After dental appointment yesterday
I stopped at a well known store.
Lucked upon a queen size sheet set
600 Egyptian cotton at a good sale price.
Wanted white but they are beige and will do.
Arriving home immediately washed
and they are sure not soft like I am accustomed too.
I ironed the top sheet and pillow cases
and they feel fine now.
All of my pima sheets are so old
but soft like silk with the age and I love them.
The expensive set purchased 5 years ago
soon developed flaws and tore in places.
So will see how long these last and surely in time will become softer,
especially when they can be hung outside and blow in the wind.
I could make a long list of items
that are not the quality that they were in the past.
Will name one
Seems like a well known heat and air unit installed in this home built 4
years ago will have to be replaced soon.
Has run out of warranty time :)
Hope all stays well until Spring...
I always sleep very well. Early to be and early to rise.
But for 3 nights just lay awake for hours.
Last night at 10:00 I just got up, did not feel like reading
and ironed for over an hour.
5 pair of pillow cases, tablecloth and some
cloth napkins - which I use most of the time
but most I just fold and do not iron.
a special luxury consist of
ironed pillow cases,
tablecloths, aprons and cotton napkins.
Very aware not many do this anymore
but I find it relaxing
especially on rainy days.
At 6:30 this morning made Bran Muffins
a recipe I have had a number of years and they are so good.
Have kept putting off but started the process.
I make 1/2 the recipe and it makes 12 muffins (not a huge size)
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I also put some sunflower seeds and a few flax seeds in them.
So an early morning ate 3 of these, yogurt, banana, chopped apple and 3 cups of green tea
was satisfying. Since I am now eating a hearty breakfast, early dinner about 2:00 and then
a snack before bed - I have found this is perfect for me at this time of life.
Realize that when anyone visits they may not like my evening snack but maybe there will
be some left overs from early dinner :)
Everyone is talking about the weather
and I have no snow but is very cold and windy.
To think I was raised in Michigan and once would ski and ice skate.
As I age the cold is more penetrating
and I even am now wearing long underwear
which I never did in the past...