Glorious Sunshine
Half-Week Review

Weekend Recovery


I found this pretty painted rock a couple of weeks ago, outside the entrance to the office building where my dentist practices. I've heard about people leaving tiny bits of 'art' in public places ... and thought I'd play along. I admired the bit and then moved it to another location, hopefully to be found by someone else. ;)

This entire weekend has been like that bit of rock - movement from here to there with no particular progress to report. Friday was our last day at the resort - we packed up our things and left around 9 a.m. to come home. Driving through some very pretty although heavily overcast countryside. I was sure we'd be rained on before we got home but we avoided that, somehow. We got home about 6:30 p.m. - a pretty good rate of travel.

One of the (probably common on new cars) features of my new Jeep is a dashboard reporter that keeps track of one's accumulated miles per gallon rate - which can be reset at desire. When we bought the car, I noticed that the EPA rating for our Renegade was 35 mpg, highway. I had never gotten more than about 28.5 mpg driving around town as I do. I asked Skip to reset the calculator and was pleased (but not surprised) that we got about 33.5 mpg on our trip - clearly the numbers are presupposing flat-out highway driving with little stop or start expenditure. Sigh. I guess I can't complain - even my around town mileage is better than the 25 or so I got with my Dart. :)

Before we left, on Thursday, I managed to finish the last three of my patchwork leaves, for now:




I won't be sewing much for the next couple of weeks. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and Tuesday, and a personal commitment on Wednesday. All during the week we were gone I received phone calls from my brother's nursing home - he has got another (or the same recurring) infection in his lungs and they have sent him to the ICU in the neighboring hospital. He went in and out of hospital three times during the week. I have been unable to find out how he is over the weekend ... but I expect to travel to Cincinnati later this week to see him and find out how he is doing. I am concerned about him! 

Otherwise, not much is happening chez Schiffer.



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