Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Yes, there's actually tea in this mug for T Stands For Tuesday today.
I filled my spoon strainer with my favorite fancy white tea--pai mu tan. This mug was my favorite, daily coffee mug for umpteen years. The one that Dagan and Leah always found forgotten in the microwave after I went to reheat it (multiple times all day long)--the reason they decided to buy me the thermal mugs (yes, I have two!). The thermal mugs may not be pretty but they keep my coffee hot for hours! ;) Happy T-Day to everyone over at Elizabeth's! (Oh, and if you have word verification that is why you haven't heard from me.)
Yesterday we woke up to 40-55 below wind chill temps till noonish. This morning--basically the same--40-50 below wind chill warnings till noonish. Miss Karma and I are staying warm.
I have been a bit more restless in bed lately, I guess (just leg, knee, and hip pain), because I keep waking up chilly--only to find I have wiggled and kicked around enough to knock the comforter off my little twin bed. I do have this old bedspread and even grabbed that in the middle of the night a couple nights ago--it stays put! But the fringe around the edge was looking pretty ratty and Caroline kept sucking it into the vacuum cleaner--LOL!--so I bought the comforter and the bedspread got stuck away in a closet.
The softer, more pliable bedspread is much warmer--but I hated that old fringe. So...I decided to trim it all off! Who cares, right?
(I'm sure you can guess who's sleeping in the middle of this bedspread pile.)
So what have I been doing?
Well, all this fringe...what to do with it?
Chop it up into little pieces, of course. I want to try recycling it by using it in handmade paper and the longer strings would tangle in the blender.
I always seem to make more work for myself--LOL! ;)
So, besides puttering about and chopping fringe...the only other extra thing I got done was to tear the larger test sheets in half with my wonderful huge, heavy tear bar/ruler. (That was worth every penny for me with my bum arm, I tell you--just about giggle using it!)
Now the sheets are not so unwieldy.
Today--Caroline was going to come clean but she hurt her back! Poor thing! Amy from the library was going to come but not all the books I mentioned were in yet (coming from other libraries), so she is coming on Thursday instead. I do have somebody arranging to pick up the older art magazines and Dagan and Leah plan to be here tomorrow night (weather permitting). There's a free webinar this afternoon (Create Mixed Media/Stencil Girl) that I could chop fringe while watching, I bet--LOL! Other than that, things are quiet up here in Fargo.
So many people choose a word for the year. Every time I read somebody's word--I think mine must be JOY this year. That was the card I got on New Year's Eve and I think that is my word for the year. It actually picked itself. :)
Anyways, it's almost lunchtime already! Got to get moving. Seems like it's not long after lunch that it gets dark around here--LOL!
"In an age where there is much talk about 'being yourself,' I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself, since in any case there is very little chance of my being anybody else."