Last night a very tired girl put herself down for a nap around 4:30 and got up a little before 7.... yup - that messes up bedtime! Aidan and I ate our dinner - baked cod with chives and lemon zest on top, risotto and a veggie. They were watching Food Network and Giada was making something similar and they wanted to try it. Em was still sleeping so we headed out front so he could do chalk and his scooter. It gave me a chance to work a little on this appliqué block to get it finished by the end of the month! That did mean I was in the pool with her from 7:30-8 last night before she got a bath and some reading time and bed around 9.
I just had one yellow bud to put on this morning and once I emptied out the busy bag I found it and quickly put it on. This is a shot of the completed block with Sophie. This is where she is in the morning to get brushed and at night after the kids are in bed. She loves laying on the recliner fold up part... and yes, I tend to leave it up at night for her to stay sleeping on. Spoiled kitty. Two more appliqué blocks to go and the Century Quilt can start being put together! Sew exciting! Hopefully my niece Sally still likes blue and yellow since this one is planning to land in her room once it gets done.
Yesterday morning was a play date with Em's friends and then home for lunch. We got school supplies for them and their classrooms in the afternoon and it is all packed up in their backpacks ready for the first day of school in a few weeks. (18 days but who's counting!) This morning we are meeting a friend of each at the park for a little play time and adult talking time for me with my friend Erin. I think it will be bowling this afternoon - with a heat index over 100 it is too hot to be outside even in the pool for very long. Not sure if I am working this weekend or if Gail is giving me the weekend off to make up for the last week of coverage while she was gone. I suppose I need to go in for a bit on Saturday and do month end.....oh right, kids are to Grandma so I can think and do it at home if needed....hmmm. Must call work this morning and see what my schedule is! Time to get dressed and get ready to head out before it gets too hot to be outside.