Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Wednesday, So blessed, ticking off the list!


 I know I sound like a broken record, but I can't believe how much less stress I have right now looking at the shop.  I had my final try on with a bride and I have to finish her up and then she will pick up in the morning.

Two more brides have picked up this morning and I have one more due out this afternoon.  I did not get some of the things done on the list yesterday as I did other items out of order, but if I can get my butt in gear, I should be done with everything except pick up's. I feel so blessed.

Hubs is up watching Oliver today so the house is quiet.  Well except for people calling non stop and people picking up.

I went over to Lil sis's pool last night about 8:00 and just floated around in the dark until about 9:30.  It was so nice.  We had another triple digit day and it was a great way to cool off from the day and I just came home and slept so well.

D#2 and I made up a menu for our days at the lake.  We are using things we have in the freezers and cooking together.  All we have to buy is some cold drinks, which are on a good sale right now, and chips, and I think we are done.  Well I am thinking maybe some more chocolate bars for smores. I am doing large breakfasts as they last most of the day and then you can have a sandwich or snack if you get hungry mid day, and then we will have daughter and I do dinners.  Less work less clean up  if we work together. Since I have a large bag of blueberries, I will do blueberry pancakes, scones, blue berry cobbler, and muffins.  NO one gets sick of blueberries thank goodness. I also have a large bag of hash browns and I will cook those up there.  I am really trying to clean out the freezer.

I really want to get my car cleaned out as my lovely grandsons spilled rootbeer in the back seat.  I plan on getting that shampooed and cleaned out this week. Anyway here is my list for today.


1. finish bride dress

2. alter bridesmaid dress

3. alter mother of the bride dress

4. hem pants

5. shorten shirt sleeves

6. hem 2 pairs of jeans

7. hem 2 pairs of jeans

8. alter another bridesmaid dress

I think that is it!  I so hope to have this done today. I JUST WANT TO CONCENTRATE ON OTHER THINGS!!!!!

Thanks for all the well wishes on my posts about saying no, with your help I may just be able to live a some what normal life.  Keep it up ladies.  I am a work in progress.


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


Kim


19 comments:

  1. You are making great progress. The list is getting shorter. Love you are all taking the goodies for the lake food. Such a savings.
    Hang in there!

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    1. I know and way to eat down those freezers and clean things out.

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  2. And your stress level reduction is a testimony to the power of "NO"!
    I hope you have a lovely time at the lake, then have free time to get ready for the cruise!

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    1. Well we are coming home from the lake early to have 24 hours to get out the door and to Seattle!

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  3. Kim,
    That is a nice, short list. I don't think I have seen a list of yours that short. I can understand how your stress is less.

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    1. YEs but two of those dresses were a bear cat to alter, wouldn't you know? I felt like I would never get done.

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  4. Your list is getting shorter and shorter. I am sure you will finish everything if not today by tomorrow morning.

    Have a wonderful time at the lake.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie, I just have a little more to do today and then I can start to decompress and think about packing. So excited.

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  5. We are ALL works in progress Kim - I think you are doing great - keep it up!!!

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  6. Great job getting so much done! I'm glad that you are starting to relax a bit too.
    Hope you have a wonderful time at the lake. I'm glad that you and your daughter are sharing the cooking, and maybe let the guys grill some too so you can relax. Have fun!

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  7. So happy to hear that you are setting limits & finding the balance much more enjoyable. Experimentation is how we all learn what we need!

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  8. That’s great that you will be using food already on hand for your lake trip. That will save money for sure.

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    1. I know and I am so grateful. I remember camping trips where I had to go buy everything, and thought we could have eaten out cheaper.

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  9. I can almost feel your new calm! Nice plan for the lake. I overbought groceries last week-It crept up on m in the cart, now we have friends joining us at the lake so I need to make sure to use things I bought.

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    1. Just use your imagination. One time someone brought up a flat of hamburger buns, and I actually made them into garlic toast for spaghetti night and then I used the rest to make a large bread pudding everyone loved.

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