Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Cool Down Has Begun

September 28, 2017

Good morning.  Here in New England, we're enjoying another beautiful day with temps in the seventies and a light breeze.  I'm tired this morning because it was hot and sticky all night long.  Sleep did not find me until around four this morning.  I will definitely be needing a nap this afternoon.  The next few nights will be quite a bit cooler (in the high forties), so sleeping will be much more comfortable.

Late yesterday afternoon, DIL Janet came by after work and we had a really nice visit.  She finished that queen size bead spread (afghan) that she was making, and now she's working on a double size one.  This one will also be a Christmas gift. 

We talked about her work day, and for a while I missed going to work.  Don't get me wrong, I don't miss the work itself or the travel time, but I do miss the closeness that I had with nature there.  The Mrs had a lot of property that housed a lot of wildlife.  In the morning, the open fields would be hidden beneath a blanket of fog and mist.  As the mist started to rise, you sometimes got a glimpse of some of the animals that were grazing.

Yup, this is what I miss about working.  I don't get these beautiful views here from my yard.  Every now and then, a deer or some turkeys cross through my yard, but I don't usually get to see them. 

Last night, I worked on a pink hat that I had I started the night before.  Folks, this yarn - the gem colors from Red Heart - is beautiful and looks really nice when worked into a scarf or hat.  However, it is the most difficult yarn I have ever worked with.  The yarn is twisted loosely, and keeps splitting.

I only had to do eleven short rows to finish the middle section of the hat.  At the end of the evening, I still did not have all my rows done.  I check my work as I go along, and if I don't see any errors, I keep going.  Unfortunately, every time I am finishing up a row, I find a boo boo down about two or three rows.  It's rip out time again!  I could have made three hats with regular yarn in the time I've spent working on this one hat.  Yeesh!!

I spent a lot of time yesterday looking for that missing tax folder.  Nope, I still haven't found it!  I just don't understand.  It has been in one spot since last April.  All of a sudden it has vanished.  Thank goodness Pogo makes noise and can move about on his own or I'd have probably lost him too. 

Well, the morning is passing me by and my coffee is cold.  It's time to make a fresh cup and sit out on the porch for a while.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

1 comment:

Angelicastar said...

Long time but has been following you since I was discharged from the hospital on August 5 after a long 2 month stay. God bless me to come off life support. I am not well because I came down with a rare autoimmune disease microscopic polyangiitis vasculitis. It's no cure but it can go into remission and extend my life expectancy. I was in the arms of God and he supplied me with very good doctors who was and still is taking care of me with teams of doctors involved with my care. I had never been sick nor stayed in a hospital over 3 days and that was child birth. I can't explain it and the doctors can't either. I am now on dialysis 3 days a week because it damaged my kidneys. I am still making urine but my blood is not clean enough. They a hoping the kidneys will start back functioning where I doesn't need dialysis. I doesn't know how long that is going to take. It make me so weak until after dialysis I can only come home and get in my bed. So if I am not commenting on your blog it doesn't mean that I am not reading but too weak to do anything else. I have faith that I will get better. I am not a quitter and my good days (very few) are spent trying to take care of my home. I doesn't qualify for the home health aid. I worked for a living and now I can't afford to hire housekeeping and I has to do it myself no matter how bad I am feeling. Sometimes I just can't doit but eventually I will get the dust bunnies out the door. Take care.