Take My HUSBAND…please? with sugar on top?

Big Sigh.

So, as some of you may know, my husband is unemployed…and driving me crazy. It’s hard to live with a bi-polar, depressed man who can not stand living in the duplex we are renting. Every day it’s “what’s the good word about the house?” (((insert Michelle banging head against desk)))

Anyhoo…I FINALLY got him to volunteer his time while he’s out looking for work. He now goes to the Nevada Food Bank on the two days he gets the car (it’s north of town and the truck gets crappy mileage), and he’s in the process of Volunteer Orientation at the VA Hospital!

He also has been signing US (notice US and not HIM) up for things to do after I GET OFF OF WORK! I want some down time…some ME TIME…some SEWING time. Nope. I’m not saying I’m not enjoying the outings (and to be honest, some of them were my suggestions), it’s just I really would like some me time. Also time to get household chores done. A nap. A beer.

So far a few of the things we did this week:

* Walked downtown to the old Riverside to watch the lighting of a sculpture (borrowed art from Burning Man).

* Walked to Sundance Bookstore’s grand opening in their new building (awesome old house on the corner of California and Plumas/Sierra), then through their “backyard” to the Nevada Museum of Art to listen to Richmond Fontaine (author Willy Vlautin’s band).

* Took a LEAVE NO TRACE BEHIND class from Washoe County Park Service at Galena Creek Park. Taught by Ranger Jerry from Davis Creek Park. Very cool information…some a bit extreme (like pack your crap out).

* “Along High Sierra Trails with Mark Vollmer and Mike White” talk with slides at REI.
Description: Join our own REI team members Mark Vollmer and Mike White on an exploration of the “Range of Light” from Yosemite going south. Mark Vollmer is an award winning photographer whose has chronicled the Sierras in sight and sound. Mike White, also an award winner, has authored trail guides for much of the Sierra as well as Northern Nevada.

Definitely want to get the book Afoot & Afield in Reno-Tahoe: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide by Mike White.

I did get some sewing in late last Friday night while my husband was asleep ~ need to get the top sewn now. Worked on ps i quilt’s quilt along.

Lucy got tired of supervising my work ~

13 thoughts on “Take My HUSBAND…please? with sugar on top?

  1. Michelle, I’m sorry that you’re having a rough time. It does sound like you’ve had a little fun, though, which is good. I understand about not having enough sewing time; it’s frustrating, isn’t it?!

    Lucy looks so cute and peaceful in that picture of her snoozing. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh no! And to think that Art Town will begin tomorrow! He’s going to find a bunch of things to do! That quilt is fabulous! I’ve thought of making that one too. Looks easy peasy… just the way I like it too!

  3. Oh Groan. I feel you. Is your husband getting unemployment? He might be eligible for Pro Net, my husband goes 3 or 4 times a week (amen).

    Could you recommend somewhere in Reno that I could take a sewing class? I’ve been thinking about it for a while. And knitting, too. I’ve tried teaching myself on the net, but, well, it doesn’t make sense to me. I knitted and crocheted ad a kid/teen, but I’ve forgotten it all. Thanks in advance.


  4. When you say ‘pack your crap out’, you meant that literally don’t you? Glad you can unload some of your non-literal crap on the blog but sorry to hear of your frustrations. Sewing is more a winter activity anyway, don’t you think?

    We’re home now after a wonderful trip and are very tired. We found many interesting contradictions in your fine country and would be very grateful if anyone could explain your health insurance system to us.

    • Yes…literally! LOL!
      NEVER! Quilting is my year-round therapy…somewhat cheaper than a professional! πŸ™‚
      When you find someone that can explain our stupid health insurance system to you…send them back to us, as we don’t have a flippin’ clue. All I can say is a POX ON THEM ALL!

  5. Sewing a winter activity only?! Heresy LOL! Sewing and creating are seasonless, and when do we NOT need a little crafty therapy? ;p

    At least he’s getting out more, girlie. Maybe he’ll be out doing good things next time you have a furlough day. Or, you could put sleepy powder on his dinner. πŸ˜‰

    Now… I had no idea what you were working on other than it was the quiltalong thingie, and that looks SO fun! What a wonderful way to use some fun and color fabrics. Love it!!!

    Kiss Miss Lucy for me.

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