Monday, December 28, 2020

Just Checking In...

I thought it was time to check in. There isn't much happening here. I do have the rest of the blocks made for Easy Breezy. I need to add sashing and sew them together.

I'm hoping to begin machine quilting a quilt later this week. We'll see how it goes. I am knitting each day - I'm working on an afghan and a sweater.

We finally decided to get an Air Fryer in October and it has become a favorite. We use it most days and have been eating well. Yesterday we had egg bites for breakfast and roasted a whole chicken for dinner. Both were excellent. Tomorrow I think we'll try apple fritter bread because we have some apples that need to be used. We've cooked beef, pork, poultry, fish, pizza, grilled cheese, different vegetables, and a few desserts. It will be a long time before we run out of ideas.

I have become somewhat of an expert at a couple of computer games. I have played Algerian Patience for 10 years. I had to reload the game and began a streak last fall. Yes, I really win this game. Every. Time!

My other, more recent game is Numberzilla. I have almost every badge and I refuse to buy the hints, bombs and undos so I have to play smart. I've only been playing about a month. 

Both games involve some concentration which helps me deal with my back pain.

I'm seeing a neuro-spine surgeon in a few weeks. The imaging I need cannot be done in time for the one appointment he has in January due to Covid, quarantines, holidays, and vacations. So I will see him first thing in February. The pain is rather constant so my days aren't very productive. I'm not supposed to work through the pain which is hard. I am hoping to get a little exercise - treadmill walking and stationary recumbent bike riding - in the days ahead. A little will be like 5 minutes or until the pain intensifies. I feel better when I get some exercise so I'll do whatever I can. 

We had a big snow storm a couple weeks before Christmas so ours was a White Christmas. Last night we got a little more snow and tomorrow we are under a winter storm warning with many inches of snow forecast. We are ready to hunker down for a few days. The two of us will celebrate the New Year at home.

Happy New Year!


  1. Love the colors of Easy Breezy! But sorry you are still dealing with pain. :(

  2. First, your Easy Breezy looks so good! I just started putting mine together but I am not doing the sashing, just block to block. It will still be big...larger than I need.
    I started crocheting just before Christmas....trying to keep my fingers nimble and useful. It does hurt the wrist so I only work on it in short time bursts.
    And what would we do without a computer game or too. Anything to focus on to stave the pain off for a bit. I miss reading, but the triple vision gives me severe headaches. So I supersize my computer screen and play a game or two.
    So sorry to hear about your pain level. I understand how the five minutes of exercise helps/hurts. But we want to do anything we can to feel better for a little while.
    I haven't been very active either since before's visit brought a couple more conditions to light for me, a juggling of medications, and now a visit back to the cardio vascsular surgeon in Jan. And I thought 2021 might be different!
    I will be praying for you and some pain relief. Hang in there.

  3. I'm sorry to hear you're in pain. I hope it can be resolved after your testing. I LOVE you Easy Peasy! I have a boatload of scraps, and may need to attempt this.

  4. Congrats on finishing up your Easy Breezy blocks! Hoping for some pain relief soon, Jeanne.

  5. Oh no! I hope the back pain will have a solution at your appointment. I can't imagine how that must feel but my hubby can. Your Easy Breezy blocks are beautiful. Those games look interesting. I swap between Cookie Jam and Cube Block.

  6. Nice quilt so far. Hopefully the doctor can get you some help. Happy New Year!



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