I’m not sure just how many days into March we need to go before that old saying “in like a lion, out like a lamb” is no longer applicable, but I suspect that the 2nd is still included. And our weather today is very lion-like. The freezing rain and sleet have been coming down for a good 3+ hours … and is forecast to continue for another 3+ hours … at which time, our precipitation will be snow. We’re due for a total of 6-8” of “stuff”, with cold temperatures and strong winds. If that it’s lion-like, I sure don’t know what is. ha! I’m certainly looking forward to some lamb-like weather, that’s for sure!
Needless to say, we won’t be attending the last day of the swim meets scheduled for this weekend. T#1 was to swim 2 events (including the event that he had the best chance to advance to the finals) at the Ozark Division I championships (an hour to the west), and T#2 had 4 events at the YMCA League’s regional championships (and hour and a half to the east). Both meets are still on, but DD and DSIL wisely opted to skip today.
I’d say that today is going to be a good day to stay inside and spend a little time with my needle and thread. I’m making some good progress on my Storm at Sea … I’d like to get it finished before I start on DD’s herringbone quilt, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to make that. The Cardinals game is on TV this afternoon, and the Blues game is on this evening … so I’m set for quilting programming.
These last two weeks have been looooooong weeks here at Chez Nana. DH had to make a trip to the Urgent Care Center two weeks ago, and the physician he saw referred him to a dermatologist … to get a lesion checked … the dreaded word “melanoma” was mentioned. We chose to see a dermatologist at the Barnes Jewish Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis … when melanoma is a possibility, we didn’t want to take any chances. Praise God the report was excellent … the lesion is benign and he doesn’t need any follow-up care. But let me tell you that I’m rethinking my plan of soaking up the sun on our trip to Hilton Head in May!
After we finished up at the dermatologist’s office, we headed to a couple of new-to-me quilt shops in St. Louis. At the first shop, I picked up several pieces of fabric, a few notions and signed up for an applique class and a bus trip to the National Quilt Show in Paducah. At the other shop, I picked up a few more pieces of fabric. I wanted to share a picture of the gorgeous fabric I bought, but we haven’t seen the sun since I got home with them, so the colors are NOWHERE close to true in the pictures I took. Trust me when I say that they’re scrumptious … and if I can remember, I’ll take a picture if/when we ever see the sun again.
We upgraded our cell phones and switched providers yesterday … thanks to a generous offer by DSIL to add us to their “family plan” … even with the buyout to terminate our plan with our old provider, we’re going to save a LOT of money on our cell phone bill. I finally got DH into the 21st century … we both upgraded to the iPhone 5C. No matter how many times I told him that the iPhone is essentially a small iPad with phone capabilities, he’s having a little trouble figuring things out.
I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching … why not head over to view some delicious eye candy?
Have a blessed Sunday!