Monday, June 12, 2006

How is it Monday night already?

This past week has gotten away from me. The kids did go to vacation bible school through Thursday. Friday, me and DD had a Girl Scout trip to go on to Birmingham. We went to the McWane Center (a children's science museum). We got there around 3:30 pm and wandered around for a while. They served us some awful (& cold) pizza for dinner and then had a program for the girls to earn a GS patch. At 8:30 we got to see an IMAX movie called The Deep Sea, narrated by Johnny Depp. Afterwards we had free time until lights out at 11 pm. Yes, we all slept at the museum, on the floor. Thankfully I was able to round up a couple of comfortable air mattresses for me, DD and a friend and her DD. Some people (ADULTS!) were sleeping in sleeping bags on the cement floor. I was nice and comfortable but kept waking up because I was too cold. I kept snuggling up close to Maddie but she is so small she doesn't produce much body heat!

Saturday morning we went to the zoo. We were all ready to go by about noon. It was way too hot to be walking around outside. So we headed on home. My carload stopped for lunch at Joe's Crab Shack and then did a quick run through Hobby Lobby. Christie (my friend who I am going to turn into another quilting fanatic) bought fabric to make her daughter a YBR quilt. Lots of pink!

Sunday afternoon I went over to Christie's house for an hour to give her a short tutorial on how to use a rotary cutter. She got all the strips cut for the quilt while I was there.

Today she came over to start the sewing. She has sewn before so getting her started wasn't too hard! After a mad search for the 1/4 inch foot for my newer singer machine, I got her set up and sewing at the kitchen table. She was here for about 3.5 hours and she got all the strips sewn together. Her homework was to iron the strips and then cut them up into the sub-units.

Tonight I made some raspberry freezer jam. I only bought three of the 6 ounce boxes of berries because they were not too cheap. Ball has come out with cute little plastic jars for freezer jam! Nines - I was glancing at the back of the box and it still says Ball Corporation, Muncie, Indiana!

1 comment:

ForestJane said...

I've slept at the zoo like that, surrounded by hundreds of snoring Girl Scouts. But the neat part was waking up early to see the animals - it was a cool Fall morning with a light frost, and every animal was out of their enclosures and frisky! We got to throw carrots and apple chunks to the bears, and the little ones were adorable. Worth spending an uncomfy night!