Time for a new porch...I thought we'd enjoy a picnic before the pretty fall weather is gone!
Face blindness...a.k.a. prosopagnosia. I can tell you all about it. Yes, it's a real thing. Until 2006, it was believed to only happen to people with injuries to a very specific part of the brain. Now they realize that it is present in 5% of the population, or 1 in 50 people. It is dominant gene related, so if you have it, there is a 50% chance your child will inherit it from you (my DS got it, my DD didn't). In the most severe cases, people cannot recognize themselves in a mirror or in photographs. Mine is not that severe, but here's how I realized that I had it (long before it was recognized)....
In 1986, when I left for basic training, my DM did not wear glasses and did not own a fuschia pink shirt. The woman who came to my graduation was wearing glasses and a fuschia pink top, so I looked right past her, while she kept waving at me...
Later, when my DS was born and I would pick him up from daycare, (my DD was watched by my aunt, so this was never an issue) I had to look for the baby that was wearing clothes that belonged to me because I couldn't tell him apart from the other babies.
It is worse when seeing someone out of context. I can end up racking my brains to figure out where I know someone from.
As to my long arm, it is FINALLY getting set up Friday - which is good, because I have a lovely even dozen quilt tops waiting to be quilted, as I finished another one last night. I'll post a pic of it later, as well as the long arm, once it's put together. The delay was because there was an extra part needed to set up the longer frame that got delayed on the order. I can hardly wait!! Fortunately, I don't have to do the assembly work; a guy from the shop I bought it from will come and do it. He's certified, so I figure it's a good protection on my investment.
Mikie - Cats and their routines...I'm not sure what Sirius' routine is with my DH, because he goes to bed before I do. Probably just lots of petting. With me, he "helps" me go potty then jumps up on the bed and gets petted, subdues the monsters under the covers (my hand - fun game for kitties!) and then gets some more pets. Once I start to put my CPAP mask on, he jumps down and leaves. So sorry about the kidney stones.
Spring - Sun is right. Parrots like native flowers, fruits and berries. Find trees with those and you will encourage them. I would also like that restaurant.
Sun - It's sad that some professionals (regardless of profession) treat others as beneath them. They could get so much more joy by sharing their passion. But there are those who hold the belief that "those who can, do; those who can't, teach."
Granni - In answer to your question...see above! The massages at the retreat will be given by a licensed masseuse. Yes, they are expensive. I'd love to get massages more often except for that. Funny thing, but when I used to work as an EMT, I spent a lot of time in the ER. When things were slow, we'd sometimes give each other massages. One of the nurses was a licensed masseuse, and she taught me a few things. She said I had better natural skill as a masseuse than many people who had been to school to learn.
Gotta get some work done. Hugz to all for now.