Posted by Karen De Coster at November 19, 2004 06:57 AM
Yesterday, at Dulles airport, I noted that every TV in the entire terminal was surrounded by wide-eyed, attentive, almost-hypnotized throngs of people, and I wondered: what was the oh-so-important, breaking news? What am I missing? Did another war break out? Was a nucleear bomb dropped? Did Nick and Jessica reconcile? No, it was the opening of the Clinton library, of course! Like every government building, this one is as ugly as expected. A co-worker remarked that it resembles a trailer on stilts. Perhaps that is fitting.
*LOL* Thanks to Debbie for sending me these photos! It DOES have a remarkable similarity to the high rise trailer below! *LOL*
Okay folks....I'm coveting your prayers, thoughts and good wishes, positive energy, karma, everything!
We are making an offer on the house we liked below. Today the appraisers come on our house..and we can get this ball rolling! The house we want has been on the market for over 430 days and has had 3 offers fall through. We are offering a bit low, but only low enough to cover what we need to fix/update on the house. They won't have to do any work themselves. I need them to accept this offer!
Yesterday was the weirdest day at work! All in all it should have been disappointing, but strangely it wasn't! I went in knowing I had an 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm 3:30pm and 6pm clients.
The 11am showed, the 12pm rescheduled due to an emergency, the 1:30 did a no-show as did the 3:30 and the 6pm! I had a walk in at 4:30pm....and sold two gift certificates.
So what did I do all day?! I HAND QUILTED!!! I am nearly done with going all around the outside edge of the "orphan albatross" with baptist fans! Remarkably, my fingers aren't all that sore this morning, so the quilting of about an hour an evening has toughened up my callouses nicely!
One good thing to be said about handwork....it doesn't make a huge mess and keeps my quilting room more in "showing shape". It's hard to want to get stuff out for a big round of piecing at the machine and digging through scraps when I know I'm going to have to clean it up to show the house on short notice.
And for those in the frozen northlands...wish you were here! It was over 80 yesterday and GORGEOUS!! I should have been outside, but I was happily blissfully unwinding, de-stressing and hand quilting at my office where I couldn't do anything about the moving chaos for a while. I think I needed that. DEFINATELY THERAPY!