Saturday, November 28, 2009

A "Kind of" Kind of Day

Today is one of those days. Truth be told, it started last night. It's a "kind of" kind of day.

I kind of feel lazy...yet...

I kind of feel motivated...

I kind of feel like sewing...

I kind of feel like going out...

I kind of feel like watching tv...

And I kind of feel like getting my nails done.

Very wishy washy and just general indecisiveness...which means...I don't really get anything done!

Yesterday, I met up with a couple of friends for tea at Lovejoys...a cute little tea shop in Noe Valley...to catch up, have tea and eat some yummy scones with cream and jam. It was nice and fun.

When I got home...things kind of changed. My mom called to tell me that the Whole Foods Thanksgiving dinner gave her an allergy attack. I had picked the meal from there since they tout "organic and natural" and figured it would be safer with my mom's severe food allergies. Umm, apparently not. I felt quite bad and the whole scenario just made me feel like trying to do the "good daughter" thing and supplying the dinner backfired. So I've collected the food since my dad is already bored with it and my mom obviously can't eat anymore of it. I loved the food...but have more turkey than I can attempt to eat in a week. Anyone have any ideas of what to do with leftover turkey? Something freezeable since I can't eat this much in a week and don't really eat very much to begin with.

I do know that next year, I'm adopting myself out for the holidays!

While *the boy* was staying here, he became good friends with my neighbor down the hall. We both share the same fire escape. My neighbor sent an email to *the boy* (whose in RI) to tell him that he's seen rats climbing up our shared fire escape to the roof. I live on the third floor. WTF?! How do they even climb that high outside?! And on a fire escape? There's bars on all sides...not a flat easy surface to walk on! So...needless to say I'm now freaked out and paranoid. I haven't seen any bugs, vermin or rodents in this building, only ants. Is it even possible?! Seriously, in this case, ignorance was bliss! Windows are staying shut until I can have a little chat with the apartment manager. If I see a rat, people will hear me screaming in the next town over.

So...weird evening. I spent the rest of the evening starting my Mary Wigham but only put in 100 stitches or so. I was trying to get used to positioning, stitching on a darker 40 count fabric and making sure my first motif was coming out symetrically. I've already heard all the horror stories about the first motif and how many folks ripped it out because they couldn't stand leaving the mistakes in. I'm working cautiously! haha I am too lazy to take a photo of my measley start though.

Today ended up being a little sleeping in late (9:30), a little sewing, a little shopping (window variety), picking up food from the parentals, a little lunch, a little more sewing, a manicure/pedicure in an obnoxious glitter red, a little more shopping and finding the last size M lightweight wool single breasted black jacket at Macy's on clearance with an additional $10 off (ummm, can we say score!! woot!), a little chat with *the boy* and a little blogging.

I'm off to do a little tv watching (Monk) and maybe, just maybe...a litte more sewing.

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend! Thanks for reading my wishywashy "kind of" kind of post.

Until next time...

10 comments:

Jackie said...

Sounds like a pretty good day of doing mostly what you wanted to do. I love days when I'm not sure what I want to do so I do a little of this and a little of that.

I think you're smart for cautiously starting a new project!

Margaret said...

Ugh! Rats?! I agree it was better for you not to know. I hope your neighbor is wrong! Bummer about your mom and the food allergies too. I wonder what was in the food that gave her the allergies. I hope you enjoy your Mary Wigham.

Lisa said...

You know the wind was really blowing the last 24 hours and I think when that happens it creates "one of those kind of days". I am sorry to hear about your mother and the Thanksgiving feast that you pulled together. You had a great idea to create the traditional meal - what happened was out of your control.

Well, it looks like we started our MW at the same time so I guess our SAL happened! Take care and I will visit later to see how your Sunday goes.

Daffycat said...

***hugs*** You are welcome here for the holidays anytime, Valerie.

RATS? Eeeek!

Katrina said...

That's what I call piddling, LOL.

What a bummer about the dinner and your mom having a bad reaction. Okay and the rat thing, I am with you, I would be beyond freaked and using all kinds of obscenities :-(. I do not like rodents.

Branlaadee said...

At least the rats were seen outside. I hope your mom is ok.

I agree with Lisa...I think the wind makes us a bit wishy washy. I was like that all day yesterday and drove my husband nuts. I am more focused today though. :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear the meal didn't work out!!! That must of ticked you right off!

Sounds like you got a littel bit fo everything done today.

CindyMae said...

I don't like wishy washy days becuase I usually end up doing absolutely nothing! LOL Hope you don't see any rats! That is simply crazy but those suckers can climb from what I understand!

Jeanne M said...

Glad Thanksgiving wasn't as bad as it could have been, even with your mom getting sick. It's hard to know every ingredient that is in purchased food. I saw a big rat one time in Chicago when I lived there but luckily it was downtown after the evening rush hour was over, and not where I lived. Still, it was freaky!!

Meari said...

You could make turkey pot pie with the turkey. It freezes well and is easy to make. Or, you could just shred/cube the turkey, then freeze it. It can be used in other recipes (stir fry, soup, casseroles, etc) on the fly. Good substitute for chicken.