And the blanket of snow is receding.
There's not much to tell you since I did almost nothing yesterday. The night before was another mostly sleepless night. We went to bed early, and then I woke up just past midnight. My brain said...wow, what a great night's sleep I've had! Only it was just over three hours. I tried getting back to sleep, and then got up after a couple of hours lying awake. Finally, I went back to bed after the bagels were baked yesterday morning.
This used to be a problem when I was in graduate school...waking up with a busy mind. If I can keep my mind from gearing up about the things I'm doing during my waking hours, I can keep on sleeping. Otherwise, those unfinished projects keep me awake. Fortunately, I got a much better night's sleep last night. It doesn't help that the weather has been so crappy. I not only don't want to get outside, it's downright dangerous to do so. It'll be good to have the rain and plain old wet sidewalks back again. At least I can walk on wet sidewalks. The icy ones give me pause.
This morning I returned to the next project in my rotation of handwork, big stitch hand quilting Mumm's the Word. When I finished the Quilt Barn Trail last month, this took over first place as my oldest unfinished project. I think the big stitch quilting was the right choice for this, but I really hate doing it. Take a good look because this will probably be my one and only attempt at this. Unless I forget and start another one.
My plan is to work on this until the end of the month, and then I'll start up with another Bag Lady. Here's where I was when I left off last time around. I'm hoping this time to finish up the quilt center that remains...that is the area outside the pink line, but inside the border.
There are about two weeks left in the month, and so it shouldn't be too much of a stretch. If I can get to where just the border is left, I'll feel as if this can actually be finished some day.
Today I'll get back to work on quilting Stars and Stripes too. Also, I've been neglecting my housework, so there's some of that to get done as well.
Today is a Red Letter Day. It's 100 DAYS until Mike retires. We're going out tonight to celebrate, and it's going to be wonderful. As of tomorrow...double digits, in the best way possible.