Sunday, February 1, 2009

Weekend Fun

Boy does buying a new car take a long time! It's not like you can just walk into the dealer and say, "Give me one of these in blue, I'll take it to go." It took two days of driving and testing and debating, but in the end, I got a new Kia in blue. I got everything squared away yesterday and just had to send Kurt in today to sign so his name could be on the title too. It had 14 miles on it, but then I used it today and it is already at 34 miles. I'm sure eventually I'll stop checking. I haven't got everything all set up yet, but there is a plug for my I-pod and plenty of nooks and crannies for things to fit in. I did some cleaning and organizing in the garage today to make sure it doesn't get dinged up when people get in and out.

Yesterday morning was the Girl Scout rock climbing. The bigger girls seemed to spend more time worrying about whether or not they could do it than the little ones on Wednesday. They started with a lot of being scared, but soon got over that and worked on getting up the walls. I saw one of my girls this morning already and she couldn't wait to tell me how much fun she had and that she wants to go again.

Today was spent trying to get the house recovered from me being gone the past two weekends. Kurt did a good job trying to stay caught up with everything, but it was feeling a little neglected from the general activity level lately. One of my cleaning tasks was getting OHR finished so that I could get it up off the floor and turn the dining room back into a dining room again. I got carried away with car shopping yesterday and missed my January deadline by one day. It is almost done now though. The binding is on and ready to get some hand stitching during the superbowl tonight.
I need to find the list of my UFO's so I can pick a project for February. I also need to get a border for Double Delight and for The Inaguration Quilt.
The kitchen got a little extra attention this month, although I still have couple of small projects I'd like to take on as time allows. I think the garage will be the room of the month for February. We are in need of a garage sale followed by a trip to goodwill. I've amassed quite a collection of stuff, and I don't care what happens to it, as long as it can disappear. I'll also have to spend some time turning the study back into a guest bedroom before my mother-in-law shows up in two weeks. The Old Hurricane Road quilt is meant for that bed, so that works out well.

Running Update for February:
Miles this week: 16.5
Miles this year: 80.92
Average per week: 16.2
One week to the marathon


Julie said...

Let me know how you like the KIA. I am thinking of getting one myself. It is practically a hometown car now - just down the road. (I am sure you have seen the KIA plant on one of your trips up.) My Honda Odyssey is a 2000 model and has over 180,000 miles on it. It is still good, but I am thinking about something nice and new. Also, my last truck payment comes out of my check this month!!!

LuAnn said...

Enjoy the new vehicle. I'm happy for you and hope you enjoy driving it. Love the quilt in the photo, too!!!

Amanda said...

How exciting, a new car - isn't the smell wonderful? And all the knobs and dials in different places make for some exciting driving for a few days. And working out where to put everything. I don't think I've seen that model of Kia here, perhaps it's just made for big American roads. The quilt looks great, and so good that you have a use planned for it already.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love new cars, and your quilt looks lovely. I remember when my DD was a brownie and girl scout.... time surely flies. Loved your Room of the month idea...maybe I should adopt that one.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Whew---finally caught up with your life --- WOW! I missed your car shopping AND purchase. You mentioned the Toyota RAV4 as one of your possibilities; funny! There's another commonality between you and I----it was one of my finalists a few years back, but I settled on a Ford Escape. HOWEVER, wow---yours really IS new! Only 14 miles, which then turned to 34?!!?? That is just COOL!

Your OHR looks AWESOME!!!! How did you quilt it? I'ts hard to tell from the pic....

Finally----ooooooo.....ONE WEEK (Less than a week now) until the marathon! Get your rest---stay off your feet as much as possible, and ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY your carbs....mmmmmm Pasta!

Happy Tuesday

Cornfield Quilter said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Love your OHR quilt, the colors are wonderful! It's fun to see how different they all look with the different fabrics. Congrats on the new car!