May 24th, 2019


I had a really hard time getting to sleep last night and so I considered skipping my swim today. Then I woke up at 3 and decided to skip it for sure. I dozed for a while and finally slept and in my dream wondered if I was really sleeping. And woke up at 6. So my new suit didn't get a go and the ladies in the locker room will tsk tsk Wonder Where She is???? But that's the price you pay for a day off. The pool will still be there tomorrow, I hope.

Laundry. The first load is in. I think I'm going to strip the bed to the studs and wash the mattress pad as well as linens.

I need to organize my yarn stash and maybe that will happen today. I used to have bits and pieces of it everywhere in the house but now it's mostly all confined to the living room a deep drawer and three ottomans full. I need to pull it all out and see what I've got and then re-store or Goodwill it. I dug into one of the ottoman's for something yesterday and found a sweater's worth of good stuff that I'd totally forgotten about. I'd been thinking about going yarn shopping in person or online. NO! This is a better cheaper plan.

Also I did not get to the pocket adding portion of sewing yesterday. I would love to get to that today. Or at least get it started. I have a couple of ideas of how I want to do it but I'm not sure they will work. I just need to try.

I just logged into my new T-Mobile account. It's taken a while for them to catch up with me. The account has basically shown error codes since I first created it on Tuesday. Today it's all better and shows that my first bill won't be until mid-July! Nice.

It's a beautifully cool and breezy and cloudy day out. A lovely day for stroll over to Uwajimaya/Daiso. Maybe for lunch.

But now it's time to get to work.

Not so fast there, genius

I got one set of pockets installed into the first shirt. Slipped 'em right into the seam. Perfection!


Then I got distracted. I had this one shirt I made that I wore last week. I really really like it except for the sleeves. I'd used a fabric that was just not a good one for the job. So I found a new fabric on the shelf that worked with the rest of the shirt, cut the sleeves out and put in new ones. I finished one. Excellent. I was feeling way way way too proud of myself. I finished the second and it didn't feel right going in... I forced it and then turned both sleeves right side out... I'd sewn the second sleeve in upside down!! Holy crap. What an idiot.

Cut them both out and redid them and now I have a much better shirt and a little humility.

I still have three more shirts to add pockets to but they can wait until I'm in better sewing command.

I did do three loads of laundry and the bed has all new clothes on - even underwear.

No walk. Oh well. I still may do a whip around the block later. Or not. First I'm going pay bills and do the week's spending round up and then I'm going to watch the final episode of Line of Duty. I still have the yarn project on the list but I may save it til tonight during the baseball game.