I know some of my Blogland friends in Australia will be reading this and feeling a little jealous that our weekend is just beginning and theirs is half over, but I can't help but feel jubilant. (Isn't that a good word, "jubilant"? I knew it was what I meant, but I looked it up to make certain. It means "joyful and triumphant; elated; rejoicing." Yep, that's me!)
I had dinner out with my stitching friends and then we went to see--and listen to--Amy Barickman speak about how the Vintage Notions book came about. I took photos, but I haven't downloaded them yet. More about that tomorrow, I think.
I needed to pick up a couple things from the grocery store, so after our gathering split up, I stopped on the way home and picked up everything I need for the weekend--at least I HOPE it's everything! But you know how that goes, right? There will probably be something else I'll need tomorrow and poor Hubby will be sent out to get it.
I don't know what gets into me sometimes, but every now and then--and it's really not all THAT often--I get a second wind on a Friday night, and so I get busy cleaning house. That's what happened tonight. Now that I think about it, maybe it was the piece of double cream blueberry pie I brought home from Marie Callender's that got into me. After all, I gotta work off those calories somehow!
When I first got home and came in the house, it smelled kind of musty/funky to me, so maybe that had something to do with my cleaning spree. One of the things I don't like about winter is not being able to open the windows and doors and let in the fresh air. So I'm sitting here now, writing this, at 12:30 a.m. with almost all of the windows and doors open. Yes, it's a little chilly--41 degrees out. But it's not as cold as it is where most of you live, I suspect!
My shopping's done, my house is clean, and I'm heading in to take a bath next. Tomorrow I plan to put my Bernina away and get out the Juki and start quilting that Back Home Again/Ellery quilt I pinned the other day. I think the only real "chore" I have to do this weekend is cook--yippeee! One of the things I picked up at the grocery store is a whole chicken. Do you have a favorite chicken recipe you can point me toward? I know something in the crockpot would be low-effort, but I think I'd rather bake, broil, barbecue, or sautee it.
And another thing I was wondering: Have you seen any good movies lately? With just about all my chores done, it might be a good weekend to head out to the theater, so recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks for stopping by to visit, and I hope you're feeling jubilant about the weekend too!