Just for Fun


New Watch, New Problem

I never would have guessed that having multiple watches would create a problem. The more the merrier, right? Not entirely. One of my watches is of the automatic mechanical variety. If I don’t wear it for a few days, it stops. And this is apparently a bad thing to do. As a result, I got a new toy: an automatic watch winder. So on days I decide to wear my Timex or Casio, the Seiko can turn in circles periodically throughout the day and keep running.

Favorite Apps

Have you noticed that your favorite apps change over time? When I first got on social media, I followed Facebook closely. I still do, but I have a love/hate relationship with it. Too much advertising, and I can’t keep posts coming in chronological order. For a while, I loved Flipboard. The mix of news and pictures was like a favorite magazine. Now, I rarely look at it. (But it’s still pretty.” Then came Pinterest–fun, but a time suck. And Instagram. And now there are so many it is hard to keep up. Though I have avoided Tik-Tok so far. What’s

Outpouring of Aprons

This Christmas I made aprons for all the ladies in the family (including the littlest one.) One of the ladies’ husbands (not pictured) remarked, “To give my wife an apron is like giving a blind man a telescope!” I take it she doesn’t cook much.  Each apron has a bar towel on the front so you can wipe your hands as you go. I ended up sewing twenty-two. It is kind-of habit forming, once you get started.  One of my granddaughters said I should sell them on Etsy. I told her, “You do it. I’ll watch.” I’ll have to choose something

Staying connected in winter is hard

I always find it hard to stay in touch with people during the winter. We go out less. Do less. With cold, short days, I tend to want to hibernate, or at least stay home where it’s warm. But I’m looking over my calendar and the forecast and my china and thinking I might have a tea party. Something to reconnect with friends and get me through these last tedious weeks of winter! How do you stay connected during the winter months?

Rose-Colored Glasses

I recently purchased new prescription lenses with rose-colored wire-rimmed frames. Every time I get new glasses, my self-image changes. For more on this theme, see here. Are there accessories that change your self-image?
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