Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Well, good Tuesday morning to you!
You may have noticed from my last post that I have been loving the clouds rolling past for the last week or so.
White clouds or dirty clouds...
...the scenery changes by the minute! :)
Miss Karma's peaceful life was rattled to the core on my birthday. She discovered that the noisy new creature that Dagan and Leah bring over can look her right in the eye and, quite fearlessly, touch her bed. She hissed with great enthusiasm...but it didn't listen. Just as Karma was about to smack it in the head to make her point (she has no claws) I rescued Miss Crabbypants...and her precious bed...and shut her in the bedroom...to her great relief.
Several hours later, after they left, a nervous Karma combed every inch of the apartment (and the porch half a dozen times, too)...hissing to herself...jumping from imaginary attacks...searching for the creature she would have been terrified to actually find.
And who was the stranger danger?
Little Ian, of course--LOL!
They brought his activity table with because he LOVES to just stand and move parts and make music and listen to the words it says. Well, not sure he's really listening to the words yet, but the table says colors, numbers, and the alphabet song.
As I took these pictures one right after the other you can see that he kind of walks himself back and forth.
He can slowly make it all around the table if he wants to.
Ian prefers to stand and stand and stand rather than crawl about. Crawling seems to only be good for getting to the next place to pull himself up to stand. Which is a good thing at Gramma's not-kid-friendly-house because they could bring with his favorite place to stand and play and Ian was one happy boy...for hours! He would have liked to touch Karma, too, but that was not in the cards. Never will be, I'm afraid--LOL!
The amazing news....drum roll, please!!
Between Leah and Dagan they got Miss Brother working again!!
Our tool girl went to work examining The Diva almost as soon as they got here. Turned out that when I bumped that lever while the machine was running there was an attached piece right behind the needle that got caught up on the needle.
But then, once she freed the needle, it would only sew 1-3 stitches and the thread would jam up...over and over. It was Dagan who suggested that we try a new needle. Apparently Dagan really had been listening to us when we were discussing how Miss Brother IS so very fussy about everything--fabrics, threads, needles, touching anything but appropriate buttons. So, even though the needle looked perfectly straight, Leah changed needles and...voila!!...The Diva was working again! (As well as she chooses to work, of course.)
Leah even stuck a post-it note on the lever to remind me not to bump it--ROFL!
It didn't stay on very long once I was sewing, but it made me smile while it stuck there.
And...they got the new spacesaver together for my bathroom!! TaDa!!
And...they ordered Chinese (my choice--love friend rice) and even brought a birthday cake!! Ariel (Leah's youngest sister, moved to Minneapolis) got into town before they finished the spacesaver so she stopped by, too. Ahhh! What a nice birthday it was. :):)
So, since then...I've been sewing...and sewing. (Miss Brother is still being a pain, but she is still functioning so we won't get into that.)
This morning...everything is pinned and ready for the final top stitching--tada!!
Leah does the final step of attaching the snaps, so I plan to bring these over tonight after they get home from visiting Leah's other sister, Michal--who lives in town here with her hubby, Chuck, and Ian's cousin, Julian, who's going on two years old. Tonight I can get instructions on everything I need to do for the cats and the house before they leave on Friday for Japan to visit Leah's brother, Aaron, who's stationed there (Navy). I need to know important things--like how to work their remotes so I can watch Netflix on their giant TV--since I am going to be spending quite a bit of time over there visiting with Sammy and Annie.
Sammy (the gray cat) gets lonesome. He's more the friendly people-cat, but even shy Annie (the black cat) will come around for a bit of attention, too, when I visit. I will be bringing my laptop, books, letters...and watching Netflix--LOL! I like to pop in and out different times of the day. Chuck and Michal will probably be checking here and there, too. They're also my back up in case I get sick or can't make it over for some reason.
I am really going to miss McFamily! Three weeks is a long time in baby time. How much you want to bet Ian will learn to walk in Japan. :) Thank goodness for Google video chats. I wonder how fast texts will travel from that far away? And emails? Anyways, it is so exciting! Leah's even found a powdered healthy baby food she is bringing with. I hope they have a wonderful time. This is a trip of a lifetime!
Anyways, I'll be sewing this afternoon, so not sure if I'll get around to the T-Stands For Tuesday group today or not. Oh, goodness! I forgot to take a picture of what I am drinking. I actually had some Pepsi on my birthday! I so seldom drink pop anymore, but I was always a Pepsi gal...and Dagan loved his Coke. We never could agree on pop--but he suffered (how kind) and got a liter of Pepsi because it was my birthday--LOL! Oh, the sacrifices your kids make for you, right? ;)
Oh, and no--I haven't dealt with the other two annoying issues I mentioned last time. Once I get done with the sewing project...they will still be waiting for me. ;) Have a great day! Hug a loved one today! Literally or virtually, doesn't matter. :):)
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”