Directionless

Or should I say clueless?

Let me start out with a statement of what should be obvious: I have lived in the Northern Hemisphere all of my life. Yes, I have been in Africa, South America, Australia, and New Zealand while traveling. But that is not the same as living there. Next – our current home (barring earthquake, hurricane, the Zombie Apocalypse, or the End of Days) will be the last place we live. Note – I tried saying that a number of ways and couldn’t get it to come out anything but morbid – but I think you know what I mean.

So, I live in the Berkeley Hill looking at the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Duh, you might all say. But  wait – the sun rises in the east over the mountains behind me and sets over the Pacific Ocean to the west. None of this is a problem to me, For that matter, if you live ocean front on the US East Coast, or on the European Coast line – none of this counts because you are looking at the Atlantic Ocean. Trust me on this. 

But I am now looking West and seeing the sun set over significant hills.

The sun rose this morning to the EAST over the Pacific Ocean.

 

See the problem? I am completely clueless.  At home, ocean to my left, mountains to my right? I am facing north. Here – ocean to my left, mountains to my right and I am facing south.   By the time I adjust, I will be heading west, away from Australia and the Pacific Ocean. 

Stitching is easier. 

Did I remember to include the Lego Surfer Dude?

He was in the lobby of SkyPoint. And yes, there really is a Surfers Paradise.

Stitching –

This week’s Supernatural SAL by the WitchyStitcher introduced the Unicorn which I think looks a little more like a Cindercorn but what do I know?

and then there is the Halloween Countdown which now needs the border completed + the 31st

Border stitching is almost mindless which makes for great cruise stitching. 

 

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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