Monday, December 18, 2023

Monday, More sewing, trying to stay calm.

 I need this on a t-shirt. It could be my motto.

I have Kelsa here today and she has been with me for the last two nights.  She has had a snotty cold but was much better yesterday. Seems to be over it today.

I have sewing to do all day today and tomorrow and then onto cookie baking.  

Lil sis and I got hers done on Friday, but lefsa took almost her whole day.  Next year we will just have a lefsa day.

I do not plan on doing any sewing after tomorrow.  Everything can wait until after the New Year.

Only one more present needs to arrive for gift giving and I am done. Amazon is a game changer I tell you.

I am not sleeping well.  I can't get to sleep no matter how tired I am.  Once I am asleep, I am fine.  But I watch the clock until 3 in the morning and I need to find a way to break this cycle.  I am so tired all the time.  I cannot take a nap every day.

I am sure it is just stress, and grief.  Trying really hard to mitigate this, but so far nothing has helped.  It is just time.

I am missing Slugs really bad and she is going to see Sissie after Christmas and I want to be there, but no go.  THEY HAD BETTER NOT HAVE FUN WITHOUT ME.....


Thursday, December 14, 2023

Thursday, more to do.

 I sewed all day yesterday and I still have a whole lot left to do.  I don't want to do it.  I want a nap.

Lil sis is coming over tomorrow to Christmas bake with me and that should be fun.

I must get my bag of creations ready to fit on a woman and a pair of pants hemmed and altered.  I also need to take up sleeves in a jacket and hem two pairs of jeans by tomorrow.

That will leave a couple of projects that will take all day for next week.

I swear this stuff multiplies in the night.

Took car in as the oil light keeps coming on and I just had that expensive oil changed a few months ago. I had the records and they saw the low miles and thought maybe they had not put enough in.  Oh great!  This is why you keep records.

Really want a nap, I mean really, really .


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Wednesday, Lots to do, dang it!

 Kim is spazing out.  Whatever that means.  I think I need Sissie here pronto.  But if she was here, I would be in so much trouble.

Book club went well last night.  I had treats, krumkakke, peppakakkor, almond cake, and coco casse, and lemon citron casse.  Everyone loved the goodies. 

I have so much sewing to do in the shop.  I don't know where it all came from, as I thought I was caught up last week.

So (sew) today I will be in the shop until the cows come home.

And by the way I am surrounded by cows on two sides.

Here is the list!

1. hem a pair of jeans

2. mend a skirt

3. alter a pile of tops maybe 6

4. sew buttons on pants

5. make a bed spread smaller

6. mend a couple of items

7. do three custom projects

8. get a bag of mending done

9. make two large pillow covers with zippers.

Now let's see what I can get done.


Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Tuesday, 2 days in a row, Wow!


Took my saved coins into bank today and I had $267.57 saved for Christmas mad money.  Yippee!

Book club is here tonight, and I still have two batches of cookies to do and the kitchen to clean. 

I did run a bunch of errands this morning and just realized 3 things I forgot.  That is my brain these days.

But I am feeling so much better about Christmas right now.  Just more positive, or maybe I just don't really care.  I am not sure which.

There is more to do in the shop right now than I realized, so I will have to hit that hard tomorrow, but I might have two kids here so who knows?

Anyway, off to get my chores done.  What about you guys?


Monday, December 11, 2023

Monday, Christmas panic!

 Here it is the 11th and I have hardly done any Christmas shopping.  I mean I am usually done before Thanksgiving, and I have just been in a blur.

But I think this morning I was able to get on Amazon and get most of it done.  Thanks goodness.  Still have a couple of grandkid gifts, that I can get elsewhere, and I hope to do that tonight after Kelsa gets picked up.

I am proud to say I spent 3 hours in my shop on Friday afternoon and was able to get 19 pairs of pants hemmed and few other things mended.  Still have a way to go, but not feeling so overwhelmed.

Then Saturday I really got the house cleaned up (not that you can tell after Kelsa has been here) But underneath the mess it is clean. 

Sunday after church I started on some baking.  But have much more to do.  Lil sis will come over on Friday I think to bake, but now I am not sure. better txt her.  I can't remember anything I swear.

I have not cashed in my coin bank yet and I have always done that on Dec. 7th. I need to go do that. I also need to pay $48.00 more dollars in property tax.  I paid it early, and they did not have the figure out yet. I also did not save my penny a day this year.  I started but my brain would just not cooperate. Maybe the new year will be better.

I do have $1285.00 saved in my $5.00 bill savings for my trip to Hawaii in the spring.

There is a small pile of things to get done in the shop plus some custom work, so I do have things to do, just don't want to do them, but I will make myself.

Book club is here tomorrow night, so I need to reclean the house, and get a few more cookies done up.

Trying really hard to stay busy and positive.  Grandkids help a lot!


Friday, December 8, 2023

Friday, In trouble with Sissie!

 This is Kim. Kim is in a frump.  She is really trying.  Well not really since Kim played on her cell phone watching videos, for 9 straight hours yesterday, in the dark in her bedroom. 

The holidays hit much harder than I thought they would. Just terribly depressed.  Having a hard time getting things done.  Losing things, can't keep my mind straight on anything.  But I am determined to get my act together.

I had a good time at Jessies (D#1).  I recovered her dining chairs bottoms and then also a chair in her front room.  Sewed some costume pieces for the upcoming nutcracker.  It was fun and I love to do projects so just what I needed.

I finally got the house decorated, but it has taken me forever.  I just can't seem to finish anything.  And I pride myself on being a finisher.  So, my whole psyche is disturbed by my slump.  What is happening to me?

The first Christmas box I opened, had Joel's Christmas stocking right on top.  I about went through the roof.  My daughter came over and snatched it away.  It was so funny. Now what are the chances?

I am so determined to turn over a new leaf come the new year.  But if the leaf doesn't get turned over, will you still love me?  Will I still love me, now that is the question.

Kim Nine years ago as Mother Ginger in the Nutcracker. What happened to that crazy, whirlwind?

Kelsa got a hold of a marker. See Canadian Maple leaf on forehead.  Those roots run deep in the family. This kid keeps me hopping.

Anyway, just wanted you guys to know, that I am okay, not being okay. I have a busy week ahead and I am in no way ready for it.  So much to do and I keep putting it off, but that ends today.  I think?

I have at least 20 pairs of pants to hem and my shop is a disaster, so that is the first thing on the agenda.  I am going to hem pants and then clean the shop.  I hope...

Will return and report, I think...