The 42nd Friday of 2017

Hi, everyone!  I’m a few days late with my post, but I have a good excuse.  We spent a good amount of time this weekend in the woods, and also I haven’t been feeling too well.  In fact, today is almost like a sick day for me.  It’s been a long while since I’ve had a cold, I can’t even remember the last time it was, and it seems I’ve been fighting something since last Tuesday and this morning was the morning I woke up feeling the worst.  I’m not entirely miserable, but some extra sleep and hot tea has helped.  I’ve had a headache for three days and now have this annoying chesty cough.  My boy just used up the last of the osha root a month or so ago, so I only have my newly made quart of elderberry syrup to medicate myself through this.  I know it could be worse, there’s been a yucky virus making its way around my group of friends, and as I can tell many of them have been much sicker than I feel.  I’m guessing another day or two and I will be all better.

There were a few things that happened last week on the exciting side.  Well, really only one, and that is that I opened an Etsy shop.  Yes, I’ve had high hopes of selling my own dresses for a couple of years now, and last weekend was the weekend I said, why not.  I only have one listing up right now, and it’s mostly to get acquainted with the whole posting and selling process.  I made a fabric order yesterday and my goal is by mid-November to have at least five postings and by the end of the year to have ten.  It’s a start and I know it won’t be an overnight success, but I am very excited about the possibilities.  My only concern is that I will end up wanting to keep for myself a lot of what I make for the shop – dress making hoarder over here.  Ha Ha!!

In other sewing related news, I finished the top of my hexagon quilt this weekend.  I worked on it some last Sunday, and with only seven rows to go, I didn’t stop until I finished yesterday.  It only took a couple of hours each day, and now I have the fun task of finding some backing material so that I can start hand quilting it.  It really is fun looking for material, I think.  And the hand quilting part is pretty fun too.  I’m happy to say I am moving along with those goals I have set for the end of the year.

Speaking of which, I did get back to working out with a Body Space program last week, and it left me sore for about five days.  Unfortunately, I only did this last Monday because then I felt my immune system go down and I didn’t want to over do it and end up even worse off.  Probably by mid-week I will be up for day two.

The only other thing I did last week was teach school and work on end of the nine week’s paper work.  I’m almost caught up with grading and since I don’t have the energy for much else today, I think I will sit and finish what I can so that can be out of the way.  It’s our fall break and I am happy it seems it really will be a break.  I only wished I felt better today cause I could be doing something more exciting.  Maybe tomorrow…