Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

My daughter

My daughter is coming up today.  We're working on a quilting project together. 17 years ago we did what is known as a shop hop.  This is where one visits quilt shops in the surrounding area.  That year every shop we went to had a different step of making a quilt.  You had to go to all the shops to get all the steps and find out what the quilt turned out to be.....mystery quilt, you see.  We visited all the shops and got all the instructions.  We followed the instructions together and made our quilts together (this was before kids came into the picture).  We both kept the instructions so we've decided to do it again, only this time with different colors.  She does her cutting at home then comes up here to sew.  This gives us some time together which is precious to me.  Her son is old enough to watch his sister for the time mom is here.  We both miss time together.  Maybe when the youngest is old enough to care for herself, mom and I can spend more time together.  Hopefully I'll be able to figure out how to get pictures on here to show you when we're done.
Y'all have a glorious day and remember:  life is too short...it only has four letters.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Enough, already!

It's been colder than usual here in North Georgia.  But then we get teased when it warms up into the 50's and 60's.  Then it goes into the teens again at night, barely breaking 32 during the day.  The flu is running rampant.  Knock on wood I haven't been hit with it.  I DID NOT get the flu shot and the news is that it really hasn't done much for those who did.  My way of not getting sick is to avoid places where there is a crowd of people, like Walmart.  I went to the drug store to get my favorite homeopathic medicine just in case but they were out.  Might get some today if it came in.  I have some at home already but want to stock up on more.  At any rate, needless to say I'm over this fickle weather.  My sinuses are going crazy and I'm keeping those allergy medication companies in business.  This is the first time I've had this kind of problem in the winter.  I'm over it!
Well, at least the sun is shining and it's supposed to get up into the mid 50's today.  A few days from now it's going to be cold again.  Vitamin C is my best friend along with the wonderful oranges my brother had sent.  Keeping my fingers crossed I don't get sick.
Hope y'all stay healthy in this weird winter weather.
P.S.  My daughter buried one of her cats here the other day.  I now have 5 buried here.  Think I should get hold of Stephen King and let him know I have a pet cemetery?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Whither the weather...

Dear  Mother Nature,
I appreciate all the hard work you have to do, really I do.  I know it's difficult to please everyone and sometimes you get ticked off and let us know you are really in charge by giving us hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and such but I have a favor to ask.  Lately, where I live, it's been cold then temperate then really cold again.  I don't mind the cold.  I can deal with it.  But when the temperatures jump back and forth?  Well...needless to say it's been a bit trying.  One doesn't know how to properly clothe oneself.  As much as possible I avoid places that have large numbers of people, such as Walmart because that's where most of the cold and flu bug germs are.  So far this winter I have avoided catching anything.  I hope it stays that way.  I'm becoming a hermit, only going out when I absolutely have to and the makers of Vitamin C adore me.  Also, I've never had allergies before at this time of year but, with the changes in temperature going on, the makers of kleenex and sinus medications are loving me too. Thank you for your consideration.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Heat pumps

To me heat pumps are useless.  Once the outside temperature gets to freezing or below the heat pump can't keep up.  It's in the teens outside and, although I have the thermostat set at 70, it's 65 here in the house.  The heat pump has not quit.  Happily the emergency strips have not engaged otherwise my bill would be twice what it's going to be.  I was going to to have gas heat when I had the house built but, because I thought my daughter was going to live with me and she's afraid of gas, I went with electric.  Coulda, shoulda.  I sit here with cold hands trying to stay warm.  At least the sun is shining so it's warm in the sunbeams coming into the house.  This keeps up I'm lighting a fire in the fireplace.
I'm told that heat pumps take the heat out of the air.  What heat?!  Where is the heat in 17 degrees?  Believe me, the air coming out of the vents is NOT warm.  Maybe warmer than outside but...  If it weren't so costly I would have gas heat installed.  Meanwhile I'll just hunker down and dress warm.
Y'all have a good day and remember....just because it's on the internet doesn't mean you can believe it.