Did you hear the brouhaha about this song before Christmas? That it was “sexist?” People have way too much time on their hands and get incensed about the silliest things. Maybe they need to get a job or hobby that takes most of their time so they can leave well enough alone.
That said, baby, it is cold outside. We are supposed to have the coldest temperatures we have seen in a long time. I spend my days letting the dogs in my shop and out again. They are mostly outside dogs, but when it gets this cold, I feel happier knowing they are inside where is it warmer. I look back at the hot Summer days when I was wishing for this and now here we are and I don’t feel so glad about it. My favorite temperature is somewhere between 50 degrees and 70 degrees. I can be pretty comfortable then. Anywhere lower or higher and I feel it. Is there a place on this earth where those are the temperatures all the time?
You would think the days would drag by when it’s this cold and I’m not outside all that much and we haven’t really gone anywhere all month except out to eat occasionally, but the month has flown. We did have a late Christmas with our oldest son and his girlfriend and her son where I gave what else, socks and a quilt for some of the gifts. I am already planning quilts for next Christmas and one for a friend who shall not be named, although I don’t think she reads my blog. I’m ordering more fabric just because my stash needs refreshing and I have so many ideas in my head running rampant and I need some new colors. You fellow quilters know what I’m talking about.
Here is the Bullseye quilt I am making that Mary over on the blog, Country Threads Chicken Scratch, has been teaching us.
It’s a little bigger than a lap size quilt. I’m going to sew it together and then with some leftover blocks I have a plan. Plus, when you are cutting out this quilt, you are left with a lot of circles and I have plans for some of them, too. This has been such a fun quilt to put together, I already am planning several more with one being in reds and greens for Christmas. You should see my cutting table. It’s piled high with all the fabrics I’ve picked out for these future quilts.
Meanwhile, I have managed to knit a few socks.
Hey, the colors in the socks match the colors in the quilt!
I do love color. I can’t stand monochromatic decorating. An all white room or an all blue room is not my style. Right now we are getting ready to remodel a bathroom. The contractor who will be doing it, added this bathroom in an addition we put on the back of our house over thirty-five years ago, so I think it’s time for an uplift. We picked the tile for the shower yesterday and I can’t wait to show you the floor tile for the shower. The tile reminds me of a quilt. The room is tiny so I’m going to use light, bright colors. We are also getting our back deck rebuilt and screened in with a roof over it. So there is much to think about for this coming Spring.
David celebrated fifteen years working for Ralph Lauren at the outlet mall the other day. When he retired from over 36 years in the military, he was at loose ends for a time. For nine months he cleaned closets and puttered around the house until he ran out of things to do. So I told him it was time to look for a part time job as he was not an old man. The store was just opening and he was one of the first hires at the time. He’s been part time, assistant manager, manager and now back to part time and I’m trying to get him to cut back even more. He really loves the job and the customers. He has customers who come in and ask for him. Even some from Europe who come in almost yearly to buy clothes. Anyway, the vice president wanted to do a conference call with all the people who had been working for Ralph for fifteen years. I was called and asked to come to hear it, but to keep it a surprise. Well, anyone who knows me knows I cannot keep a secret, especially surprise parties. I have “accidentally” ruined two surprise parties just by innocently saying something I shouldn’t have. I was so afraid I would let it out of the bag to David. But I managed to not spoil it and he was so surprised when I showed up at work. The manager of the store had food and the best cupcakes I have ever tasted and she bought me flowers for being so supportive of David and his job for those years.
Gerbera Daisies which are some of my favorite flowers.
If David works another ten years, Ralph Lauren will fly him to New York for a celebration. I told him he was not going alone because I want to go to New York, too. We will both be close to or in our eighties by then, so let’s see if we make it! I hope we do.
Speaking of birthdays. Oh, I didn’t? Well, David had a birthday this month. We were going to go out to eat with some of our kids and grandchildren, but that was the weekend we had a big snowstorm so everyone stayed home. I baked him a cake and we had our own private celebration.
And we ate it all ourselves! Not all at once, of course.
The seed catalogs came right after Christmas and I have ordered some flower seeds. Found a new company I tried and this was on the outside of their package.
Kind of like I felt when I got the seeds.
It won’t be long before I will be planting these. I got some more seeds in the mail yesterday that I will have to show you another time, because the packages are so pretty.
We are in the deep freeze now so I will be spending my day inside working on a quilt and knitting socks and baking bisquits. Not a bad way to spend a day. I would be content to spend the rest of my days in such pastimes.
Hope you are keeping warm where you live. If you live in the tropics, enjoy the warmth, too. Have a happy day everyone. Bye.