Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tuesday, kickin thru the important stuff

     I will be happy when this upcoming weekend is over.  There will be so much going on. After completing the costume sewing I realized I had forgotten another dress that has to be altered.  It is an easy alteration, but still has to be done.  Also I agreed to make 5 soldier hats that I forgot about so need to mock up a pattern for those.  I just have one more apron to get done and I can ship those off to Sis.

     My good friend came over yesterday and helped my distribute all the Christmas boxes to the right places and also clean up all the Thanksgiving things.  So sweet of her.  I was limping pretty bad but by late afternoon the pain was all gone.  I realize now it is the RA as the left knee started to show signs of swelling.  I have also had bad night sweats, and my hands have been falling asleep at night due to wrists swelling.  I just have to deal with it.  But having your knees affected is the worst, it really limits you and is very painful.

     Babies are here today and Hubs has to work at the High school so I am on my own.  They are watching cartoons and I might just try and go into the shop and make the last apron.  I also could start a load of laundry. I want to get all the Thanksgiving linens washed and stored. There is 12 pounds of burger and sausage thawing out upstairs for me to make a huge batch of Swedish meatballs.  I will take some into my friend and freeze a good part of them for future meals. These are easy and cook up quick, serve with potatoes and a vegetable. Probably serve with some kind of cake.  Have not thought of it yet.

     Just ticking things off my list. trying to make sure I get the most important things due out first. The kids are coming down Thursday evening to finish the basement painting, and even thought they offered to pull the carpet, I found out it will only save $55.00 so I will pay that and keep the carpet until the layers are here,they will pull the carpet.  The carpet measuring people are due here at 10 today.

     I have to get jam started.  It has been on the to do list for 3 months now, but it is for Christmas gifts and I need the room in the freezer.  Really once the berries are thawed and the jars are all sterilized in the dish washer it is just a matter of cooking it up.  Hubs can water bath it on the back deck. It doesn't take long to make up a batch of jam.  I just have to do it.

     I guess I have enough to keep me busy or crazy, not sure which.

To do:

1. start laundry
2. iron apron parts
3. sew apron
4. thaw meat for meat balls
5. make meat balls
6. take dinner into friend
7. make up a pattern out of newspaper for army hats
8. cut out 5 army hats
9. make up army hats
10. continue working on duster
11. pull all fruit out of freezer to thaw
12. bake the last 6 pumpkins for pie filling to freeze
13. greet and get carpet 1ayers here for quote

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



  1. Oh my friend, I still don't know how you manage to do all that you do. :) You are one busy lady. I hope you are able to take some time to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the season. Lewiston's downtown lights and the train park at Christmas are some of my favorite things to see this time of year when we come down your way. Not sure if we will be making a trip down this year or not, but if we do, I will let you know.

    1. Oh I hope you come down and please contact me, I would love to meet you and we Hubs and I can take you guys to Effie! Our treat.

  2. Kim - I wish I had your get up and go - especially with the littles there too. I make a list and get overwhelmed about 5 minutes later! Hope the knees are better soon!

    Anyway I have a question for you. A friend of mine reuses wedding dresses to make outfits for babies who are stillborn or pass away unexpectedly. I picked up a dress at Goodwill for her and it does have coffee stains on it. Rather than pay a dry cleaner I thought of you mentioning cleaning wedding dresses. The tag says the outer shell is 100% Polyester and the inner shell is 100% Nylon.

    So could I clean this at home? How would I go about it?

    Thanks in advance for all your help.

    1. This dress can be washed in biz bleach in a bath tub. Soak for at least 24 hours in a warm water bath with a non chlorine bleach. Then rinse well drip dry. I have actually wash wedding dresses in my machine on a gentle cycle. I have had filthy, drawn through the horse barn dresses come clean.

  3. Be careful that your nose doesn't wear out the grindstone! Schedule in a short break or two. For your knee(s).

    1. I am so behind Val I am having a nervous break down, to hell with my knees, it is my brain I am worried about.

  4. You got a long done! I am praying that your RA feels better soon.