AHHH! I feel like I might be on the mend. Finally! My fever has been gone for an entire day now. My spots have all started the first steps to disappearing. I think the anti-viral medication the Dr. gave me was the turning point. Hubby and I had a very lazy weekend, full of knitting, (for me), and movies on the television.
Just as we were falling asleep last night the phone rang. We've learned not to panic when it rings after 10:00 p.m., it's usually Alex in Japan. And it was. He was calling to tell us all about the apartment he's found in Tokyo. It's about a 15 minute walk to the university he'll be working at. I was appalled at the price but he assures us that it's very reasonable for Tokyo. He can see the Tokyo Tower, (Looks like the Eiffel Tower) from the street outside his door. Now I have a fairly good idea of the part of town he's in since I've been to the tower a couple of times. He begins his new job on February 1 and his emotions are torn. He absolutely loves the people in northern Japan, but his girlfriend lives in Tokyo. The jobs are in Tokyo. You could just hear the excitement in his voice about new beginnings.
Here's a picture of Anri, (Alex's girlfriend), and me in September.
Now a few ta-da moments for you of different projects I managed to finish up while laying around all week. Enjoy! I also made 4 pink hats that I forgot to photograph. These were boxed up this morning to send to the "Lil Troopers" charity. It's a group that provides baby items for miliary families. I just found this pattern and I love it. A hat takes about 1 1/2 hours to knit so it's a fast, satisfying knit. You can change the size just by adjusting your needle size. Very easy.
I finally finished the queen size crocheted blanket for the wedding shower I have later this month. It seemed to take forever, but maybe that's because I was sick. In actuality, it was only 9 days.
I collect angels and my best friend gave me this one for my birthday last year. She hangs on the wall right next to the bed. Isn't she beautiful?
I hope I'm well enough tomorrow to take all my boxes to the post office. I really want to beat the rate increase. Now I need to get started on more hats for the local hospital. My needles sure seem to keep busy.
What are you up to today? The sun is shining here. How about where you live? Have a wonderful Monday everyone!