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Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunny Days

Hello my friends,

Here I am, still in Portland enjoying my time with Mandy and Piper.  This little girl is one of the great joys of my life.  Truly.  If it wasn't for the fact that I'm missing Dennis, I would never leave her.

Here we were blowing bubbles and she was "helping" me pick off the dead bloom on the flowers.  Unfortunately she had a hard time distinguishing between dead blooms and pretty ones.  :-)
A good little Mama feeding her monkey lunch.  Her high chair was Mandy's when she was a little girl, made by my brother-in-laws Dad.
Putting all the babies to bed for their naps.  They each get a pillow and blanket.
Mandy got rid of a bunch of bags and I snatched this one up for my knitting.  After all, it's purple.
A kitchen towel for myself that I'm making with the yarn Teresa gave me last week, Knit Picks Dishie.  I only brought one set of needles with me so I'm glad Mandy is a knitter too.  These are size 10.5 and just right for this project.
A new dishcloth for Mandy.  I've made 8 or 9 since I've been here.  I've had this pattern for awhile now and like the mix of knit and purl for texture.  It scrubs really well.  It's a very simple 6 row repeat.  If anyone is interested I'll print the pattern next post.
Now.  For those who have weak stomachs you might want to say goodbye at this point and I'll talk to you next post!  :-)

This is for the people that say blog posts don't "keep it real" and only show the good stuff.  The perfect things.  Well not here.  Not today.  Have I ever told you that I'm a super clumsy person?  I am.  Just ask anyone who knows me.  I fell outside yesterday.  

This is my arm.
This is my leg.
This is my hand.
Ouch.  I was glad that my R.N. daughter was here to bandage and ice me up.  All three places hurt, but especially my leg, which ironically looks the best.  :-)

Hopefully I'll be moving around better tomorrow, but I do hurt all over today.  Of course it's my right hand and arm and I'm right handed.  But I'm still knitting. :-)

The plan for now is to head home on Wednesday.  The appraiser still hasn't shown up and closing is scheduled for next week.  There is still a lot to do here, but our son Jamie and grandbabies Kyleigh and Caleb, are coming to Spokane this weekend to see Mandy and Piper before the big move.  Mandy will come back to Portland next week while the house is packed up by the movers and leave Piper with Grandpa and Grandma.  A sacrifice for us. Ha! I wish we could keep her forever.  Mandy has never been away from her for that long though prayers for her will be appreciated.

I hope you're all having a lovely day wherever you may be.  The sun is shiny here and life is good.