Good grief, Charlie Brown, what have they done to my WordPress blog?? It’s totally different and I’m not really ready for a new WordPress learning curve. We shall see… I have to wonder if my blog got tweaked when I uploaded my Windows updates this morning. There were 25 Windows updates as well as 3 optional updates. One of the optional updates was for Skype and since I don’t have a camera or microphone, I skipped it.

I was up at 12:45 a.m., after going to bed around 11 p.m. Stayed up until 4:30 a.m. and then back up right at 7 a.m. We did get snow last night — enough to make everything nice and pretty. The sun is out and most of the snow has melted, but that’s a good thing. We can use all the moisture we can get.

Just a very light dusting on the hillside across the way… the top of the mountain, which had way more snow, is hidden by the cloud layer.


Just 28 degrees on the deck — photo taken from inside the house — far too cold for this chickadee to be out taking photos.


And we had one solitary hummingbird sitting on the feeder — all fluffed up and literally ‘chillin’. I was surprised the food in the feeder hadn’t frozen as it did a week or so ago. Interesting…


When I was up in the wee hours of the morning, we had several power blitzes and my computer shut down each time, but the lights remained on. Weird. So, I didn’t take any chances — I shut down the power strip and went into the living room to read on my Kindle.

I forgot to make my p.t. appointments for this week, and naturally I remembered it over the weekend, so I called on Saturday and left them a message. I called in first thing this morning (once I got my phone working again–but that’s another story), and the operator said that the office wouldn’t open until later on in the day because the roads were closed due to snow. That took care of today, so I went back to reading. I dozed off and the phone rang — it was the p.t. receptionist returning my call. I was able to get an appt. for Wednesday of this week and Monday and Wednesday of next week, but next Thursday is Thanksgiving (ALREADY???)! so I told her that I would make that Wednesday my last day of therapy as I have a follow-up appointment with the Orthopedic surgeon on the 30th and I imagined he would release me. I’ll continue to do my stretches and exercises on my own, working to get back to 100%. I’m at 85% now, and have my pain down to a dull roar.

With Thanksgiving less than 2 weeks away, I began working on the grandson’s quilt again. The backing has been cut down and is taped to the living room floor. I see a bit of wrinkling, but hopefully, it’ll smooth out as I pin the batting and top together.


I laid the batting out the other day in order for the wrinkles to smooth out. Robert is really very helpful at this stage of the game. He has an eagle eye for lining things up so they’re straight, and helps me get the backing taped down before helping me layer everything. Then he turns me loose and says it’s all mine — whereupon I get down on my hands and knees with my safety pins and pin the heck out of the quilt. Once everything is pinned together, I remove the blue painter’s tape and take the quilt to the cutting board where I trim everything down and square up the quilt. Then I break out the sewing machine and my walking for and begin to quilt it. Once it’s quilted, the binding has to be added and then the label affixed. I think I will just make it to my deadline of a week from this Thursday.


Be safe, be well, and please be happy. There’s a lot of things that are wrong with our world right now, but if we start with our own actions and thoughts, we can make a difference. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them–oftentimes, we lose our loved ones and never get another chance to say “I love you. You’re important to me.” Know that you are loved…


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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