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Have you ever  watched a movie where the characters are confined in a broken down elevator shaft or trapped somewhere and they start making declarations about things they'll do if they ever get out of there? Well, that's about where I am. I went in for a minor surgery about 10 days ago and three days later developed a complication that has had me confined pretty much at home ever since--ok, except for the three visits to the ER!

It's not like I am sitting around twiddling my thumbs or anything, but good grief! I can't walk but maybe 30 feet before the pain sets in, so my outings have been cancelled for the time being.


Anyway, I was watching "You've Got Mail" recently and towards the end of the movie people are trapped in an elevator. Soon, the characters being sharing what they'd do if they ever got out of there. That started me thinking. What will I do when I get out of here? Hmm....well let's see.


1) I will immediately clear out my savings account and declare a "Mom's Day Out".

2) I will drive to Starbucks and order a vente sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Latte and pay for it with my gift card I received on Valentine's Day from Mancave that as of yet is still unused (due to the surgery) in my purse. I just might buy myself one of those plastic tumblers while I am there too!

3) With hot coffee in hand, I will head to my favorite consignment store and try on all the dresses I want. Then, I will buy all of them that I want to-discounted of course! Next, I will be off to the mall for some shoe shopping to match the dresses!

4) Once I have that all done, I will head to my nail place and get a beautiful manicure and polish. I just might have to spring for a mani-pedi, but that will depend on how much I spent already on the dresses and shoes.

5) Finally, I will head to JoAnn Fabrics and buy a load of fabric and yarn! I have all of my coupons ready to go and they are just burning a hole in my billfold here at the house. I have aprons to make, quilts to construct

and who can't use more fabric? Notions? Hey, there's also the Wilton decorating aisle! I have to restock those supplies, too!

6) I will probably end my day the way I started it--at Starbucks. There would just be no other way to end a day of perfection without another cup of coffee in my hand...


Enjoy your day--be creative!

Hugs and Stitches,


The Quilter Cook & author of The Adventures of the Roseville Quilters



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Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on February 28, 2012 at 11:22am

Sorry you are trapped, but you have quite a plan!  Do you need a wingman(woman)?

Comment by Joanna liguz on February 27, 2012 at 5:40pm

hope you'll be better soon!!!

Comment by karenthequilter on February 27, 2012 at 2:57pm

Wow, you really ARE laid up, aren't you.  That's a very specific list, lol!

Comment by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on February 27, 2012 at 8:53am

Oh, sweetie, I too am sorry you are laid up!  The web is a wonderful place to contact folks, feel free to email me anytime, you have both my work and home!  Sounds like you will be busy though with your website, prayer shawl construction and the like!  Hang in there!  :)


Comment by B J Elder/WA on February 27, 2012 at 6:12am

So sorry you are "trapped" in the house for now, but good to know you have your plan when you are able to escape!  Hope it will be soon.

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