Sunday, February 26, 2012

what am I doing????

I've noticed that I'm not posting near as often as I used to.  It's been close to three weeks since my last entry.  So what have I been doing?  Nothing earth shattering that should keep me away from my adoring public, so I will do better.  :)

I have  been reading a bit.  At the library the other day, I came across some books by Nancy Atherton.  She has a series featuring Aunt Dimity, nice little cozy mysteries.  I've read  3 of them now, and she's a good read.  I wish I could have read them in sequence, but the library didn't have all of them available to be that picky.  Fortunately it doesn't put a damper on the story line, but since some of  the characters are continued throughout the series, it just puts me ahead of the game when I do read a book that features them.   The picture on the left is her newest release.

My QB group met here yesterday.  Sorry, no pictures.   Originally a group of 4 of us who get together once a month to work on whatever projects command our attention, this week there were 7 of us.  Kay worked on some mending, Carolyn on her beading, Linda on some hand quilting, and I helped Lisa with her t-shirt quilt she's making.  Marciel was taking in how to do the t-shirt quilt for one she's started, and Wendy brought along a 23-year old baby quilt project.  Boy, when that one's finished, she ought to get some kind of award for finishing a UFO!  (That's an unfinished object.)  After a nice little potluck lunch, we each got in close to 3 hours of project time, along with laughter and camaraderie.  I'm glad these ladies are in my life.

I've also expanded my horizons in the musical direction.  Since the Grammys were held recently, there's been some buzz about Adele.   She sang at least one of her songs during the show, "Rolling in the Deep",  and I really liked it so I bought the CD.  And then, technologically advanced that I am, I put it on my Ipod.  I have a playlist, named QB Ladies, that has a couple of hours of listening pleasure, and she's been added to the list.  I picture it coming in handy when I'm walking (hey, I have big aspirations even if its not a regular practice right now) because its got a good beat to it.

 Speaking of walking, I'm not prone to regular exercise.  Yes, I recognize the benefits of it, I just don't make the best effort.  So, in an effort to do better, I've ordered a dvd of chair exercises for seniors.  I can't believe that I'm putting this in print.  I remember years ago taping a chair exercise show for my mother to help her get some movement, and now here I am.  Wish me luck.

Guess that's it for now.  Hopefully it won't be 3 weeks  before I'm on here again.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I've been thinking...

Seems like the time has come when I no longer move with reckless abandon.  No running across the yard, or jumping across a log (or probably more likely a toy), and my bones and joints speak to me quite often.  And there's the self-preservation factor.  I don't want to be laid up and barely able to roll over in bed.

However, I came across this the other day, and some reckless abandon is still in my life.  It may not be the physical kind, but yes, it does feel good.  :)   There was more hilarity that wasn't caught on video, but this helps me remember.

May you live well, and laugh often.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

let's get past the colds

It's that time of year for colds.  Elise had one a couple of weeks ago, and was kind enough to share with both her mother and me.  I'm almost over mine, and Elise is doing good.   Here's how she looked in the midst of the sniffles and coughs.  Poor little thing.  Good thing she had her owl quilt to curl up with.

And here she is the next week at the library, planning her strategy on moving the little beads.  Isn't it great that kids are so resilient?

This has been a nice in-doors-y type of day with a bit of nip in the air.  Fortunately there's been an all day marathon of House episodes.  Heckuva deal!  As I mentioned in a recent post, I've started watching it through Netflix.  Now Netflix is good, but there are only 4 episodes on a disc, so it takes several weeks to watch a season when you factor in the time to mail the disc back and forth.  This is giving me a nice little push on through the shows.

In other news, I made some curtains for Robert's office and took them over last week.  They're Dallas Cowboy tab panels, and I thought they came out well.  Darn it though, I forgot to get a picture.  Oh well, you can use your imagination.  :)

That's it for now.  Have a good week everyone.