Trying a new format and stuff. Glitches are likely. Please forgive and alert me to any screw-ups you notice.
First, the last of the sewing frenzy comforters. This is for the son of a nephew. Great nephew, right? Orange is his favorite color, so I figure this should please him. He lives in LA and temperatures have gotten clear down into the 60s, so I figure they need some more blankies. His older sisters will get one of the black and white comforters and one of the pink and purple comforters. Boxing and shipping is on my list of things to do today.
Second, let me introduce my newest BFF. Her name is _ Cupcake!
Cupcake and I will be working on some bread today. Go, Cupcake!!
I took my very first ever yoga class yesterday. Ow. Groan. That's waaayyyy more work than it looks like!! But I loved it, and I tried a salute to the sun this morning. I never used to think of myself as clumsy, but this practice will certainly give me empathy with folks who do. I mean, you have to work hard to fall down from standing on all fours.(downward dog)
We had a big snow even predicted for today which, thank God, has not manifested. Instead of the sheet of ice we had been cautioned to anticipate, we woke up to - 40 degrees and rain. Tah-dah! That's Portland standard weather. It's why we celebrate sunny days. It's why formal wear is Goretex, and casual wear means undoing the top two buttons on your wool shirt. It's why everything is green here. Even the gaskets around my car doors. Bricks and fences and the north side of houses are green. Cement patios are green. If you don't do things in the rain, you don't do things.
But there are about three weeks in the year when it gets above 80, and about three weeks when it gets below freezing. It's a mild, temperate climate, and we have lovely moist complexions that don't show our age. I'll take it.
And, because everything is better with a kitty, here are three of them. Candy, Pepper and Fly.