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Day 93 Sunday October 30, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 31, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 93 Sunday October 30, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star project – I am beginning to wonder when I will work in earnest on this project.

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: I took Sunday off for rest and relaxation

Prayer: Is Sunday your busy prayer day? Or, do people pray on a regular basis? I know I will not get an answer to these questions but I do wonder. H and I made some important decisions today. I pray that these are according to your will and that our subsequent actions are pleasing to you and work out to be the right decisions

Diversions: :  Went to church at noon. I purchased some paint and brushes. Had coffee with H, then went to two bookstores, purchased a magazine, made flight and hotel reservations for holiday. In the evening, I worked on doodle quilt in studio.

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Day 92 Saturday October 29, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 30, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 92 Saturday October 29, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  I spent some time in my studio today but not on my 11-point star project.

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: numerous bend down and touch the floor

Tools:

Observations: Things always take longer to do than I expect. Overall, it was a rainy, relaxing day. I did not go out, just spent the day around home.

Prayer: Thank you for my beautiful home. I ask that wherever I go, I am able to put touches on my residence that make it inviting and homey.

 

Diversions: Today I got up really late so I must have been very tired last night. I did some computer research on the Golden Mean also called the Golden Ratio or Golden Proportion. It is a very interesting topic. Then I wrote a thank you note and worked on the doodle quilt, deciding on and cutting out another border. I did not sew it on—perhaps tomorrow. I helped H glue some bridge parts together and by that time it was quite late.

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Day 91 Friday October 28, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 29, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 91 Friday October 28, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  I bet you are disappointed, as I am, but there was no progress on the 11-point star project. I did do other things in my studio

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening on Friday

Exercise: cleaned house, cooked

Tools:

Observations: This is the first time I did not blog at the end of the day. I was sooooo tired after everyone left at 11:30. I did some clean up and went to bed. I actually spent about a half hour in my studio trying to make fabric choices. I will revisit that today.

Prayer: For an enjoyable day on Friday, I thank you. For my few-measure solo, I did fine and I thank you for that. Continue to guide my music endeavors and help me to play above my expected level.

 

Diversions: : I met H for a morning appointment after that I stopped at the grocery store to get buns and ice for the evening party. I vacuumed and rearranged the living room for a party setup, cleaned the power room and did final setup for food and drinks. I also did some laundry. By the time I finished everything, it was time to go to concert warm up. The Sousa concert was at 7:30. There were some very good moments in the concert and some things that were off but generally, the concert was fine. The post concert party, which H and I hosted could have had anywhere from five to 40 people. There were nineteen with good conversation and good food.

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Day 90 Thursday October 27, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 28, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 90 Thursday October 27, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  None today—based on what I have scheduled for the next few days, it will be next week before I can again settle in to my 11-point star project. I look forward to that time. Bet on it. Monday should be a good day to work on my quilt project. 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools: no quilting tools

Observations: I did get done what I needed to do today but could have used some more spare time. It has now been 90 days since I decided to pick up where I left off on the 11-point star quilting project. For a while, I made good progress. Then fall activities began to take time away and continue to do so. I really need once again to set time aside for the project.

Prayer: Thank you for another birthday for H. I ask that you bless him throughout the year. Give him peace, happiness, success, love, pleasure and beauty in his life. Tomorrow is the Grand Sousa concert. I would like you to guide my every action and make the music I play pleasing to all who hear me play and especially to you. Make my fingers fly to each correct note and my eyes see quickly and deftly, my ears aware of everything I need to listen for and to and make my tone beautiful.

 

Diversions: This morning first thing I attended a SBA class in Marketing. I brushed up on how to manage the sale of my books. It was H’s birthday and we met for lunch. Then I had him pick out his birthday gift, which he was pleased to have. I stopped at the music store and purchased a stand for my instrument. In the late afternoon, I began to prepare food for Friday evening, when I host a post concert party for band members and their guest. Then I practiced my Meridian music.

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Day 89 Wednesday October 26, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 27, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 89  Wednesday October 26, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none today

Books:  Title: #14 —  A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer — # of Discs:  13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: If you happened to come to this site to see if I continued my work on the 11-point star project and bet I would continue. Sorry. Perhaps next week.

Prayer: I feel my cold is winding down. Bless me with health and happiness.

Diversions: : Weekly quilting was today. After that, I purchased groceries for Friday band party. I also shopped for backing fabric for the doodle quilt. I took a nap, cleaned some wood that will be part of the bridge building and I practiced Meridian music.

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Day 88 Tuesday October 25, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 25, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 88  Tuesday October 25, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  I glued the final large diamond paper pattern pieces together

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author: Jeffrey Archer — # of Discs:  13– Listening hours: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: Today was what I call a slough-off day where I time seemed wasted.

