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Lazy Sunday

Well, we planned on going to a fishing show in Columbus today, but we got up early and realized the roads were just ice so we said “to hell with this” and came home. We had some beautiful soft snow earlier this week, then it started misting rain today and made everything turn to ice. The snow in people’s yards was just a white sheet of ice, it was weird. I haven’t experienced something like this in 30 years. Kinda different.

So then of course, the only other logical thing to do, was nap. Puppies make for a very soft and warm blanket. They make you sleepy. Not fair.

Hope you are enjoying your day.

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Lazy Sunday

Yep, the perfect combination for a day like today.

How was your day?

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Lazy Sunday

Anna just loves to look out the window. She guards the house from her perch.

The weather has warmed – 40F – so the snow is melting, which makes it easier for her to run around outside. The ice makes it challenging, since she’s missing that front leg, so she ends up sitting most of the time and watching the birds and the world go by. She’s so content just doing that. Wouldn’t that be nice if we all could be just content watching the birds and the world go by?

Have a good night.

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Lazy Sunday

A little bit of work on my Trash2Trends project today. I’m sewing together some masks to make the bodice and it’s coming together quite nicely. This material is so easy to work with and pretty forgiving. I figure just a little bit every day and it’ll get done. I should have this done this week, then I need to finish the skirt. There are so many wrinkles in the skirt material and I’m trying to figure out a good way to remove them. I have a hand held steamer so I’m going to try that. I tried putting the skirt material in the dryer and setting it to ‘touch up’, which did seem to work, but left the material a little used looking. Not a good look.

A high of 36F tomorrow! Almost a heat wave after this past week, and it’s projected to be a high of 54F on Thursday! That’s t-shirt and short weather!

Enjoy your day.

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Lazy Sunday

Ahhhh….the house is back to normal. The dishes are washed and put away, the leftovers are all but eaten, the visiting family has left, and the kittens and puppies can roam the house free from too many feet and too much excess noise.

And now we nap. And work on some knitting.

Enjoy your lazy Sunday.

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Lazy Sunday

Well, there could be squirrel anywhere mom, we have to be diligent about protecting our yard.

This is what we do most afternoons. Sit outside and look for squirrel.

If only all of our lives, human and animal, we’re so easy and simple. It is possible, with just a little effort. Some may see it as laziness, I see it as living well.

Isn’t that what we all long for?

Live well today.

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Lazy Sunday

Windy, chilly and rainy today so it’s a very lazy day. Lots of napping, watching American Pickers, and working on crafty stuff. I bought some extra large t-shirts at the local goodwill (half off of course) to make into t-shirt yarn so I can get me started on those crochet baskets I keep talking about. I’m so stoked that my crafty room is finally coming together! I’ve got my cutting desk, my sewing table, my sewing machine…now I just need to find my sewing machine foot pedal.

I know it’s here somewhere…

While I look for that, you have a restful day.

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Lazy Sunday/quote of the day

That may sound trite, or dumb, or like a no-brainer, but I’ve found it to be so true.

I have lived with varying degrees and forms of anxiety for most of my life. (Once I figured out it was anxiety, and not some fatal character/personality flaw). How often I would make up scenarios in my head of what may happen, or could happen, and how I would react; only to have nothing happen at all. Nada. Zilch. Not a damn thing happened and I worried and stressed and got knots in my stomach and was anxious for nothing. It’s been a ridiculous stress filled ride for most of my life and I’m tired of it.

So now I just say in my head “assume everything is fine, until it’s not”

Which kind of makes sense, right? Why worry about something that may never happen?

Kids are playing outside? Great, assume everything is fine until it’s not.

The dogs are chasing each other in the yard? Excellent, let them run until they are so tired they can’t stand up, and everything is fine until it’s not.

Taking a long road trip? Fun! Grab your travel pillow, phone charger, snacks, drinks, playlist and set your map; everything is fine until it’s not.

Don’t worry that the kids may fall down and chip a tooth. It may never happen. (still, keep an eye on them.)

Don’t stress that the dogs might chase a cat up a tree. There may not be any cats around.

Don’t be concerned about traffic delays or accidents or inclement weather. None (or all) of those things may happen, but you’ll be fine anyway.

And if you’re not, you’ll deal with it then. And you’ll be able to deal with it then, trust yourself.

Just stop with the anxiety.

I know it’s easier said than done, but it is possible.

So say it with me, “assume everything is fine, until it’s not.”

Have a great restful Sunday.

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Lazy Sunday

These kids are taking it to the next level, right? I was working on some knitting and I looked over and saw this.

They made me want to take a nap myself.

I’m still working on my knitting project and it is coming along. It’ll be awhile before I’m done, but it’ll get done.

Enjoying a relaxing day. Hope you are too.

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Lazy Sunday


Lola loves to jump around in the water, and she has started taking Toby's ball from him in a game of keep away. Then she decides to take the ball into the water, which isn't a good idea since she can't pick up the ball in the water, she only makes it sink more or she pushes it farther out in the water where I can't get it so then I have to send Toby out in the water to get the ball.

These are chuck-it balls, which aren't cheap, so I want the damn things back.

Look at her dirty face! This is what she's really like:

Don't let that cute little face fool you, she can be a terror.

Lounging around today, working on my knitting project, which, unfortunately, I know I'm not going to complete in time. That bugs me. I have been trying so hard for so long to finish what I start (and in a timely manner) that this is a step back. At least I tried, right?

Hey, has anyone seen these or tried them?

These are gorgeous and I would love to get one but they are SOOOOO very expensive I don't want to have serious buyers remorse. Does anyone have any feedback on these? I'd love to hear it.

I hope your day is restful.
Enjoy your day.