The New Year mystery quilt is totally finished at 42 x 60″ for a lap quilt. I’m linking up to Elm Street OMG http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2018/01/one-monthly-goal-january-finish-link-up.html
If January is any example, this year will be a much slower year than the last two years. It’s not that I don’t work, but I’m trying to get some barn cleaning done daily, instead of waiting until it gets too deep and really hurts to get it done. Plus it seems as if some of my drive has gone without me. I need to catch up and get that back.
My fingers get so cold when working outside that I purchased these heated gloves from Amazon. There is a place in the cuff to put batteries which will heat the fingers. I was so happy with them for about an hour as they actually were warm. After an hour, the batteries died. I really need gloves that will keep my fingers warm for longer than that so will do more research. But while they worked, they were wonderful. Today I cleaned stalls for more than 2 hours and it is important to have warm fingers. Otherwise, they hurt too much when I come in.
No, I didn’t do any craft today, just relaxed after the barn chores and the lunch – oh, and had some company.
We went to Paneras for our 55th anniversary lunch. Interestingly enough, the area where we sat had 7 tables, 5 with people at them. There were mix ups in the meals of 3 of the tables. Eventually everyone did get what they ordered. Does that mean the caliber of people being hired has gone down?
What did we discuss at lunch? Why of course, the ups and downs, the left and right turns and in the end we are glad we stayed the course. The roller coaster ride has been interesting.
Today, DH felt a real need to go to Costco, because we hadn’t been there this year yet and this Parkinson stuff makes him worry even more than before. So while he was putting on his shoes, I started out to the car. You don’t have to guess who bolted past me and past him, going from one end of the house to the other, with a pause in each room as if looking for something. Juliette won! She toured the entire floor (without mishap) before I could get her turned around with animal crackers. Then out the back door and up to where the other sheep are, she followed. She is now a sheep again, in the pasture with the other sheep. Grain does wonders.
And we did our damage at Costco. It is amazing how much one can spend without buying much food. We did buy raisins and figs, and some dog treats. The bulk of our buying was things like toilet paper, dishwasher soap, jeans, etc. and it added up fast. I was glad I had made mashed potatoes, with falafel patties and green beans to fill up before we went to a grocery store. It does save money.