Today was a "mental health" day for me . . .
I'm a paralegal by day . . . I work for the Circuit Attorney, City of St. Louis, in the Child Support Unit. For nearly four months, I've done the work of two people, while my office mate recovers from back surgery. I prepare paperwork, etc. for six investigators and six attorneys (and, make it look easy, LOL)!!
I drove my partner to work this morning, then came home and went straight to my studio . . . I worked on the binding for my Mardi Gras Men quilt, the largest of the four quilts I've bound this week. I sewed for three hours, then went to visit a friend in the hospital; I sat and visited with him for an hour. I went back to my studio when I came home . . . another couple of hours, and I finished binding.
I'm at a loss, here . . . I have leftover squares and pieces for squares from two previous projects . . . I still have some uncut fabric from a recent fabric swap. Do I make something new from what's left of the old, or design something new for the new?? The theme of the fabric swap was "Fall," so I have some nice browns, oranges, and the like . . . I'm thinking of adding a sage green and a sky blue to the mix.
I did the dishes; cleaned the litter boxes (long overdue, but I have no one but myself to blame); and, took out the trash . . . one can only stand so much domesticity for one day!!
I picked up my partner from work, and I "doctored" some store-bought chicken salad for a light dinner. Then, we took a brief nap before we went to the Muny Opera. In Forest Park, site of the 1904 World's Fair, there's the Municipal Opera. It's an open-air amphitheater that has nightly musical theater that changes weekly . . . this was one of the last nights for "Hairspray."
I won the tickets several months ago at a reception I attended. There were those who said, "Raymond, think about it: outdoor theater in St. Louis in AUGUST!!" The weather was surprisingly agreeable. I hadn't been to the Muny since I was a child (and our family sat in the "free seats" way at the back). Tonight's seats weren't cheap and were much closer to the stage. My partner, Ed, had NEVER been to the Muny (and, we've lived here too many years to tell). We both enjoyed ourselves, and the show.
We got home after midnight (it takes time for thousands of cars to leave the park, you know). We've had a cocktail, and may head to bed soon . . . today is another day.