What a GORGEOUS morning it is here this Monday morning! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and there is a wonderful cool breeze blowing in ALL of my open windows. Some around here might consider it too cool this morning to have the windows all wide open, but I LOVE it that way. After last week's heat I am so appreciative of this right now. Our week-end was so nice. Sat. we got up and got busy right away which is hard for us hubby to do as it is his only morning to sleep in a little bit. I don't sleep in no matter what, lol. I NEVER have except for when I was a teenager though I guess. I just can't. I wake up and I want to get up. I can't bear wasting time in bed for some reason. Now I am in it soon enough at night trust me, but not once it is morning. But I regress with all of this. I guess the bottom line is you are either a "morning person" or a "night person" and I have always been a morning gal. Anyway....hubby decided to give the carpets in the living room/dining room and the area rug in our family room a good shampooing. OK, if I am being honest, I begged asked him to give them a shampooing, and he agreed. (I am sure he has learned in this area it is just easier to do it when I ask him to ~ wink). Now I am doing a little spring cleaning, and this is just part of the process. But again, if I am being honest I just have somewhat of a carpet fetish. I cannot bear dirty carpets, or even messy carpets. I vacuum frequently and replace carpets probably LONG before they really need to be. (Or I have worn them out with my cleaning as my hubby has accused me jokingly of, lol) Truth is right now I would LOVE to replace these carpets...but again, I regress. Since he was going to work on that I decided to finish up Donatella's dress and make Vinny a pair of shorts. But I guess that makes me back up a bit to Friday. If you read my Friday's post, then you know I was GOING to make Donatella's dress on Friday morning. But as it turned out, I decided to run over to the doc's and have my ears cleaned out. A long and uninteresting story so I will spare you that. Then, I went by my health food store gal's place and talked her about my continuing hot flashes. I am working with her and natural products for this issue as my doc's refuse to give me Estrogen after the breast cancer. Though, my cancer was NOT estrogen related my blood tests said, I guess they are just being cautious. But I have managed to get LOTS of relief from some of her natural products, and she has helped me a lot with her digestive products as well. Anyway, after that I decided I was out I might as well get my nails done, and after that I strolled through downtown Claremont to see if there was anything worth seeing, lol. Bottom line was I didn't get home until almost 3! So I did start in then on the dress, but figured out I made ANOTHER error in that I didn't buy enough fabric to finish the dress. I did think I was getting away with a small amount of fabric for such a wide skirt, but didn't give it too much thought after that, lol. Anyway...now back to Sat. I ran over to the fabric store to get the needed fabric, finished up the dress...soo cute, and made Vinny's shorts and hubby jumped in the shower after WONDERFULLY shampooing the carpet, and we left to go to lunch and a movie. We ate at Kubuki's. Now this was at one point in time my all time favorite restaurant. I LOVE sushi. I LOVE Japanese food in general. But there really wasn't much I could eat there with my gluten issues so we had stopped going there. Well, I am happy to report they FINALLY have a gluten free menu AND gluten free soy sauce which is REALLY very tasty. (some of what I have bought...not so much!) Anyway, I had both a Salmon roll and an avocado roll and they were sooo tasty! Feeling pleasantly full we went and saw Kevin Costner's new movie Draft Day. It was very entertaining. But then I LOVE Kevin Costner, and I LOVE sports movies, so it wasn't really too hard to amuse me. After that we did our grocery shopping for the week and came home and relaxed with the TV. Perfect day to me...A little work, and a little play. Then Sunday we went to San Diego and church and had lunch at my son's house and visited the afternoon away. We got home around 6 and relaxed again until we tumbled into bed, tired, but pleased with our week-end. The girls dresses fit them well, and they both seemed VERY pleased with them, so I was happy to think I will definitely be making some more of them. Hope you all had a good week-end too. I am going to make hubby a new shirt this week, and maybe a couple of other things as well, but not much more on my agenda. ENJOY your weeks! Blessings, Debbie
CLOSER LOOK AT DARLING FABRIC
THE GIRLS IN THEIR DRESSES...MAYBE A LITTLE SHORTER?