I have been MIA for about 2-3 weeks. Of course, I knew where I was all along. I was in the great state of Texas. My son went to the East Coast to pick up his wife, who had been on active duty in the middle east for the past year. Someone needed to take care of the children while he was gone. Enter Mimi/Grandmom. I love being able to just pick up and go when I am needed somewhere. Retirement has managed to give me that freedom. Hubby stayed home to take care of the critters and make sure my mom was visited weekly. (What a wonderful man I have)
I took loads of yarn with me on my trip. I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I thought I would have a lot of down time to knit. HA! I knit on the plane ride there and I knit 3 evenings after the youngest went to bed and this some of what I accomplished:
I finished the other fingerless mitt for my mom. I also made 3 more dishcloths in the DW pattern. Those were left in Texas for the newly weds. They only had one dish cloth and that just didn't work for me. That is the extent of my knitting for 3 weeks. Pitiful, huh.
I did knit on my plan ride back yesterday. But it was just to add some more rows on my sweater.....................you know......................the one that seems to never finish. I figured I have 5 more pattern sets to do and then I can start on the back. I might have it finished by the end of the year......................not the YOP year, but the 2016 year.
I have not started any other projects, even though I had sock yarn with me on the trip and I was greatly tempted to cast on for another pair of sock. Nope, I decided I wanted to wait until I was back home to do that. So maybe this week, I will cast on a new project.
This coming week is going to see a large change in my schedule of activities. I am joining in on the 13 week declutter your home project. ( https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/mary-organizes-declutter-challenge-14821413 ) I was suppose to start it on January 4th but life was not allowing that to happen. So, tomorrow is the first day of my 91 day organizing challenge. I am very excited to get into this.
While I was gone to Texas, my family and friends got together and enclosed my Arizona room to help cut down on the heat that comes into the house. I had ordered the french door and window for it before I left town. I love it. It doesn't even look like my house from the backyard.
This is the beginning of the project. The open area used to be all glass. We had 3 sliding glass doors that were 16 feet wide by 8 feet high.
The framing was a must as the previous owner had actually removed most of the supporting header beam when they enclosed the patio to make it a glass room. We are lucky the roof never fell in.
The siding is up and window installed.