Monday, November 14, 2011

A bit of this and that.

1. I think I am turning into an 80-year-old because today I told Gary that at the top of my Christmas wish list was a really nice iron with steam settings so I can properly iron flat my seams while quilting. I also informed him that I am going to become the kind of person who wears shawls when it's cold and I'm looking forward to a post-dinner treat of ginger snap crisps with a small glass of milk. All I need now are some dentures and a walker with tennis balls on the legs.

2. I'm pretty sure I may be turning the corner on this illness! I'm not sure if I've written about it here but I tested positive for Epstein-Barr virus a few months ago...basically it just makes me tired. And not just tired but exhausted, and I feel that way all. of. the. time. Like, I'll sleep for 8 hours, wake up for an hour, nap for 2 hours, wake up for a couple hours, nap for another hour or two...going to the grocery store felt like running some kind of crazy marathon and just being up and playing with C took every bit of energy in me. Usually this is supposed to run its course in a few weeks but my fatigue has lingered...and lingered...and lingered. BUT, for the last three days I've only  needed one nap per day, which is kind of a HUGE deal.

3. All of this new-found energy is being diverted primarily into school, BUT I did get a few things done around the house! I actually got some Fall/Thanksgiving-ish decorations up on my bookshelves:

Candles wrapped with scrapboook paper and twine, a old junky frame strung with wire to pin on paper ephemera, and pumpkins and gourds I painted and glazed a few years ago meant I managed to decorate without spending a dime (hollah!) Also, if you're interested, the "give thanks" sign is just a canvas I wrapped in brown wrapping paper. I do this a lot with extra canvases around holidays...saves me from having to buy/make elaborate seasonal art!


  1. I love that you're turning into an 80-year-old woman. I'm going to buy you a subscription to Readers' Digest for Christmas! And your turkey platter is DIVINE! Did you get that at Goodwill? It's so good!

  2. Yeah I got it a few years ago and I've never had a way to display it until I FINALLY bought a plate standy thingy this year. It's so great in person...vintage dishware is so so great.