I know many people think a snowfall is beautiful and snowmen are happy little creatures. I know I used to. But it’s mid March and we’re getting whacked with another snowstorm this week.
So this is more my speed, except I don’t think spring is ever coming:
Today is National Quilting Day.
It’s also St. Patrick’s Day, in case you have no Irish friends to beat you over the head with it. The kind of people who think up this stuff:
“St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.”
I’m German/Swiss. Pinch me, I’ll smack you with a beer stein.
Maybe just make a green quilt?
By now you’ve probably read that ReFab is shutting down because Krissie and I are swamped. But I’ve moving Happiness Sundays and Working Wednesdays over here so all is not lost. Actually, nothing is lost; ReFab is still over there to read the old posts, we’re just not posting there any more after Krissie’s good-bye on Sunday.
For those of you new to Working Wednesday,, the plan is to talk about something we’ve made on Wednesdays, and if we want pix with that, we post on Instagram using the hashtag #WorkingWednesdayPix. “Made” includes fiber crafts, painting and drawing, collage, baking, cooking, writing, gardens, fires, messes, and trouble. Pictures are not necessary, so don’t stress about Instagram. Continue reading
Krissie and I had a blog called ReFab for a very long time, and now it’s time to shut it down. We did that once before, and people missed Happiness Sundays, which was basically just a chance to share the good stuff that had happened once a week, so Happiness Sundays are now on Argh. If nobody’s interested, they will quietly go away. And here’s the one that was supposed to go on ReFab today:
I have power.
Which means I have heat and light.
I am happy.
Also, if you’re on Daylight Savings Time, the time to spring forward was 2AM this morning. Lose an hour, gain some light.
March is Craft Month, brought to you by craft stores everywhere. I’m sure there’s a coupon if you check.
So what are you making? (Tea? Trouble? Love?)
Power came back on Tuesday night, but the internet didn’t. Then there was a big snow storm. Power is out again. NOT HAPPY. But I am plugged in at the dinner about to have an amazing late breakfast so, hey, for the moment, I’m happy.
Thank god I have rechargeable lamps, battery lamps, headlamps. And back-up batteries. And paper books.
So what are you reading this week?
UPDATE: Power is on, internet is back, Jenny is happy.
They’re saying power by Friday now, but we have eight to twelve inches of snow coming in tonight and tomorrow, so . . .
Argh is on auto pilot for the rest of the week or until power is restored, whichever comes first because I’m not going to be getting out of my driveway any time soon.
. . . and I have no power so I have no internet and it’s going to be awhile. Worst case scenario, a week.
That smell in the background is French fry grease; I’m at McDonald’s, using their internet which is slow. Things aren’t too dire except for no heat and light, but I’ve been here before. It’s the no internat that’s KILLING me.
You’re on your own for awhile, Argh People.
The rumor is that it’s going to be out for a week.
And now the electric people say Monday at 5. Thank god my diner has WiFi, except this is the road to the diner:
Have a nice time without me.
MONDAY UPDATE: Still no power. Big storm coming on Wednesday. I am not happy but I am okay. Carry on, Argh People.
This may be the most glorious poem ever written:
Maya Angelou, 1978
Now go here and be amazed all over again. Continue reading