Southerners have many odd expressions—trust me, I grew up in the south—my Mom uses one, “we are having mixed meal colic for supper.” The expression is usually used when she is cleaning the refrigerator and all the leftovers are being served with no real theme in mind. But where in the world did that expression come from—does it mean if you eat all that mixed up food you are going to have indigestion/colic??? When I was trying to come up with a title for tonight’s blog that expression kept running through my head—so we are having mixed meal blog tonight—a little of this and a little of that.
As for Windows 10—I removed it from my computer and went back to Windows 7. I made an executive decision—when I get a new laptop in the future, then I will deal with Windows 10 as I am assuming new laptops in the future will come loaded with the software. I just ran out of patience, wasn’t in the mood, etc. And we live with limited gigabyte internet in the winter while in Arizona—Microsoft Windows 10 performs automatic updates (you cannot turn off these updates) and I’m not sure how that’s going to work with limited gigabytes.
Rod, this next one is for you—I saw this on Facebook and immediately thought of your little Roomba disaster!
Thursday we spent most of the day in Billings leaving Emmi with Nat. I had my eyes examined and am going to try mono-vision contact lenses again—one contact for close, one for distance. I’ve worn mono-vision contacts before and they work well for seeing most everything I need to see except sewing—but then my glasses don’t work so well for sewing at times—when did the eye of a needle get so small??? On the way home we stopped in Laurel to look at another trailer for the cowboy’s trailer menagerie (don’t even ask me why he needs another trailer, he might ask me why I need more clothes or quilt fabric!!)
Today we headed back to Laurel to bring the trailer home—we were in the Cadillac yesterday—no trailer hitch on it!
It is so incredibly smoky and we have no fires really close to us—I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for the people in Washington and Idaho. I borrowed this photo from Facebook and KPAX News—it is of downtown Missoula, Montana which is near the Washington/Idaho border. If you squint you can barely see the mountains in the background--
And for the last part of the “mixed meal colic”—I finished, completed, have no more to do on the Winter Solstice quilt I started in 2014. I finished the binding today on the way to Laurel and attached a label this afternoon. I’m pleased—very pleased with the way it turned out Paulette! Lately I’ve just lost my quilting mojo—I have a customer quilt on the frame which needs finishing and goodness knows I have plenty of my own projects to finish but I just can’t seem to get very excited about any of it. Maybe when the weather cools???
Oops, one more thing—a very short GoPro video—we need to learn more about this little camera but we think it takes incredibly good video for its size!