Originally this post was going to be about how I'm the Aussie Jack Bauer (minus the willy and American accent , and CIA affiliation and the cheating imminent death to save the world thing) because I wanted to show you the true unedited version of what happens in my life in an average 24 hours. Sadly, in reflecting back on the list I made of every single thing I did in the last 24 hours so that I could write a rollicking blog post full of humour, and excitement and death defying stunts I've realised I am one of the most boring people on earth. I wasn't called upon once to save the world from a nuclear attack, to unravel a conspiracy or to save the Prime Minister from an assassination attempt.
So while I was waiting for something EXCITING to happen I got on with my actual life.
Aside from reading blog posts and trying (unsuccessfully) to clear my email inbox I washed a mountain of dirty laundry. For a girl who spends a lot of time in her pyjamas there seems to be a lot of actual clothing in there...
I watered my plants.
And I tidied my house which is not very secret agent like is it?
I finished two more mini tote bags. The very colourful one is for Little P and the other one is a surprise for someone special. I bet Jack Bauer doesn't have time to make tote bags in between saving the world.
I made some Oreo cupcakes for a cake stall we have going on at work today to raise funds for Guide Dog training. I don't think I've mentioned before that we have a trainee guide dog in our office because I work in the same complex where all the guide dog training happens. It's the coolest thing ever to have a dog in your office (even if you cant touch him until 5.00 pm because he's working )
Gotta say I loved the idea of these cakes when I saw them on Pinterest but they look like cupcake wrappers full of dirt and the addition of crushed up Oreos to the icing was a big miss because it feels like you're eating dirt too. Epic fail. If I was a CIA operative I could use these as a torture tool.
And I ask you- how can frosting a dozen cupcakes make this much mess ?
I've been steadily working on quilting Superheroes 1 and I don't like the way it's turning out but conversely I'm too lazy to unpick it. At this point I'm hoping that a very hot wash will antique it up to the point where you can't see all the cruddy mistakes.
My back up plan is to quilt Superheroes 2 differently to see if I like it any better. All the rows on No 2 got sewn together yesterday because I was sorely tempted to chuck Number 1 in a corner and ignore it for a while.
And I'm still waiting for that phone call asking for my help to save the world from imminent danger.