Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #109

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Writing… Well I stink at writing and sending cards, but this week the little guy and I made some holiday cards.

Quitting… I’ve been making a concerted effort to unsubscribe from email lists. No need to get all these emails from places I maybe use once a year.

Fixing… It seems like there has been a lot of fixing going on lately around the house: replacing the over the range microwave, replacing a glow plug in our diesel VW (hubby’s accomplishment), glueing trim down on the night stand. It feels like we are sliding into entropy.

Celebrating… A small celebration this week as we had a Day Date while the little guy was in preschool.  The Star Wars: Power of Costume exhibit at Denver Art Museum was really cool. We dined at our favorite Indian restaurant for lunch and watching Rogue One in a movie theater. Sweat!

Updating… The approaching tax season always reminds me that I need to file away that stack of documents. I need a new system. I hate filing, so it all just gets chucked onto a pile that doesn’t get put away forever.

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #108

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Searching… for a solution. Our barely three year old microwave broke beyond fixing and newer models won’t fit into the space without removing tiles from our backsplash. We are not home DIYers, so…ugh.

Relying… on my hubby. It’s time to find a kindergarten and I don’t know if it’s laziness or I just can’t deal, but I can’t bring myself into the tedium of researching schools. So happy that the daddy is doing the work and doing it well.

Addressing… It’s been one of those weeks where there are a lot of tasks to be done and we’ve been addressing those.

Praising…in my heart my aunt B and her granddaughter. They’re joining the Women’s March on Washington this weekend. It’s noteworthy that someone who has never done anything like it, is moved to be have their voice be heard. They’ll be the ones in pink fur “kitty” hats.

Singing…

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #105

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

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Picking:  This week the Sew Alongs and Sewing Contests facebook group announced the next Seasonal Sew Wardrobe contest and it is a great theme: sewing eight items from our Deep Stash of patterns. Picking the first 6 of 8 patterns to use was easy, since I had those planned out already, but I have a list of about 6 things to narrow down for the last two pieces.

 Telling: I’m in that phase where I am telling my little guy the same instructions over and over again. These are longstanding family rules of conduct that seem to evaporate from his knowledge immediately. Geesh.

Debating: I guess I’m debate free this week.

Mixing: I’m getting all mixed up this week with blog plans. I’m preparing for two blog tours that I will participate in for January while planning two of my own for spring. Switching back and forth gets confusing.

Humming: Thank you Pandora for stirring up many old memories.

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #101

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Sunday Lately is normally a way for me to share a little more about myself using the prompts provided by the Blogger Tribe.

November was a tough month for my family, so taking inspiration from the Complaints Choir,  I’m going to use today’s post as a mental health exercise instead.

Let the complaints begin.

My brother died unexpectedly early this month. We’ve been grieving and trying to get over the shock of it. I’m in a general malaise and everything just feels like a chore and going through the motions.

On the topic of illness: There have been a total of seven days this month that I have not been sick; about the same for my husband but he had the added trouble of breaking a toe while we were out-of-state for my brother’s funeral and later some sort of conjunctivitis. Our little guy got all the same colds as us, but miraculously got over them in a matter of days. Almost all of my extended family got a nasty, long lingering cold while we gathered to mourn my brother.

Our Thanksgiving gathering evaporated. With our family being sick and my in-laws being sick, the day was a no-go. Since our day was caput, my husband volunteered to work, so a co-worker could be home. It’s pretty depressing to watch about family gatherings and holiday meals when you’re not with family and eating leftover pizza.

For good measure let’s add on a lot of little annoying things going wrong that normally roll off your back, but pile on when you already feel beaten down. For example; the kitchen sink that’s threatening to break loose because of a bad install and is propped up by a croquet mallet until we can get a guy over to fix it, or the new set of tires that are jokingly referred to as my Christmas present.

Song over. Do I feel better? Only slightly. Thanks for listening.

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #97

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Doing, Appreciating, Designing, Humming, Expecting

Doing: This week I was rockin’ it with my dad. I used the rock saw, shaping and polishing wheels, and hand polish. To top it off we visited the Tellus Museum and I looked at rocks until my eyes crossed. I think I’m rocked out until next year. The Tellus has a great interactive kids area that kept the little guy interested while we adults took turns looking around.

Appreciating… how much easier it is to travel with little ones as they get a little older.

Designing… this is the necklace design I’m thinking of for one of the rock pieces I cut and polished. I’ll need to pick up the correct size rings and chain.

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Humming…

Expecting:…

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #96

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Planning, Loving, Reading, Wishing, Feeling.

Planning… We may be hosting Christmas at our home this year, so I’ve gone off the deep end imagining how to rearrange furniture, decorate, and the biggy: get rid of a ton of stuff.

Loving… 

Reading… well, I’m actually bringing  a couple books along on vacation this week.

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Wishing… after my big closet purge last week, I’m really itching to purge the whole house. I’m wishing I had a little extra time to do that ’cause it’s really a bigger job than I want to spent time on.

Feeling… a little sad. This pretty gal has been with me so many years in good health, but she’s been struggling lately with mobility. She’s still happy and pretty healthy, but it’s a reminder of our limited time together.

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Sunday Lately on mahlicadesigns #85

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Sunday Lately is a fun way to share a little more about myself while reflecting on the past week.

This week’s themes are: Completing, Visiting, Repeating, Writing, Scheduling.

Completing: This week I completed a closet purge. I’ve been hanging onto clothes in the hopes that I’ll drop a lot of weight and fit them again. It’s just not happening, so out they go. I was finishing up when I opened the closet in the guest bedroom to find a bunch of things from my last closet purge that never made it to a friend, so more gone there too. I donated 50 articles of clothing.

Visiting… the in-laws this weekend and my father and his wife next week. So excited.

Repeating… hmmm?

Writing… thinking about starting to write Christmas cards now. Past precedent being never writing them, so odds are not good for this happening.

Scheduling… actually not scheduling. I tend to plan out my sewing calendar months in advance. The last of my self imposed deadlines is December 15th and I’m leaving it open after that to give myself some breathing room.

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