Lunch today was basically a pile constructed of nothings from the fridge that I didn’t want to go to waste.
I combined what baked beans I had left from earlier in the week with what frozen soy crumbles I had left from who knows when… added some mozzarella cheese and lots of crunchy lettuce, and made a wrap! Actually, since I got pretty filling-happy, I chopped it in half and made two. And then I hit up my box of these:
They were an impulse buy, primarily because they were mini Nillas, and I am a sucker for little foods that mean I can eat more. They remind me of my dad, who apparently used to buy a box of these and a half gallon of milk for Friday afternoons on his grandmother’s stoop. He is the best storyteller I know.
I should have packed tonight for my vacation starting tomorrow. 🙂 So of course I decided to work on something else on my list.
I have never been interested in sewing, even if it’s just a button that’s fallen off. I don’t like it, I don’t understand it, and I would much more happily rig something with a rubber band and a paper clip. But every once in a while I’m struck by the desire to have the end result of something hand-made. So I set to work. I came out pouting around 2 or 3 times, but it only lasted about 30 seconds. The problem I have is that once I commit to the project, I like to just jump in. For all my lists and frivolous planning, I don’t like planning anything when it comes to sewing. I like taking the easy way, and using a lot of cheater shortcuts. And if I have to rework or reset anything and the do-over takes upwards of 5 minutes, I get semi-defeated. But nothing went terribly wrong tonight! I call that success.
Dunt dunt, duuuunt. What could it be?!
Shortcuts such as this – actually drawing in marker on the backside when I realized for my finishing touch, I would have to sew blind and hope for the best:
The best thing I have ever sewed (which is saying exactly nothing):
An apron!!! I have fun fabrics to make a lighter, girlier version. And I thing I’ll eventually pull that one off, too, since my hopes of perfection are so low for these.
I am taking a cake decorating class this month. 🙂 It starts next Wednesday night, and since I’ll be gone for four really pleasant days in Pennsylvania, I wanted to have it ready before I left. I do like to get things just so, and have the most ridiculous obsession with lists of anyone I know. But if ever I haul out the sewing machine, it’s already in my head that the “homemade” look is what I’m going for, since the end result will be nothing better. I think she came out cute, especially for my decorating class, where she will just get covered in things. Oh… like dyes. Haha. It’s OK; I’ll embrace it.
And now, I’m going to give myself 18 minutes to get a jump-start on packing up for the weekend. I don’t want to set an alarm toooooo early tomorrow morning, but I’m also already pretty sleepy. Packing stresses me out, but I have my list, and I’ve drilled it into my head that no, I do not need three bags for a four-day trip. 😉