Saturday, September 25, 2010

Start of the Weekend

I never did make it into my quilt studio yesterday, but the great freezer sort 'n switch is done! As always happens, I found a few forgotten "surprises" down on the very bottom. (Does this kind of thing happen with an upright freezer, too?) Not much was discarded to be thrown out into the poultry yard though, so maybe I've had a better handle on all the frozen stuff than I thought.

Couldn't help but take a couple of pictures of the Virginia Creeper this morning. The leaves haven't reached the brilliant red stage yet, but are impressive none the less. I need to take the impatiens out of the window boxes and replace them with the miniature fall pumpkins but the flowers have continued to look so good (right up until a couple of days ago) that I couldn't bring myself to rip them out. Now that they're definitely looking dilapidated I can do it.

Don't know if you can see it by the pictures, but the vines traveling to the east on the house seem to have more red coloring in them. Hope they don't get zapped with frost for at least a couple of weeks yet.

No segue here, but I've finally taken a picture of my new desk area.

This was my old desk by the window in the bedroom.

Ta-dah! Here we are with the new desk on the opposite wall of the room. I had to make the switch because the hutch on the desk would have blocked the window in the old location. A big thank you goes to my dear hubby who spent a couple of hours on his belly and back in the crawl space rerouting computer and phone lines so I could have the new room arrangement.

I'm very happy with the new desk as it's certainly a much nicer piece of furniture than my old metal clunker, but I'm still getting used to it. You know how your dresser or desk or kitchen drawers may be a total, awful, terrible mess . . . but you know exactly where everything is? When I switched desks I was amazed (ashamed?) at the amount of JUNK stuffed in the old one and ruthlessly got rid of a lot of it. Now everything in the new desk is organized, orderly, functional . . . and I CAN'T FIND A THING! I regularly have to open three or four drawers before I find what I'm looking for. I guess it's true that change, even though it's for the better, is a little uncomfortable at first.

Okay, the house is clean (relatively), I have a pie in the oven, dinner is planned, and as soon as this post is published, I am heading for my quilt studio. Wa-hoo!


  1. I cleaned my freezer out a couple of days ago---found some "interesting" bags of frozen mixed veggies---I could have held IceCapes!

    And yesterday marked the official start of Pie Season around here-Picked up a fresh tub of lard for crusts. Gosh, I love this time of good to be back inside baking, etc.

    The desk looks great-in no time, you'll be used to the new layout.

  2. Sue - Yay, for Pie Season! :o)

    P.S. Is there a reason we nearly kill ourselves working outside in the spring, summer and fall?? Just askin'.

  3. Oh, you ladies are making me so hungry for pie. I have never really made enough of them to become a good pie maker. Can I come have a piece of yours?

    The desk does look great. Looks like you have lots of storage.

    Sounds like you are already off to a great weekend.

  4. Lorie - Wish that we all lived closer . . . we could have an afternoon of pie and great conversations!

  5. I love the new desk and I bet the room looks bigger since your new one blends right in to the surroundings, thanks for making me homesick - Knotty Pine to Minnesotans is like fish to water :) !

    I have a tiny deep freeze and things get lost even though I have labeled baskets, etc. My dream is to have a pantry room with 2 upright freezers next to each other, not sure I could afford the electric bill on that though!

  6. Erin - The bedroom DOES look bigger with the new desk and arrangement . . . which a really, really like.

    Isn't it funny what we fantasize about having? A pantry with two upright freezers. Sounds like heaven to me!!