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Saturday, June 16, 2012


I took a partial day off work yesterday with the intent of getting a zillion things done. Am I the only one who things I can get so much done in a day? My plan initially included: hang new shower curtain, long walk at Eagle Creek Park, work on storage area in basement and put together shelving, quilting, sewing, and a trip to Bath and Body Works for their semi-annual sale (which is the only time I allow myself to go there anymore since I buy way too much every time I walk in the door!). The plan changed when I my work stretched until 11  am. Once I got the work computer shut down, I headed down to the basement to survey the area and think about where I wanted to start.  

I decided to jump in and clear out the storage room so that I could build one of my shelving units with the intent to move things downstairs over the weekend. Once I got started on the clearing and shelving, I just kept going. I wound up getting both of the units fully assembled, and then had to see if my 3-drawer unit would fit correctly in one, so I started the process to move all my stuff from the closet in the old sewing room down to the basement. It really didn't take all that long, and once started, I just kept going. 
View from the doorway
From mid-storage room to the end, doorway is on the left
I didn't break for lunch until almost 2, then went on my shopping trip as a little reward for how much I had done.  By the time I got home from shopping, everyone arrived home, we had our neighbor over for a margarita, and then dinner/bedtime, etc took up the rest of the day! 

I did finally get down for a little sewing after the kids went to bed and got border #1 on the wonky trees and cut border #2. 
Mike and I settled in after that for some popcorn and netflix. All in all, it was a day well worth spending at home to get a few things done. Maybe I will take that walk tomorrow.....


Mary said...

Wow! You got a lot done. I understand EXACTLY what you mean about thinking you can accomplish more than reality allows. Nice job!

Colleen said...

Sounds like some time well spent (I never get all my to-do list done, either). I am jealous of all your storage space, and it looks fantastic. So does the quilt!

Regina said...

Glad you were able to get some momentum going - it is looking GREAT!!!! (and glad you did not miss the sale!)

jillquilts said...

Great job on the closet! And I always overplan for my time away from work. :(