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Sunday, September 06, 2009


All year I longingly look forward to my time off every September, and it's finally here again! This is my 3rd. day off and as I sit enjoying my morning coffee I'm reflecting on how on the first 2 days I have already partaken in 2 naps. LOL Hey I was tired, what can I say.

I've already begun some work in my little "den" where I spend most of my time when at home. I have MUCH more to do in here, as well as some other projects around the house that need doing before I go back to work. Not to worry though, I intend to keep getting lots of R&R in!

One of the reasons I love taking my vacation in September each year is the weather. Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year. It's usually not too hot nor is it cold yet. That is perfect weather for this hippie chick! And don't forget the autumn colours, so pretty! Some of the trees are already beginning to show some gold.

The most perfect timing this year happened as well. We were going through yet another %#!@! shite hot spell of weather and I was getting sick to death of sweating whether at work (yes we have AC there but someone keeps turning it down) or outdoors or at home until I went to bed and turned on the AC in my bedroom. Well, my last day at work was as usual, HOT. That evening about an hour after I got home and my vacation officially started, a terrific thunderstorm blew in and the temperatures went down about 10 degrees in a hour! We got tons of MUCH needed rain and the temps have stayed cooler ever since. What a great start to my vacation, I love it! *grin*

Something else I need to get done while off work is get out my sewing machine and do some hemming and taking in of some clothing. I've several pairs of new pants and being a short-arse (or vertically challenged, as they say) most every pair of slacks I buy need to be shortened. I also have several blouses that need to be taken in a touch. Stuff like that is too time consuming and a huge PITA unless I've some time off.

I got one set of curtains hung with new rods in my den yesterday too. I still have about 3/4 of the room to paint yet, and the larger window (sliding glass doors to the hot tub room) still needs to have the new rod and curtains put up once I paint that wall. The whole room is going to be rearranged and I'm really looking forward to getting to that stage. The colour scheme is taupe brown walls, red lampshades, black curtains and rods, with brown (some faux leather) furniture.

Hubby already ripped up the carpet last night in the hot tub room, where eventually his BowFlex and exercise bike will be going.

It looks like there has been some water damage under the carpeting by the windows, most likely from the old windows we had. Hopefully none of the staining is since the new windows were installed. We'll keep our eyes peeled next rain storm.

He started lifting carpet in one corner of my den as well. That he's yet to finish, but it was getting late. He bought me some nice quality cherry coloured wood laminate flooring for in here, but I'm not sure if that will be installed before winter or not. At the moment he's still got so much more to get done outside so he's been concentrating mostly on that while the weather is good.

I'm still keeping my NooYawk Sista Janna in my prayers as she goes through her rounds of chemo treatments for breast cancer. This last treatment seems to have hit her quite hard, poor girl. Janna if you read this my friend, I'm sending you lots of positive vibes and much love.

If you haven't already, you can participate in the voting over at Stardom Awaits! for the current on-going photo contest, "GARDENS" being the theme. So far 2 entrants are battling it out neck and neck, it's exciting and there are some beautiful shots!

It's Labour Day long weekend in North America and Monday is a holiday. Have a great weekend everyone wherever you are, and take good care of each other.

Love Jude


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