Not being able to bend knees means it’s really hard to trim toenails so I made an appointment at a salon in Algona for a pedicure which was yesterday morning. It was snowing lightly but I watched the traffic on the highway before I left and it was moving at a regular speed. When I left and headed west 30 miles, the highway was clear and just wet but as I went further, it started snowing more and the wind was blowing it across the road from north to south and it was sticking on the road in the westbound lane. For those of you who don’t have weather like ours, here’s the deal.
When the weather is very cold, the pavement is not wet so the snow doesn’t stick to it. When it warms up into the 30’s and the wind blows, snow sticks to the wet pavement as it blows across the road making the road extremely slick. So even though the day looks pleasant, the roads can really surprise you if the wind is blowing. I have to say we don’t get many feet of snow in North Iowa but what we do get, stays here until spring.
Well, on with my story. I kept going because an appointment at a salon for whatever reason simply cannot be missed! Ha! I had what was probably the nicest pedicure I’ve ever had – oh, my feet felt so much better! But since it was still snowing I decided not to wait until the polish was completely dry and I wanted to get back on the road. So out to the car with disposable flip flops I went – with cane in hand! Brrrr…. my toes got pretty cold until the car warmed up.
On the way home the sticking snow had extended into the eastbound lane and it was a very cautious drive home. Speed will put you in the ditch before you know it!
And last night was the first night that Little Women started at the local theater.
This was our mom’s favorite book – I still have her copy.
I remember her urging – wanting -me to read this when I was a kid and I just didn’t want to so seeing the movie was of paramount importance ….. or I never would have driven to town after dark and tried to sit for 2-1/2 hours in a theater seat. It became a combination of entertainment and torture to sit that long even though I got up, walked, stood in the doorway, etc. I considered leaving but I really wanted to see the ending. So I hope Mom knows I stayed till the end – it was very good but I had trouble determining which was current day and which was flashback. I know now that Mom, being in the birth order between two brothers, saw herself as Jo because she had five sisters and those two brothers she hung out with. Is it any wonder she was a good ball player?
So that was my very busy day yesterday. Parts of North Iowa are under a winter storm warning from midnight tonight until tomorrow at 6 pm. Heavy snow and high winds are forecast.
Remember those oats I was growing for the chickens? Well, I haven’t gotten them to the barn yet and I just knew the cats would love to chew on them. Here’s Deano having a bite!
Here’s another picture of Deano taken from my chair – I’ve never paid much attention to him before but he is one of the nicest cats I have – and he has decided he LOVES me! If I’m in the chair, he’s on my lap. Just a very sweet personality.
And now a surprise project! I had intended to make these for all my friends for Christmas but I just ran out of steam and stopped. It’s a log cabin eyeglass case!
Here’s the one I made back in the late 80’s – recognize the fabrics? And that telltale bow in the corner? Haha! So typical.
Here’s what I got done – only 4.
I will get all the directions prepared and post it tomorrow and title it Log Cabin Eyeglass Case so it will be easily found in the future. If it really interests you, might I suggest you print it out so I won’t have to search the next time someone wants it? Or mark the post in some way – please.
So until tomorrow –