Friday, March 21, 2008


Say it isn't so! It is Friday, the last day of spring break. Boo hoo. It started off with a bang. I got the hutch, thread, tea tree oil, made the brownies (which flopped~ ended up too gooey to cut even though the tooth pick test indicated they were done) that Monday to do list knocked out.

The St. Patrick's day party was fun. However about mid way through the evening I thought hmmmmm my throat is getting sore. And that would sum up the rest of my leisurely fun week I had planned. Sick. Yep, a run of the mill cold. Head congestion, sore throat, nose running from here to kingdom come. I have gone through a box or two of Kleenex. Last night I went to bed with Vaseline smeared all over my red, raw, pitiful nostrils. Every man's dream I am!

But on the up side the blonde rascal has had fun. No bedtime & playing outside all day. We did go and watch the auction which I thought was fascinating. It is fast and furious. Those dealers are bidding right and left and the cars just fly through there. I did spy a sweet Jaguar...oh and a little Benz SUV but I managed to not move a muscle!

The really interesting thing to me was seeing how much they paid for the cars and then wondering how much they would resell them for. I could start a little business on the side. If you are in the market for a used car, go and peruse your favorite lot. THEN let me know and I will go to the auction and see what those cars are going for. THEN you would know just how to bargain with those slippery used car salesmen!!!

Is that illegal? Does that qualify as racketeering? You know I want to be in the mafia.

Here is the Craig's List jewel that is now mine...
People, you could so decorate an entire home from Craig's List. In a very budget conscience manner. You must be patient though as great things are not listed every day...but they do pop up.

I have not taken on decorating or filling it up. Remember, the cold. That will involve cleaning out the buffet that is currently in the dining room. Then that buffet will go in the sewing room. Which means I will have to clean out the dresser that is in the sewing room. The dresser which I may paint black and put in the living room. But that all depends on our new chairs...which have not arrived yet. SO none of these decisions can be finalized! Whew.

I have been working on a quilt. Here is my first row...
The entire quilt uses a jelly roll. Which makes it a crazily easy project. I need that. I think the pattern is called jelly braid. Anyway I used the Allspice Tapestry jelly roll by Fig Tree. It is going to be really cute.

Blonde rascal and I went to see "Horton Hears a Who" on Weds. It was cute. Well, what I saw of it anyway. You see the Alka Seltzer Cold medicine that I took before the movie (so I would not have to take a box of Kleenex in with me) combined with the popcorn and Twizzlers in my tummy and then the dark theater and big chair....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Blonde rascal did nudge me towards the end.

Here is a fun blog you need to check out, Rocks in my dryer.
She is funny. Every Wednesday she hosts "Works for me Wednesday" where people share little tidbits of what works for them. I have really found some great ideas there. Look at this
brilliant storage idea. By the way that is another fun blogger chick.

The weather has been beautiful all week. Windy (duh) but in the 70's and sunny. As is the norm for West Texas, it is forecast to be a high of 48 on Easter with possibility of rain. Lovely. Luckily I don't have a little girl to doll up for church...48 degrees is not agreeable with any cute springy girlie ensemble. Takes all the pressure off of me having to look cute too! I will just wear something...warm!


Carol Van Rooy said...

I love the start of your Jelly Roll quilt. I too am a newbie.

I;m currently two blocks behind and will be getting another on Tuesday.

I better get crackin.

Pop by soon and say hello.

Lisa Boyer said...

Congrats on your new arrival from Craig's List--and LOVE the jellyroll quilt! Hope you're all better now...

Meredith said...

I'm sorry you feel bad! I got a last minute spring break tummy virus. Eww!

Cool hutch!!

Martha said...

Love your Craig's list find! And the fabrics for your new quilt. Oooo....a jelly roll. Sounds like dessert to me :)