Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday's Orts--Sept 7, 2010

September's first Orts are here!
  • Isn't it amazing what tricks your eyes play.  I did not notice until laying out the Bowtie blocks again to play Switcheroo with my mom that I had a duplicate bowtie!  Luckily I had extra background squares so it was an easy thing to stitch up an alternate. 
  • This week's traffic rant:  No, you cannot make a right hand turn from the second lane.  Instead of veering over in front of me you must correct your mistake the legal way. Go up to the next intersection and make a U turn.  Really.
  • Nick found a job on Friday (YAY!), which meant we went out to Kohl's at 9:00 PM to buy black pants, black socks, and black shoes.  And a few other necessities he was lacking, having not worked since December.  It's getting a bit expensive to have The Young Man back in the house! 
  • Job #2 was a bit bizarre last week.  Thursday found me refereeing an argument between two employees.  Dr. P said he couldn't believe he was paying three people to argue in the parking lot. 
  • Note to shoppers: Calling first before you drive 15 miles to a store is a really good idea. Because that "Closed" sign is a real bummer.  Especially if the sign is on a fabric store.
  • Somehow my brain thinks I can add a third project to my current quilting list.  See, I finished all those 9 patches so I have room for a piecing project.  I'm going to try to resist the seduction of a new project and work on an older one. 
  • I had a date last night with my friend Pat.  We went to a movie and then dinner.  We saw The Switch, with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.  It was really nice to see a movie with no computer aided graphics, gore, or aliens.  Just good characters, dialogue, and some funny lines.  Oh, and the kid was adorable.
Speaking of aliens, these flower spikes appeared on my echevarria last year, then half the plant died.  Alien Attack or Mother Nature?


Marg said...

It sounds like you have had a very "interesting and somewhat stressful" beginning to September. Hope the rest of the month is trouble free.

Cynthia L. said...

I am guessing you are the person who should have called the quilt shop before heading over there! Haven't we all done that? Sounds like you had some fun this week along with some stressors!

Stephanie D. said...

I love it--paying 3 people to argue in the parking lot! lol

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I refuse to answer the plant question on the grounds I may out myself as a complete black thumb. Also I would have to google the name of that plant first.

Oh and Annie in Melbourne Australia that traffic manouevre you described is perfectly legal. Freaks me out every time I see it done.

Did you get danger money/ extra loading for the referring job?

julieQ said...

Thank you for recommending the movie...we shall go forth!! We referee arguments at work every rare once in a while...I just don't want to be in the middle!!