Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Two Hour Project and a LIttle Light Reading-A Lazy Saturday In Retirement!

Sorry folks, I think we are live again!!

I spend a fair amount of weekend time at home now that I am retired. Not because I have a boring life, but because one of the advantages of retirement life tends to be the "off-peak" life. Much of my retirement activity is done during the week (and usually the day light hours.  Be it grocery shopping, taking a college class, or even going to the movies, whenever possible I prefer to do these things when others are working, and avoid weekend crowds and traffic.

Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of things I do on the weekend. Many of my family and friends still work, and that is the only together time. Most concerts and festivals are on the weekend......well, you get my drift. Tomorrow, I'll be going to church, out to dinner, and maybe even to a weekend movie (I am willing to brave the crowds for the new Russel Crowe Gallipoli movie).  





Today however, as with many Saturdays, I've enjoyed a day away from crowds. I've slept late, played on the patio with the dogs, walked, and read some mindless drivel on my kindle. I also spent a little over two hours sewing a lined tote bag to hold my yarn when I am traveling or meeting friends to sit and knit.  A little cutting, a little pressing and sewing, and my bag is finished (and lined with the dark blue fabric)! 

Next on my list is this dino quilt for my nephew.  For whatever reason, I get many more requests for girly quilts than I do boy quilts. Now that I know my three year old nephew is a dinosaur fiend, this will be my next afternoon or weekend fun.


As for that supposedly light reading, well, my other reading assignment is this little academic gem of 95 pages, which I need to evaluate before my theology class on Tuesday night.  Somehow, I think this one will keep me busy well past the weekend.  Happy weekend all!


11 comments:

  1. Oh my, Barb, I just love the fabric you used for the tote and the dinosaur print is just precious.

    However I do think the book you need to read and evaluate would manage to put me to sleep very easily. Good luck with the assignment.

    God bless.

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    1. Its actually a fascinating but but it is written for serious academics so I am re reading many portions. Thanks

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  2. I am so glad to be able to read your blog again! Not sure what happened with it!

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  3. I was beginning to think I forgot to put on my deodorant ! Good to see you up and running.

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    1. Ha!! Yes, we are all back in order!

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  4. I accidentally put the public to private when I was fixing some settings and changing the background. Absolutely no one to blame but myself. Ha!

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  5. Yesterday we saw "Woman in Gold" with Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds -- it was okay, not great. But we saw a preview of Crowe's "The Water Diviner" and yeah ... it looks good. Gotta see it.

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    1. I was surprised because the reviews looked great. I decided to wait and not go and see that on opening weekend so I'll probably see it tomorrow. May sneak out for Furious 7 (what can I say) this week sometime.

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  6. Your project turned out great! I have just pulled my sewing machine out of the closet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Your tote is pretty. Your nephew will love his blanket. I enjoy your blog.

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  8. Oh thank goodness! I thought I wasn't allowed to read you any more LOL!

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