... or not, as the case may be. Allow me to give a quick (or not so quick) summary.
Friday night - went out with some friends to grab a quick dinner and see The Proposal at the theater. So funny... we were laughing until we cried. Loved it. This movie is now in my official list of top 10 favorite movies.
Saturday - after almost 4.5 years, my iPod died. sort of. Somewhat akin to the Windows "blue screen of death," I got the "iPod screen of death." If you haven't seen it, it's a cartoon drawing of a frowning iPod with a note telling me that I have a serious problem and I should contact customer support. This would be something I could deal with if it weren't a survival tool for any time spent at the gym. And, since there's finally a gym near my house and I joined it and I'm going there regularly in an attempt to regain my previous semi-svelte form, the loss of my iPod is detrimental to my success. Fortunately I can get it working again for decent periods of time but cross your fingers that it hangs on for one more week!
More Saturday. Washing machine flooded. Cleaning it up made for a SUPER fun Saturday night. But mopping the flooded bathroom across the hall from the laundry closet made it easy to clean while I was at it and my whites did really need a good soak, so it all works out! The carpet is almost completely dry and next I just need to get someone to come look and make sure that machine isn't broken.
Sunday afternoon. I thought I'd pull out the project I've been working on for Adorable-Niece-Eraleigh's first birthday which is coming up fast! A little while ago I bought this pattern and some fabric from Heather Bailey (so cute!) I had everything cut out and ready to sew but when I got to the part where I had to add the outer gusset to the first ring, I got totally confused. I was following the directions exactly, but it wasn't working the way the pattern said it should! After desperately searching the package for the Heather Baily Help Hotline, I pulled the whole thing apart and figured out my own way. It worked! I then discovered that either there's a mistake in the directions for the inner gusset or no matter how many times I read it I'm missing something, but it's moving right along now. I've got the base and the bottom two rings and I'm halfway through the third. It's going to be so cute!
Finally, I learned to make fried pickles! Yum. Since I'm trying to be good I only made a few, but it was delicious. Must do it again! I caught the recipe during an episode of the Neeley's while I was at the gym. Although, seriously? What is it with watching the Food Network at the gym? That just seems wrong somehow.
Hopefully my carpet will be dry again soon so I can move my fan back upstairs and get back to the layouts... can't scrapbook without the fan! The little scrap attic gets too hot this time of year :-P
So yeah. That's it. Back to your regularly scheduled Monday!