Well, you know how I said I was going to stitch like crazy last night, have coffee with Patricia today and then stitch the rest of the day and into the night and hopefully finish Queen Bee on Saturday at the Hangout?
Here's what really went down.....
Up and out of bed at 7:00 am (how I slept in like that I just don't know).
Made coffee. Drank coffee. Drank more coffee.
Turned on com, checked messages, chatted up Magical and made sure she had total access to be an admin on the NCCIH website. Drank more coffee.
Started stitching. Slurped more coffee.
8:30 am I have a thought......that maybe I should sweep the floors and wouldn't it be nice to have Patricia here at the house instead of having to meet somewhere else? I text her and she is thrilled! We shall meet at 11:00 am here at my house for coffee. Drank more coffee.
Sweeping the floor I think "I should mop and dust as well".....and as I sweep I think "I should put those boxes away and make room for my table and chairs that are coming later today.
Sweep, mop, shove, move things, clean, emptied a box of wind chimes, cleaned the wind chimes, hung the wind chimes, hung some pictures, re-arranged the rolling carts in the kitchen, took pictures and sent them to friends, dusted, swept again.
10:00 am rolls around and it is now STINK o'clock, must take shower, realize I have no creamer or munchies for coffee meet. Take shower and use soap and stuff. No more stink.
Walk (like I was in a race, so walk is a word used very loosely at this point because, as you now know, I've had a few sips of coffee) over to the store and get creamer and scones.
Get back home and continue cleaning wind chimes and this hurricane lantern thing that is just gorgeous now that it is sparkly clean. Polish all shiny things to hang in the kitchen.
Text from Patricia stating she will be late, but I didn't get the text until 2 minutes before she was knocking on the door because I had been out on the deck getting this speck off the window.....
Coffee with Patricia. Coffee with creamer and delicious scones.....until about 2:00 pm....yes, we had quite a bit to talk about and probably could have continued laughing and yakking...she has the greatest stories about what she's been up to and I think she should write them down and share but she won't because she doesn't have internet and she just won't. So we drank more coffee with creamer and ate more scones...we discussed the scones, and work, and more stories and scones, and coffee.
My housemate came home from work and took his nap so I went back up to the NCC and sat down to stitch again. 20 stitches later my house mate comes upstairs and says "Do you know that it has been 3 years to the day that I moved here? Do you want to celebrate by going to dinner?"
My daughter comes along and off we go to dinner. I'm amazed because an entire day has almost passed and I've done maybe 50 stitches! But it was soooooo worth it. Dinner was delicious....and I made the heady decision to not have any more coffee.
Kitchen table and chairs have been delivered by the awesome Richard, he too had to have a tour of the house and now I believe he and his wife will join us for Thanksgiving dinner....he knows for a fact we have a table with chairs....
And now, it's 7:40 pm and I'm not sure if I can stitch. I'm tired but happily tired...or I'm crashing because coffee happened. But if I just stitch a leaf or something that is just one color I know I'll be satisfied enough to go to bed.....but I do want to finish the bee and all I have left on the bee are two eyes and two colors on the legs......
Think I shall start with the leaf...one color, one enclosed area...easy peasy.
I'm going for it! I'm going to stitch it! It's going to happen! That bee will be done and so will that leaf!
.....and then I will go to bed....maybe....unless the apple desperately needs some red on it....which may be the case...I mean who wants a sad apple? Apples should have color right? Big red apple with a lovely golden ribbon......