Fully Recovered

I felt mostly good yesterday, and back to a hundred percent this morning. I’ll be getting my walk in again after three days of skipping it. Jim had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and had no side effects at all from it. Yay!

I did manage to finish getting all the threads buried in the churn dash quilt yesterday at least, although I probably missed a few and will have to bury them as I find them if so.

I’d planned to work on the binding, but Siri cat had other ideas. It’s about halfway done. Of course with the downtime, I lost my momentum with the Moda Blockheads quilt on the longarm, so here’s hoping it returns to me before another year passes! I did cut the bias binding for it this morning. I can’t stand to get a quilt off the longarm and not have binding ready to go. Not sure why that drives me crazy but it does!

I woke up at three this morning, fed my sourdough, and will make more pizza dough this afternoon to ferment in the fridge for a few days before I bake pizza. I have none left in the freezer and it has become my favorite “fast food” frozen thing to have on hand for when I don’t feel like cooking. As long as you thaw it out first, it reheats beautifully!

I spent a good portion of my downtime researching vehicles. I’ve just about decided (Jim isn’t necessarily on board with the idea yet) that I should trade the Jeep in for something more economical. Since most of my driving is around town, I rarely get more than 17mpg out of it, which is just awful. We love our Subaru Outback, but I think I’ve about settled on a Subaru Crosstrek if Jim and I can agree on it. Really, the only other crossovers or small SUV’s I considered were the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5, but I find them both rather unattractive and love the way the Crosstrek looks. It’s basically a smaller version of our Outback.

On the other hand, the Jeep will probably run forever, parts are so numerous for it. Of course my mom can’t get in and out of it, so I always have to drive Jim’s Outback when I take mom somewhere.

I did briefly look at a few sedans. I know they are even more economical and nicer handling, but I simply hate sedans. I’ve owned two in my life, and only because I was a realtor and SUV’s weren’t really a thing back then. In the Jeep and in the Subaru Outback, we never use the back seat. In fact, it’s not even in the Jeep, and the Outback’s are always folded down. That cargo space is wonderful!

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Donna

    Glad you are feeling better. I love my Honda Pilot – but I also have grandchildren to cart around on occasion.

  2. Kim

    Glad your feeling better. I’ll agree can’t do a sedan. Love my Honda Pilot but have thought about downsizing to a CRV but hate the thought of loosing all that space. I feel safer in a bigger one also.

    1. tinksquared

      I am a terrible driver smaller vehicle is a little easier for me to handle.

  3. Lesley Kannisto

    My daughter just bought a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and used it to commute to work. 30-32 mpg. She has a bad back and it is pretty easy to get into.

    1. tinksquared

      I believe it our Outback is extremely comfortable.

  4. Kathy

    CJ, go for the Crosstrek. It’s our second Subaru and love it!! We get 31 mpg and that’s usually with the windows open for the dogs in the back and us running the a/c to stay cool in the front. Had an Impreza to start with until someone totaled it for us, thankfully we were not hurt one bit. Love the Crosstrek now as it’s sits a little higher and much easier to get in and out of. Just my two cents.

  5. jennifer

    We looked at a Crosstrek (which I really like the look), but were told they tend to be noisy on the road and we ended up the with Outback. I still have the Crossfire for summer driving, which is my “baby”.

    1. tinksquared

      We are very pleased with the Outback. It is so comfortable, and that ground clearance! I really like the looks of the Crosstrek too, and I don’t care for the appearance of many vehicles at all. I’m really a Jeep girl through and through. But that Crosstrek is just cute as a bug!

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