Sunday, November 09, 2014
It's a filtered-sun morning. I caught a dirty-cloud afternoon one day this last week.
Leah picked me up and we went to vote on Tuesday.
I promised Ian my sticker if I got one.
We've had a lot of cold, cloudy days. In fact it's 25 degrees right now (-4 C) and it sounds like we'll be lucky to hit 30 this whole week (-1 C).
Last Wednesday evening it snowed. I tried to take a picture when it first started.
It did snow enough to put a white fluffy layer over everything. By the time I remembered to take a picture the next day it was already mostly melted away.
Well, I did get the new sewing machine unboxed.
The big white thing in lower right hand corner is the carrying case I bought to go with it.
The machine is mostly plastic. Feels so different than my old metal one.
I have to confess that I am feeling overwhelmed and intimidated. Have picked up the manual half a dozen times and gone into brain freeze.
Has that ever happened to you? It's like my mind can't focus. I can read a sentence or paragraph over and over and not retain anything whatsoever. I remember this happening to me in college or even way back in high school when I went to tackle a book in a class that I knew was going to be really difficult for me...like Spanish. (Yes, had Spanish in both high school and college but to this day can only remember a few colors, numbers, and a mere smattering of words...like meatballs--duh!) I felt like this when I first got my McLap, too. Everything was alien to me with a laptop...the keyboard, the little touch box thingie...took me a long time to get used to it.
Now, the alien computerized sewing machine sits at my table...waiting for me to force myself into pushing past the brain freeze. This week. I have to do it this coming week. And I pray we become as good of friends as me & McLap. (Which, sadly, means I only knowing the functional basics and nothing more.)
Meanwhile, on these dark days...
You'd have to enlarge this to see that the automatic lights outside and on a few buildings were coming on...and this was at noon!! And as you can see the movers of the earth are busy pushing dirt about before it freezes up...all across my horizon. Will be a lot of building next year.
The floor is colder. Miss Karma spends more time up in her warm brown bed.
I made up a dozen bookcards with the paper-towel "papers" for covers. Used all the ones I had added color to before I glued them together.
Got down all four sewing stuff banker boxes from my bedroom closet. Doesn't Karma look more relaxed.
We did have a couple glimpses of blue sky and sun, too, this week.
McFamily went visiting this weekend. They plan to come by to pick up Phil tomorrow night.
Phil is slowly dying in my dark bedroom. I keep picking yellow and dead leaves off of him. He would not fare well all winter in there...and he's too big for the new desk hutch which is narrower. I hope he survives the move to Dagan and Leah's. We figure if Leah trims him down he could probably make several baby Phils...and I would definitely like one of them.
Oh, and I forgot to tell you! Cashwise delivery finally worked with my EBT card this month--tada!! Now it's just a matter of the corporate web team getting all the products back online and (possibly) fixing the website issues--LOL! The natural foods department is obviously not high on their priority list...and the website is still worse than their old one...but I can finally get deliveries again, at least. That's a relief!
Been busy cleaning, purging, baking, cooking...
Took me a whole afternoon to go through two drawers in the soon-to-be-removed other end table. Everything needed to be thoroughly examined...several items needed new spots...and, therefore, some needed new containers...which sidetracked me in the bedroom for over an hour...then I found the forgotten laser pointer...which led to recharging batteries...and torturing Miss Karma...
Yes, I am a world class putterer. But I am busy. And I am slowly getting things done. Really. :)
Now I just need to push through the brain freeze with the scary-complicated new sewing machine... ;)
I had to find a self-bolstering quote for me for today.
Dive in and have a great week. :):)
"A problem is a chance for you to do your best."