I shouldn't be surprised that I haven't been here since April - my sweet brother keeps reminding me that "it's been awhile." He says it's how he keeps track of what I'm doing - or not doing - that it's easier, faster, less exhausting than calling. I'm not quite sure how to take that last part but I'm sure it's a brother-thing.
One of the reasons I've been a bit absent is that I blog twice-a-week "elsewhere". Between that, Instagram and Facebook, I'm not sure what I've got that isn't already there. But I'm going to try to be better. (I'm going to try to be better on my own IG too.)
So this is what I did yesterday - New Year's Day.
I cut strips from mostly-Fig Tree fabrics in assorted reds and greens to make a Christmas Lucy. The strip-sets are about half-way done but then there was a hockey game, some binding to do, a nap to take and black-eyed peas to eat. Now that I'm back in Texas, I have a few traditions to adopt.
I took a short walk last night - it's rather cold, thank you very much - but I wanted to enjoy the lights on the street near my apartment before they come down this week.
If you're wondering why the street is so quiet, it's because I took this picture a little after 6:00 am one morning on my way to work.
Somewhere, my parents are laughing. Me. Getting up and out that early in the morning. I've always been an early-morning person but showered, dressed and commuting... that's a whole other story. I'd much rather grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the morning.
Something like this...
December 26th, a little bit before 7:00 am at the country ranch-ette west of Houston belonging to the Clippards - friends of my brother's. The rooster sounded at 6:43 and then about every 10 minutes after that. Who knew roosters have a snooze-button?
Two years ago, I wrote about not being sure where the next year would take me but how a simple message for the year had stuck in my mind. I ran across something like it a few days ago on Instagram and as before, it stuck with me. But I re-arranged it a bit to suit my current mindset.
Learning new computer skills is on my "to-do" list for this year.
But not today, I'm sewing today. Lucy - while the sizing dries on the charm squares for another "let's see where this takes me" project.
So Happy 2016 - I hope you have a wonderful year filled with grand adventures. Healthy, happy and worn out from all the fun.