The pandemic and Zoom have really changed our lives! I taught an in-person class yesterday, which still took time to prep (collect all the stuff), then it took several hours of travel time, then to teach the course and drive back home. The day was gone! If the class had been on Zoom, it wouldn't have taken HALF of the time! Just something to think about as we go forward. And look at this.
|The gas price is almost $2.00 a liter|
Yep -- we are on the verge of $2.00 per liter of regular gas. The gas pricing people just couldn't bring themselves to flip that over! So that makes you think of where and how you drive your car or at least makes you combine errands, so you're not going all over the place. I'm pretty happy that my $80 tank of gas will get me over 700 KMs, so it doesn't hit the pocketbook so much. But it still hurts!
There is something to be said about walking to do your errands (if that is an option). I'm very fortunate to live in an area where everything is mostly within walking distance. The mall, my doctor (not that I ever go there), the dentist (I need to make an appointment), the bank, the grocery store, the library, the dog park -- pretty much everything I need is close. The gym is just over the cusp of my walking distance. It's not really the distance to the gym -- I could walk it, but the entrance is poorly situated with a ditch, so you have to walk around -- well, I could ride my bike. Let's just say that it's not located in a conducive spot for riding or walking - at least not from my house, as I have to cross a bustling highway (on an overpass, of course!) with loads of traffic always!
And we lucked out with our house location. While we are close to everything, we live on a dead-end street backing onto the forest. It's quiet, and yes -- there are many days when the wind is right that it's as quiet as if I were at the lake! Oh yes!!!
Speaking of walking, look at what is new in our neighborhood. What???
|Garbage bins - at last!|
|Tulips in bloom|
|The house is finally rebricked|
|One block - DONE|
|Another block is done!|
|One more block is complete!|
|Dresden plate block - DONE|
|Pieced block - DONE|
|The sawtooth block is also complete|
|Half-square triangles for Tula Pink Butterfly|
|The design wall is FULL to overflowing|
|The ongoing quilt project boxes|
|Lexi soaking up the sun|
|Smiling an evil smile|
|How a lazy dog howls|
|MOM -- a little help here!|
|The lilies are at the surface|
|The leaves are almost out in full|