Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Not Tuesday's Orts

So I didn't get a Tuesday's Orts composed Monday night because I was too tired to think, and yesterday there was a lot of work at both jobs and I was too tired to think, plus DH was using the computer most of the evening.  Boy, am I ready for the 3-day weekend coming up! 
  • Traffic rant:  Would you consider contining to drive when your car is putting out a lot of smoke?  The car I was following up a freeway offramp the other night suddenly disappeared in a cloud of first black and then thick white smoke such that I had to stop my car because I couldn't see.  The other car continued to drive, going up a long offramp, turning right and driving another 1/2 mile to major intersection.  Traffic was stopped entirely by the smoke and it was very scary.  I couldn't believe the other driver didn't notice his car blew up!
  • Living in the same city all my life, I am still surprised to know so few people when I go to community events.  That's what happens when you're not much of a joiner, I guess.
  • DD Elaine is in wedding mode now...the 1,000,000 decisions required between now and then are a bit daunting.
  • I've watched a Lifetime TV show called One Born Every Minute, about labor and childbirth in a major hospital.  I am frankly astounded to see how labor happens these days for a lot of women--not all of them, but most.  They are stuck in bed strapped to a monitor, are given IV Pitocin to speed labor, have epidurals, and then are propped up in a sitting position for 45 minutes towards the end of the labor for gravity to help.  Huh?  Only one couple so far has had a natural childbirth.  It is still fascinating to watch, but I feel out of touch!
  • I just got a phone call from work--the receptionist is needing to go home due to feeling ill so I gotta get to Job #2 immediately.  One final Ort is the Kitchen Sink Quilt top finish.  I made myself keep at the border work until it was all complete on Sunday night.  I think it turned out nice.   

12 comments:

Barb said...

Love your quilt...

That is odd that someone would just keep driving...

Quilt Hollow said...

It truly is scary that the driver hadn't a clue! Your kitchen sink is wonderful..love that big border for quilting!!

Shay said...

Love the border- I think it's perfect.

Erica will add at least another half million decisions to the list before the big day. Just remember to breathe!

Yes- childbirth certainly seems a bit more complicated and planned than when we did it. Little P's was actually quite low key (I was there coaching Miss P through it and cracking jokes ) in comparison

Darlene said...

Oh, your Kitchen Sink quilt is fabulous, Annie!

Tracy said...

Your quilt looks cute. :) I'm sure you'll have a very satisfied feeling when it is completed.

I wanted very badly to have a natural childbirth. But my last visit to the doctor (his due date) my blood pressure had shot to over 200/100 and she sent me straight away to labor and delivery. After being hooked up to machines to monitor my ever increasing blood pressure, they opted to give me something to soften me up thinking that my son would drop and everything would progress as normal. After that didn't work and being maxed out on pitocin for almost 24 hours, still with no baby, we ended up having a c-section. Come to find out, he was stuck on my pelvic bones and wasn't going to move down. I will say this, pitocin is evil, but labor was still completely do-able without pain meds. I didn't get even so much as an aspirin until they gave me my spinals for surgery.

Quilter Kathy said...

Way to stick with the border! I usually can find a thousand other things to do to avoid that, which is silly because it is so close to being finished!
What a funny story about the car being on fire and driving around!

Kate said...

Love the border for the kitchen sink quilt, it turned out great.

Michele said...

I love your Kitchen Sink!

Vivian said...

I watched a bit of the show last week and ended up turning to another channel--I'm so totally out-of-touch that I didn't care to watch it.
Your Kitchen Sink quilt is sweet. It's nice to push & push when it's so close to being done.

Joyful Quilter said...

I like how your Kitchen Sink turned out. Hope work wasn't too busy.

carol fun said...

I love your Kitchen Sink quilt - its is a great pattern isn't it? I just got my version finished last week and posted some pics on my blog. If you have a minute check it out. I can't wait to sew up more of Kim's patterns. They make such great scrap quilts.

Belinda said...

Oh Y-e-s....I LOVE this quilt!!! Great colors and just the right amount of scrappiness....you dun good girlee!!!