Cold toes plague me. I can only get two pairs of socks on with my fleece lined slippers. It is 80 degrees in our little sitting room with the wood stove and I have on a tank top and pajama pants. But ....... the toes are still cold. The floor is still cement.
I only venture out for firewood and to take the dogs out. I stand inside and watch them through the storm door. I can hear the icy grass crunch as Toni Louise runs round and round in circles. Martha, the fat cat watches from his perch on the wood pile. Wall-E and Oscar get right to business and hurry back to the door.
Oscar is enjoying his new special diet and the status of eating alone. I am making his food. Chicken and rice, with some dry dog food mushed in. Wall-E protested for a whole day and refused to eat the dry food he has always eaten.
I am bored. I started a quilt. I am using old denim jeans. It will be heavy. I am happy to have a use for the jeans. I won't have enough to complete it, but a trip to some thrift stores should take care of that. It is mindless sewing. Straight seams, with the edges exposed. The hardest part is cutting the squares. I am using 8" squares. I will need 13 rows of 15 squares each. I have two rows done. Some of the 8" squares will be composed of four 4" squares, make that 4 1/4" squares, to allow for the 1/2" seams. This allows me to use more of the fabric on each pair of jeans..
I am saving all the zippers. Don't really know why, but you never know ........ I never really knew why I was saving all those jeans.
The most exciting thing that happened today was during a phone call from my baby girl. She accidentally swallowed her gum, but it came back into her mouth when she burped. I was so proud. A moment every mother dreams of. She is almost 35. My girl. She makes me laugh.