Monday, June 17, 2013

Be Our Guest...

Whew...it was quite a weekend (today is my fake-Sunday as I am in retail and have Monday's off thankfully- which also makes Tuesday the new Monday).  We spent much of our time off this weekend babysitting our three year old nephew and dog sitting two 70 to 90 pound dogs.  Everyone had a wedding to attend - tho, we did not - and we became the drop off point.  Miraculously, after 1 toddler, 6 dogs, and 3 cats - the house is still intact!  In fact, the biggest baby of them all was the 90lbs sheep dog - who unfortunately cried through most of the night - and when I say cry -  I actually mean blood curdling barks followed by high pitched whines.  *sigh*



I've been on a sewing kick for a couple weeks now and started making these super cute crayon wallets.  We always need something for that age range between 3 to 5 in the shop and this seems like such a positive thing for children to respond to (rather than games or movies on a phone).  I'm debating on whether or not to put them in my Etsy shop...it's a bit of a divergence for me from what is there now.  But largely, I'm fielding SO many convos daily on my existing items (some are so odd I feel I need to post a greatest hits soon) - I feel like it would turn into "I like that but I want it different."  



Fortunately they do sell themselves in the store as my nephew helped himself to one.  Gosh, I hope he doesn't grow up to become a shoplifter.  He grabbed my money cat too - I attempted to explain what it is and that it's not working.  He told me it was "cute" and meowed at it for 15 minutes.  (let's hope that was the attention it needed!)



So, Monday arrived and with the house guests gone and C at work, I realized I was finally alone...deliciously alone!  Not all Mondays for me are created equally but this one panned out to be just the right balance of productive and relaxing.  I started early in the garden with a few minor projects.  I didn't last long because its getting near 100 degrees before lunch.  Despite the heat, everything was very much alive!  The birds were fighting over the feeder I put up; even a lot of activity over at the hummingbird feeder.  To my surprise, I found a turtle just finishing laying eggs in the garden...so glad I know where they are because she was very good at covering her tracks.



After all the garden fun (I even saw a snake).  I cooled off for a bit and watched the rest of Bomb Girls (bummer its already been cancelled - I always preferred Meg Tilly over Jennifer) and made grilled cheese.  It really feels like summer with a grilled cheese sandwich - most of my summers growing up, I was on my own during the day and had to fend for myself.  I quickly learned I had a knack for the art of the grilled cheese sandwich.  Today's was just perfection with sharp cheddar and Virginia ham.  Ahhh, after I regained my strength, I silk-screened a couple new towel designs - I'll share those in the next day or so; they are SO cute!

--Lisa LeBlanc

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