Looking at another week... and welcome to it!
don't those two spotlights look like the lawn is looking back at you?
The weather in Aurora CO
then it was like Winter on Sunday
much more interesting than today... turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches while watching the snow come down
On the to do list
How come the to do list never gets shorter? Or more fun?
The usual maintenance items but I finally mopped the wood floors and cleaned the FR carpet. That is the good news. The bad news was the reason it got done.
Milo had a playdate, his friend pooped 4 times in our yard, his mom picked it up but also got it on her hands and unknown to us her shoes.
Yep, we realized it after she walked through the family room to wash her hands in the powder room. I never actually saw the evidence but being a germaphobe, we totally scoured the kitchen and FR floors.
We have to get the furnace worked on as it has a nasty burning smell, and I sure hope the repair guy can help with the problem.
I have PT this week, and I have an art quilt meeting this week. Yea! I am the new member.
I still haven't set up the studio but I've been sewing more anyway. I still have that on my to do list.
I will brag that I finally took off my chipped fingernail polish and repolished them... that was only on my list for 5 days!
I listened to Rhys Bowen's book on cd while sewing and finished it. I love her Molly Murphy series.
I need to get the art quilt group's book to study from the inter library loan, I have nearly all Jean Wells' art books but not that one of course.
I've had a great time watching the BBC Victorian Farm show on youtube this week (6 episodes) and learned so much. I gave that link in Thursday's "I Like " post) All you homemakers out there have probably (like me) have no idea what laundry meant back then. How cooking mean hunting gathering, plucking or gutting, firing up the stove, back breaking efforts to just make a meal.
We are coming to the end of 800 Words, sad. I love it. And we are on season 2 and latest season of
Striking Out. It's so engrossing I hope they make another season. Don't you hate getting way into a plot line and the show is cancelled?
I've been watching Romanov's on Prime... holy cow! It's intense, different each episode, different plots and actors. Very weirdly fun to watch.
I finished the quilting on my Web of Fun quilt and need to bind it. With some really annoying shot gold fabric. Ought to be a challenge.
I made a quilt with the great hand painted fabric my friend Sonja sent from Hawaii... I only used fabric bits she sent but love the composition., That should go on the blog tomorrow.
I sculpted Milo's hair yesterday, does that count? He was not amused, and kicked me in the chest at one point trying to get off the table.
Accomplishments last week
I met my challenge finish deadline with Poodle with a Pearl
I wrote a short story on Sunday
We went to another town for a craft festival over the weekedn
We got Milo bathed and groomed!
He's not this sweet ... he looks like a clean cut black poodle who's mama's back hurts now.
Lessons learned this week
I stood in awe watching the geese flying south this week.
I've seen birds fly south but not thousands of geese at a time, day after day! It was so loud, and so striking a view that Milo and I stopped in our tracks on each walk to look up and watch the move.
They are really brilliant to be able to coordinate the trip, know which direction, decide who will lead, when to stop for meals, when to rest, how high to fly. I watched smaller groups catch up to the big ones of approx. 600 to 1000. When the small group of say 5-10 caught up, they blended in, the vee changed to include them, shifting happened and straight lines became chaotic til order was restored.
They never stopped, they let the stragglers join it, made room for them, included them into the group, moved forward or back in line to adjust but kept moving. They sing as they go, calling out cadences and encouragement to each other.
They have a common goal, and a strong social need to be part of the group.
Safety in numbers
Acceptance and belonging
being able to lead when called upon, being able to follow.
Fitting into the group because life is better when you're not all on your own.
Giving in or taking charge... knowing when to do which.
If you lead, be darn sure you know where you're going and that others trust you to care for the entire group welfare. A good leader keeps the group together.
Geese, people, tomato, to-mah-to
My heart goes out to the state of California and it's citizens. They provide all of the USA with food, drink, entertainment and beauty. May the fires be put out soon.
Wednesday around the World
happy homemaker monday