Sunday, March 29, 2015

Little Bird Sampler


image from Pinterest
antique sampler
love every bit of it...even the framing!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Inside or Outside

My free time is limited to about 2 hours per day
during that time
I must
shower and dress
clean the litter box
do the laundry, the dishes
cook and pack my lunch
take care of paperwork
you get the picture
in the remaining minutes
I must decide between indoor or outdoor
cleaning and beautifying...
today it's a no brainer
there's fresh snow out there
so it's dusting and packing items for donation
when it warms up
the fresh air will be calling me
this is my weekend off
so there is a little more free time
most of it will be spent with Mom
we've been prepping more strips for weaving
these are narrow and light
for spring and summer small mats
she's been back in the physical therapy
to regain the skills she loses every few months
doing great...other than the anxiety
it goes best if I am with her
today is bingo day
win or lose we enjoy it
tomorrow is the 5th Sunday of the month
so a local youth choir
adds joy to the church service

sometimes I am very weary
of how narrow my life has become
sometimes it feels like a duty
to visit Mom daily
but when I get there
and she is so happy to see me
that feeling evaporates...
with her is where I belong

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why I Love Cats


ps...feeling better except for the lingering cough
that makes everyone think you're going to lose a lung

might as well catch up on my chores
having watched all Netflix
episodes of Doc Martin

Happy Wednesday
from a sunny and cold Ohio

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Doc Martin

Netflix saves the day!
After a rough week
I woke up Saturday morning
(day off work)
feeling quite under the weather
an endless  productive cough
poor Olivia
she kept trying to have a nap on my side
only to flounce off in a huff
with every new bout of coughing
lucky for me
I'd only recently started watching
the BBC series
Doc Martin

what's not to love about this show?
Burt and Al Large
two of my favorites...
Ah, to live in the village of
Port Wenn
pondering which character I'd be
I'm a sucker for most BBC productions

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Black Sheep

  yesterday mom and I were checking out Pinterest
we both loved this photo
she asked if I though this was overseas...Europe
(it's from France)
I was surprised at her accurate observation
told her, yes, it's from France
how can you tell?
oh, that's easy...
we don't grow black sheep here


Monday, March 2, 2015

In the Works

I've dug out my purple wool
prepped the backing
for a small rug based on a Cheri pattern...
she loves purple
I love her

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Treating Myself


I've been wanting this book
since it first came out...
my copy arrived last night
after a quick page through it looks even better
than expected
this arrived yesterday too
SAD light
had it on for 1/2 hour this morning..
anything to help this cabin fever
that has settled into my bones and soul

Mom and her pal Anne
just cracked up when I showed them this photo yesterday...
Anne wants a poster of it!
their laughter always makes my day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pinterest to the Rescue


nothing like some old samplers
to make the day brighter!