Whirlwind Weekend

I’m scrambling to get this post done as it’s already the middle of the afternoon on my Fox day. A free topic post should be easy, right?

Well, maybe not after having family visit and running a marathon over the weekend. Lots of topics are available, but the time to write about any of them was not. So here’s just a quick sum up of the highlights because I need to pick my kids up from school in about 5 minutes.

Mom and Dad were able to help me re-cover the dining room chairs on a set they had purchased in the Seventies. I hope the new upholstery lasts forty more years because I don’t want to have to pull out all those staples again.

I found an armoire to convert to a sewing cabinet, so I can move my sewing machine out of the dark alcove upstairs. My husband said we could maybe install skylights in the alcove, but that wouldn’t be until the roof is redone (a task I’m hoping is later rather than sooner), so hopefully he can make the necessary adjustments to the cabinet sooner rather than later.

I ran a marathon. During which I decided that was the last marathon I would do. It was miserable. Hot. Humid. I was dizzy and not sure I would finish at all. I missed my goal time by almost an hour. So yes, today, I was looking at a fall marathon. There’s something wrong with me.

I learned how to play foursquare. I still don’t know all the rules, but my eight-year-old can kick my butt.

So it was a wonderful weekend (except for 4 hours and 21 minutes of it.) Hope yours was as well.


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SAHM writing romance with at a case of the giggles. Former librarian. Avid reader. Runner.
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10 Responses to Whirlwind Weekend

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Sounds like a great weekend – other than the 4 hours and 21 minutes of running. I would be miserable too – even if it wasn’t hot and humid. I’m sure the fall one will be better for you! As for foursquare, it’s been a LOOOOONG time since I’ve played that, so I wouldn’t know all the rules, either! Be sure to post before and after pictures of the armoire! I love your repurposing projects on clothing, so I’m sure the new sewing cabinet will be awesome. Reupholstering our patio chairs is on my to-do list for this summer – and I find myself procrastinating.

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    • Joselyn says:

      I wouldn’t have been able to do the chairs without help. You need someone to pull the fabric tight and another to staple. Glad I had help because I would have done it wrong.


  2. jeff7salter says:

    Looks like you’ve been a busy girl.
    I’ve done some running in my day: in school Phys. Ed., laps & bleachers was a favorite “exercise” of the coach, but we considered it punishments. For about half of one season (sophomore year) I ran track — was not very good. Ran the half mile but never in a decent time.
    In Basic training, I had to run a lot. The military (at that time) was hung up on 1.5 miles… and you had to do it in a certain amount of time, or you’d keep doing it until you did.
    But 26 miles? absolutely not. Even if zombies were chasing me, I couldn’t do the marathon distance.
    Now I have recovered two chairs, vintage the 1950s. Me, the wife, and M-I-L. Each of those two chairs had 917 staples to pull out. The new fabric looks terrific and the cushion part is nice and sturdy (unlike the old bottoms which had “butt-sprung” and bottomed out).

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    • Joselyn says:

      917 staples! Yes! I’m pretty sure there were that many in each chair. And they were tight. I was tempted to just cut the fabric away.

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      • jeff7salter says:

        as I recall, normal pliers would not pull them. I ended up using a fine-edged chisel and prying them up enough for pliers to yank them the rest of the way. One at a time… all 917.

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  3. You have been VERY busy! I’d love to see the armoire when you are finished with it…and I quite understand about the chairs.I have re-covered a few myself.PAIN!
    And yes, you are crazy to run marathons.

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    • Joselyn says:

      I’m hoping my husband will be able to work on it soon. I would like to do some sewing this summer. With the kids home from school, I won’t be able to write as much.


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  5. Anonymous says:

    You are crazy busy. Worthwhile projects. Sorry the heat was so bad. I m proud of you for finishing, but you must have felt like wet blanket when done. Take some time for yourself.


  6. Tess Grant says:

    Yikes! A marathon in that heat on top of everything else. Way to hang in there.


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