It's been a pretty good week, all things considered. Spring continues with its early show. The daffodils, among other things, are in full bloom already, a full month ahead of schedule.
Dad has set up his lawn furniture.
If you're thinking, What the hillbilly is that? you are not alone, my friend. That was my reaction exactly. All except for one word, that is.
"If you've re-purposed your dining room chair for the outdoors by screwing the seat to a stump...you might be a redneck." Jeff Foxworthy would be more eloquent than that, but good lord.
Anyway, Dad seems happy with his creation. "Glad you got to see me!" as he likes to say.
Come Friday night, I needed some therapy...sewing therapy, that is. I headed on down to the basement sewing room and got started on blocks for the Iron Work Quilt Along.
I have one more "bar" of the asterisk to finish on these smaller blocks, but the big ones are done.
I did swap out two of the solids for their deeper colored counterparts. I'm using what I believe is called Pumpkin instead of Apricot, and another deeper turquoise for Ocean. The other ones were just a tad too light, it seemed. I had just barely enough of the orange and turquoise from a previous project to cut these pieces out, but I'm glad it worked out. I really like how this is going together.
I'm pretty stoked for the season premier of Mad Men tonight. Will you be watching? I believe it's a two-hour special. It's been on hiatus for so long, I can hardly remember where things left off, though I'm sure it'll all come back to me once it starts.
We also watched Sense and Sensibility, the 2008 BBC version, this week and it was excellent! Dan Stevens plays the part of Edward Ferrars. He is the one who played Matthew in Downton Abbey. And the "bad boy" character in Sense and Sensibility is also in the movie, My Week with Marilyn, which we watched last night, as is Jim Carter, the actor who plays Mr. Carson, the butler in Downton Abbey. But the shining star in My Week with Marilyn is Michelle Williams. Brilliant!
We laugh at this sign on a regular basis. Today, I managed to snap a picture while we waited for our food. Would you like fries your peanut butter chocolate banana WALLEYE?
had a followup appointment at the orthopedic surgeon on Thursday. The
fracture has not started healing yet but it has not moved either, and that's a
good thing. So he is to remain in the Stormtrooper-like immobilizer at all
times, except when showering, which is what he was doing when I snapped
He's got the dance down now for getting in
and out of the shower. Face west, feet together, left foot over the tub
edge, extend left arm to reach the grab bar, shift weight from
crutches to left foot, bend right leg until you say ouch, "point your
right toe like a ballerina," I remind him, so it clears the tub edge,
aaaaaaand in. He's getting pretty good at it. I'd give him a 9 for
choreography and style.
Whether You're High or Low...
Now this woman, Janelle Monae, gets a 10! Go on, dance along like nobody's watching!