--> Last night was my first quilting class. It was a lot of fun, and since there are only five of us in the class, it should be nice, since we all seem to be at the same level with sewing, etc. I haven't taken any pictures of my fabric yet, but I will in the next few days, after which you will be forced to see them.
--> I finished another Christmas gift - a pair of Dashing fingerless mitts for The Tim. No photos yet, since a) he is either wearing them and I don't have access to them to photograph, or b) I'm hoping to get a picture outside on a sunny day, and unless it happens on a weekend, it's already getting dark when I get home from work. The good news is that he really likes them, since he has been wearing them nearly every day since they were finished.
--> I gifted the cowl I showed you in this post, and it was extremely well-received! She was genuinely thrilled with it, and showed everyone who happened to pass by or go into her office that day. It's nice to know that you brightened someone's day, and to know that someone is genuinely thrilled with something you made for them.
--> My efforts at kindness have been pretty decent so far, though I'm sure I could do more. To be perfectly honest, I exist so much in the world of my own mind, that I don't realize sometimes that I've missed an opportunity to actually do something for someone. On the other hand, I've avoided killing a lot of stupid people - or even just telling them to their face that I think they are stupid - so that's something. At least I think it is ...
--> I hope everyone who is thrilled with the non-winter we have had does not start complaining if/when it gets really warm, really fast. When it's 60 degrees in February, there may not be anywhere to go but up from there, temperature-wise.
--> I wish the 2012 elections were over. I'm soooooo sick of hearing the candidates talking, promising, criticizing, preaching, being morally upright. I would have a hard time being kind to any of them, and am glad that I will likely not have to worry about that opportunity arising.
--> I made hot cross buns this past weekend. Last year, I completely forgot, and was disappointed. This year's batch turned out very well, but a certain canine actually stole a few from the table where they were cooling! Even Pip was shocked. And trust me, it's pretty hard to shock Pip. (He's usually doing the shocking, as a matter of fact.)
--> My pneumonia is, I would say, about 99.99999% gone. However, now I have really terrible pain in my left foot, and have an appt on Monday with the orthopedic doctor to see what is going on. It may just be yet another site for my osteoarthritis, but I want to have it checked to be sure. If my mother was here, she would say, "It's either an ass or an elbow with you, isn't it?" That was one of her classic expressions she would use when we got over one sickness/ailment, only to almost immediately have something else.
--> I realized the other day that I have not even attempted to knit a pair of socks in several months. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I must get started on a pair very soon, or the universe may never recover.
And that's it for now. As you can tell from the beginning of the post, I should have some pictures for you before too long. But in the meantime, I thought you might find this amusing.