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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Still Sick, (Sounds like there's an echo here!)

Oh my goodness!  2012 has certainly not started well for me.  First almost three weeks with shingles and now a doozy of a cold.  Hubby had it last week, but was only sick for about four days.  I've been down for the count since Friday...what's that...five days now and no better?  My eyes hurt, my nose hurts.  Bleh!  But enough about that.  I have had valuable crocheting time while I've stayed away from other people.  I started a blanket for my friend in the nursing home.  The plan was to make various size squares in a different color in each round.  It was taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r.  I got it to about 36 inches by 18 inches and decided, nope.  If I want her to have it in the next week or so I had to change to plan B.   I'll keep that for a future baby blanket.  Now I'm making solid color squares, eight rounds each and joining as I go.  What do you think of my progress?

It's a bit puckered because it hasn't been blocked yet, but for the most part, I like the way it's looking.  If I had to do it again, I would problably make the center of each square a different color to add contrast, but I think she'll like it just fine.  I can't decide if I should just do the four squares to finish out the row or add another entire row.  What do you think?  There will be a border of some sort too, that will add some length and width.  Right now it's about 50 inches by 36 inches.

Tonight is the class hubby and I teach on Financial Peace but I think he'll be going alone.  I don't want to spread this stuff around to others.  We're having our taxes done tomorrow night.  Oh joy of joy!  I always dread that day each year.  It's always so nerve wracking.  No matter how well you try to plan and pay in advance, something new the government is doing always seems to jump out and get us.

Our church youth group is putting on a Valentine's dinner for us on Friday night.  There are over 35 couples attending and it promises to be quite lovely.  They have menus that we choose our entree from and we were told to "dress up".  I certainly hope this nasty virus is gone by then.

Well lovely friends.  On that note I'll leave you for now to go drink a cup of nice hot tea.  I'm sorry my posts have been rather dreary lately.  I can't muster up much enthusiasm these days.  Thank goodness for my yarny projects.  They're keeping me sane while I've been sick so much.

Oh, I almost forgot.  Our granddaughter went back to school yesterday!  Can you believe it?  As sick as she was last week, in school now!  Oh for the resilence of youth!  LOL  Thank you all for your prayers.  The final diagnoses was a nasty virus and pneumonia.

Now I'll leave you with a picture of my faithful companion who is very patient with her Momma.

She loves to sleep right next to me when I'm sick.  She's very much a comfort.

I hope you all have a wonderfully lovely day.




  1. Hi Betsy, sorry you are still feeling poorly but very happy to read your grandaughter is fully recovered and already back at school.
    If you have time I'd be inclined to add another row. Your friend will love her beautiful, colourful blanket, sure to bring a smile to her face.
    What a lovely doggy, I've no doubt she is helping your recovery. Get well soon.
    Carol xx

  2. Thanks Carol! Do you think it should be wider or longer with the extra row? I'm on the last square right now so hopefully I'll hear from you soon. LOL. Otherwise I'm sure to do the opposite of what you were thinking.



  3. While my heart was sad to hear about your lingering illness, my heart jumped for joy when I read about your granddaughter!!!!! Praise God!!!
    I read all about the other disease and I prayed that she wouldn't have it. Relief over an answered prayer.
    Hugs from far away!

  4. Hi Kaylana,

    Did you get my message with my email? Just let me know if you didn't.

    Thank you for thinking of my Grandaughter. I appreciate it more than you know.



  5. Sorry, I didn't get one. Where did you send it? I think my messages here are linked to my email. Yours, however, are labeled no-reply so I can't contact you back. Please, try again.

  6. Opps. Maybe mine are also labeled no-reply. I need to figure this out!