Thursday, December 15, 2005

Sleepless Nights

Don't you hate it when for some reason you wake up at 3am and after 5 hours of sleep you just can't lay there any longer? Not sure what woke me, whether it was a bit of discomfort still from the cryo, or the freezing rain that I could hear on the awning over the hottub on the deck outside....or cats that decided to bite my toes at 3am. I tried going back to sleep after reading through the blog rings, but then at 5am DH's alarm went off so he could get up for his workout at the YMCA before heading to work and I just said oh heck, just get up! So here I am. I'm dragging...but I figure if I get moving now, I can take a nap later :c)

Laundry will be tackled shortly. I'm starting to pile stuff in the living room (no one actually ever lives in there...it's just an out of the way room!) for taking to the cabin on saturday. I was going to take my machine, but you know what? I think I'll take all hand work. I've got two quilts that are partially hand quilted. I've got a quilt that needs applique finished in the border. I've got a hexagon medallion in christmas colors that has sat for a couple years..it used to be my 'take along' project to guild meetings before I started school and was too bleary eyed at guild meetings to be able to sit and stitch on little 1.5" hexagons. I think I'll have plenty to take. I could also crochet another scarf with some yarn I have....blue this time, little sparkly things in it. That might work if my fingers get too poked up from hand quilting and applique. So I think I'm set in that department.

Today I'm returning some books on CD to get some new ones. I'll load them up on the MP3 player and this will save my sanity if because of cold icky weather I am locked in a tiny cabin with two guys and FOOTBALL GAMES ON TV. I can drown them out, really I can! I'll just sit and smile and stitch and listen to a book instead of those games...

Oh and this is cool...I LOVE old movies. The classics. Things like old musicals, funny movies like "Don't Eat The Daisies", etc. My mom and stepdad for the past couple of years, being on a very fixed income and having 8 kids and umpteen grandchildren, have started recording old favorites of theirs onto DVD and giving us those for Christmas. It's GREAT! I admit to already peeking in the package that mom sent and in it are the folowing:

An American In Paris
Three Little Words
Hit The Deck
The Harvey Girls
Summer Stock
Night & Day
Look For The Silver Lining
Please Don't Eat The Daisies
Support Your Local Sheriff
Call Me Madam
Merry Andrew
Singing In The Rain
Easter Parade
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (My fave when I was a kid!)
The Mating Game
Father Goose
Meet Me In St Louis
In The Good Old Summertime
The King & I
Interrupted Melody
Come September
Lover Come Back
The Court Jester
The Glass Bottom Boat

A lot of these I've never heard of! So this will be very fun. Lots of old movies to quilt to!

We can't check into the cabin until after 2pm, so we were planning on getting there a bit earlier than that and grocery shopping before we check in. We are taking both vehicles so while the guys are skiing, I can run to town if I want and not be too stranded. The other reason for this is because DH's pickup won't hold us all plus the dog....and my PT won't either. This is one time we needed a mini van and we don't own one. The cabin is only about 2 to 2 1/2 hours away so it won't be bad to drive two cars. (More book on CD time for me!)

I was looking at my calendar, and I've got two retreats coming up! One over Martin Luther King weekend in January, at Hickory Knob SC. It's a guild retreat, fun fun fun for 4 days! We start friday and come home monday. The other one is to Hilton Head, SC...it's the same weekend as the Jinney Beyer Convention there. We go and see her quilts, it's open to the public, and there is a little vendor mall they set up. Some of the gals take classes, but I like to work on my own stuff, so I'm just there to get away from it all.

I sure would love it at some point if we could have a Quilt Mavericks retreat! I know we are scattered far and wide, but if you are ever in my neck of the woods, you are welcome to come by! I'd love to meet y'all!



  1. Bonnie, I'm sorry that you were awake so early...a nap will feel good later. It sounds as if you are going to have a very relaxing week...enjoy it! You certainly deserve a break...

  2. Morning Bonnie, sorry about your early morning wakeup..I got one also..in the form of the "beep, beep, beef" as the plowing trucks tackled the over night snow. We are at 6+ inches and it's still snowing. Got back to sleep after that til the neighbors across the road in the town houses began to have a "discussion" about who shoveled and who didn't...LOL
    Oh well..might as well be up now.

    All the hand work and books on tape sounds like the perfect take along. Not so much to pack as the machine.
    I, too, love the old movies, but what a good idea to put them on DVD's for you guys. Love it..and oddly enough I've seen most of your list...LOL..but way back when they were in the theaters..*S* There are some good ones there. I especially love "I Remember Mama", and "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"...sorry, they aren't on your list this time.
    If a retreat ever gets organized for us Mavericks, count me in!! *VBG* Wouldn't that be fun???

  3. Oh Bonnie - can't say I've ever be "awake" at that time of the day! But about 11:00pm I have been. But my best sleeping time seems to be between 2am-8am! Of course I have to get up at 4:30am so maybe that is why!!! :)

    Oh I love old movies also. I LOVE the king and I and actually got to see Yul Brenner play the Kind on stage in Chicago - it was AWESOME! My girls get such a kick out of Please don't eat the daisies!

    One of my all time favorites is Gone with the Wind! My middle daughter jsut pulled it out last night to take to school today - they are watching it in history!

    Wow - what a great list you have, there are tons I"ve never heard of, ohhh, now I want to watch old movies.

    I just saw Pride and Predjudice last weekend, so now I want to see the other versions of that. I actually want to get the book on tape - never read the book.

  4. Bonnie: What a neat collection of old movies you're getting! We always wish for a mini-van again when we make trips. It will be nice to have 2 vehicles at the cabin anyway.

    Two retreats coming up . . what fun!

    I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing week at the cabin.

    Judy L.


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