Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What's Up on Wednesday

It's been a busy week, but then I know that ya'll have even more going on than I do. And when is it NOT a busy week?  We made 3 trips to the physical therapist and haven't hit on the magic solution yet, but we're managing. I told a friend the other day that we're building our days on faith, prayer, and a whole lot of humor. She replied back, " the human version of the holy trinity."  :)

After 12 days, I was still without a washing machine and I was about 2 days away from grabbing the old washboard I have hanging in the laundry / mud room


and washing clothes the way the Montana ranch women wash their clothes in the book I'm still reading. Come to find out, the part they ordered did not fix the problem and I need a new washer after all. Sigh.

Wednesday, the day we were chasing appointments, we drove right past the appliance store that had my washer and DH said we just needed to stop in and pick something. Not my favorite thing to do, but I was out of options. So I did a bit of horsetrading and finagled a deal, promised them homemade cookies if they'd throw in a free delivery, and had the new washer delivered on Friday afternoon. So we're back in business and I've been spending a lot of time tending to laundry.

I'd like to make a runner to go across the washer and dryer, but I pulled one out of a drawer in the buffet for now. I always keep something across them so they don't get too scratched up.


On Saturday we had a special Brangus sale so I worked. I've missed two Mondays. Mondays are physical therapy and feed days for now so I don't know how all of that's going to play out.

Since I worked Saturday, I made my feed run on Sunday. I made chicken noodle soup in the Insta-pot and on Friday I made a Shepard's Pie so we've got leftovers for a couple of days. I'll share that recipe in a few days because it was a keeper even if the picture doesn't look like it. A food blogger I am not!


I stopped to change out some tires and pick up 2 baby quilts from Jackie before work on Saturday. With our sleepless nights, Saturday night found me trimming the quilts at midnight and cutting the binding for the one I hadn't made yet. I got them attached and they are ready for some hand stitching. I may have some time to work on those this week.


I stitched up the second clue for the Two-Step Mystery quilt over at My Carolina Home


It didn't take long. I'm just making the throw size because it occurred to me that I want to make this for Miss Lillian, our 93 yr old neighbor lady. She recently retired from the Farm Store and I think she'd enjoy a cozy quilt to spread across her lap. This is the first clue. Just posting it so I can share it on the Flickr group:


Monday we had wind. Tuesday we had WIND. 35-40 mph sustained winds with 50-60 mph gusts.We just about had white caps in the storage tanks:


I've used this graphic before. I could use it a lot out here.
On our way home from physical therapy, the tumbleweeds were blowing past us faster than we were driving. Made it challenging to feed in that mess and I told DH that I probably had enough dirt in my ears to grow a crop of potatoes.


11 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Obviously, the word is out at your cookies are worth the trip to the ranch! Glad you found a washer and got it installed.

Feeding in the wind is tricky and challenging. I'm glad you've found time during your busy week to sneak in some sewing, too. Miss Lillian is going to love the lap quilt you're making for e Two Step mystery.

Carol said...

I did finish the Montana women book. It was such a good book and perhaps the last woman was one of my favorites. This book has really made their hard-working existence so much more real to me. I cannot put myself in their shoes. We visited Montana last summer (maybe already told you this) for the first time and it was a beautiful state, truly Big Sky Country. I look forward to going back some day and would like to spend some time there.

Kathy S. said...

I always love your photos on the ranch. Now I need to go check out that mystery. I love My Carolina Home stuff. Have a great week.

Chantal L. said...

First, let me catch my breath. I'm tired just reading about your week. So happy for you to finally have a washing machine and that you didn't have to resort to the washboard. With all the work you have to do, who would have time to use a washboard? Enjoy some slow time with some slow stitching. ;^)

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I've been hoping your cowboy is on road the healing. Pinched nerves, ailing backs....all kinds of things to keep us from doing what we need to do. Sounds like you have really stepped up to bat as a great pinch hitter!! I know you are loving your new washer and the convenience it provides,,,,definitely better than beating clothes on a rock!!!

Dorian said...

Poor Gary, I do hope he feels better soon. So glad you got a new washer! We had some of those high winds hitting us too. My young son loves to go out and see if any branches or trees have blown over, after a wind storm. lol Take care.

Pauline said...

Soooo happy you have a new washer! You'd laugh if I told you the story about the washing machine I use. Hope the therapy is working for hubby and I love the way you've stepped up to the plate and obviously hit a home run! Looking forward to seeing the quilt we just got a peek of the colors and designs.

Shelly said...

I'm so glad you got a washer. I've been without one for over a year now, and it gets really old schlepping the laundry into town once a month to do it at the laundromat. We're getting closer to getting our new ones, so I'm looking forward to the day! It really sounds like you're about to meet yourself coming and going!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Is it naptime yet? Sheesh - I sure hop you find the right solution soon - your poor man!!! And the Human Trinity - Isn't that the truth! Love it - take care!!

allthingzsewn said...

Don't know if if clicked on "publish" or not, just in case it boiled down to prayed for Garys back hope it doing better, and glad the washer was delivered. But I think I'll add for you to try and not do too much until he is up and running. I know there are some must do's though.

Dar said...

So glad you are back in business in the laundry department. That would be terrible for that long. I'm going through being without a dishwasher, but that is not half bad. There is just two of us, so it's quick to wash up what we use, Miss Lillian should love your quilt you are making for her. The colors are so bright and cheerful. Hope your guy get's his back in order soon. That must be miserable for him and not too pleasant for you either!

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