Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday, Kim sleeps:)


This was me, the cell is turned off and my glasses are beside me and my hair is off my neck and I am sleeping and smiling.  I came home from Church at 11:00, with Kelsa in tow.  I made pancakes and eggs, and daughter and the kids and Hubs and I had breakfast.  Then a cousin showed up from out of town and it was so nice to see him and catch up.  Then Lil sis's two daughters came over with their other halves and I fixed a bridesmaid dress for one of my nieces, and I also had a client pickup a dress.

It was a little hectic, but by 1:15 all were gone and I laid down.  I had not slept well Friday night for some reason, and then we had Kelsa Saturday night and although she slept, she is a constant wake up and put in the binky and bottle.  Daughter needed to catch up on her sleep as she had a rough week back to work and teaching and with the new COVID mandates by the state of Washington, Nate is working insane hours and constant called out on the highway when he should be sleeping. SO  as daughter was doing a catch up, I WAS NOT SLEEPING.

I slept until 4:30 then I got up for a minute and laid back down  and slept again until 7:30.  Hubs was worried that I would not be able to sleep last night, but I ate some leftover corn chowder, I had thrown together Saturday night after spending all afternoon at the pool just relaxing.  I was in bed by 9 and slept until 9:09 this morning.  That was a lot of sleep and I feel great and I need to as this is going to be the week from hell in the shop.

We have to go to southern Idaho this weekend, so I have to get my ducks in a row.  We also need to do the missionary run and I told Hubs to combine them on Friday and then we will continue on our way to his folks, rather than doing that 5 hour driving loop only to return home.  I really feel like this is a bad time for me to be taking off, considering the busyness of the shop, but needs must. Mom is having a hard time with dad.  I believe she is out of prepared meals and we just need to go even if it is a quick trip. Family down there are all involved in farming up to their necks


I CAN SAY A LOT OF NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT Idaho (especially the panhandle) politics, but our devotion to family and farm is second to none.Some  of the family is deep into potato harvest, and the cattle have to be brought down to winter pasture.  So the entire family down in the Twin Falls area (NOT MY DAUGHTER) took off to move cattle.  This means grandmas down to whoever can fit in a saddle.  We are talking young kids are out sometimes staying up all night to drive the cattle down. Because of COVID there is just not enough help, they start school early and are given a week or two off for potato harvest.  I am so proud of these kids and proud of the work ethic of this family. This is another reason Hubs and I are going down, anyone who could check on mom is tied up.  I do believe our daughter will bring over some meals and help me wile I am there.

So today I have two really hard wedding dresses to get ready for fittings.  I have many other dresses I want to get out this week. I was pleased with all the bridesmaid and mother of the brides that I got done last week but I still have about 5 more of those to do also,along with the piles.  I just have to be really organized which is not my strong suit.

Sissy, sent me a big box of lovely clothes almost all Talbots, and now I have to find places to put them and get rid of some of my things.  She is so generous. My ironing basket is taking over the world, but that shall be ignored.  I also did not do anything about my challenges this weekend and I am behind.  But that also will be ignored until I feel I have caught up on today's work.  SO here it is!

1. call all people who's stuff is done

2. get money envelopes filled.

3. get one wedding dress ready for a fitting

4. get another wedding dress ready for a fitting

5. finish another wedding dress 

6. get another wedding dress ready for a fitting

That is enough I think.  Let's see if Kim with lots and lots of sleep can get this done.

What does your week look like?  Does anyone want to come help me sew?  Anyone? Anyone?

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


Kim

18 comments:

  1. My sewing limit is sewing a button back on, so I'm of no help. Like you, it's going to be a super busy week (again).

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    1. I am just taking it one day at a time when I think of everything I need to do I get crazy.

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  2. If you give me corn chowder and let me sit by the pool, maybe I can sleep 12 hours. I need it. Then, I could help you sew or rip or handle clients. Really, I can do what you do with the sewing, I do believe. But, right now, I would need a nap every few minutes...lol.

    Have you ever thought about making meals, freezing at your home and loading them into a cooler to take to them? Then, if you wanted to cook or whatever, you could when you got there.

    That is a lot of work the family does. Will you be able to pick up potatoes from the roadside?

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    1. I will be picking up potatoes and onions on the way down and back.

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  3. You make me think of my friend from highschool who is on call 24/7 from the end of August until nearly mid November with their farm life.. Bless the farmers!!!

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    1. They work very, very hard. Even the little kids help and I love it. When we go visit we all help. I have delivered calves, cooked for crews, moved sprinkler pipe, you name it, you really have to respect them.

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  4. Please remember your sleep is just as important as everyone else.
    I hope the wedding dresses were finished with little to no complications!
    Have a great week!

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    1. These dresses are a pain if they didn't bring in so much money I would say screw it.

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  5. So glad you got some good sleep Kim. That was well deserved. Don't work too hard my friend!

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    1. I was shocked at how much I slept, I must have really needed it.

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  6. An idea for you. I always ironed my husband and my shirts, his nice pants, and bed pillow cases. With exercising clothes etc, it is a lot of ironing. We live in the desert so we wear a lot of cotton, hence the ironing. Last year, I switched over the drip dry shirts, he has done the same. When they go on sale at Columbia, they are $15. So over the past year I have swapped our shirts out. No more ironing. I take his good pants to the dry cleaners (he is retired so doesn’t wear them a lot). And I decided at age 65 that I didn’t need to iron pillow cases. I still miss the nicely ironed ones but for now, I am on a holiday ;).

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    1. You know Hubs has a lot of those and wears them all summer I love that, I don't have to iron many of his things. I have trouble with them as I wear a medium and then the large is too big, but the medium pulls at the shoulders, just not comfy, don't want to alter. See the cobbler's children wear no shoes.

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  7. Kim, I am so glad that you finally got a really good sleep. You are always so busy.

    Good for you on going down to help out your Mom, I know you always leave plenty of ready meals with her when you leave.

    God bless.

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    1. Well I will tell you I was shocked at how much I slept but I am so happy I did, as I am going to need it this week.

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  8. Glad you got some much needed sleep. Sounds like you are going to need to be rested this week!

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    1. You are so right. Already the board is in play and filling up as I type!

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  10. I like your efforts for wonderful presentation.
    I would like to appreciate your efforts .
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