January, 2014, it was another great month.
A quick review:
During the first week,
I had influenza - that decided to stick around and morphed into bronchitis then walking pneumonia.
Don't think I stitched an inch that whole week and more.
About the end of the second week,
I met up with a local friend and we had dinner and exchanged Christmas gifts.
Yes, I know Christmas was the month before...but among other things, foul weather kept interrupting our plans.
About the third week,
I drove south an hour or so and met up with a non-local friend at a quilt shop and then had lunch and exchanged Christmas gifts. Yes, I still know that Christmas was really the month before... but, oh, you know... if I couldn't get together with the in-town friend before now, how was I supposed to get together with the out-of-town friend?
I did stitch a few more blocks together on my Lucy Boston. And , I machine-sewed more of my 3 inch Blocks of Fun.
Also, in this 3rd week, in between the snow/polar vortexes/sub zero weather, I hit the grocery to stock up before the next snows blow in.
Then, just for fun this fourth week of the month,
I had a tooth pulled...a first for me.
I didn't know it, but it was cracked AND had abscessed.
Oh, and have I mentioned before that
I have a 'sensitivity' to the 'caine' family of drugs?
Yes, that means that I get to 'go to sleep'
and have dental work done,
so when I awaken,
I get to feel all the great things that were done to my mouth whilst I slept.
So, I'm still recovering from that fun.
The grand kids came out a couple of evenings and went sledding. Temps both times were up to the low 30's so it was perfect to sled. I watched from inside, but would have much preferred to be outside with them. The two year old grandson was SO excited to sled - of course he doesn't remember sledding last year, so it's great to see winter fun through his eyes and excitement and enthusiasm.
And, finally, I'll leave you with a couple pictures of nature's January beauty...
There were these great 'snow rollers' this past week!
|a photo taken at a family friends' farm:|
Below Yarnell's Barn,
photo used with permission from Gary Gardiner, local photographer
|A close-up of a 'snow roller' |
that was about a foot and a half tall
(I think this was taken at the family homestead).
And it was a great way to finish out January, 2014!