Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WIP Wednesday

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Hello everyone (waves).  I hope you are having a marvelous Wednesday.  It rained here last night so it is nice ans cool today.  The air is so nice and clean.  We had horrible winds yesterday that kicked up all sorts of dust, so the rain really helped clean things up.  Well, other than my freshly washed car which now needs to be washed again.  I get a free wash though, because it rained within 24 hours of the original wash.  How sweet is that?

I have been busy these past few days.  Monday I did a load of laundry, cleaned up the kitchen, took care of a plant that had fungus gnats, and got an Amazon package ready for return.  Then I spent the next part of my day out and about. 

I finally got an x-ray of my painful hip to see what is going on there.  Naturally, I won't know anything until I see my Dr next Monday.  UGH!  That will make it 1 month since the pain started.  

After the x-ray, I got a haircut, turned in the Amazon package for return, and got my car washed.  Luckily for me we had already decided to have leftovers for dinner because, by the time I got home I was barely able to walk.  Those x-ray techs love to twist and turn you in positions that are NOT natural!  

The rest of the evening was spent working on the  shawl to see if I could make some progress on it.  By 10 o'clock I was too tired to even try and count stitches anymore so I went off to slumber land.

Tuesday dawned bright, sunny and cool.  Once again I did a load of laundry to keep us from doing it all on the weekend.  Then I sent hubby out to do some errands for us so I could do some kitchen work.  I air fried a couple pounds of bacon up for our BLT sandwiches we were going to have for dinner.  It is one of our favorite meals to have when we have a busy schedule.

I picked up the Grand from school and she looked so sad.  Come to find out her entire class went to a funeral.  It was for one of their classmate's mom who passed away from breast cancer.  She was only 36 with 3 children the oldest being 14 and the youngest 2.  (Josie goes to a Catholic school which is why they were able to stop classes for the funeral)  Since she was so sad and still a little weepy, I decided some retail therapy was just what she needed.  Off to a couple of Thrift/Consignment shops we went.  She was able to find 2 dress and 2 shirts to make her feel better.

After I got home and ate dinner, I picked up the shawl and worked on it while hubby and I watched some of our recorded shows.  Let me show you where I am at now.


See that Yellow dot?  That is where I was on Sunday for my update.   The counting of stitches happens on every row as I am crocheting them.  There have not been anymore issues since I have started doing that.  The yarn is making me quite happy.  Gradient yarn is so fun to work with.  Watching the colors blend from one into another makes a tedious project seem to go by much quicker.  There are 9 more rows of the linen/moss stitch and then I will start on making this triangle turn into a trapezoid.  How fun this has been once I learned my lesson about assuming I did not need to count stitches.

Today I will be doing a load of laundry, picking up the grand from school again, going by my BFF's to see her new counter tops being installed and then going to dinner with our DIL and grand, and playing some trivia with them.  That should make for a full day for this old lady.

Tomorrow starts our 3 high Holy Days of Holy Week.  We will be busy with church and other religious activities until after Easter Mass on Sunday. SO.....................

Until next time..................happy crafting!!!!  

3 comments:

Sandy said...

The shawl is really coming along, will be fun to see it change shape, until you said that I thought it looked done.

Stefanie said...

Man, 36? That is rough. The shawl's looking good and what a busy bee you are. Pls take it easy since your hip's bothering you.

Retired Knitter said...

How sad that a mother with young children passed away. 36 is way too young.