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Another Full Weekend

"Elegance" Block of the Month for April 2014
“Elegance” Block of the Month for April 2014

We had another full weekend, but luckily this time it was all good things… no doggie emergencies. Eddie seems to be doing well, although he is still a bit squinty. He has been tolerating his eye drops (3x a day) surprisingly well, and he has been gobbling up his pain killer and steroid laced pupperoni without issue.

Since this was the first Saturday of the month, I had my sewing class for the “Elegance” Block of the Month, and Sean had his Animazement meeting. Of course these things overlap in time, so it means finding a babysitter. It is worth it though! Three hours of uninterrupted sewing before the baby’s bedtime is a rare luxury. Heck, lately any sewing time has been rare.

I think this month’s block is my favorite for the whole quilt. The class was more about guided sewing than learning as usual, but I did pick up a helpful tip for getting my patchwork squares to line up. There wasn’t as much chatting this time, most people were heads down this week. Although some of the conversations pointed out exactly how much of an age gap there is for me and the majority of the others that attend that class. During one of the quiet spells when 7 or so sewing machines were running, one of the ladies remarked that it reminded her of “the war” when all the girls were making things for the soldiers. And another spoke about her husband (I assume) and how in school he had to knit squares that were joined to become throws (blankets) for the troops. Sigh. I think I am about the only one south of 60, although there was one lady that came this time who appeared to be in her 40’s.

Sunday we got another sitter and went to see the Captain America sequel. I think this was only the second movie I have seen in about a year. When I was pregnant I didn’t really feel up to it most of the time, and these days the opportunity is harder to come by. Plus there haven’t been too many movies that looked worth the hassle.

Overall it was pretty good, although I am trying not to think about it too much. If you think about it, you may fall into a hole. Like, I guess their buddy Iron Man was busy? The Bugs Bunny escape holes were a little too much for me. And I am so tired of catwalk fights and last second-of-the-countdown saves.

Is it Friday yet?

Over the weekend we decided to take a break from all of our errands and splurge a little… we went to see WALL-E and have a nice dinner out to celebrate all the new and good things going on in our lives at the moment. Of the CG movies I have seen recently, I think Kung Fu Panda was more fun… but WALL-E definitely wins on the cute factor.

I wish we had more time to relax over the weekend, because this week is a very hectic one! Sean started a new job, and I have been promoted to a project lead. So, Sean has been going through his orientation and dealing with the usual “new guy” issues at work. I have been scrambling to catch up on a project I haven’t touched in 7 months while at the same time supporting other projects as well. It is only Wednesday morning and it already feels like it should be Friday.

Our evenings have been busy too, running errands and doing house related things. Last night we met with the lender to officially fill out our loan paperwork… seeing those numbers kind of makes this whole buying a house thing a little more real and a little more scary. But we are ready to own a home, and we are prepared for the financial blow it will be in the beginning.

The hectic part of our week is far from over. Tonight we will have a quick dinner and then Travis is bringing his dog Ivy over. We will be taking care of her until Sunday. Ivy is an adorable english bulldog, I think it will be fun to have her around.

Then, tomorrow, we will have the house inspection. I don’t really like leaving work early at this time for it… with Sean being in his first week at a new job and me still trying to catch up on the new position. Plus it looks like pretty much the whole team will be out tomorrow anyway. Not much to be done about it though.

I look forward to seeing the house again, and getting some measurements so we can get an idea of what we want to do about furniture. We are so ready to be in the house already… I hope July passes quickly.

I am so glad Friday is a holiday. After this week we really will need a long weekend. The weekend should be interesting too, as we will have Marie’s dog Lucy as well. We will have a house full of dogs! I think it will be fun though, I hope they all get along. It just makes me wish we were already in our house so we had the yard for them.



Tonight Wendell somehow lucked out and got tickets to an advance screening of Hancock. This makes the second movie we have been fortunate enough to see in a secret sneak peak.

Last time it was Transformers… for that showing the made us leave our cell phones (because of the cameras) in the car, and then men in suits stood around and watched people with night vision goggles. This time they put our cell phones in little brown bags and gave us a claim ticket, and then scanned us with a metal detector wand… like it was the airport or something. I assume they were looking for hidden cameras.

There was hardly an empty seat in the theater… I didn’t even get to sit with my friends. The rest of our friends were  on the row in front of me and Sean was in the row behind me, and several seats down. It didn’t really matter though, since my attention was on the movie anyway.

I really enjoyed it, and I think everyone else did too because it got a round of applause at the end. I don’t want to say more than that because I would hate to ruin anything for those of you that want to see it.