Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Heat Is On

El Nino caused many of the days this winter here in Yuma to have below average temperatures. That meant we "suffered" through weeks of temps in the 60s and stronger than normal north winds. Last weekend, the law of averages caught up with us. We went from low 60s to high 80s in a few days time. I'm not complaining, but it is a bit of a shock to the system. We've adjusted well with sleeveless shirts and trips to the pool, which has suddenly become a very popular spot.

We continue to play pickleball and golf. Our tee time today is for 2:30 pm which was a great time to golf when the temps were cool. I'll be calling to see if we can golf earlier today as it is supposed to be 88 degrees at 3 pm. I wish I could send some of this heat to Wisconsin where they are dealing with the coldest temps of the winter. Glad we're here.

One bonus of being in Yuma is the fresh produce available at numerous produce markets. Usually, we get our produce from a vendor at the flea market on Wednesdays at the Methodist Church down the road. The produce is fresh and reasonably priced. I heard on the news that there is a cauliflower shortage in parts of the country, and heads are going for as much as $9. I got this beautiful, large head last week for $2. It was delicious. Our normal weekly purchase is a head of lettuce, 2 cucumbers, 2 peppers and 6 roma tomatoes for $5. Love it!

On Monday I attended a quilting activity. One of the members of the quilt group was teaching how to make a jelly roll star pattern. She volunteered to do this for free, which is a huge bonus. Quilt classes can easily run from $50 to $100. A quick trip to Joann Fabrics had me ready for the project, and I was able to use the gift card Korey and Cathryn gave me for Christmas. Jelly rolls are pre-cut bundles of coordinating fabric cut into 2.5 inch wide strips. JoAnn's only had one choice which was rather bold and busy looking, but I went with it. I think it is going to be very pretty for a girl. I have all the squares finished. On Monday I will return to sew the whole thing together. Pictures will be posted once the top is completed. It was a fun activity with some very nice ladies. I'll continue to join them for more sewing projects.

Speaking of quilting projects, here is a picture of a cutie pie on a quilt I made.

Korey and Cathryn commissioned me to make a quilt for their friends who were expecting their second child, a little boy. We decided on an Olaf theme with the babies initials at the top. Isn't he adorable. I forgot how tiny newborns are. Cathryn reports they love the quilt, which makes me very happy.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!