Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Busy Sunday!

Well, today is not a day that I will have to wonder what I did.....(which happens much more often than it should around here!). I worked on table runners all day today. If I get it all together early tomorrow, I might get them finished! And, before I pat myself on the back too much...I have to admit, these are Christmas presents and should have been finished, okay started a month ago! I don't know why I do it, but I seem to always be behind! Anyway, if I do get them finished tomorrow, I will post a photo...I am pretty pleased with them so far.....especially since I cut one wrong and as my cousin would say "I had to punt"! Poor Max has spent the day saying "you are your own worst critic" and "what have I always told you"? (see the first comment). And yes, I probably am my worst critic, but, it is what I do, and I do it well!!

Since I was so full of myself, and I felt guilty at ignoring the others, I cooked Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and Greenbean Casserole for dinner. After all, it is Sunday. The faces were priceless. I probably should be a bit cranky about it, one would think that I never cooked a full dinner! Oh, they would be right now that I think of it....Friday? We ate out all day! Except for dinner, that was pizza, and I actually had to GO TO THE STORE and get it, then I had to COOK IT IN MY OVEN! Now that I think of it, that counts as a full, homecooked meal, don't you think? LOL!

Brenda called this afternoon, and she and Jeff stopped by before they left for Alaska. She picked up some of the goodies that we bought on one of our shopping trips. It has been so nice to have her in the same state! We actually got to spend almost two days together, and we had a blast! Now, she is home, and they won't be back until September. But, there is the telephone!

Well, I guess I better get busy and add one more side to one of the table runners, and then I am crawling into my jammies....I would love to get a book out, but if I do? No one would get ANY presents under their tree, (unless, of course, they left their tree up another month....hmmm....that might not be a bad idea...)

So, I will say goodnight, and hope that you all had a wonderful weekend, and have a great week!


Karen said...

Good morning jan!
Well, I'm hoping to come back on here today later and see one of those wonderful table runners you were talking about.
I love how you write! I can almost feel your life.
You cook as I do and anything you open, fix, or put on a plate in your home is considered Home Cooked if you are in your home eating
Bless your little heart for fixing fried chicken - that's a hearty meal to get yourself into fixing!
So glad you got to see Brenda and Jeff - sad to not see our loved ones very often. September is so far away!
Hugs, Karen

Linda said...

LOL - yes if you put it in your oven, it is home cooked!! Like Karen, I too would love to see a runner. hugs, Linda

Jan said...

Hi, Karen! Thanks so much for the compliment!

And, I love that "putting it on your plate" thought...truly, it opens up a whole new world....maybe I can get away with a BigMac, fries, and a milkshake? Hmmmm.....add some more onions, put the BIG ketchup container on the table, and get the blender out and slap some ice cream around the counter, maybe a bit on the wall....yep, it just might work.....I can see whole new possibilities!! Thanks!!!

Jan said...

Hi, Linda!! Another good idea regarding home cooking.....I could throw the Big Mac (see above), in the oven...just to make sure it is hot......and on a Saturday, with football? No one would notice!!!! Great idea!

I am hoping to have at least ONE runner, (well, they are rather square, so I suppose it is a mat?), ready to quilt today, so it will be my mission to get it photo'd for you and Karen!! (I need to have a bit of a push)!

Brenda said...

I to love reading Jan's blogs. I wish I could write like that. Probably one of the reasons I feel uncomfortable about blogging I never seem to come across how I feel. I had a fabulous time being home. I really enjoyed my time spent with Jan & Max. Bless his heart for letting me steal you while I was visiting!

Jan said...

He was more than fine with you stealing me away!!! We were so glad to see you! Next time, the four of has should go out to dinner and spend an evening together? Think we could manage that? (that way the boys would have someone to talk to while we talk!)