What To Do?

Most days I have the entire day to do whatever I want.  Some things just have to be done . . no choices to make – cooking, laundry, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms.  You all know exactly what I’m talking about.  Yesterday after I’d finished the things that had to be done, I went downstairs and suddenly I realized that for the first time in about two weeks, I had the rest of the day more or less to myself.  No holiday cooking to do.  Vince was gone back to work.  Chad hasn’t gone back to school yet but he had things to do all day . . and I didn’t hear a duck call once!

After having not had a day to myself in so long, I had a hard time deciding what to do:

Would I work on the border blocks for this quilt?  A few of the blocks are made but lots more need to be made.

I’d like to start quilting on this one.  Should I piece a backing and start quilting on it?

Or, I could piece a backing for this one and start quilting it.  Chad wants it and he’d probably like to have it before he goes back to school.

Then there’s a pile of new yarn waiting to be wound into a ball and used!  Oh . . yarn is so tempting.  A new order arrived last week from The Loopy Ewe and I haven’t had time to fondle it at all!

The Kindle beckons!  I want to finish the book I’m currently reading before reading Atlas Shrugged again and I’m really anxious to get started reading it.  It would be so nice to curl up with a quilt and read all day!

There’s a new cake recipe to try.  The carrots and rolls have nothing to do with the cake recipe . . they were part of dinner.  By the way, I was going to fix goose stew for dinner but forgot Chad had taken venison steak out already because he wanted chicken fried venison steak, milk gravy and rice for dinner so that’s what we had, along with rolls and Dilly Sweet Carrots.

Anyone want to guess what I did?

All those choices and I still stuck with my plans to make the border blocks for this quilt:

Got all the blocks done except the corners.  Maybe today I can get this top put together.


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    pdudgeon says

    Wow, Judy, it sounds like you hve enough mapped out there for a couple of weeks, not just a single day. I admit that i wouldn’t be able to chose beteeen all those projects and enjoyable times either. Good on you for sticking to your guns and making more progress on your current project.

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    We had venison steak last night too! We are still trying to perfect a chicken fried steak recipe for the tenderized venison steaks we had last night. Would you be willing to share yours?

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    Oh, and the milk gravy recipe too? Pretty please? I love milk gravy! My mom used to make the best using drippings from side pork. I don’t even think we can buy side pork here :-(.

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    Diane says

    Sometimes having all that free time makes me do less, cuz I think I have all the time in the world!
    Last night my husband was around while I was reading all the design wall monday posts and I showed him your video of Chad’s duck calling and the pic of the geese. He was very impressed. “nice geese” I think were his words! (He is a turkey call guy himself!–until I scream that I’m going to lose my mind if I hear that thing one more time!!)

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    After spending yesterday knitting, I want to smoosh your yarn. It looks so yummy. Is that an empty UFO bin by the design wall??? 😉
    We call milk gravy “virgin white gravy” –hubby says mine looks too beige–not like his Momma made it. She was an awesome cook and her milk gravy was pretty white. Mine will never be as pretty as Momma’s. 😉

    He was very impressed with Chad’s geese–good job Chad!

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    I’m surprised you didn’t work on the backing for your son’s quilt now and save the borders for later. Nice to see them on the design wall in stages. Raining here all day, I’ll be hiding out in my basement. My New year challenge to get stuff “Done” won’t work if I don’t. I got a lot of hits on my Blog yesterday from Mr linky and Design Wall Monday. I put the tracker on just to see how many people look at my posts. Some posts get no comments, so I wondered.

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    I love the way that quilt is going together and I love the type of borders you do. Someday I’m going to make nicer borders…..*sigh*

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    Sounds like a great day. And I bet the best part for you was to have that blasted duck call silenced. Could it perhaps get “lost” for a while? At least until Chad goes back to school?

    We’re having rabbit for supper tonight, but deer does sound good. I’ll have to get some out of the freezer….maybe for tomorrow night.

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    Teajuana says

    Judy, I made the Jailhouse rolls last week. Cook half the dough Wednesday and the other half Sunday. My husband, mom and girl friend LOVED them! It’s my favorite bread recipe now. Thanks for sharing.

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    Susan says

    Does Atlas Shrugged come on books on tape? Ever downloaded books from your library? Ah, multi-tasking…quilting and listening is a joy.

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    Carol says

    Atlas Shrugged, now that takes me back a few too many years. I remember seeing Ayn Rand on TV. It was a strange interview. She refuted most of her ideas and philosophy. The audience (her fans) weren’t happy and sited numerous references to prove otherwise.