Monday, October 9, 2017

A Slice of My Life October 9, 2017

Good Morning!

I worked in the sewing room on Saturday and completed two more of the small monogrammed tote bags that I am working on for Christmas gifts.  I also started on the 4th bag.  I felt a bit of accomplishment since I had not been able to find the time or motivation to do any sewing lately.

My plan is to work at least 15 minutes each day in the sewing room.   But, with even the best of intentions, lots of days (well most days) it doesn't happen. sigh.....

Also on Saturday my hubby and I cleaned out one of my Zinnia flower beds.  The flowers were still blooming, but the plant part was looking very bad.  I picked a bunch of the flowers and then we pulled up all the zinnia plants and I trimmed all the remaining plants.  That's one flower bed that has been put to bed for the winter!   The flowers made a very pretty arrangement that I have been enjoying all weekend, and should last most of the week.

This is the other Zinnia bed that has mostly yellow zinnias.  They are still looking pretty good, so I'll leave them for a while longer.  Its been very dry lately, so we've been watering them.

This week I am working in Zone 2 on the Flylady plan which is the kitchen.  Here are my plans:

1  Declutter and throw away some of the junky plastic ware we have accumulated.  I get so mad when I am running short of time and I'm trying to pack my lunch and none of the lids will fit the bowl I put something in!

2.  Wipe off the cabinet doors and the fronts of the appliances.  Our cabinets are white and dust accumulates on them.  The best way to remove this is to use baby wipes or Lysol wipes.

3.  Wipe out the refrigerator shelves  and drawers and throw away anything that needs to be tossed.

4.  Declutter duplicate and unneeded kitchen utensils, gadgets, pans, etc.  I have a huge pile of cookie sheets, muffin tins and spatulas. 

5.  Store some things that are normally stored on the counter inside the cabinets.  Hopefully there will be more room when I get rid of some things.  For example, I don't use the blender that often, but it is taking up room on the counter.  Same goes for the red Pioneer Woman Dutch Oven.  Its pretty, but adds to that cluttered look.

6.  Wash the window over the sink.

7.  Use magic minutes:  Those are the minutes that can be used while waiting for something else, or when you just have an extra minute.  I could wipe out one of the shelves inside the refrigerator door during a magic minute, or wipe one cabinet door front!

Ideas for food this week:

Butterbeans cooked with smoked sausage that has been cut into small pieces

Beef kabobs cooked in the oven.

Sloppy Joes

Bite size celery sticks with a spoon of pimento cheese on each one.

Hot dogs

Green beans cooked with ham bits

I hope your week is blessed and productive!

Monday, October 2, 2017

A Slice of My Life.....

Good Monday morning to you. Here's what's going on in my life this week.

What I'm wearing:  At the moment I'm still in my comfy clothes with a quilt tucked around me as I type this.  The temperature dropped enough outside that its slightly cool inside.  Its 69 degrees in here with no AC running.  That's the way I like it!

What I'm going to wear today:  I hung my clothes for today on the hook on the closet door yesterday.  Its black pants, purple and black striped top that has gold buttons on the shoulders.  A long necklace that has gold and black beads on it.   Black sandals.  I'll wear sandals a few more weeks before its too cold around here.

What I'm hearing:  Bad news on TV.  The sound of dishes clinking as Hubby unloads the dishwasher.  The sound of his cup of coffee brewing.  The low hum of the fan that runs while we sleep, which hasn't been turned off yet.

What I'm working on in the home this week: I am going to work in the dining room and front entry way.  Just 10 minutes a day!

1.  Pull the dust bunnies from under the china cabinet and all other furniture with the static duster and vacuum them.
2.  Clean cob webs from the ceiling area and light fixture.
3.  Wash the glass doors at the front and back doors.
4.  Dust the top of the china cabinet and all other furniture.
5.  Declutter and clean up plants.

What's going on outside of the home:

I have a doctor's appointment this morning for my annual check up.  No coffee for me this morning!  UGG.   I don't usually eat anything until lunch, but I normally do have coffee with stevia and half and half.

Going to work every day, as usual.

What's for supper tonight:

Pork Chops.  Potatoes.  Broccoli and cheese. 

What's going on in the sewing room:

I'm working on the little monogrammed tote bags for Christmas gifts and the machine quilting of the Road Trip Quilt.  That's the plan, anyway.  I didn't touch any of that last week.  UGG 

It was a busy weekend!  I'm hoping for a quiet week and more time in the sewing room.  Just 10 minutes a day would be great!

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