I know I am not the only person who is sick and tired of winter this year. :) If you polled the people who live in the US, I would guess that at least half are over ready for spring to come (is usually here by now in most of the states:). Even though I do enjoy the snow (falling, anyway:) and the winter has its own kind of beauty, enough is most definitely enough. :P
I have been pretty moody this week, sadly. My husband has a really bad cold (so far I've avoided getting too sick with it) and is miserable, poor man. I always feel so helpless when he is sick because there is very little he will let me do for him. sigh. The gray weather is getting pretty old, too; even with my light bank, the short days slow me waaaay down. :P
I did manage to go out yesterday and get my hair cut. It was getting pretty shaggy. The last time I had it cut was in late November, just before I took off on my winter trek across country. Since my hair grows pretty fast, I usually get it cut every six weeks or so. Sure felt nice to get it trimmed and shaped up again. Nothing like a little pampering to make one feel better. :)
I get my hair cut at a salon in Catonsville, near where my store used to be. I like the stylist I see and it is pleasant to go back there. I really admire her skill and artistry with hair - she is a true professional and enjoys making the most of whatever kind of hair her clients might have. :) Usually I stop to get lunch at Peace a Pizza and visit Cloverhill Yarn Shop, too, when I go for a cut. I did not this time ... truthfully, I did not want to spend the money.
Looks like the sale of my Mom's small farm is going to fall through ... my real estate agent thinks the buyer's title lawyer is, um, less than capable. The agent is showing the farm off again 'cause she thinks, as I do, that requiring us to spend uber-bucks to get a new land survey is above and beyond the necessary. Sigh.
Today my husband stayed home (we had snow in the wee hours last night and Goddard Space Flight Center, where he works, was closed) so I drove his car (the Dart) over to the emissions testing center in our neighborhood and had the car checked up. Needed to be done before mid-March and got me out of the house for a few minutes. :) Stopped at the post office, too.
I got a great text from my niece, Amy, this evening, showing her completed top from the beginning quilt class I gave her in December. I think she did really well and clearly learned a lot in class. Don't know whether they will teach her machine quilting or not - might do that when I go see her in April. :)
My daughter and her sweetheart are in Boston right now, attending the big LARP convention (Live Action Role Playing) until Monday. They had an ok drive out there from WI; hope the drive back is similarly easy! They left Baby O at home with Alan's parents. Fingers crossed that _all_ are still happy at the end of the weekend! :) Eva told me she is playing in two(?) games and running two(?). I didn't ask what genre or theme any of them were - she seemed a little tired when I talked to her so I didn't ask much. :)
I also managed to make three blocks tonight of the 3D bowtie variety. Felt good to sew something, anything! My wonky photo is at the top of this post. My friend Barbara chides me occasionally for being such a poor photographer ... truth is, I am happy to remember to take a photo at all! :)