Today’s interruption is brought to you by the weather and sadness.

I looked at the calendar earlier this week, right after I looked at the weather forecast which was predicting 10-20 inches of snow. SNOW!! again. I don’t think it is necessary to add the rest of this post which will describe my opinion of said forecast, but you have nothing better to do than read my opinion, and I have nothing better to do that give it.

It is autumn people! In fact, when I looked at the calendar I confirmed that we are only slightly over 1/3 of the way through autumn. Autumn: the season when leaves fall from the trees. I see nothing about snow in that definition. Let me repeat that: I see NOTHING about snow in that definition!!

snow1Now let’s talk for just a minute about that weather forecast. Originally it said we were in a “winter storm watch” and of course it now says “winter storm warning”. It says nothing about “autumn storm watch or warning”. Further, it says this warning continues until 6pm on Thursday. Today is the first day of this snow, and in a few hours we’ll add some nice wind to blow the snow around. I can hardly wait!

snow2As you can see by the photos, the leaves have not completely fallen off the chokecherry tree in our backyard, although they seem to be mostly off the other trees in the neighborhood. This is thanks to the snow we had a couple of weeks ago. The top of the privacy fence seems to have 3-4 inches of snow, and I took this photo at about 8am. Not that I am usually up at that time, but today was supposed to be a special day.

Special, but yet part of my usual routine. Not an interruption to it. It is quilting day – my once a month all day 10am-10pm sewing day working on just whatever projects I want, but mostly UFO’s (un-finished objects) which also could be called PIGS (projects in grocery bags). So there is sadness that I don’t get to go. Yes, quilting day is in that town 60 miles away. Sixty miles of snow-covered highway that will be full of drifts later today after the wind starts up. Sixty miles of winter weather that should be autumn weather!

Oh, and on one final note: the electricity is not co-operating, so I’m not sure I’ll even get to sew at home. We were without electricity at 5am this morning for a couple of hours, but it came back on before I got too cold. Since then it has been flickering a bit. I have the pellet stove cranked up and hopefully the city can control eliminate the outages.

This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Yes, there are much worse things that could interrupt my life.

 

Today’s interruption is brought to you by the USPS and retreat.

I’ve been looking forward to my quilt guild’s retreat since I joined the guild a year ago. Actually I wanted to go to the retreat even before I joined, and quite possibly was the very reason I joined. I had heard from friends how fun it was and all the munchies they had. Food always does it for me!

lunchI had recently ordered a booklet with some quilted items and was hoping the USPS would come through for me and deliver it on time. They did, and I am happy. I’m not a very prolific quilter, but I do have LOTS of ideas as well as supplies. In fact (feel free to roll your eyes) I just bought some favrick (fabric, for those of you who don’t speak childease) to make some market totes. I’m actually considering making them for gifts for Christmas, but am wavering because of my limited sewing skills.

If they come out good, I’ll want to keep them. But if they come out bad, I won’t want anybody to see them. Dilemma Dilemma! Oh wait, I can make double – one for me and one for a gift. Another for me and another for a gift. I might be onto something here, but as I said, I am NOT a prolific quilter.

As I close this post, I’d like to give a shout out to my brother, Richard. It is his birthday. I’ll be kind and not tell you how old he is, but alas, he is still younger than me. If you notice my archives, you’ll see that Richard seems to get mentioned regularly. I have two other brothers I love just as much, but they are much quieter and not as prone to note-worthy escapades.