Thursday, April 23, 2009
Still working on the car thing. I was thinking today how our thoughts on what kind of car changes over the years..........
age 16----"Oh, I want a car, don't care what kind it is, just an old used car---just something to drive so that mom or dad don't have to take me places"
Then as the years roll onward-----"My car won't make it anymore. It has about 250,000 miles on it now, wrecked couple of times. I gotta get a another one. Going to swing those car payments now"
Then, even later-------"Oops, gotta a couple of kids now, going to splurge and get a brand new car, a larger one that will hold those baby seats-----a four-door for sure with lots of room."
Then, later-------"Kids can drive now. Gotta make sure its a safe and practical one."
Then, "Man! Kids don't need me to take them anywhere. They drive their own car. Oh, I want a brand new sports car!"
At 45----"Gosh, my joints are aching and I can't even close the car door. I don't care what it looks like but I gotta look for a new car............"
Age 65----"It's a good ole car......gets me to the grocery store and church......that's all I need."
Over 70----"What car? Is that my car?"
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Raven used to be black, but now a yellow-black color from all the pollen which is pretty heavy here in Georgia right now.
- had a Butterfinger Blizzard---YUM---the second best comfort food besides grits
- went to work
- then to physical therapy afterward---OUCH!
- sighed at all the housework I haven't done
- sighed at all the pollen on the porches
- saw a little boy fly a kite with his dad
- went to look for a new/used car that is not as hard to drive as the Mustang
- winced at the prices of cars---WOW
- wondered what 65 will feel like, if 45 feels like it does today......
- ordered 4 skeins extra of silk floss for the Sarah Bottomley sampler----running short on thread in a kit is one of my phobias! Honestly.
So excited to get happy things in the mail! Got The Sampler Girl Companion, booklet 4, today.
I'm soooo excited and oh, there is a very good diagram in there of the herringbone stitch!!! I searched on the internet for a diagram of the herringbone and didn't realize how many variations and such there are, so I actually stopped one of the older Scarlett Letter patterns because the diagram with it was hard to follow. The one in the Sampler Girl Companion is much easier to understand. So.........one of the patterns in this booklet will make a lovely gift for someone special I have in mind. I have a bit of ADHD I think, lots to work on now.........just got to sit still for a bit. Hope everyone has a great evening and stay safe and content.......
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Ren is a whole other issue. He has his own little schedule and nothing wakes him up at night. He likes to sleep late in fact. We have to get him up on days we work to go out before we leave and sometimes he is a little grumpy. When he comes back in , he wraps himself in his blanket like a turban, just his head hanging out.......and back to sleep. He comes alive mostly when I cook dinner and will become quite theatrical until his plate is fixed!
Well, here's hoping that you are getting some good sleep!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This is pictures of my progress so far on it, in my standing frame which takes a load off my arm and is a God-send.