I've had a busy few days off - and done most of the things I'd told myself I needed to get done. I made two new yarn toy bags for Esme's room, found a hanger hook bar at the thrift store and put it up in her room for coats and hats (no bookends, though.. still thinking on that one -- she has some on one of her tables in her room and I might move them), went through some of my fabric and patterns, made two good new items for Esme's closet, and sorted out all of the too-small and stained things that had to go. I cleaned a bit more, and made banana bread :)
It feels good!
Plus, I asked Mark if he could find me one of his hard-drive platters to make a stand for my cone thread. I saw a cone thread holder on a website for $$, and was pretty sure we could mock something up that would work in a similar fashion. I have this big cone of thread a coworker gave me.
This is the result of one safety pin (hooked on top of machine), a size 1 knitting dpn (double pointed needle) and a hard-drive platter that spins on its own ball bearings.
Then I drafted a shorts pattern for Mark using something from my collection and they worked out, too. If I sit down and make a pair for Esme (out of some different fabric) I'd have made almost everything I had planned on during this vacation.
I work tomorrow, and then two 'regular' days off.. Thursday is Esme's meet-the-teacher registration day. We bring the school supplies and get her registered in the class. Friday is her first full day at school.