And because I've had more than my share of broken things in my life lately.... a tire on my Edge, my watch, my iMac (it's being getting a new hard-drive tomorrow), my Farmer (he's on his way to being well again, but's been a long road), my sleeping 8 hours per night, his chainsaw and tree cutter, my ability to not over-bake things, my Sun-heat heater and my iMac (yes I said it twice because it is That important!)
Because I'm in the midst of piecing 102-2 3/8" squares of 2 different colors into 204-2" half-square triangles and out of every 10 I sew in a set, at least 3 need to be frog-stitched and resewn and even then I end up with 1 in every 30 that is totally too wonked to be used. **crazed look**
It's a blustery early Spring day and I'm going to wash the sheet and let them blow out all the germies into the wind!
I'm drinking Kona Seneo Coffee today.
I decided that I MUST eat breakfast everyday and I love oatmeal, just not the fussing with making it every morning. So I made up "instant packs". 1/3 c. regular oatmeal, handful of dried fruit (raisins, apples and apricots that I dried, were my choices), handful of nuts (pecans, walnuts and slivered almonds), a good shake or two of Mulling Spices for "zing".
Packaged these in sandwich-sized ziplock bags so that in the morning when I'm barely able to make coffee, I can dump one bag's worth into a bowl, add 3/4 c. milk and microwave for 4 mins on 60% power. A little more milk or half-n-half on top and wah-lah! It's breakfast!
I went to the thrift store yesterday and found sweet pink and purple clothes for my favorite girlies (jackets for the big girls and clothes for my sweet baby-kins for this summer and fall.) I found a yellow coffee cup that matches the miscellaneous pieces my dear neighbor gave me. I had a yellow saucer so now I have a yellow cup-saucer and a pink set. I just need someone to come have coffee with me.
I also found a cool straw tote bag with a clasp. It has yellow decorations. Ok, so it's a cheesy tourist buy from Mazatlan, but it's got "leather" handles and is big enough to hold a laptop (if I had a laptop) or supplies for the beach (if I went to the beach) or maybe just my Bible and Study book for church this summer. In any case, it made me smile, and I'll take a $2 smile any day during "mud season."
|Who are these people and why am I here??|
The laundry calleth and my coffee cup is empty and there are no elves to finish sewing those half-square triangles.
Enjoy your weekend Puffins.
PS Please pray for the people of Japan and the islands in the Pacific and even our West Coast. I cannot even imagine the tragedy and loss in Japan. Please Father God... be with our Brothers and Sisters in that country. Send aid, comfort, provide, save and give them strength in this time of need.