Well, I have been zipping around in my new car. I just love this thing. It is quite a bit bigger than my Civic (now my brother’s Civic) but is very comfortable to drive. It actually fits in my tiny garage, which is good, but if I hadn’t lost weight, I might not be able to fit between the car and the garage wall when I get out of it! Thank goodness it has an electronic 8-way seat adjustment, because it has taken me some fiddling to find the best position for driving. Being old and creaky, it’s pretty easy to get stiff from trying to get through traffic in a new car and not being properly fitted in the seat. I think I finally got it today though, no stiff neck or tired arms when I got out of the car. Unfortunately, one of my errands for today was to go and get my hair cut. I look like Buster Brown. Why am I never very good at explaining to a stylist that I want MINIMAL bangs, not a major bumper of them on my forehead? Also, she didn’t cut the rest of it short enough. I got it cut because I lost an awful lot of it with the weight loss, and it looks a little stringy long. I decided if it was off my shoulders, it wouldn’t look so stringy. Oh well, I guess I’ll live with it a few weeks and then go back and get it re-shaped. At least, although it’s thin, it’s been growing fast. I hope it begins to thicken back up — the loss seems to have stopped for now.
My brother has been calling me a couple of times a day to tell me how he got screwed on this used car he just bought (my old car). He is, of course, kidding and, while this sort of thing could become annoying, he’s been feeling a bit down this winter and it’s so good to hear that jokester in his voice again, I’ll put up with it (well, for a while anyway). He even shampooed the carpets and the seats yesterday — I think he’s a happy boy. I still haven’t told my sister in Oregon that I bought a new car. She will have a fit that I just didn’t decide to take the bus all the time. No expenditure is ever a good idea in her eyes.
I’ve got some fabric ready to go to make a block for Gina, and then I will get going on my cat quilt for the MQX Pet Challenge. I hope it comes out okay. It should be pretty cute, but then again, things often look different in my mind’s eye. It’s a good weekend for sewing and looking out the window. It is absolutely gorgeous out — sunshine, very little wind — but it is COLD! They said it would warm up today but, if it has, I sure haven’t detected it. Have a great weekend all.