Sunday, August 7th, 2011


Here ends a terrific weekend!  Today we mostly just played.  We left the house briefly only once to drop off another load of books on top of yesterday’s purge.  I weeded out some books and toys this weekend but there’s still way more to do.  It’s getting easier though.  I read an article a few months back that included this flow chart.  I wish it was as easy to get right of things as that chart makes it look.

I get especially hung up on things that belonged to my mother.  Those are really hard to let go even when they’re not being used appropriately or at all or have been replaced entirely with something new.  Like her big wooden salad bowl.  I have another big wooden salad bowl that I use and about 20 pyrex bowls that I would probably put ahead of it so why do I need to hold onto it when I have absolutely nowhere to store an unused wooden bowl?  I might still end up keeping the bowl but it’s in the trunk of the car at the moment waiting to be dropped off at Value Village.  I also get hung up on the “does it have value” question.  Antiques roadshow can really eff with your brain, you know?  It makes you feel like everything you look at might pay off a student loan or two!  Gotta stay focused.  I already cleared out all of my Martha Stewart magazines.  I think Fine Cooking is next

So there’s that housekeeping and then I did a little around here too.  My very talented friend Danielle designed a new banner for me and an awesome monogram that I’m using on my Facebook page.  So check it out and let me know what you think.  If you’re reading this via Google Reader don’t forget to click through,   Wait, what was that about a Facebook page?  Oh, right.  Yeah, I did it.  I feel vaguely bad about foisting links to my posts on my entire friends list so I created a page to do that.  And sometimes I think up or see stuff during the day that I’d like to post somewhere.  I think this will be the place!  Anyway, if you haven’t already, please “like” my new space over there.

I even sewed a little today.  I was “inspired” by this post to make some pj’s for Chase because she sleeps in pants even in the dead of summer and you know how I love to make stuff out of pillow cases.  I put inspired in quotes there because uh, well imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Right?!  I thought about it a little when I picked up the pillow cases.  I thought, weren’t those ones I looked at striped?  Were they?  But then I probably started gently reminding my children to please not roll on the floor or to please not try to jump out of the cart and forgot all about it.  So anyway, there you have it.  And I was feeling so inspired too.  But they are awfully cute.  I had two pillow cases so I attempted a way less successful top without a pattern.  I factored in seal allowances but no ease.  She really wanted to wear it but I’m pretty sure that pj tops aren’t supposed to look like sausage casings.

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