My 1 Million Row Challenge

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Small Things in Life

Sometimes it is the smaller things in life that I am most grateful for.  Take yesterday for instance.  We managed to get to the monthly local vendor fair at Whole Foods. We walked around inside the store and tried some samples.  Then we had lunch at the in store bar.  We got to listen to some great music while we were eating lunch.  

Then it was a little shopping and we headed home a lot more relaxed.   As I said before it is the small things for which I am grateful. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Eric's Staycation

This was the second day in a row that Eric got up at a very early hour. Yesterday it was 4:25 am and today it was 5 am.  I am really getting tired of the early wake up calls. I think tomorrow I will let John get up with him.  We did manage to get out of the house for a walk and knitting today.  Eric and I got annoyed at the same person as we were trying to take our walk. She was whining about how bad my life was, because of Eric in her opinion , which was so uncalled for. Eric and I were enjoying a very nice walk, and I did my best to ditch her and go on with our walk.  Really if you don't have anything nice to say, just don't say anything at all. 

Eric was asleep before I finished lunch, so I took a nap too.  It was not the most productive day that I have had recently.  Eric only has 2 more days off before his summer vacation is over.  I think I am more than ready.  It has been a very long week. I am beginning to feel my age creep up on me.  Now I just have to unwind enough to get some sleep.  

So it's time to run the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Tired Day

I was very tired today.  Eric is feeling better and I started him on a trial of formula at 5:30 this morning.  It went well.  By 8:30 we were both ready for a nap.  I think the nap was a better choice than a lot of caffeine.  By 11 we were ready to get a haircut for Eric. That was enough to wipe me out.  

My body has been tired all day.  I found it hard to pull the first batt off the carder this afternoon.  So on the the other 3 batts, I did not pack them as full which made it easier to take off.  I only spun 1 skein of yarn today, with nothing washed.  

I am hoping for more energy tomorrow.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eric is Sick Again

Last night Eric got eyrpy and it was a long night.  Today was not much better until after lunch.  Eric was in pain and very clingy.  I was too tired to do much around the house except the bare minimum.  The bare minimum was 3 loads of eyrpy laundry and a full dishwasher.  

The only thing I managed to do was spin a lot of art yarn.  As the day went on the yarn became more artsy.  I also managed to get 10 skeins of art yarn washed too.   Since it is raining tonight, I do not expect it to be dry by morning. 

John was wonderful. He brought home a warm dinner.  

I am hoping that Eric has a good night and sleeps tonight.  If he does we can start Eric back on formula.  Maybe if I get some sleep tonight I will be able to warp the loom and get some weaving done.   

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Productive Day

Today I had a very productive day.  I got through all my high priority items. I am also finding it harder to save more than 25% off my grocery bill. Everything seems stacked against the consumer. I find it amazing at how much work I can get done without a headache.  I ran until I fell asleep.  After a 3 hour nap I played last nights last skein of yarn. 

John and I cooked dinner together. Although I was disappointed that my favorite brand of goat cheese mozerella  is now lighter by about 2 ounces per package. I figured it out when I was shearding the cheese.  So we had less cheese on our pizza. I don't know why they did not leave the package the same size and just raise the price like they have done for the past few years.  

After dinner I spun 2 more skeins of art yarn.  Tomorrow I think that I will have a major change of plans.  Eric has an eyrpy tummy and is clammy. I was suppose to teach someone to knit and do a yarn pick up,for the guild. I will see what tonight holds for Eric and then make what changes that I need too tomorrow.  

Sorry about the scattered blog post, I have been scattered all day. 

Friday, July 24, 2015


I made progress on my spinning skills today. I spun 3 different kinds of silk on the spinning wheel today.  Tomorrow I will ply them. Pictures to follow.   

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Day Off

I like Thursday's , because it is my day off.  I took a slow approach to today.  After John and Eric left, I took a nap. John and I then looked at cabinet inserts and granite.  Then there was lunch at at Loving Spoonfuls on Campbell avenue, a Tucson favorite of mine.  They have some of the best vegan food in town. The owner Peggy also has her first cookbook that just got published, I am quite sure if you went in to buy a copy, she would sign it for you.  It is a nice book with wonderful pictures /recipes and would make a great gift.  John and my sister Karen joined me for lunch.  

Then it was off to spin at Grandmas Spinning Wheel. I managed to spin 3 skeins of art yarn today.  They have been washed and are drying in the garage. Karen had never been to the Thursday spinning group and had a good time, although she did unravel the blanket she was working on.  On the bright side she get to use the yarn again. 

Yesterday the air conditioning compressor and motor blew out on the van. John did manage to get the parts ordered and they will fix it tomorrow.  It's a four hour job, grumble, grumble.  I think this is good since John said Eric was not a fan of 440 air conditioning.  440 is when you roll down all 4 windows and go 40 mph to cool the car. I am glad that I was not driving to see the pouty face that Eric was making.  Then when he got home he had to sit under the fan to cool off.  

Look for new listings this weekend in my Etsy shop. I have to make room for all the kitchen stuff and could use the space.  If you have a special order in mind please let me know.