The walk with the girls was a little different yesterday. It was the first day of school, and there were lots of extra people around! ACK! Although I think there must still be loads of people keeping their kids at home, or they staggered the start times yesterday. The amount of traffic was not nearly as crazy as a normal first day of school. While I did see loads of people walking their kids, there were still many cars!! I haven't spotted the speed cameras yet.
I guess we'll be making 'new" friends as we start to see the same people every day.
Miss Lexi likes taking that little detour into the churchyard to sit on the bench. Wait -- she goes in to sniff the flowers! It must be that she can smell the people who handled the flowers. Anyway, I was sitting there contemplating life yesterday. When we got up, I noticed a man was patiently waiting for his turn on the bench. When we left, he went and sat there.
However, I think he went to sit and stretch. I see him almost every day. He's a large gentleman and walks with a very pronounced limp. But we wave or say hello every time we see each other. The other day, I had just passed him and then I heard something behind me. He had stopped to sit on a small post. OH! I shouted if he was ok? Yep--- just stretching his back, so I suspect he stopped on the bench at the church to do the same thing.
He must think I stopped at the bench for religious reasons when it was just that Lexi wanted to smell the flowers!
I was almost home with Muprhy when I spotted my neighbor coming towards me. I must say that my gut clenched a wee bit. We moved over to give her room - we do that with everyone since Murphy is overly friendly. She said "good morning" and SMILED. I responded likewise. Baby Steps!!!! And you know what? It made me feel good! It means there is good in everyone. Sometimes, it just takes longer for it to surface.
I had to laugh when I went for the afternoon walk. I have finally got my wireless earbuds to pair with my phone. So I put them in, and I went for a walk. OK -- so I don't miss my wired earbuds anymore. But change is hard to deal with! I had a few phone calls to make. Well, over 5 KM later, I made it home! Ooops -- I wasn't even paying attention to what I was doing!
But I had to laugh when I got home and was looking at my Fitbit stats. Notice the amount of KM - yes -- that says over 16 KM. And then look at the message in red. Hmmm --- obviously, that's a generic message. I think I surpassed the 30 minutes of physical exercise. But did you note what it says? Repetitive physical activities can help you relax? That must be why I'm so lowkey on most things! That or I'm just too tired to care!
|Yes -- repetitive walking is good for you!|
My presentation went beautifully yesterday. I added in my little samples, which worked out amazingly well. I love making technical samples. You know - trying different thread weights, etc. I much prefer doing that kind of thing to doing projects. OK -- I like doing both!!
Now I get to do the same presentation tonight but in French! I've got to switch the computer, and the phone to French before that happens.
And it was so nice to know how to connect my new phone t the computer. I just had to Google where the new command was, and I was good to go! I get smarter every day, but still so much to learn! Just as long as it keeps working, I'll be happy!
I did NOT get any sewing done yesterday, but here's the picture of the flannel quilt. The bottom two rows need to be stitched together. I hope to get it on the long arm this weekend. That shouldn't be a problem.
|New quilt project|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|MOM - we are patiently waiting!|