Success and Failure

Today was full of highs and lows. Personally, I prefer days that are all one or the other. Seeing how I'm a member of the girly emotional club, I'm not sure it's always possible to have those. Anyway.

I woke up after hitting the snooze twice, and read my email. Don't tell me you don't immediately pick up your phone and check the morning "news." Joe had emailed me, letting me know that he was going to be doing PT late and that I could sleep in if I wanted. SCORE! Although, I was already pretty much awake so sleeping in was out. I did manage to stay in the bed until after 0800 though. =P

I got up and waited for Joe to get on iChat. He's "grounded" Skype because it hasn't been cooperating with us lately. Lol! He finally got on and we talked for a while before he had to get some sleep. (Oh the joys of being 13 hours apart.) Then I did more Pilates and talked to Melissa for a while! See what a good day I was having?

After lunch, I decided I would test out my sewing machine's buttonhole feature. After a few minutes, I had sewn my very first buttonhole!! Yay, me!! I was so stinkin' excited!

Do you see it?
Just some scrap material. In case you were wondering.
Anna. ;-)

What about now?! =D

After I put in some laundry and took a quick shower, I started on my next project for my SIL! I'll just go ahead and say what it is, because it's not like she doesn't know. =P I am sad to inform you that I spend about 3.5 hours on a laptop cover. *sigh* I attempted a new pattern...and one that was slightly confusing. After sewing part #1, I realized I had done it completely wrong and didn't feel like ripping the stitches out and starting anew. Instead, I cut more fabric. It's a good thing we got what was left on that bolt! I got back to work and things started to look up.... Until the tutorial I was following confused the crap out of me. It was like my mind just turned itself off. I sewed the outside perfectly...after ripping a seam or two. The lining? Notsomuch. I sewed. I ripped. I sewed. I ripped. I sewed. I racked my brain. I sewed.

I still can't believe it took me that long. I'll show you a picture when she gets it, but for now I'm just glad it's done and looks good. I guess all that effort was worth it. =P

I got to talk to Joe again tonight. Unfortunately for him, though, I ended up complaining about things that either 1) aren't necessarily true or 2) don't really matter. Poor guy...I totally dumped my feelings on him. All he was doing was trying to get ready for work and here I was complaining left and right about being "stuck here so far from everyone" and feeling left out of any and everything that goes on with my friends/family back home. I really am going to have to get use to this at some point. For right now, I just don't do well with being so far out of the loop. So, as we're chatting back and forth I ended up in tears.

Wha--?! Here I am happy to talk to my hubby... Then I end up complaining... And then crying?! What the H?! To top that, I needed to eat dinner and ended up burning it. =( It wasn't horrible, but I do. not. burn dinner. Ever. Cookies? Yeah, occasionally. Never, dinner though. 

Thank God I had some Skinny Cow ice cream in the freezer and a good book to read. Tonight might not have been salvageable. 


  1. Thank goodness for ice cream! Hope today is better than yesterday :)

  2. Ice Cream is always a good remedy. Hope you are having a better day.

  3. Thank you for suffering for my laptop cover!!!! I am ever so grateful. :) I am also ever so grateful that your button experiment was on scrap fabric and not something I will be seeing in the near future... :) Hope you had a better day today!

  4. I hate those up-down days. I hope yesterday was better for you!