Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sn*w today... Sn*w tomorrow....

They sent us home from work early again today. Didn't really know why - the roads were a bit slippy, but not bad, and traffic was light. I went to the book store and postal orifice.

A couple of answers to comments from the last post...

No Babzy - colds, sore backs and weather always travel from west to east, and I'm east of you, so it must be someone else "blessing" you. And we do have English muffins here. I like cinnamon/raisin ones, and sourdough ones. With marmalade!!

Amanda - I have 2 different patterns for sofa covers. One is kind of like slipcovers - almost looks "reupholstered" although not quite. The other one is sort of a drapey thing with ties that looks like an "Great-Great-Aunt Sophie" kind of furniture cover. The effect is kind of like what my grandma's chair in my livingroom looks like with that cover pinned over it. Send me an e-mail with your address and which of the patterns you would like and I'll send it to you.

BBC - I put my back out the first time about 17 years ago from carrying wallboard in to the house and up a flight of stairs at my Dad's old house. It was that really heavy green-coated stuff for use in bathrooms. Now about once a year or so, I'll be doing something totally normal like washing the floor or making the bed and my back will decide to spasm. Sometimes it's just awful - sometimes, like this one, if I can straighten up correctly quickly enough and get ice on it fast, I can work it out on my own.

I'm feeling quite virtuous - paid all the bills last nite and got them into the mail this morning (those that do not yet have online billpay - neanderthal businesses!!)

Thanks to Lea, who sent me a nice gift-card for Half-Price Books, I was able to buy 10 books for $12 tonite. THANK YOU LEA!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*

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Leandra said...

You're welcome, Sew dear.

I utterly sympathize about the back thing. My back problems started when I was a teen and spent two springs picking daffodils for money for school clothes. For those who don't know, daffodils are picked by straddling the row and bending from the waist and reaching down. All day. For eight hours. Now, once or twice a year, like Sew, my back goes out for absolutely no reason. Hurts like hell and leaves me walking around bent over and gasping in pain for several days.

It doesn't take anything to do it. Sometimes I even wake up that way.

Amanda said...

thanks ma, thought it would be a better idea to cover them with this huge load of fabric i was given than to buy one since they are just getting reappolstered (sp.?) by the end of summer. I think the less fitted one will be less work for me.

Amanda said...

oh yeah, i forgot to save your email on my contacts list and I need the addy again to give you my address. (ducking head in shame for being so technologically forgetful.)

Sewmouse said...

It's "Sewmouse (at) gmail (dot) com"
sweetie. Just change the (at) to @ and (dot) to . and take out the extra spaces and quote marks. I get too much spam from internet troller bots if I don't list it that way... grrrr

I'll send it off as soon as I get the address. (If you lose it again, you can get it by clicking on the link in my profile too)

Love ya

BBC said...

Well, I have one thing to be happy about. No snow here and it's 41 degrees. The heater didn't even kick on for two days.

Wallboard is a bitch to pack, you don't see many older people doing wallboard, it's a young persons trade.

I have my own back exercise program to keep my back in shape, it does a better job than going to a bone crusher.

Stay warm now.