Sometimes middle age rears it's ugly head and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it. Today I made lasagna from scratch-and do mean completely from scratch in every sense of the world. The nature of this particular beast is that you stand in one place-on kitchen tile. After crushing and crumbling and stirring and layering for a few hours. my whole body already hurt. Then I felt a twinge while taking the super-dee-dooper three family pan out of the oven and knew I was in trouble. Tomorrow should be a fun day.
At any age, nothing risked is nothing gained. I had this idea that I would make a sorority quilt t shirt as a sample and take orders. Not having any unique sorority t-shirts on hand, I "put out the word". In one day I've had takers, and hope to end up making a quilt with the Greek letters embroidered on the corner. A start to making many, I can only hope.
My bedroom looks like it belongs on an episode or hoarders. We've been rearranging, changing rooms if you will. Then there were some items that had to be removed for Christmas decor, and they landed in my bedroom as well. Add to that a pile of laundry. Then there are the Christmas Gifts, boxes of Christmas wrapping and bags. In the end what you have is-a mess.
Since I don't know how to make anything less than enough lasagna to feed twenty or so, we'll be eating the stuff all week. I like it, but the question is do I like it that much. The answer is probably, if the alternative is cooking.
I've decided that within certain restrictions (to be shared later), I am going to TRY to follow the Compact for a year. The Compact is an agreement to buy only used, and obviously would have certain exceptions (underwear and fabric come to mind).
Last but not least. those orthopedic studies are just plain wrong. Somehow I managed to walk, workout and do things in the yard in the summer with minimal pain. Today I am limping around like my grandmother. In other words, you can show me all the studies you want, but as far as I am concerned cold weather and arthritis simply do not mix.
Oh, and did I mention school is finished for the year?