Saturday, October 6, 2012


Yusef had to be at school by 7:15 a.m. this morning to take the SAT.
That meant a healthy breakfast was in order and then we were out the door bright and early.
Once back home, I decided I needed to do some cleaning.
The pencil sketch of my father-in-law has been propped up in a chair for weeks now, so it was time to find a spot for it. 
As it often happens, cleaning led to rearranging which then turned into an all day affair.
Jingles, of course, was not phased by any of it.
This is the only rearranging she did the whole day. 
That pink yarn she's sitting on was used to make a little gift bag for baby soap.
The teddy bear pattern is from Leah's blog, Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me? 
 I'm gonna take a cue from Jingles and find a nice, comfy place to rest my head now.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


oldthings said...

It is essential the healthy breakfast! I see in the second photo, where you placed the Portrait, that is a lovely corner!Please , rest now with a cup of tea !

Unknown said...

Jingles really knows how to do housework (lol)
it sounds like a domestic kind of a day - feathering your nest - which is a beautiful nest I might add :)

Rostrose said...

Ha! Jingles is a very clever girl! :o)))))) She is as clever as my Maxwell is. (Nina is more the restless type. But she's able to be lazy, too.) I had to laugh loudly when I read "cleaning led to rearranging which then turned into an all day affair" - yes, this happens to me very often, too :o))) But now it's time for resting - for you and for me :o)

Shane Pollard said...

Tammy I do hope you have a rest on Sunday!!
Tidying up always seems to lead from one thing to another and another!
Dear Jingles quite oblivious to happenings around her it seems - I think we should all take a leaf from her book occasionally de-stress and relax!!!
Enjoy your Sunday.
Shane ♥

Pearlin J said...

Jingles is soo adorable!Love the wall with all the lovely things on it.Have a great week ahead

Mereknits said...

Gosh the SAT's are brutal. I am so glad that is over for at least one of my sons. Your boy is going to be tired that is for sure. Jingles has the right idea, rest and relaxation.

June said...

Jingles has the right idea T. He found the perfect place to hang out while mommy cleans.
sending hugs...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

You arranged the pencil sketch and other things very well. I know what you are talking about. Such jobs can eat up the day! But the end result is great and learn from Jingles indeed. They show us how to enjoy life and learn to relax. The soap bags you made for the baby gift look precious. Great idea and always welcome. Even for use between bed-linens they work great.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Hugs to you,

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww Jingles is adorable! I love how she likes to lay on the stuff you are making, so cute. :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww Jingles is adorable! I love how she likes to lay on the stuff you are making, so cute. :)

Becca said...

I did a bit of rearranging and "nesting" too this weekend. That pencil sketch is wonderful...did you do that? Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anonymous said...

I did a bunch of cleaning and re-arranging today, too. We got the halloween decorations out and while the guys did the outside, I did the inside. Now I a pooped.
Have a great relaxing time in your tidy house ;-)

Kit said...

I have the same thing I have to do. I bought a new picture and have yet to hang it. But that will entail moving and rearranging. I am not up for that right now...LOL I have found my comfy seat instead like Jingles. Kit

Serena Lewis said...

Delicious looking breakfast!

Perfect spot for your father-in-law's portrait!

Awwwww....sweet, sleepy Jingles. Too cute!

Love your soap gift bag...adorable!

I hope you enjoyed your rest ~ xo

Createology said...

You are a wonderful mom to feed energy into Yusef's SAT brain. Jingles knows how to relax. Very sweet pink gift bag. Rest and recharge to enjoy your day off.

Dagmar said...

I totally think Jingles has the correct when you can..dust when you you ever wonder why they grow up so quickly..they become young men so quickly! Happy Birthday!

Diane said...

Cats just know how to relax, don't they. Just don't move her chair. Time for you to relax, too. Diane

Astri said...

Oh SAT's! That's an exciting and busy time for mom and son.

I'm with Jingles...or at least I hope to be tomorrow. :-) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Jingles really does have the right idea, how to relax.
Hope that you are enjoying the weekend and have had some time to relax and do your crocheting.


Elna said...

What a cute baby bag and Jingles know how to relax. Have a nice sunday.


Cat said...

That breakfast looks like healthy brain food, I hope that Yusef's exam went well. Aww Jingles is so very cute and looks she has the right idea to me:) Have a wonderful week Tammy.

val said...

lol, I love how Jingles just chills! As for the bags...oh my gosh what a great idea for baby soap!!!!
have a great day!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Ahhh! Jingles has got the right idea. I know what you mean. I put a few fall decorations out and had to dust, then the rearranging and finally did a thorough cleaning. Felt good, but a few minutes turned into a whole day.
I didn't know you could still get Johnson's baby soap. I used to love the smell.
Oatmeal...a good way to start the day. Hope your son did well on the SAT. I remember those days.

Anonymous said...

I just love to re-arrange things, It confuses my Husband! :)
Twinkles is adorable & I love the gist bag you made, gorgeous.

La Tea Dah said...

Jingles is a very wise cat and know when he's found a good thing!

And I love the baby crochet bag. Sweet!

You've been busy!

Sam I Am...... said...

I hope he did great on the S.A.T. test. I'm sure he did....your boys look VERY smart! It seems other children in other countries take education more seriously than many here. I love learning and always have but then we were poor and I didn't really have anything else to do. School was my social life and homework was my life at home but I always loved it. I love figuring things out so math and science were always my cup of tea. Plus, I love to read which goes hand in hand.
I clean just like you! LOL! As long as I have to clean I need to make it interesting so the re-arranging is my reward and the "fun" part....although I must admit I love a clean home but I can't keep up anymore....not if I ever want to sit down and enjoy myself! LOL! Hope you had a great weekend too.

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