My husband suggested to me that I try to post every other day about what I find myself busy doing. However, I don’t spend everyday crafting or quilting and didn’t know what I would write about. He said I should be honest with what I do in my days so I don’t appear all “Martha Stewart-y” when I show the work I do. So here is one day’s synopsis…
Yesterday my wonderful husband treated his family to lunch at Volt in Historic Frederick. This restaurant is owned by Bryan Voltaggio, Top Chef’s 6th season runner-up, and is truly fine-dining. I was so proud of the kids, who not only behaved with the best of manners, but practically licked their plates clean (even the plates with puree red cabbage, chive pudding and sage air!) After lunch the kids and I strolled around downtown Frederick, enjoying the revitalization the city has undergone in the past decade. There is a wonderful bridge over the canal that has the look of stone, but is actually faux finished. I have taken the kids there for years now and we never cease to be intrigued.
After arriving home, I spent an hour in the afternoon talking on the phone with my sister. Then, despite being quite full from lunch, I practically polished off the remaining pieces in my box of chocolates from my father (this is a Valentine gift my dad gets all his daughters each year).
Terry was staying in Baltimore late this Wednesday night, so I skipped on the big evening meal that I usually to do when he is home for dinner. This day I was even lazier than usual and had the kids make breakfast for dinner (which, to be honest, we all enjoy every now and then). My friend Carmen invited me over, so Tom (who is friends with her son) and I spent a few hours at her house drinking wine (me) and playing video games (him).
And that is how I spent my Wednesday. Today is far more productive, but much less exciting. I am cleaning off my back porch from all the cardboard boxes, etc. that seem to accumulate there each winter. Then I am going to continue the work I began before the summer got too hot and close in the porch so I can have a sewing room. I am really excited to work on this project as I desperately need the space. But I also love the challenge of the work; fitting found windows into newly built walls, insulating the walls and floors, finding cheap but attractive panels to cover the insulation (I hate hate HATE wall-board for reasons I am not willing to discuss!) When I finally get my sewing table in there, I will have such an inspiring view…. can’t wait!
The deck I expanded upon in 2003 (it was a small 3X6 deck). The current size is approximately 8X12, large enough to fit a small table and chairs, but we never really use it. Mostly the dogs climb up on the outdoor equiptment chest stored on it and bark at the cows on the neighboring farm. C’est la vie!