10.28.2007

This should tide you over

Sorry, readers, for not posting everything I've written in the past two months -- it's all waiting to be proofread and edited -- you know what a freak I am about spelling and grammar, and that I won't let it on the Internets without a final going over, so kindly forgive me. I'd hate the five of you to form some sort of committee to kick me out of the blogosphere! Anyway, here's what's percolating today, for your perusal:

My Sox are winning (for now), my Pats are winning (for now), and the world keeps turning (for n... ha!). I am moving up north on Wednesday (OMG, I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!) but B is not moving with me at the same time, which is stressing me out bigtime (turns out conception requires cohabitation, for the most part, or at least, you know, some reasonable facsimile thereof!) and making me sad because I will be away from him during the weeks. Boooo. However, I am trying really really really hard not to be a cliched nagging wife about the whole thing, and am leaving it to him to settle his professional affairs one way or the other and make his way to me. We have to figure out what to do with the house, but I'm happy to say that he's begun to see reason and agree with me that we have to rent it out -- if only to put money in the kitty for our future fabulous pad in SF!

Saving money, saving money, saving money. All the more vital now that a) my car has now had $5000 of work done in 2007 and her Blue Book value is LESS. THAN. THAT. b) I might need a new car after all and c) I have an apparently ungovernable obsession for fabric. I drove Hogan to the airport today to pick up his rental car for the two days after the movers pick up his car and take it to VA, and on the way back went to Jenny's.... Well. If you can spend two hours shopping for 32 yards of fabric, you've got a problem, my dears. But on the bright side, that 32 yards, plus a Kwik Klip, plus tassels for some antique keys I bought in Portobello Road, plus quilting safety pins, only cost $75. Considering the vast majority of my fabric purchases are for material that runs $7.99-$9.49 a yard, my day's picks of $1.69/yd, $2.49/yd and $2.99/yd are looking pretty darned good.

It also doesn't help that I'm trying to figure out how to furnish a small house (A's guest cottage) where we'll be living for at least the next year -- did I mention that some of the fabric I bought was for window coverings?? I'm not sure how much of our furniture will fit or how well it will fit, so I'm sort of thinking the Ikea route is the way to go, especially if I can convince A to buy the items I buy now, after we leave, so the place will be partially furnished when she rents it out again! I will get in there Thursday and measure and cogitate, but for now I'm just excited that I found these wicked pissa (albeit totally phallic) hooks and a coupon for same! Sadly, surfing for storage and shelving solutions also led me to Piegato, whose incredibly cool shelfy thing I would buy four of, if each weren't whatever 129 Euros converts to in dollars these days!

OK, I'm off to go pin my cowboy quilt.

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