Monday, May 30, 2011

Thea's Puzzle Quilt

Here are the pictures of my washed quilt for my new apartment. It is soft and wrinkly and comfty. I use it every night on the couch. I keep falling asleep on the couch and sleep until 1 am. I think TV programs automatically turn up the volume at 1 am, because that is what wakes me up to go to bed.
This is the finished quilt I made for my
"City Apartment"

Had to make some coasters to match. Green seems to be the color  I keep buying for my new life.
A potholder of course......

I named the quilt 'City Quilt"


simple cross grid.....

love these colors....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday

I sat in my apartment most of the day, in fact, all day long. I took a 2 hour nap also, it felt great.

I did my exercise tapes this morning, which totally wiped me out, and I keep saying to myself how old I am and that is my excuse as to why I can't complete the stupid tapes. I have done them 4 times, and maybe I am getting better so I will keep trying. No matter how much I exercise, I have gained 7 pounds for no good reason. I can't think of a good reason anyway. I am not eating much, I have exercised at least 3 times a week. It has been quite disturbing.....

I bought a Nook Color. Another thing that I bought for no good reason. I bought several books for the cute thing today but can't seem to get interested in anything. I bought a bright pink case and a bright pink "charm", so it looks very cute. I bought a cookbook, a Bible, and some other interesting reads suggested by my attorney friend. Maybe I will read some tonight.

I made a great little dinner for myself. I sliced some red peppers, and sauteed them in olive oil, and added some cannellini beans for some protein. Sauteed it until they were soft and yummy. A bowl full of spinach leaves, a bunch of crumbled goat cheese, poured the peppers and beans on top of that and added some balsamic viniagrette dressing, homemade of course. It was quite yummy. Red wine too, which I continue to sip.....

After I finish my wine, I am going to get into my exercise clothes again and go downstairs and get on the treadmill for at least 30, maybe for an hour. and walk alternating with a jog. You'd think I'd lose a little, probably not with the way things are going.

I have seen all the traffic today going to some event at Seattle Center. I think it is some sort of festival of folk music. I am walking distance to the Space Needle. I have a view of it as I leave my place. I love my little apartment, it is very cute. I am 1.2 miles from work. It is heaven. I have gained 2 hours a day since I don't commute anymore from the south. I am SO happy with that. I am SO much less tired.

I hope I don't sound depressed. I am very happy with my new life. I can't even explain how happy I am to be away from being yelled at. Finally, I figured out that essentially I was being abused and I didn't even know it. It was quite shocking to me how I was treated in the end. Thank GOD, I am out of that situation......

I started to cut out something to make myself. Not another quilt but a nightgown. I am trying not to spend any money and I have SO much material. I need a NIGHTGOWN. I don't have a pattern but will try to make something up of what I have. My new goal, SIMPLIFY. It is going to be a sleeveless nightgown made of off white ponte knit (it's what I have). I hope it isn't too heavy weight, but in Seattle, it never gets too warm. At least that is a rare thing. It will be a V neck, mid-knee length, slits up the side. top stitched in grey. So far it is laying on the floor, awaiting me to cut it out......I have all day tomorrow to get it started.......I think I will try a new church tomorrow.....any suggestions of churches in Seattle???

Friday, May 27, 2011

March 27

Hello world,
I think today is the day that I am divorced, not quite sure. I signed the papers and feel it is time to celebrate. 5 years of a very different life for me. I am ready to get back to my normal life. If he signs papers today, it will either be filed in the courts today or this coming Tuesday.

I now live in downtown Seattle in a high-rise apartment and living where I should have been living for the past 7 years, instead of living in a rural area with someone that I don't quite know how I ended up with. Unfortunately, I was taken to the cleaners. I guess this is what happens in this state and my attorney friend thinks I did okay. He at least didn't take any of my retirement which he kept threatening me that he was going to do. I married someone who loved to spend my money and I felt like a hamster on a wheel trying to keep up with the bills. I also didn't like financing an adult child as he sat and watched movies all day long after sleeping until noon. I was up at 4:30 getting ready for work, and would leave both the husband and his son sleeping and when I arrived home after working 10 hours and a 2 hour commute, they were home watching movies......I am stuck paying half of his $14,000 Visa that was in his name and I had no connection to. I guess I have to pay for my mistake and that is what I am doing. I am ready for my new life.

So here I am, in my cute little apartment, drinking Vodka tonics and writing to a blog that I haven't written on in a few months.

I have been sewing though. I made a quilt for my new place. Pictures soon....