You never know what a day will bring. My weeks are long, my weekends short. Mark works six days a week so I work six days a week making sure he eats well. His lunches are the envy of the shop. Fresh homemade hot meals in a thermos, salad and fruit. I’m not a bad cook, even if I do say so myself. My mother taught me to cook from a young age and she was a fantastic cook. So this morning I discovered that I failed to buy some things I usually cook for Mark’s breakfast. Oh well, he had a good breakfast anyway. Oatmeal with cinnamon, raisins, chopped almonds and a couple drops of vanilla extract and a dash of salt. None of the stuff that makes it unhealthy; no butter or sugar. It still tastes delicious. (I always taste the spoon I used to put it in his bowl.)
The past few days it has been cold and rainy. I would think that the weather would have an adverse effect on my arthritis. True it has been bothering me, but, today, with the sun shining and no rain I awoke in a lot more pain than the past few days. I didn’t do anything excessive over the short weekend to exacerbate the problem, it just happens. You never know what a day will bring. Today brought more pain, oh well. I’ve lived with pain most of my life and I’ll get used to the new type.
Last week my grand daughter was ‘grounded’ from electronics for three days. It started out just two, but she snuck her Kindle and the punishment was extended a day. Well, with everyone else having their noses in some sort of electronics she came to me in my basement because she was ‘bored’ and unhappy. So, as a good grandma I chose to spend time with her playing games, coloring and other things. We had good quality time for those three days. Word games like the one where you go through the alphabet saying “I went to (A place) and took (A thing) repeating everything from the beginning adding the next letter with each turn. It took awhile but she did pretty good for her first time. Paper and pencil games like sprouts. I won more times than she did, but she did win a few and she learned that you don’t really need electronics to be entertained. You never know what a day will bring.
I have been reading, though not as much as usual. The time with my grand daughter was the main reason for not getting through books at the normal rate, but every moment with her was worth it. The books can wait, the time with my grand daughter is precious and more rewarding than any book can be no matter how good the story. I have gotten through a couple books recently though. I’ve taken to reading children’s books lately. Truly enjoyable, brings out the child in my imagination. I think that children’s books are good for even adults to read. A well spun tale is enjoyable at any age. So maybe I don’t identify with the characters as myself, rather as equating the characters to my grand children and vicariously living their adventures in the story.
Recently I’ve been missing working on my quilting. I have several unfinished projects, but, my sewing room is so full that I can’t work in it. I need to clear some things out and make room to work. I bought some storage tubs a few weeks ago so I could put things I won’t use right away in then to make room to work on things I want to finish. But, the discomfort of arthritis has put a damper on actually doing what I want. It’s going to take a lot of work to straighten up the sewing room into a functioning studio, again. I’m not sure how I let it get so out of hand, but I do. I have a quilt for my youngest grand daughter that I’ll need to add borders to because, she’s growing and will need a bigger quilt next winter. I have another that I want to quilt on the quilting machine and frame I bought a year ago. Before I do that though I want to finish a smaller lap quilt for myself so I can practice quilting on the set up. The main issue there is I haven’t had the machine serviced nor purchased a supply of needles for it. Procrastination is a lifelong problem for me and this is no exception. Maybe I’ll get started on that clean up project this week, after all, you never know what a day will bring.
Now that I’ve rambled on about much of nothing I think I’ll go back to reading and getting some laundry done. Have a great week!