A busy day today. It started with our monthly breakfast at Gracian’s Grill. I noticed their Inspection Card in the front window was a B and I wondered what happened to make them lose their A rating. I wanted to know but then I didn’t want to know, all at the same time. No one else mentioned it, so I doubt they even noticed it. The building is very old so no doubt there’s some less than perfect things going on behind the scenes.
Speaking of behind the scenes, they’re gutting the old Ace Hardware store on main street. I’ve heard rumors that there’s going to be a restaurant in there. I surely hope so. We can use another good restaurant to choose from.
Meanwhile, construction on the Super Walmart is progressing rapidly and I can’t wait for it to be finished, stocked and ready for customers. The other construction going on in town is our new Transportation Center. It’s there on Main Street (Tehachapi Blvd. for those who don’t know what street I mean when I say Main Street), actually directly across the street from what used to be the Ace Hardware store. Currently, the Amtrak bus and other long-distance transportation vehicles stop out on the street alongside the K-Mart parking lot. It’s not a very big parking area and not well known to residents. This will be much more convenient for busses and for people who want to travel by bus to outlying areas/cities. It will also bring people in closer to downtown Tehachapi, where they can shop, visit museums and eat at some of our smaller restaurants. And there’s always Kohnen’s Bakery — YUM — their sandwiches are huge and freshly made. Most people can’t get out of the place without buying some of their baked goods, cookies, tarts, and pastries. Wicked and addictive, for sure.
In discussing the upcoming Christmas Dinner with friends at breakfast, I realized that we’re going to have 11 tables, not 10 as originally planned, which means I need to make another table runner. When I got back home, I went through my Christmas fabric stash and pulled out a piece of Santa Claus fabric that just cried to be made into a table topper.
I layered the fabric with batting and backing, pinned it and then stitched around all four sides, leaving a section open so I could flip it inside out. I then did a very narrow stitch line around the outside edge, stitching open section closed. Next I did shadow stitching around each of the elements. I plan on giving it to my Great-nephew Zack and his wife.
I did make one other stop today and that was to my primary care doctor. I’ve had sciatic pain in my right hip for several months and my two visits to the new chiropractor left me bruised and $40 poorer, and no relief from the pain. So today I got x-rayed and will wait to hear what the results are. The doctor suggested we try physical therapy first, and if the therapists don’t feel they can help, I’ll get a referral to a specialist. All in due time…
Be safe, be well (please try to stay away from people who appear to have respiratory infections–there’s a lot of it going around right now because of the change in weather), and do remember to tell those you love that you love them.