Topstitching Woes

Well, it looks like a trip to Joann’s is in order. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do about the topstitching in the ears. I need to get some regular brown sewing thread and more tan thread. I’m sure I can get a balanced stitch if I use the same thread, just different colors, in the bobbin and needle.

So I put the costume away, hoping that I would be able to work on something else. When I’m not actively working on a project, I tend to pile my workspace with all my junk. I cleaned off my cutting table last night, but then I went to bed. I’ve been getting up earlier, so I can go to work early. My husband takes the kiddos to daycare. I come home early and make dinner. But I find that between getting up early, Boobla not sleeping well, and the depression, I need to go to sleep earlier so that I can get up to go to work. So I didn’t get much done. At least, I’m ready to work tonight.

Darn that Vicvelvet. She put up some totally awesome 1930s patterns.

Thursday Already?

Well, it only took me 3 days to get the last post up.

It’s been pretty quiet and calm this week. Robert isn’t adjusting to the later schedule very well, but I am. Well, I’m still having trouble getting up in the morning, but that could be a symptom of the depression.

Chunguita won a “Hero Award” at daycare for helping to clean up without being asked. Pulguito is biting again … well, attempting to bite. He hasn’t been successful at daycare. They have a lot of kids who are starting the terrible twos behavior, and Pulguito, who is very advanced for his age 🙂 , is one of them. He won’t be able to move up to PreSchool-1 until he turns 2, so it might be a difficult few months for him in daycare.

Pulguito is at that stage where he wants to read the same book over and over again. He really likes It’s the Bear and Goodnight Moon (not the board book, but I couldn’t find the regular book).

Another Class

I had the orientation for my machine, yesterday. I bought the machine over a year ago, and I get 2 all day classes with it: one on the machine, and one one the embroidery unit. I thought I’d taken the embroidery class, but I think I took the general orientation because I was pretty familiar with everything we went over. Of course, I have had the machine for over a year.

I learned how to oil the machine, and we went over all the functions and buttons. There is so much on the Bernina Artista 180 that I think I would benefit from an orientation every year.

Monday, Monday

We decided to try a different schedule. Robert is taking the kids to daycare, and I am going into work early. I come home early to make dinner, and I pick up the kids. It worked okay yesterday. I got to work before 7 am. In fact, I was the first one in my suite to get here. Today, I was 10 minutes later, and that makes a big difference in the suite. I still got a really good parking space.

Chunguita was still asleep when I left yesterday. Pulguito was up, sitting in Robert’s lap while they looked at fishing reports (sigh). Pulguito started to cry when he realized I was leaving; Robert said he didn’t cry for long. Work was okay. Getting up early gets me to work, but I’m not motivated.

I was able to get dinner ready and go to the grocery store before picking up the kids. Robert decided to take down the passionflower vine that had died out front. In the process, he broke the irrigation system. He had to dig a big hole in my beautiful ornamental oregano, but what’s worse is that it made the evening very stressful. The kids had swimming lessons at 6:30. He was a jerk when he came in to dinner. I asked him what he planned for the evening, and he blew up at me. Sheesh, I want to know if it would help him if I take the kids to swim lessons, and he gets mad at me. Jerk. I wouldn’t be so mad at him if he apologized, but I think he’d rather die than do that. He decides to take the kids to swim lessons, then go to Lowe’s to get the glue for the pipes.

In the end, everything worked out fine. I just wish he wouldn’t try to rush to get so much done. Things like this happen a lot, and he gets all anxious about not finishing and what might happen if the water comes on. Then he takes out the anxiety on me.