Avoiding… Income taxes. In doing so, I have been incredibly productive in other areas!
Kate & Jun checking out the creek in Kate's new back yard!
Saturday's tactics included helping Katie move, doing Ali's payroll, and sewing a dress for Gin.
Gin: In Threes – helping Kate move in!
On Sunday, I made runs to Target & the grocery store, had lunch with Kate, balanced a few bank accounts, and even took all of the printer toner cartridges (that have been piling up for years) to Office Max.
And I made dinner and we Skyped with Maddy.
And I sorted through a stack of tax-related papers.
It's been a pretty amazing weekend!! Perhaps we should need to file our tax returns every month! Heh.
Celebrating… April Birthdays!!! Though Alison is second-born, her birthday comes first on the calendar and this year it is also Easter. We're going to join Rod's family at a local restaurant for Easter lunch and birthday celebration, and I'm okay with not cooking/hosting this year. I will be baking an awesome cake, and have enlisted Kate's help in decorating.
And next I'll have to figure out what to do for her birthday…
And then for Maddy's, which is a little tougher since she's so far away.
Drinking… Coffee, water, iced SporTea, hot Tazo ZEN tea, Gin+Campari+OJ+Club Soda.
Salad in a jar for lunch! I've been meaning to do this for a long time…
Eating… Pretty well, for the most part. Planning is everything!!
Itching… for some nice weather. I'm not asking for much (being April), but four days in a row of 50s-into-60s and sunshine would do wonders. Alas, April, you're known more for showers and, from what I can see, that's what it's mostly going to be about this month.
Sewing… As mentioned above, while avoiding working on taxes, I made another Geranium Dress for Gin.
I wasn't really even thinking about making another dress for her, but was moving some stuff around and uncovered an old pillowcase from Mom's.
It was a reflex, thinking, "Hm. Could I make a dress from this?" And then I did. The ruffled edge of the pillowcase made a PERFECT ruffled hem — and saved quite a bit of time.
I've sewn three dresses for Gin and they've all been from the same pattern! I am still all about that sleeve cap. My "stitching in the ditch" could be improved.
Listening… to Exit West by Mohsin Hamid… and am enthralled every minute.
Planning… Not much, except for some vague home improvement/cleaning projects. It's only April and I already have plans for every single one of my vacation days this year plus one! Florida & New Orleans have eaten a few; Spain for sure; Auntie Camp, and a trip to TN/AL add up! Not complaining, it's a stellar year for experiences.
Watching… Rusty and I just watched Finding Vivian Maier, which had been on my subliminal list for quite a long time and he brought home from the library last week.
Wondering… How this little fashionista is 11 months old already!!