Tuesday, December 14, 2010
It's Still Autumn???
Like most of the rest of the country, we're having some January cold here in Michigan. Yesterday, we got 6.5 inches of snow, officially - nothing compared to other folks. And people are stranded on the 402 in Canada. In their cars. One man [from Michigan] had been there 13 hours, and they told him they might be able to get him out by Tuesday afternoon. ??? Apparently the truckers who are also stranded have been opening their trucks to folks, keeping them warm in the cabs. God bless the truckers.
Last week, when we went to the library, I almost didn't go in - I have so many projects going, I didn't want to get any books. But I did go in, and of course a book jumped off of the shelf into my arms, demanding my attention.
This project in particular caught my eye.
I thought it was possibly the cutest family tree I'd ever seen. Maybe someday I'll find time to make it!
The snow has stopped, and now we're just dealing with bitter cold. You'd think, since I'm staying home, I'd be getting a lot done...but no. This cold weather is sapping my strength. I think the hardest part of dealing with fibro and arthritis is the lack of energy. In my head, I'm still a Type A person, full of grand plans and always overestimating what I can do. The pain is easy to deal with in comparison! Staying busy is one way to keep my mind off it. Right now I can't stand for more than maybe 10 minutes - hard to cut out a quilt in that amount of time. [Even a teeny one!]
Tell me, at what point in the race to Christmas do you decide you're NOT going to do something you planned? I had planned on making Christmas cards this year. Today, I decided it wasn't going to happen, and I'm not even sending pre-made ones [since I didn't purchase any]. The little gifts I'm making for some special friends will not be finished by Christmas, let alone shipped. Is it time to throw my hands in the air, and just get a bunch of Christmas movies at the library? I feel like a slacker!
I think I'll go watch Everybody Loves Raymond and read your blogs. Pretzel, anyone?