Prayer: Lord, I have a full week, help me to make the most of my time to have a meaningful, pleasant week.

 

Diversions: I rose earlier than I wanted and saw H off on a business trip. I did some stock research and email. I had a 10:00 appointment (left at 9:30). I stopped at Sears and got back about 11:30. I took care of some bills and balanced a statement. I practiced my music for a while. A plumber came to snake out a toilet and the roofer came to replace a couple of shingles lost in high winds. Waiting for these people was part of why I felt some of my time was wasted. I have band practice tonight.

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Day 87 Monday October 24, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 24, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 87  Monday October 24, 2011

Project Accomplishments: Today I joined some tiled large diamond paper patterns of my 11-point star project. I have a few more to put together.

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author: Jeffrey Archer — # of Discs: 13 — Listening hours: 13 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: I began this book and only listed through track 5 on disc 1

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: It was good to work on a step of the 11-point star again.

Prayer: Lord, some days prayer just does not seem necessary. But, in reality, talking to you keeps me mindful of mine and other’s needs. Care for those people who need your guidance. Help me to do my best in all my endeavors.

 

Diversions: I made some phone calls, did some email and practiced my Meridian music for a couple of hours.

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Day 86 Sunday October 23, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 24, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 86  Sunday October 23, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none on the 11-point star —It looks like I should have a few days this week to get back to my 11-point star project.

Books:  Title: #14 —  —  Author:  — # of Discs:  — Listening hours:

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: Worked outside for 5 hours

Tools: pruners, rope, four-pronger, chain, saws, come-along

Observations: Just when you think you cannot do something, you get it done a piece at a time.

Prayer: Lord, you kept us safe in our work. Thank you for that. When we work, continue to keep us safe.

 

Diversions: Church was the first event of the day. I did not participate in choir or instrumental music today because of my cold. I was an ordinary church-goes sitting in the pews today. Breakfast after church was very good and at home. The highlight of the day was the work completed. I own a dam. I was told prisoners built it many years ago. The creek, which this dam is on, floods one or two times a year and the last flood was the highest I have seen it. Flooding brings tree branches, logs and woodpile wood down the creek. Sometimes these become entangled at the dam. A storm early this summer also brought down large limbs from surrounding trees. It would have been fairly straight forward to tie a rope onto each limb and snake each out with a come-along but a few days before we had scheduled to take them out, it rained and the creek rose to the point that it was no longer a matter of putting on waders. The water becomes deep and quite swift. To loosen twigs and leaves bound together in the water, I have what I call a four-pronger I use to separate them so they float down stream. It has a standard length handle that does not reach to the center of the creek. I duck-taped a ten foot 2×2 to the handle of the four-pronger. H and I began separating and pulling branches toward shore. With the four-pronger, rope and a come-along we worked five hours and cleaned out the dam. Now the collected brush has to be cleaned up!

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Day 85 Saturday October 22, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 23, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 85  Saturday October 22, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none on the 11-point star It looks like I should have a few days next week to get back to my 11-point star project.

Books:  Title: #14 —  —  Author:  — # of Discs:  — Listening hours:

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: I raked leaves and mowed grass for four hours.

 

Tools:

Observations: Four hours of leaf raking went quite quickly but I had help raking. If you are going to bet on me getting back to my project you might select a day next week.

Prayer: It was a crisp, beautiful fall day. This is a thank you for the day and thank you for being able to work outside on such a nice day. I ask that I am able to work with H and get the leaves cleaned up in Mason.

 

Diversions: The E.L. leaves were cleared up and taken to the curb. Not all the trees have dropped their leaves so there will be one or two more raking days. I also mowed grass. I practiced a couple of pieces of Meridian music. I watched part of the MSU football game and went to bed early.

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Day 84 Friday October 21, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 22, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 84  Friday October 21, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none on the 11-point star It looks like I should have a few days next week to get back to my 11-point star project.

Books:  Title: #14 —  —  Author:  — # of Discs:  — Listening hours:

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: cleaned house, worked outside

Tools:

Observations: Today was a day when things got done on time, without major delays. This is always nice to have happen.

Prayer: I am having a coughing fit. What is going on with this cold? I feel good most of the day and then have bouts of coughing. But, you know this. I have not had a cold for a long time this is a reminder to me to be thankful for health. Help those who are ill to heal.

 

Diversions: I continued cleaning house this morning and finished the main floor by 11:00. There were two beds make and a bath to clean up upstairs but those will have to wait. Food preparation took the rest of the afternoon. I made the dessert first, marinated the meat, cleaned vegetables and fruit and set out ingredients for baked rice pilaf. I worked outside for a little while, showered and soon company arrived. We had a nice meal and good conversation.

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