Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Covered buttons and hand crocheted loop detail on front of gown.

*Wedding dress is nearing completion. It will be ready for hemming after a fitting next week.
*Garden is growing; so are the weeds. So is the grass. When it was cut this time I gathered the clippings and spread them between the plants. Instant mulch/weed inhibitor.
*Retirement celebrations are behind me; ahead are days to be filled as they were today with a ten-minute wake up yoga routine, an early morning walk, hot tea sipped leisurely while lounging on the outdoor swing, eggs scrambled with fresh herbs from the patio garden, a bit of farmer's market shopping, a lot of sewing, an afternoon nap, an evening bicycle ride and a little writing time while waiting for the lightning bugs to appear.
*Friends and family from near and far sent $ that, when pooled, equalled enough to purchase a new mattress. I went today to the bed store and tried out half a dozen, flopping on them like Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice. When I finally found The One, I plunked down my money and made arrangements for delivery. My old mattress, almost older than I am, was carted out this afternoon. Tomorrow the new one will be delivered. My trusty futon will serve as my bed tonight. I am beside myself with excitement. I can't think of a better retirement gift!
*I found a baking potato that Bean had hidden under a chair cushion.
*Looking forward to tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow!

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha on the baking potato...smiles....and yay on the new bed...that is awesome! hope you enjoy your first bits of retirement this week...smiles. probably wont hit you though until school starts back again...

Pauline said...

Brian - this is just like my usual summer vacation. It's the day everyone drives by my house on the way to school, the day the busses pass my driveway and I'm not following them down the road that this will all sink in.

Kerry said...

My last day at school is next Wednesday, so still one more retirement thing to go through. I feel just like you: it's summer vacation! When the back-to-school sales show up in July I might start feeling it.

Have a great night's sleep.

Molly said...

Congratulations on your retirement Pauline! A new mattress after getting rid of one so old is cause for rejoicing. I'm predicting you'll sleep like a top on it! Glad to hear you're doing some yoga! I'm continuing to love it.....

June said...

Life is Good!
Your days sound like perfection, and just THINK! ...you can do what you want every single day for the rest of your LIFE!

Pauline said...

kerry - that last day came up in a hurry despite the fact that it took forever to get here! Enjoy your own retirement!

Molly - just that little bit of stretching makes my day easier to get through without back pain :)

June - the thought makes me giddy with delight :)

Marion said...

By the time you've hit the first day of school, all those fantastic sleeps on that new mattress will have done its work. You'll feel completely rejuvenated and already on to the next thing!

That dress is gorgeous. What an enormous job to take on! Love certainly does give you wings...xx

PS...can't wait to see photos of the wedding! And the dress, of course!

Barbara Shallue said...

Glad you found that potato sooner rather than later! ugh! lol Sounds like a wonderful day and I can't wait to see the finished dress! Congrats on the mattress. We had an ancient one, too, and broke down two years ago for a new one. Ahhh....

Hilary said...

Good for you for bounding into your future. I knew you would. Good deal you found that tater... too funny. :)

Judith said...

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised ---
as a seamstress you are superb?
Gown is undoubtedly GUH-JUSS!

Pauline said...

Marion - I'll share photos :) Can't wait to see the dress on Daughter. This will be such a happy wedding!

Barbara - I am still chuckling over finding that potato. The Bean is too cute! And I LOVE my mattress!

Hilar- bounding is a good word. I've always been fond of rushing headlong!

J - will take plenty of photos. I am not a master seamstress but I know enough to get by!