Monday, January 15, 2018

January Cozy

 A week or so ago when I was downstairs ironing in my basement sewing area, I decided to make a little curtain (because I wanted to move my knitting books).  It's fabric from a PTNH (a project that never happened).  I like it. 
Believe it or not Tim DOES trot downstairs when I am ironing or sewing.  I think he runs around the house while we sleep occasionally because all his mice are scattered on the carpet. 
 Christmas books that I haven't really made a dent in yet.  I like looking at them.
 I wonder how long it will be before I make a bag or two.  I want to do it, I do.  The Vera Bradley bags I've carried for years are expensive and they wear out around the edges.  It's never too late to get better at sewing, is it?
 Finally, the worrisome clogs arrived!  The first time they shipped to me a "porch pirate" took them.  I can imagine their disappointment when they opened the box.  "Who wants GREEN clogs in this day and age?" is what I supposed they thought.  Anyway, Zulily refunded the money and gave a coupon so by the time I bought them again I only paid $30.  On the Bastad website they are $120.  Yay for a bargain!  Here's something I have discovered about clogs though: They are very clompy.  We only have carpet in the basement (and the guest room) so I find that the noise annoys me.  I must get over it.  Also, when I was in college I wore high clogs and my sister reminded me that I fell over, twisting my ankles quite often.  Hmmmmm.  I hope I am safe on my new wooden soles. 
 I pulled out the French press again.  Decaf in the afternoons is quite cozy. 
 My cousin who lives in Portland now, wrote a book. She writes columns for Lutheran publications but this is a series of reflections.  I really liked it.  I reviewed it on Goodreads and Amazon if you'd like to take a peak. 
 I got my new glasses!  Sorry for the folds and wrinkles . . . on my pink face!  They look purple but they are actually blue.  I like them a lot!  Every third year I find a pair I love.  My last pair didn't please me.  It's easy to make mistakes when choosing eyewear, isn't it?
 I am so thankful that the oranges are so tasty this time of year because of . . . Weight Watchers.  It's going well.  It's fun to go to the meetings with Kelli and talk about it with Jenny (she signed up for the online tools). 
 Our Brad turned 37.  I've been a mama for 37 years so I deserve those folds and wrinkles, don't I?  We met Brad for lunch the day before his birthday.  I love him.  He's such a sweet teddy bear of a son.  All of our children are so fun to be around.  I simply love them beyond words.  They are my favorite people.  
 Bill and I were walking at the mall with James and Noah and we came upon a store called something "cozy".  I thought the window displays were so cute.  The items are not hand knit, but still lovely looking.  Being at the mall and seeing all the familiar mall walkers made me realize that I don't like walking at the mall (it's like being a mouse in a maze) and it gets so boring I can hardly stand it.  Just an observation. 

 Today it is VERY cold and snowy.  Most people think that Colorado is a very snowy place because of the storms that are covered in the news (the airport closes down and causes big problems).  Actually it is rarely REALLY cold, so I honestly don't have lots of occasions to wear my bargain UGG boots.  Today is a good day for them.  Do you see Tim snoozing on the ratty old green chair? He's cold, too.

I think it's time for a cup of tea and a little bit of moving around.  I found my fitbit and I remember why I like it.  I can track my sleep.  LOL!  I also like evidence that I do not sit around on my fanny ALL day.
God be with you, sweet visitor.
Talk soon . . .