…a grip. I have taken up quilting and am almost ready to machine quilt my first one. Question for quilters: Do you wear special gloves to get a grip on your quilt as you maneuver it while machine quilting?
…older. I had another birthday at the end of October. Funny how they keep happening year after year after year. I know age is just a number but I have a hard time telling people how old I am.* My finite existence is starting to weigh on me. I’m not as quick physically or mentally. I forget things so I have to write everything down…that’s not really new but having to go back and refer to my notes is new. Sleep issues have been a part of my life for 15 or so years. Our new mattress has helped the past two weeks as I’m getting better sleep, just not enough. Planning for the future is a real eye-opener. We’ll need a new roof on our house in the next five or so years. Do we look at the 20-25 year life shingles or go for the 50-70 year metal roof? Is adding a craft room in the basement worth the time, effort and expense? These are things I just don’t want to think about.
…a chance to goof off. Last evening I allowed myself to goof off. I brought home a pepperoni pizza for dinner. That’s really a big thing for me as I’m not a much of a pizza fan but it was a quick no-brainer option and I actually had some cold paper cash with me. After washing the dishes and reading a few emails (some I answered, some I did not), I fixed myself a pot of peppermint tea and started to read a book a friend sent me. Thanks Leah!
*BTW I’m fifty-eleven. Ouch. That hurt. I need some ice…and an R&C.**
**Rum and Coke