|in the hood|
Weather in Aurora CO
It's been warmer, trees are blooming, pollen is high. Now it's time for more snow and it's 30 F.
We decided the temperature can be 60 and if the sun is out, if feels like 85. If the wind is blowing and it's sunny it may feel like 70. If it's cloudy and windy it feels like 40.
I think it's spring near the Rockies.
The heating element went out on the dryer. Call home warranty people, and start that problem
You might fuss about laundry til your washer or dryer go out, then suddenly you miss doing laundry!
Already did a lot of chores. Now it's time to plan for my birthday trip... maybe to Santa Fe since we've never been there.
Go through more of my supplies, deciding whether to keep some PIGS (projects in grocery sacks)
eat better and drink more water
finish some projects
now that I'm feeling better, mail packages to friends (hate going to the P. O. here!)
I might have to get out the summer clothes bins if this hot weather/sun keeps up!
nighttime book is the next librarian series by Victoria Gilbert
studio book on disc is Death by Chocolate Lab
in the wings, Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
look through and recycle magazines
New Amsterdam is hanging in there with episodes when so many series have ended
American Idol, Amazing Race, Survivor, Midwives, Murdoch Mysteries, Real housewives of NYC and Beverly Hills, old movies on TCM
(adele's Rolling in the deep)
birds returning to the area
Jake Shimibukuro on Ukelele
bosso nova as always
one of the "I Like Thursday" posters mentioned cauliflower crust pizza so we got one to try this week. I made a batch of scrambled egg whites we can warm up for breakfast this week. We all like them scrambled with cheddar cheese, then we pull some out for Milo for the week, and we add garlic powder, paprika, and chives to ours. Easy to warm for breakfasts. I got some chia seeds and coconut milk to put in the fridge for breakfasts too. Haven't tried it yet.
I've been noshing on the chocolate covered blueberries I got from the easter bunny.
I'm taking a free online workshop on sketching and it's been very good. I'm learning new things. It's very daily though and hard to keep up with. I'm on day three and they are on day 7 I think!
I've finished the smaller mountain piece, and gotten the larger one ready to quilt. I'm back to just finishing the painted birds piece with batiks. I want to make the flowered table runner pattern from Podunk Pretties.
I need to find my sock making needles to replace some that have finally gotten too holey and repaired too many times.
"It might not turn out as badly as you think"
While grooming Milo on Sunday I discovered many matts in his naturally curly hair. I fretted that I'd have to shave off his pretty tail pouf, and possibly his topknot. When you're a poodle, those are important features!
I tried just cutting into each matt a couple times with scissors, being careful to point scissors away from skin, then brush. It worked and I was able to break up the matts and keep a pretty boy!
Another lesson... a haircut changes your entire look! (I need a new style)
we are all connected by a thin silver thread