Best Ways to Use the Time … During Football Games

YES I KNOW it’s Christmas time, but it’s also the weekend.

Ahh … and a winter weekend … YES.

Sleep in, laze around with coffee and chocolate. (that was gonna say “sweets” but truthfully, I always have something chocolate with my coffee!) Quiet mornings, just good coffee and good conversation. No noise, no television. Well, none until … game time, and even then, it has to be the right game, or the screen stays black and quiet.

Quick, fast, exciting and then BAM … DONE!

That’s why hockey and soccer are my favored sports. The stupid, ever-changing clock and all that instant replay baloney in football, make me crazy! Ggrrr!
Having no extensive knowledge of or patience with any sport,
I need diversions to survive.
Well, lets just say “I have my ways”.
Hubs is usually patient about providing me any necessary updates.
Thank You, Dugger 😛


1. The TV is visible from the kitchen, so I can do dishes, mind the meal, clean or whatever.
2. I can throw in a load or two of wash, fold and put away. The laundry room’s next door.
3. Gracie gets lots of close-contact lap time in. With her on my lap, I don’t go anywhere!
Today I’m typing, so Dad’s gettin’ all the lovin’.

Artzzle Christmas Feature4. A big stack of magazines helps the monotonous sports time.
5. Finally, those who know me will be nodding yes,
when I say “my best use of football time is, of course, on the laptop”.
I have no problem answering emails, working on a post or cruising the net.

Today, it’s football, Chicago, here against our Vikings ..
UPDATE: end of 3rd qtr, Vikes lead 24-10,
but with that stupid football clock, there’s still plenty of time for them to screw up.  Meanwhile, there’s laundry done and more in progress.
No dishes yet, but the bed is made, and I received some great email like this.

Gift Bag Wall Hanging

A SUPER quick, EZ-PZ project for some last minute Christmas color,
from Kim over at Exquisitely Unremarkable.
You all know how I love to share. This year, Hometalk asked me to be a contributor to their Christmas Pinterest Board, so I shared Kim’s article there today, along with some others.


Go over and see …
halftime works great for a visit.
And, that’s my Q. The game’s over
the Vikings won … OMG … final 38-17,
not a slaughter but pretty good guys!

So now everyone, stop stressing over the holidays … just relax and start something fun.

WOW, it’s 4 o’clock and I haven’t eaten yet … and OH NO, now my guy Peyton is playing.  Geez!  We’ll talk again soon 🙂

Later – Cheryl


MICHAEL’S & hometalk . . . Sunday, PINTEREST Event

Hi All.

Hey, don’t miss the MICHAELS and hometalk PINTEREST EVENT . . . tomorrow at your closest Michaels store.
Sunday, February 16, 1 pm – 4 pm at all stores


Don’t just pin it, make it your own. Check out their Pinterest-inspired displays, buy your supplies and meet in their classroom to create your own pin-worthy project.

I have to miss this one, but will be following up on PINTEREST, and with some of my followers/bloggers who are demonstrating in their cities. Leslie over at the SEASONED HOMEMAKER, and Karen from DOGS DON”T EAT PIZZA will be at their particular stores.

Pooped out from all the super SITS blogging this past week, and still in the midst of trying to spruce up Artzzle and get the word out, I’m taking a break from posts for a few days. My mind is on Inspiration and Information OVERLOAD . . . so am stepping back for a breather.

Yeah, yeah . . . I know Valentine’s are so yesterday, but there’s one more YOU HAVE TO READ. It’s hilarious and will be appreciated . . . whatever the date. Just look at the title (if you don’t believe me) VALENTINE’S CARDS, KMART and MY UNDERWEAR



Hey now . . . even Hubs was cracking up over this one! Be sure to tell Kim that you stopped over there from Artzzle.

As always, I’m so glad you spent some time with me today.
And remember, try not to stress about it, just start that project!

Later – Cheryl

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