Tuesday, December 29, 2020

I've Survived Winter Solstice

 Winter Solstice is described as "It’s the astronomical moment when the Sun reaches the Tropic of Capricorn; we have our shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere in terms of daylight. Regardless of what the weather is doing outside your window, the solstice marks he official start of winter." 


For me it means I feel lousy! I need sunlight and blue shies! Obviously living in Seattle I'm not going toget much of that anytime soon. My favorite way to help alleviate the blahs is to visit a sunny place. Obviously that not going to happen; I have a Dawn light, which would help if I could figure out how to program it. I’m going to try again today but if it doesn’t work tomorrow, I’ll order a new one. I also bought some party light for my balcony learned that I could buy a timer with a remote control which is great! New battery operated flameless candles were also on the list. New ones are very realistic and safe. I love the automatic timer!

Friday, December 25, 2020

The Wonders of Christmas


Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas. May peace, love, prosperity follow you always.


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Celebrating Christmas

Everyone has their own unique way of sharing their holiday spirit with their neighbors. While 86% of Americans decorate for the holidays, more than half choose to show their seasonal cheer by decorating with lights. Some go over the top and adorn every window and walkway, while others choose a simply stated holiday wreath to mark the season.


I need some Christmas spirit. I don't know about your area, but here in the Seattle there is what I refer to as an old school community bulletin board but now it's on line. Nextdoor connects neighbors to each other — and to everything nearby: Local businesses, services, news updates, recommendations and stuff for sale from the people down the block.


There's a great list of local houses with holiday lights.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Houses and Trees



I talked about American Hero Quilts before, and so the story continues. A friend sent me some House blocks and challenged me to 'do' something with them. I admit that they were exactly that. 

So what do houses and trees have to do with red, white and blue quilts? I sent a picture to a friend, she announced "I want that quilt". I sold it to her for a donation to American Hero Quilts. A win win in my book!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sugar Plum’s Latest

Having a roommate has created some interesting events. I usually soak my fingers when I give myself a manicure. I’ve learned that if I set the water jar on the floor, someone thinks it’s a play thing.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Technical Difficulties

“Technical Difficulties are unforeseen equipment problems such as hardware failures or software bugs that make it difficult or impossible to perform a desired action.” In this case the difficulty was me! I’ve been trying to learn how to transfer pictures from my phone to my computer for a long time. In the last month I’ve been shown three different ways, which isn’t very helpful. Hopefully with assistance from detailed notes I’ll be more successful!

I hope you all managed to celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 28! I admit I managed to take a trip to my favorite jewelry shop, Rhinestone Rosie's. 

Rhinestone Rosie’s is an extraordinary vintage jewelry store. Designed to delight with thousands of pieces of wonderful vintage jewelry for sale, full service costume and fine jewelry repairs, estate evaluations, and jewelry purchasing. Excellent customer service completes the experience. All of this is the brainchild of Rosalie Sayyah, the “Rosie” of Rhinestone Rosie.

 My purchase?