April 24, 2015
Good morning. I thought I was going to be up all last night too, but finally blessed sleep came to me. Thank goodness because the cough has lingered on for so long that it now hurts when I cough. When I sleep, I'm not coughing.
One good thing during this whole episode with this bug is that I was very well stocked in most all our supplies. Of course, by now there is much more room in the freezer and on the pantry shelves. I thought that I would be back to doing my food shopping by this week, but it was not to be. Joe went to Walmart yesterday and picked up some things for me. Food shopping isn't exactly the kind of outing that one could get excited about, but when you can't get out to do it, you definitely miss it.
Last night, I spent some time on the internet doing a bit of shopping. Oh yeah, I even did a bit of Christmas shopping too. This time I used my brain and had the holiday package shipped directly to my daughter in Virginia. She can put it away until it is time to set it under her Christmas tree, and I won't have to be paying double shipping charges. (store to me, me to her)
You know how it is when you find a fabulous buy, and you know it won't be available later in the year when you're going to be needing it? For some reason, all the good stuff is going to be much more expensive later in the year. Actually, I've been shopping early my whole adult life. It started from necessity and became a fun habit.
Up to now, I usually shop, put everything away till late Fall, then pack it up and ship it off to the recipients. The last few years though, the cost of mailing packages has gotten quite expensive, so sometimes I just ship direct and let my daughter have the fun of storing the package for the rest of the year. (See? I do have a naughty side!)
Today I have some photos that I took a couple of days ago. The flowers in our little gardens by the house are blooming beautiful. The yellow daffodils haven't blossomed yet, but they are getting quite tall. Pretty soon they will be waving their pretty blooms too.
In a little while, I need to move all the plants outside to my door step and give them a drink of water. It is still too cool at night to leave them out so Joe will bring them all back in after supper. Dwarf Helen is going to be planting a bunch of herbs today, so these too will be placed outside during the day and brought inside at night for a while.
Later today, I will take photos of the finished shawls. Then I will have a look through my yarn supply to see which color I want for my next project. In between projects, I add a few rows to the Claret afghan. I think I want to try making another shrug. The first one came out a bit small, so I will have to figure out how to increase the pattern size. This should keep me busy for a while.
Well, that's about all my news for today. So until Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.