Chez bitch hosted madre and the friend-who-never-shuts-up . It was a lot of stress. My mother did tell me the house was "shaping up." Later she undermined that complement as she always does by saying that the dude and I were "slow-moving." Because when you leave the house at 8:00 am and return at 7:00 pm, the first thing you feel like doing is putting up toe-molding and painting trim.
I did make a tiny bit of headway on the peace tree. And while sissy took mom to church, I worshipped at Borders. I checked out Super Crafty (not for me) and Alternacrafts (I'd buy it) and a big stack of magazines. I came home with Marie Claire Idees, so I could practice my French and make foreign crafts--lots of cute idees--and BHG Holiday Crafts for the felted throw instructions. I started making a felted throw out of thrift store sweaters about three years ago for friends who moved to Montreal. Now, they're freezing in the Canadian winters and I have a big bag of felted wool in the craft room.
Speaking of the craft room, I can shut the closet door! Now that's progress!