Everything - and everybody - here is fine. And improving. Mostly.
Whew. That's the good news. And maybe the so-so news. I think my point is that no matter which way we get turned, we're still hanging in - and on.
No matter what they're doing, pandas always manage to look cute. I can't help it but that sort of annoys me.
My Mom is still in rehab and it looks like she'll be there at least another week. We've had a lot of ups and downs the past couple of week, and while I won't bore you with details, let it suffice to say that she still has some issues that are very worrisome. In short - getting old isn't for sissies. My Mom is handling it all well and the thing that makes me the happiest is that she's maintained her sense of humor and she's still nice to people. That might sound odd but oy vey, there are some really crabby old people. Were they always that way, or did life make them that way? I often wonder.
Uh... I like that pandas always manage to look cute. Really. (Not.)
My brother was here for a "short week" and that was a really nice visit. When he heard that my Mom needed to gain some weight and could have "contraband" food, he introduced her to Five Guys hamburgers. It's that sort of thing that really cements his status as the "favorite". I've told you before that he's a really nice man.
I wish I could tell you that I've been getting a lot of sewing done but that's not the case. This is about it...
What else has been going on? I cleaned out a storage unit - mine. I sorted through boxes there and while I took a few carloads home, I'm now on a first-name basis with the nice young men who unload vehicles at Goodwill... except they also go running when they see my car. Boxes of books are heavy. So are boxes of old fabric. Going through all that stuff has given me new perspective on those shows like Storage Wars... as in, huh? I know there are folks with really good stuff in their storage units, but that's like... what, 1% of the storage-unit population? From a set of encylopedias - don't ever doubt how much you love Google! - to old quilting fabric - hey, VIP and Cranston used to be really good stuff! I had papers and projects from school - porquoi? Clothes from the 70s, 80s and 90s... does anyone still wear legwarmers? Great moments in fashion history - Flashdance and Jane Fonda workout videos.
Thankfully, with an assist from Two Men & A Truck (.com), I'm done. I admit it, I was going to do the last bit myself but when I weighed all the costs, they were far and away the smartest choice. Yes, it cost $300.00, but I probably saved at least $1000.00 - the minimum amount it would have cost me to be transported to the emergency room to have my foot/leg/hip fixed after dropping the 150 lb. butcher block while trying to move it. Watching the two men wrestle that thing out of storage, onto the truck and then into the kitchen reminded me that every time that thing has been moved, two men were involved.
As for one of the things I brought home... two men were not involved when I "obtained" this:
I can't think of anything else... I mentioned a while ago that I was pulling out my Fig Tree creams for a "crumbler" quilt and this is what I've got. The challenge is going to be making myself take them out of the basket to actually cut them up. I rather like the way they look just like this... I know, I know... that means I'll really like it when it's a finished quilt.
One last thing - Sinta and Sherri will be starting a new Schnibbles event on Monday. The pattern - think "vintage" - will be in the store on Monday as a PDF file and there will be a little special offer listed there... if you're interested.