Brrr. It has been really chilly here. It was 55F degrees this morning as I drove to church. I made a nice big pot of lentil soup yesterday because I was so cold. I only got half of a big bowl though because a certain furry person decided that lentil soup with potatoes is her favorite food in the world. I was sitting on the sofa under a blanket with my woolie socks on and a small dog getting her beard a little too close to my soup bowl. So I got her little bowl and scooped some into it. You know, there are some people who actually think she is spoiled? I know, right?!
I was so happy because my best friend called me to let me know she was back from her vacation. She has been gone 2 1/2 weeks and I really missed her. I missed being able to pick up the phone and just being able to talk about stuff we both find amusing, profound, frustrating, etc. We usually talk 2-3 times a week on the phone and historically have gotten together once a week. It is amazing how much of a void it leaves when your BFF is not around. She is a puppy momma, too and she loved Liesl's funny story. (Liesl loves her and really thinks that my BFF is her visitor when she comes over.)
After I got to catch up with my friend, I decided to visit with some other old friends. I have not looked at my patterns in years. So I pulled out my filing box of patterns. There were so many that I had forgotten about. Some of them brought back good memories. I have not bought patterns in a really long time, with the belief that I have got to stitch what I have. So it was so nice to go through them one by one. My favorites are my Permins. I just love the variety of their patterns. Some of them got pulled out as the next future projects. I got some new inspiration and look forward to a time soon when I will pick up my needle again. I am going through a period of reading right now. (I recently read The Life of Pi, only one of the best books ever!)
So now I am off to burrow under the blankets and go to sleep. I have extra blankets on the bed because it has been so cold. Liesl, who normally wants to sleep in her own bed, has been inviting herself to cuddle her back up to my hip so she can keep warm. I woke up the other morning with puppy toes in my armpit. Such is the life of a schnauzer momma...