It snowed through the night and I did do the driveway. DH helped a great deal he loves to be out in the snow. It also helped me to remember the snow blowers controls and the procedure to start it. It has been a while I usually do the shoveling. By evening the snow was as deep as before and I feel hemmed in as I watch it get deeper.
DH and I came to the US a long time ago. I never feel like an immigrant until HOLIDAY time, actually Christmas holiday time is the worst. That is because travel is the worst. Crowds, delays and being diverted makes it that way.
Who wants to fly to Maine at Christmas? Flying in to this state is often a nightmare. The plane being de-iced is no fun. Being re routed to other airports is no fun and we are the first to say we do not want to travel at CHRISTMAS.
We have done it before. The plane landed between snow banks at the sides of the runway. It felt like going down the slalom, all we saw were white walls on either side. We will go weeks ahead or stay weeks away IF we go. DH does not wish to be away for too long. He feels it makes us overstay our welcome.
After Portland Maine it still takes well over an hour on good days to reach our home. In bad weather, getting there in snow means we have to drive over the snow banks at the end of the driveway or get out the shovels and snow blower to get the car off the street.
No parking overnight on streets in the winter.
This time of year everyone else is busy with their families, that is so nice but we see very few people.
That is why Spark is so precious to me. It gives me down time. It helps with the cabin fever, it lets my brain come up with my Blogs for my friends. It keeps me in touch with others and I love to be in touch with the outside world.
I do not like much on TV, I cannot read as well as I used to. I have been asked to sew and it makes me feel great doing something I love.
I don’t do crafts or custom sewing. Alterations have always been my thing to do.
My mother did alterations too, mostly for the family. When you are not well off you get hand me downs and she could make a pig's ear in to a silk purse.
I am so glad I watched her when she was working and I think I inherited a little of her talent.
I took the jacket I spoke of last Friday and just one pair of the pants to my older lady for whom I have sewn for so many years.
The sleeves on he jacket looked so much better and the lining was puckered when she purchased it, so I got that straightened for her.
She has a problem with her stomach and only the waist was tight and uncomfortable. The next size up would have needed to be completely re-made the legs were so wide and she is slim and likes to look nice.
When she tried the pants on, around her belly was comfortably loose',she was overjoyed. They looked great and she honestly did a little happy dance despite her years.
She did NOT take them off she said she was so much more comfortable she would wear them the rest of the day. She was expecting a visitor and she said they were the best pair of pants she has to wear today, she was smiling and happy.
That is what makes me happy.
A smiling client overjoyed with what I have done and expressing joy and thanks for my efforts.
She made me happy too.
HUGS Pat in Maine.