Happy weekend. Got rain? After two days of decent weather with intermittent rain, we are once again chilly and soaked.
This morning I planned on a drive to Pat Catan's for floss. I have enough to go around the world but not in the color I wanted. The letters between the blue people weren't showing well and I wanted a shade lighter, so checking the floss bible, 3755 was one lighter than 334.
Simple. Go to the floss box. Why isn't it in there? Could it be in the pile on the sofa? Nope. Maybe pulled for something else? It would take longer to go through that mess than get dressed and go to the store. I hate to go out in the rain for one skein of floss. Then I remembered,
the wicker trunk upstairs that is filled with Betty's floss. The envelopes before and after 3755 were filled with 5 skeins each, but no 3755. Then I remembered,
the bag filled with little bags of floss by number. These were the extras I planned on Ebay'ing years ago. Well right on top, there it was, 3755.
As my mom would say, "now we're cooking with gas". Good to go. After dancing around various storage methods, I have my color. I'm staying home!
Then I see 3760 and realize THAT was the perfect color for the blue people. Too late. But is there something a liiiiiittle bit darker than the 3755? Looking at the bible again, I see 813, a possibility. Pulling it, it's no different than the 3755. The tiniest bit darker maybe, but certainly close enough.
So I didn't have to dance at all this morning if I would have looked at the DMC samples a little more and found 813 in the box. Now I can return 3755 to the 3700 bag and keep that group intact. Why? I don't know. It's nice having backup inventory but two?
Mark has been golfing and I was looking forward to several days of quiet, no TV, no sister appointments, no one asking "why are you doing that". I wanted to get the polyurethane on the back area of the stove but I screwed it up, then the paint beneath softened and peeled in a few places. So two days have been wasted sanding it all down, cleaning the dust EVERYWHERE, and priming, painting again. But if I didn't run out for primer I wouldn't have seen the fern sale. I'm not touching it again for a few days and plan on working in the sewing room instead with a bag of Dove.
Monday I will go to Pet Supplies Plus and buy a few pounds of mixed dog treats for the shelter. Our friend went through a horrific ordeal and lost her dog, now she has unexpectedly lost another. I think the homeless dogs that may not be saved, would enjoy some treats in memory of two that were lucky to be so loved.