Sunday, August 21, 2011

P is for Procrastinate

It has been so #%$* hot it isn't funny. We are now at 60+ days at over 100 degrees this summer. And no rain. It is making for a very grouchy Donna (not to mention a grouchy James, a grouchy Mom and a grouchy everyone you come in contact with).
Our air conditioner went out on a Sunday afternoon about 3 or 4 weeks ago. In the few hours that Sunday morning while waiting to find out if they could repair the a/c or not it became unbearable in the house. How in the world do people who don't have central air or even a window unit make it? Luckily it was fixed later that afternoon and even though we spent the night at a local hotel, we returned to a cool house.
We also went on a vacation this summer. James and I met up with my daughter and grandsons to go to Moody Gardens in Galveston. We had a great time, despite the heat. It was my oldest grandson, Trent's 9th birthday. For his birthday I purchased surf lessons. Moody Gardens had a deal with a local surf shop. So Saturday and Sunday morning we went to the beach and watched him learn to surf. He did great! Here are a few vacation pictures:




I have done some small stitching items for babies. As I wrote in my last post (I CANNOT believe it has been 2 months since I posted last) we have had a slew of pregnancies of both current and past employees of my office. I cannot post pics because I have either given them away or they may see them on this blog.
But here is the amazing part: I have started stitching on Aging Artfully. I am working on P for Procrastinate. I think I have this one down pat. I do a great job at procrastinating as you can see from how long it took for me to start working on Aging Artfully again.
Here is a picture of my progress:

Hopefully, this is a good sign of things to come. I know I won't be out and about in this heat, so staying in the a/c and stitching sounds like a good plan.
And I leave you with the words of several songs, which hopefully will bring cooler weather: Dashing through the snow, Oh the weather outside is frightful, so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, Frosty the snowman...

8 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks for those thoughts, Donna. I love your ABC's. It's looking good. Keep up the good work. I hope you take pics of the rest of your baby stitching. I'd love to see them!!!

Carolyn NC said...

You always make me smile! Love the BD boy pics-great gift! Sounds like an awesome vacation. Congrats on stitching again...I'm truly with you. It's been three months since I posted and it'll be mid Sept. before we're halfway normal again.
Just looked up temps in San Antonio - wowser!

Emily in NC said...

Gotta love a trip to the beach. Sorry to hear your a/c went out, ours went at the store earlier in the summer but it was still bad. Glad it only took a day to get it back.

Kay said...

I love the progress on your Lizzie Kate! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos! Soon enough summer will be done, thank heavens! I think most of us are ready to say good bye to summer.

Meari said...

I don't have central air anymore. Mine took a crap 2 years ago -- it was 45yrs old. I'm waiting to replace it when I replace my 60yr old furnace. I will do that when the job situation stablizes. But I digress, LOL. I do have a tiny window unit that will cool the house enough to be bearable. Temps here have been great the past couple weeks... upper 70's to low 80's during the day and 50-60F at night. Ahhhh...

Sounds like you had a fun vacation.

Congrats on getting your stitching mojo back!

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

I hope it cools down for you soon, better yet send some of that heat over the pond to Scotland, our weather is getting closer and closer to winter weather by the day.

Felicity said...

You went from lots of blogging to no blogging. I hope you are OK

lenna said...

Good for you, starting on P for procrastinate. I wanted to know if you are going to stitch the Mystery Sampler that Lizzie Kate is doing this summer? If you decide to do it Lois McMasters in Coprass Cove is going to buy just 1/3 yrd. of the fabric and you can call her to sign up. The overall cost for everything is $85 I think she said but you pay it out every month for three months. You can always contact me I am at home now taking care of my mom. I quit my job at HL in August of last year. Hope to hear from you and if you don't see this I will call you.
Hope you are fine as well as your family!!!
Take care ~
Lenna