September 21st, 2018


I'm more and more addicted to Instagram. I wouldn't touch Facebook with a 10 foot poll but Instagram? I'm there all day. I have culled out my stories feed so that it's really only a handfull of people whose stories I really enjoy. I really do appreciate those in my feed who take the time to share their video snippets. Mostly I like the ones whose lives are the opposite ends of mine - the mother of triplet girls, the rancher woman with four daughters, a restaurant and a working cattle/sheep/pig ranch, the woman in Wisconsin who does not post nearly enough but cracks me up with every entry...

My non story Instagram feed is food and knitting and sewing and crochet, lather/rinse/repeat. I love seeing the projects people do, the patterns people try, the 30 second to delicious meal videos plus the usual travel, gym, random sidewalk shots.

Pinterest always pissed me off and still does and I'm not even sure why. But Instagram is like my Good & Plenty candy. Can't get enough. I just pretend it is not owned/runned and highly curated by Facebook.

Today's project is a making a new hooded jacket. I made two hooded coats last year and both are going to Goodwill. They are close to ok but each has at least one fatal flaw so no. But I do need a hooded something that's warm. I have the pattern all tested and tweaked and ready. And some fleece. The missing bit was a large toothed separating zipper between 24 and 18 inches. And, lo and behold, in my big box o' zippers, I found one! And the right color!! There's the universe taking a stand for you. So I'll at least get the jacket cut out and the zipper in today. Maybe more.

That's the only thing on the agenda today. I probably will get out for a walk around the block. The weather is so nice. The messages I get from all around me is to get outside and go do something. I have plenty of time. Nothing stopping me. Except. Me. And my giant case of IDon'tWanna. I do feel guilty sometimes for not taking advantage of all the time time and freedom I have to go do whatever I want whenever I want. Except, turns out, what I want to do is always right here in these four walls. Part of me feels like this isn't a good plan and the rest is all fuck it, do what you want. It's an argument that I have with myself most every day. Keeps my brain exercised.

And it's another weekend

It must be annoying as hell to hear retired people bitch about weekends. I'd actually be fine with them if the damn pool didn't wait until mid-mornings to open on weekends. But, alas, the last pool I found that opened earlier on weekends gave me pneumonia. So for that and other reasons I'll shut up.

I did make great progress on my hooded coat/jacket thing. I think it's going to work fine. The only fleece I had on hand that I wasn't saving for something fun, was some navy and some gray. So this is a navy and gray coat - boring but I think it will work when my other hooded coat - my Mariners coat - is too over the top. I still need to put in the sleeves and finish the bottom. Tomorrow maybe.

I'm hooked on another Acorn show - Jack Irish. I have one more episode of Suits and then that will be the end for me. I spend most of the hour judging - negatively and harshly - the outfits and the rest of the time guessing - usually correctly - how the characters will respond. Clearly we've had enough of each other. Next week, I'll be cancelling the cable package that gives me whatever network Suits is on so no more. Since I usually think less of myself after watching each episode, I'm not sorry to say buh bye.

I do love the show opener.

I baked a potato that's been hanging around here for a week or so this afternoon and then cut it up an plopped it into a casserole dish. Dotted it with butter, schmered on some sour cream, sprinkled it with bacon and then topped it all off with shredded cheddar. I'll bake it with the chicken thigh I thawed for dinner. Twiced baked potato in a dish! Saw it on Instagram just this morning. I'm guessing it will be delicious.

The Mariners are playing in Texas so the game is at 5 which is perfect for me. Plus, I can squeeze in another Jack Irish episode first.