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The oddest little things can just punch you in the stomach.
Sunday, December 17, 2017      5 comments

Since I graduated from high school over 50 years ago there have been many of my class mates that have died. Many of them in Vietnam and a fair share of them to cancer. But today a girl I hardly new in school was killed while out walking her do... Read more
Feelings got in the way today....but
Sunday, December 17, 2017      2 comments

The very best part of the day was when my almost 4 yr old grandson called to tell me about the elf on the shelf at his house. Yesterday it tried to climb out a window. It must be fairly nice in Seattle if my daughter opened a window. She is a... Read more
Given a choice I would have chosen to be a floor mat today.
Saturday, December 16, 2017      2 comments

I didn't want to wake up after a good nights sleep. Then when I was fixing my lunch I twisted to pick something up and my right ankle popped and was numb for a couple of hours. I did ice it and I stayed off it. But then I did get into the sew... Read more
One day, one minute at a time....
Thursday, December 14, 2017      7 comments

Holidays have been hard for me ever since I married my 2nd husband. His traditions just didn't work with mine. Mine all included a big family with a giant cookie plate filled to the rim and lots of noise and kids around. He didn't believe in ... Read more
Such a battle between my head and my heart.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      5 comments

I feel lost this year. I'm enjoying making things for the grand kids but cringe whenever someone says have a Merry Christmas. My heart wants the old nostalgic days when it was just me and my teenagers after their father died. My head knows a... Read more
I'm finding it hard to be in control when I'm sad.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      2 comments

This is always a very hard time of the year for me. I know I could have gone to visit my kids for the holidays but all those people at the airports are so hard to deal with when your older and slower than they all are. So I am looking forward ... Read more
Determination started my day
Monday, December 11, 2017      2 comments

I don't even know where to start this story. About 10 months ago after my dad died. I bought a very inexpensive embroidery machine and then I came into some money and bought a really good one. It was the really good one that broke yesterday. ... Read more
Frustration causes the weirdest things.
Sunday, December 10, 2017      4 comments

The animals are acting a bit strange today. They are sitting on the backs of my chair or on my keyboard, or even on me every time I sit down do try to do something. Including the dog who has been in and out at least 20 times today. His tranqu... Read more
Too much time spent playing
Saturday, December 09, 2017      4 comments

Instead of really cracking down and getting some housework and sewing done I played on my computer most of the day. I did make enough little squares to finish off the other 2 Rudolf mats so I just need to sew those together tomorrow. But as fo... Read more
Ahhhh I needed a day of doing my stuff..
Friday, December 08, 2017      5 comments

I started 2 more Rudolf place mats today. Have 2 squares done for each one. Then I cleaned off the cutting table so I can put the quilt together and I even folded some laundry. I like walking into my kitchen with the counters all cleared off ... Read more
The best laid plans get scrambled...
Thursday, December 07, 2017      2 comments

Today was supposed to be easy. Take the dog for a haircut and come home. Wrong. At 9 this morning my phone rang and some jewelry store was looking for my dad. He had brought a pocket watch in to be repaired but never picked it up. Well sinc... Read more
You'd think I would learn.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      6 comments

I can't clean my whole house in one day. I did however do a really good job in the kitchen today. I even degreased the top of my smooth stove top. I tend to ignore that until it is just too icky to cook on. It's a big job and I'm going to tr... Read more
Just sort of OFF today...
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      8 comments

eWoke up with at stuffy nose after a rough night of trying to sleep but the wind bothers me a lot so I was listening. We didn't end up with more than 2" of snow by it blew around so much I have a drift in the my yard about 6" deep. It is one o... Read more
We are having quite a little snow storm.....
Monday, December 04, 2017      7 comments

This is my dog when he came back in after about 10 min. He's waiting for the towel to dry him off. I'm so glad I decided to not go to the party tonigh... Read more
I knew it had to come soon....
Monday, December 04, 2017      3 comments

We are under a winter weather advisory tomorrow into Tues. With rain turning to snow about 3 pm tomorrow. They are predicting only 2 to 4" not usually something to worry about but into the evening we will get winds up to 50 mph. I really don... Read more

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