safeway supermarkets and Amazon groceries both deliver - you can schedule the date/time online at their websites - something to consider if you need it!

  7. I know you're going to be busy so I'll just send love, hugs & prayers. Cathryn ♥

  8. Library Guild worked its magic, Coni - Your entry today in rare form....the mental juices really pumping and extra clever... Now in the home stretch and right on schedule ... if new cupboard too bare, you can always break that hamburger rule and order out...we won't tell...
    Once you take that preliminary deep breath, go placidly into your new (and exciting) stage of life and believe that so much promise and accomplishment await you. Stewey
    has arranged his special wardrobe and corner of your new abode, so all things will work together for good....Into
    the homestretch....

  9. I went to my Sampler Guild meeting yesterday and it was wonderful! We had a demonstration on topping boxes with needlework. Our secretary was the presenter and she was so clear I think I might be able to do it! I just love guild day!

  10. Aren't stitchy friends a blessing. Mine certainly are. They always know what we need because it's exactly what they would need in the same circumstances. Hang in there. Only a few more days. Hugs and love.

  11. It sounds like you are doing great, Coni. And that Guild sounds just peachy.

  12. So glad all this moving is almost over for you! Sounds like you had an absolutely lovely day :)

  13. What a super graphic for today's post, Coni! Thanks for the giggle! Enjoy your day and look forward to seeing what your needle works on later.