What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “Africa”? For me, it’s heat. I think of savannahs and jungles and deserts. But apparently, it can also get quite cold. Mothers and newborns have been dying of hypothermia in Tanzania. Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad have started a program called Hope 2 Others to put together kits of things to help mothers and babies survive, including warm hats. Nancy Zieman, a famous quilter, is encouraging others to help by making heart-shaped hats from this pattern that you can print off your computer: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Hope-2-Others-Heart-Shape-Hat-Pattern.pdf. Continue reading →
Two or three weeks ago, Mark was working at a campground and he pulled into an empty lot across the street from the campground to let Tucson do her business. She started wandering out into the desert and he followed her. Something caught his eye so he walked over to see what it was and found a recumbent tricycle in pretty good condition lying out there. It needed some repairs to the seat covers, both the seat and the seat back, but other than that, it was usable. He brought it home and we fixed it up. Ever since then, he’s been wanting to go on a bike ride with me. Continue reading →
I know it seems like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth for the last couple of weeks, but I have a good reason. I’ve been working. The last two weeks, H&R Block has been in peak season. I have been working four-day weeks, but in calculating my hours for the pay period yesterday, I discovered I had worked a little over 99 hours! Continue reading →
OK, so Mark and I were talking about things today and he says we probably could have left by Sunday except that we need to stop in Green Bay to pick up a part so the RV furnace will work, and the supplier won’t be open on Sunday. It’s looking like we won’t be leaving Door County until Monday.
Back before I flew out to Oregon in September, I signed up to participate in a quilt workshop put on by the Trillium Quilt Guild today. When I thought I was going to be staying in Oregon, I canceled my registration for the workshop. Then when Sherill died and I returned, I asked if there was still room for me and I was told yes, so I got to spend today being creative. Continue reading →
Mark spent the day in Goshen today. He had intended to go up to Elkhart to open a business account there, but he couldn’t find the key to the gas cap on his motorcycle and he was too low on gas to make it to Elkhart. Not to worry, though… He emailed them and inquired about opening a business account and they welcomed him. Continue reading →
Have you noticed lately how you can’t go into any store without seeing a set of coloring books for adults? Recently Mark bought me a full set of colored pencils and today I found a coloring book I liked. As soon as I got home I couldn’t wait to try it: Continue reading →