Mike had to work at the crack of dawn this morning. He had to be at work at 7 am. EW. I guess people need help with their cable and internets at that time of the day on a Sunday. Also EW. Who’s up at this time on a Sunday with TV problems? It’s a cycle of awfulness. Anyway, I rolled out of bed at 8:30 (pretty early for me on a weekend) and was determined to get some quilting on. However, I found myself doing everything but sewing. I did the dishes, washed the kitchen floor (huh?), vacuumed the carpets and even dusted. What on earth? I like to keep things tidy, but this was too much. I even brought up the fans from the basement after cleaning them up.
Then, I started cleaning up the basement, so I knew something was wrong. I forced myself to walk up to my sewing room. I opened the door and…
My dirty little secret. My sewing room was totally trashed. No wonder I wasn’t going up there. There’s no where to work.
Eventually, I did get some space sorted out and did dig out the left over blocks. What I really need to do is set up a design wall so I can see what my kitchen sink quilt will look like before I sew it up. Part of me wanted to just start sewing without a plan, but I think it’s better to figure out the layout and then sew. So that’s the plan.
In other news, I did beautify the bathroom area for the Smashy Brothers.
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Whoa. I’d better lay off the filters on the photos for awhile. I’ve done 3 in a row. What can I say? Sometimes I just get carried away.
The roses in the garden are nearly open. Only a couple of days and we should have full yellowy-pink blooms. We also have tiny red roses and a mystery colour over by the fence. I can’t remember what colour they are. More will be revealed soon.
This afternoon we went to see Mad Max in 3D. This was the best movie EVER! After this movie I wanted to:
1) Put skulls everywhere (well, everywhere there aren’t any skulls already).
2) Shave my head
3) Get a robot arm
4) Have a fire car (or truck) follow us around everywhere with a guy playing a fire guitar on the roof. So. Awesome.
5) Plant the garden. There was a serious lack of water in this movie (apocalyptic scenario) and I was very grateful to have access to as much water as necessary to wash my hands and to do the laundry. In fact, I really hope it rains tonight.
It doesn’t happen too often, but I would love to see this movie again. In 3D. And I really want to see any behind the scenes things that I can get my hands on. But there was 1 thing missing.
She was in the original one – CORRECTION: Tina Turner was in the 3rd Mad Max movie – Beyond the Thunderdome. NOT the original.
Mike and I shot an event tonight – which was awesome – it was the DigiBC event celebrating the top tech employers in the Lower Mainland. This took place at Science World. So glorious. There were lots of dinosaur bones around Science World. We even found one that looked like a cat!
And, it completely felt like summer today. Warm air in the morning, noon and even tonight on our LONG ride home.
It took us 3 bus rides and 2 skytrains to finally get home due to a fire at the Science World Skytrain Station. What are the chances of that happening? I don’t think anyone was hurt – just incredibly inconvenient at 10 pm.
The night would not be complete without getting panhandled for our phones. This is a thing these days. Nine times out of ten, it’s an unfortunate looking man that asks, “Can I use your phone?”. As my mom would say, “I wasn’t born yesterday, do you know.”. So the answer is always NO and then he will walk away, muttering things like, “See what happens when you ask?!?” and it’s all very uncomfortable.
I did NOT fall off the turnip truck, mister.
Short week! Yay! I am ready for the weekend. And for work, actually. Hearing about all those tech companies was exciting! Things are happening again!
Worky work was long tonight – we had a PAC meeting (Program Advisory Committee) with some employers. It went well, so that’s good. After that, I hopped on the bus and went to Alysia’s farewell party on Davie Street. It was a lovely visit and now she’s off to become a Scuba Diving Instructor. DREAMY.
We were out so late (11:30 pm!) that I fell asleep on the drive home. Thankfully, Mike was driving the car.
GOOD LORD. Clearly my days of partying late into the night seem to be far behind me.
Alysia’s setting up a blog of her visit to Bali, so when that’s up and running I’ll share it with you so we can all see her swimming with the whale sharks.
I’ll write more tomorrow. I’ve got to go to bed.