Thursday, December 17, 2020

Really Random Thursday, 12/17/20

 It's been an interesting week. On Friday, the mailman delivered a card meant for someone else. So I waited until he returned to his truck, which was parked across the street. I kind of jogged across the street, and then I heard and felt a loud "pop". So basically I spent the next four days on the couch, leg elevated and iced, with a knee brace, fearing I had torn a meniscus or severely damaged my knee. I stayed wrapped up in one of my favorites, a 36-patch patch designed by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts for her 36th birthday. Quilts are so comforting.

I had planned on doing a lot of last-minute Christmas sewing. Last minute...because I'm a procrastinator. That didn't happen at all. By Monday, however, I was feeling a lot better and I can now walk fairly normally, with little pain. The doctor did an exam and thinks I hyperextended my knee, exacerbating some arthritis. I have let go of thinking I need to do the Christmas sewing and am actually enjoying resting on the couch, next to the Christmas tree, watching Christmas movies.

If you watch The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, you will be familiar with the Quilting Legend award they bestow each year. They give each of the chosen legends a plaque, and each year it has been hand crafted by Mark, made with fused glass with The Quilt Show logo. Each one is different color, depending on the recipient. The other day they posted a video that showed each legend receiving the plaque. It was so much fun to look back and remember all the beautiful glass Mark has made for the show, and also to know that his work is in the homes of so many amazing quilters!

Actually, just about the only people who knock are the delivery people, am I right?

The other night we took Gabe and Ella down Christmas Tree Lane. Ella discovered that in Mark's car there is a moonroof and she was so excited about it, and wanted to be able to stand up, with her head through the roof, and look at all the lights. Since you can only drive about 1 mph, she had her mommy's permission. We had such a good time. We will do it again next week with the two older ones, although I don't think they will care about standing up with their heads through the window. :) (Sorry about the blurry pictures...)

Do you ever feel like this?

Last week when I posted about our "back to school night," I got these comments, which were pretty funny. A program. Hmmmm...something to consider.

Speaking of school, Mark and Ella did a few fine motor activities the other day. I think they both had a good time. We have class here one more day, and then three weeks off for Christmas break. 

Have you ever taken the enneagram test? I have taken it multiple times and always come out a 6, or sometimes a 6 wing 5. Based on this, however, I think I'm more of a 9.
Central Valley Justice Coalition, where Christa works as their education coordinator, celebrated 10 years educating about human trafficking and working with victims. So proud of the work this wonderful organization does, and specifically Christa's hard work in education.

One of my favorite little displays, in my sewing room.
Better watch out...

Stay safe.


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Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Sure hope you're not suffering any long term problems with your knee. I think sometimes we need a little forced down time so we can genuinely relax and let go of all the self imposed expectations. The internet browser sign really made me laugh. So so true. Wishing you and the family a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2021. Maybe we can finally make that mini quilt retreat happen.

http://thankfullga447 said... #

I did that to my knee and I had tears coming down, luckily he gave me a shot and that works for about 6 months. Procrastinating knee surgery.

OPQuilt said... #

So many of these memes are brilliant, especially the cookie party and the last one, about dictrionaries. Thanks for providing a happy moment in my internet reading this morning. I'm glad your knee is feeling better. No more jogging. :)

FlourishingPalms said... #

I've never done an enneagram, and the Christmas one you showed is interesting. Is the idea to score 10? If so, what's a zero?! I suppose that means I'm a grinch, or Scrooge. How nice to get out and see holiday lights with your grandies. Looks like loads of fun. Merry Christmas, Cindy!