Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, Kim's free day, explained....

     I was so excited to have this day in the nice weather to do some things that I wanted.  I worked so hard to get caught up in the shop, but as usual Karma had to throw in an ugly bone or two.  I weathered on determined to get the things done on my list.

     I was able to get people called and get my one lone pair of pants hemmed and then skipped with a happy heart out to the garden area.  As I was planting the tomatoes I got a call from the Assistant police chief needing patches today for some ceremony, so I met him in the shop and sewed those while he waited. No big deal right?  Then back to the garden.  I get another phone call from a girl asking about her dress, "Was it done?"  I asked her what color it was as I had about 4 more dresses to be picked up.  She tells me it is a wedding dress for May 4th.  I immediately enter panic mode.  I have wedding dresses in the shop but they are for later in May.  Of course I did not make her aware that the dress (what dress?, as I am wiping my grimy paws on my overalls).  I told her I needed to go to the shop to check and sure enough I had a dress that said May 14th .  What a (could have been disaster)mess.

     Of course it was one of those huge ball gown dresses that had 10 layers of tulle and sheer organza each at least 20 yards around.  Hemming one of these is like wrestling an angry 3 year old.  It needed to be hemmed, bustled, some hand work and horse hair braid added to the cleavage to keep it erect.

     What did Kim do?  Well I looked at the clock it was 12:30 and I told her she would have to be in the shop this evening so I could do a final fitting.   Who waits until 2 days before the wedding to pick up the dress?  I mean really?  But again the date writing was my fault.  I can hear my sissies silent scream now. I could just imagine me getting this call when I am 1/2 way to southern Idaho.  What would I have done? I would have taken mom and dads car back to Lewiston and sent Hub's on with his parents.  But the crisis was avoided by a kind and gracious God.

     I finished planting what I had and came in and changed into clean clothes, then started to get the dress done.  While I was working on the very large dress I received a phone call for another prom dress and I thought, hey I am already under the gun might as well add a bullet. I was able to get the wedding dress done by 4:30 and then started on the prom dress which was done in an hour.  Then I pulled the ironing board and ironing into the family room and watched Netflix as I ironed.  I was determined to get the ironing done.  I was not going to let my stupidity erase my goals.  Now I did not get much house cleaning done and I will be leaving some things undone that is just the way it is.

     As I was ironing my Lil sis calls and she needs help so I drop everything and run to her house and then came home an hour or so later and stayed up late finishing the ironing.  But it is Done!  Hub's came home from high school with 2 pennies he found in  the parking lot.  I am training him!

     So this morning I have quite a list of things to get done so we can leave town about 2:30  Hub's has to work at the high school.

     I have prayed for no sewing phone calls and so far my prayers have been answered.  I was up early to bath and send the bridal dress out.  I have scrubbed both upstairs bathrooms and put all laundry away.  I then went to the bank, and ran to Wal-mart to pickup things needed.  Then home to blog.  Things that I need to get done in the next 2 hours.

1. plant a few things in garden
2. set sprinkler system
3. text neighbor to feed chickens and cats
4. pack myself
5.Clean out car/vacuum
6. pack dog kennel/food
7. clean kitchen
8. make bed
9.load car

I had better get busy. Say a prayer for me.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. Oh my goodness Kim! I would have gone into complete and full on panic mode. I am so glad your are much calmer than I am. ;) I do hope that you can relax a bit after all of this. Have a safe trip!

  2. The only thing I can think of to say is "Oh my"
    Hope your trip is restful

  3. Whew! That was a close call! Enjoy your trip.

  4. I would have had an anxiety attack. Too much stress. Praying lots for you. Have a safe trip.

  5. You are so good at juggling many balls & staying positive.

  6. Wow-you worked magic meeting those deadlines. I hope I read you had a lovely weekend next week.

  7. I hope you have a good trip, Kim. I was supposed to be off on Thursday, but ended up working too. Oh well, I'll be glad on payday. I hope you have a great weekend.