Monday brought to you by the color white and it's friend grey.
The "trace" of snow predicted became about 4" and it's still coming down as I write this.
|Pull on your boots for a walk today|
It's about 8AM, I'm in my flamingo Jammies, drinking coffee with milk, and looking at snow blowing horizontally past the slider. The poodle has already been out back, and "Calling all dogs!" nearly barked his head off. Apparently he barks recreationally, and silly me thought he only barked to alert us to danger.
Breakfast of champions
I turned the page on the ME calendar next to the computer, and saw this...
Maybe about seeking balance. A little of this, a little of that... but that's often a dream. We careen from problem to problem, chore to work to hobby time, from child to parent, from the mundane dishwashing to great thoughts about world peace. Balance... well it's a goal.
When I was 18 and in University studying Psychology, I read about the concept of how birds deal with crisis. If a bird with a chick sees a hawk coming after it's baby, it feels the need to escape, fly away. But equally important is protecting it's baby. So faced with two equal and opposite needs, it cleans it's feathers.
I feel like that a lot. I do laundry sometimes because it's do-able.
This weekend we found out someone stole our CC number so our cards are closed out. This morning the trace of snow is now 3" and the roads are bad, and DH is late again
At least it will be the normal temps, teens at night, not minus 20 that Chicago will have.
I hope to make some lentil soup today...
I have been spending all my time in the studio lately, working on the cattail piece.
It's much bigger than this now. I go in and sew some components, put them somewhere into the composition and go do other things.
I watched a video on setting in cabochons this week, and want to do some beading soon. The only thing I am missing was backing to sew the beads to, so that it can be worn or put on a quilt.
I saw that Joann Fabrics had interfacing 60% off the price this weekend,
The woman cutting fabric said they had been very busy, as lots of women were in buying lots of fabric because they might be snowed in.
Looking at that picture I'm reminded this post is brought to you by the color white.
Speaking of that, we went to the Vintage show this weekend, and it was all so pretty, it deserves it's own post. I will show you the tall table I kind of wanted for Studio two.
I hope to finally write the book post I planned for last week, and the vintage show post, and the Thursday I Like post. No stories this week.
guilty secret... I like watching Celebrity Big Brother... although I have to say, this is a sorry bunch. Mean spirited and unable to bond with each other. It was fun to see, for the first time last winter so I looked forward to it. Just like in life, a lot depends on the people around you.
I finished watching the PBS series on Victorian Farm Christmas and learned a lot. So happy that some of my shows are back on the schedule like this is us, and New Amsterdam, The good doctor. Waiting for Amazing Race to start, and American Idol.
For now it seems to be youtube beading tutorials taking center stage.
I must return to the Vet but am dragging my feet. I think Milo's still got something going on with his ear, not as bad but still not right, and he needs a booster I've missed the deadline for.
DH is called on to do more than his share these days. He's out shoveling the drive again, after walking Milo on icy sidewalks.
I'm trying CeraVe lotion on winter dry feet, and think I need to set a buzzer to remind me to drink more water. I have to remember to water the plants more often too.You gotta be hardy to make it in this family.
Which brings me back to the quote from Apollo Ohno on balance. Well, it may not be scheduled or regular, but we get our needs met eventually, usually.
Our World Tuesday