Well, folks – while I seemed to dodge the bullet all through the months of November and December while everyone around me was sick, it seems that I have caught a cold. I let my guard down just for a bit and put away my mask just long enough for the holidays (no – I really didn’t wear a mask – I am just funning with you!) and BAM! It snuck up on me (you know, auto correct keeps telling me there is no “snuck” in the dictionary? But it is there and means “to sneak” so don’t always trust it!) I am sure it was because I was distracted with all the holiday preparations and such and had I been more aware, it wouldn’t have gotten a hold on me.
It started with a sore throat which I thought was perhaps from talking – although I wasn’t really talking too much and now my head is stuffy and I have pressure on my sinuses. I did take some meds last night and got some sleep, so that should help me recover very quickly. That and some vitamin C should do it. And tea.
But I won’t let it get me down. No sir-ee! I have a lot I want to get started with and make for the new year.
Funny story – yesterday Keith was looking for the part for his car. He found it at Canadian Tire online and wanted to call to make sure that it was right and see about picking one up. He tried several times to call and was put on hold by the automated phone system.
Finally we decided just to go there to get it, as in the mean time he found a mechanic that was recommended by his friend who would do the job for him. We took the car to Kieth’s dads and took his dad’s SUV to Yarmouth to get the part. When we got to town, it was like a ghost town. NOTHING was open! Here is was ‘boxing day’ when all the stores should be open and because Christmas came on a Sunday, all was still closed. Silly us! So we wasted about three hours driving around to nowhere and wound up having dinner in the one restaurant that was open. Dinner was nice though and they had the place decorated nicely.
So I don’t know if we are going to head out again today or not. I know Keith will go, but I may wind up staying home. Besides saving money, it would probably be good for me to stay here and work.
Speaking of work – I received some pictures from a customer of mine this morning. Her grandfather made several sets of my ‘Rocking Reindeer’ pattern with a couple of modifications. She said that everyone loved them and they were a big hit. I thought I would show them to you too:
I really loved seeing this! It is great to see what others do with my designs. I think they came out beautiful and I love the idea of them all standing on the base.
Well, I hope you all have a great day today. Around here, we are getting pretty much back to normal. It will be fun to draw and get back at the saw again.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"