Gosh - I'm so forgetful. Before I went to bed, I filled the humidifier and got that started, but I forgot the tape for my lips! Shoot! And I woke up with a bit of a stuffed nose -- allergies? Or from mouth breathing? Got to do a bit more experimenting there. But I've definitely got tendencies to mouth breath. Not big gasps -- just slightly parted lips and breathing in. More noticeable when I'm walking.
There are lots of suggestions -- Breath Rite strips. Hmm - what do they do? Keep the nasal passages open, I suppose. So many things to explore. And did you know that as you get older, your lung capacity decreases? By up to THIRTY percent!
Bad posture probably doesn't help with the breathing, so I'm trying very hard to be conscious of all that. It's not easy -- why do our bodies "naturally" fall into these bad habits? Am I that "lazy" that I can't stand up straight? At the moment, yes! Not always, but I do. I'm trying very hard to get into the habit of standing up straight. Hey -- if it allows me to breathe easier, it also has the added bonus of making you look taller and slimmer, with fewer rolls! I'm all for that!
What a crazy day -- I seem to have spent a good part of it visiting. I had a Facetime chat with someone, Zoom with others, an in-person visit, and hmmm -- I don't think I had a phone call with anyone. Oh, I have two phone conversations, but both were brief!
As usual, I had a LOT of work to get done, and I'm happy to report that I accomplished almost all of what I wanted to do, despite all the interruptions. I have another 15 minutes of sewing before one class this morning. Of course, I could always have more, but there's enough done to make their heads spin!
Now to get busy and load all those photos into the presentations. And I will confess that I took some time to sit in the gazebo yesterday. The wind was quite strong, but that little corner of the backyard was sheltered, and I was fine. Miss Murphy is pretty persistent with that ball. "MOM - you're outside - play ball with me!"
I'm not happy to report that I don't have a new delivery date for that UPS package. Good grief -- I forwarded the information THREE days ago. It should have cleared customs by now. It's the usual thing I send. I'll be calling them tomorrow morning to get this on the way. Maybe they don't do that stuff on the weekend? But they had all day Friday and Thursday afternoon. The darn thing was supposed to be in the US by September 8!
But on a happier note, I got notification from Spoonflower that my fabrics have been shipped!! I can't wait to see them. It was my first time placing an order, and YES, I could have bought stuff that other people have designed, but my two pieces are custom for ME. Exciting!!!
I needed the design wall, so this quilt top is now done.
|Flannel quilt top - DONE|
|Three more quilt tops for community projects|
|"Murphy - wake up - I'm NOT done playing"|
And then, at some point, Lexi couldn't help herself, so she reinitiated the play. It was hilarious. She literally stuck out her paw and hit Murphy to get her riled up!
|Lexi: "Wake up and play with me."|
Murphy: "Wait. What's going on?"
Oh, what fun we have at our house!
A couple of dates to keep in mind.
- Virtual Retreat on September 25 and 26. Watch for the Zoom link a couple of days in advance.
- Facebook Live -- October 1 - I'll be on QUILTsocial Facebook live chatting about the blog posts from that week. My blog posts are created with the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby 90, and I'm doing all sorts of cool things with the embroidery machine. So if you have a question about embroidery in general or something specific that I did that week - come and join Carla and me. It's at 2:00 PM on October 1.
On that note, I have a ton of pictures to download and put into a presentation. A lot less editing since I've been using that little ratio button on my camera. Yeah!!!!
Have a super day!!!