Well hello January! Until today, weather conditions in Glasgow have been glorious, crisp, bitterly cold and dry. I like this very much. I am quite glad for once to have a well cushioned frame, the treacherous pavements feel less hard on the bones with a bit of soft padding. Today we are back to normal blustery wet winter weather, such shame.
Walking - as much as possible. My physiotherapist says I can start running again so this is on my list of things to do soon.
Cooking risotto with cavolo Nero and roast butternut squash. It was not a winning combination but not too bad either. We try not to waste food and every now and then, ingredients are thrown together that might be better on their own.
Enjoying the tofu dishes Annie has been cooking. All our main meals are vegan at the moment, at Annie's request, she is committed to a full month of vegan eating. The rest of us continue to eat eggs and dairy and the odd slice of ham. I am ok with that.
Working again. After just a few days, I am already waking up in the night, worrying.
Stitching blocks of my Lucys Terrace quilt together. I am removing most of the papers as I go along. Each paper gets a quick steam iron and is packed away for future projects.
Sorting through my two boxes of fat quarters and fabric strips. It is therapeutic and creative at once and slowly, ideas for a new quilt form in my head.
Ordering grass green wool to knit a hat. My heart has been calling out for something bright green in my life. Also sneaking in two skeins of sock wool for more pairs of socks. I gifted a pair to a good friend and her daughter fancies a pair, too. I like making things with a purpose.
Settling-in for a period of home schooling. It is not enjoyable. We have technology under control now (mostly) but motivation is not high. Mostly mine.
Feeling grateful for an NHS that continues to run screening programmes such as cervical screening and bowel cancer screening. I finally sent my poop sample, all clear. I thought the illustrated instructions to collect the sample were on the realistic side for early morning sample collection.
Supplying plenty of bird food for our garden visitors. I ordered seeds and fat balls in bulk to save costs. The house sparrows are particularly abundant this winter. I noticed a pair of gold crests the other day, such pretty little birds. We have fewer bird visitors now, probably because the whole neighbourhood has bird feeders up now. Birdwatching is fun!
Listening to a new to me crime series by Lin Anderson. It is set in Glasgow, which I like. I wasn't initially that keen but the first two books are short and I got into the grove. Lin Anderson's writing matures as the series progresses.
Muddling through the days. Like everybody else I guess
Thank you for visiting me today. I am much behind with reading blogs that I love, I am sorry. Too much screen-time at work just now and my eyes are tired by the evening. Instead, I sew a little and listen to an audiobook.