Monday, July 18, 2011

Delay, delay, delay

This weekend was going to be a weekend of sewing, remember? Well, I did get some sewing done, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. And while I'd love to show a photo of my progress, I forgot to bring the cord to my camera to work with me. We'll have to delay the quilt in progress photos. Which kinda goes along with the whole theme for my weekend - DELAY!

First of all, my husband finally came home after a month of being on the road recruiting. I'm so thrilled to have him home, I was a bit distracted from my sewing... (can ya blame me?)

Secondly, I also had some "fix it around the house" goals for myself.

  • I needed to buy a replacement shutter for one that came off in a storm and install it. Unfortunately, it is a custom size, so that needs to be ordered.

  • I needed to buy and install a new bottom heating element for my oven. Unfortunately, after dismantling my oven, I was informed that those need to be ordered online, not bought at the store. I put the oven back together again so we can still use the stovetop and the broiler.

  • I needed a new over-the-range microwave, as mine has been on the fritz for months now and we've been making do with a little countertop spare. I want to reclaim that countertop space! We bought the new one, but installation was thwarted because our tile backsplash interferes with the mounting plate.


Finally, we are planning to adopt another dog into our family. Poor Biscuit gets so lonely when we are gone during the day, and we think he needs a canine companion. We went to the SPCA Shelter 3 times this weekend to audition dogs, and I've fallen in love with Rosabelle, this year-and-a-half year old hound who is as sweet and calm as Biscuit is rambunctious. They seemed to hit it off when we introduced them, and I think they would complement each other well.

Plus, she gave us "the look". When I heard that she's been in the shelter since JANUARY, I knew I'd be bringing her home with me, the poor thing! But first we need to have our adoption application approved, and then she needs to have her girlie operation done, so she hasn't come home with us yet.

I feel like everything I tried to do this weekend was delayed in one way or another. Here's hoping that this week will be a model of productivity!!


Shay said...

Rosabelle looks darling and worth waiting for. Im so glad you found each other.

I must confess to not being very patient when it comes to delays and frustrations. Sometimes Im sure the universe is chucking road blocks in my path for some reason that isnt yet apparent to me.

Hope this week is better for you. Im assuming your new family member will land home at some point which will take up quite a bit of your time. Enjoy!

Stray Stitches said...

Rosabelle looks like a sweetheart. How wonderful to have a new family member soon.
I hope you are able to accomplish everything this week that your heart desires :)

Julie Fukuda said...

Amazing how these things all conspire to try your patience. A little humor can ease the situation.