Yesterday I went to the eye doctor for my yearly, (or every three years because I forget to go!), exam. I've been having lots of blurriness in my left eye the past three weeks that was a little concerning. All is well. Apparently that is the eye that is a little bit weak anyway, and the beta blockers that they have me on for tachycardia can cause blurriness because it relaxes not only the heart, but the eye muscles as well. He tells me that should go away as my body adjusts to it. The good news it that it also lowers pressure in the eye and it would reduce chances of glaucoma.
After the eye appointment I drove down the street and walked around the mall three times upstairs and three times downstairs. It was raining too much to walk outside but I thought I should get some exercise. I'm NOT a mall person and it surprised me how quiet it was there. Not many shoppers there at all. A good place to walk for exercise. I'll have to do more of that next winter.
And now the fun stuff. Here is another lapghan I made over the weekend and finished yesterday for the Veteran's Home. I put the squares together with no rhyme or reason as to color.
I started this one last night. It's just a plain granny stripe blanket and very easy to make without much thought. I'll put a border on it of some sort and hopefully show it to you finished next time.
Another pair of mittens are on the needles too. Don't you like my fancy project bag? I like the clear bags because I can see at a glance what is inside.
My Easter banner is hanging front and center on the kitchen island. I know St. Patrick's isn't over yet, but I wanted to be sure and have this out for awhile too and Easter is early this year.
My wonderfully sweet friend Teresa Kasner, (over on my sidebar), helped me find this little knitting bunny on EBay last year. She has one like it and I fell in love with hers. She sits on my Hoosier cabinet all year long. It was love at first sight.
Dennis' orchids from his hospital stay are still blooming profusely.
I love the different colors.
Friends who stop by think that they're artificial.
It has been a good day and I've accomplished a lot. I was at the grocery store by 7:30. After putting the groceries away, I face-timed with Mandy and Miss Piper. I've washed three loads of laundry including the kitchen curtains. I'm getting ready to go iron after this post is done.
I also went to Value Village and bought Pipers summer wardrobe. I can't believe the wonderful prices I get on clothes for her. Over twenty items for less than $30.00! I'm pretty picky and only choose things that are in "like new" condition. Sometimes they even have the original tags still on them. I've been doing this since she was born. Every spring and fall I make a trip to Value Village and get her lots of clothes. For the price of one brand new outfit or dress, I can get her things for the entire season. Tuesday is senior citizen day for those of us over the ripe old age of 55! So I got an additional 10% off of the sale prices.
Of course now I have to mail them to her instead of taking them to Portland. Mailing usually costs more than buying the clothes themselves, but it's still much less expensive than buying them new.
I roasted a chicken last night and will make my homemade chicken pot pie for dinner tonight. I saved a recipe on Facebook that used crescent rolls for the dough, but I think I'll just use my tried and true homemade dough. There will be enough chicken left for a couple more meals for us. Not bad for a $4.50 chicken from Costco. At least 4-5 meals!
I hope you're all having a wonderful week. Spring will soon be here. I'm already enjoying the longer days with sunshine lasting into the evening hours. I bought seeds for my garden this morning although I will be patient awhile longer to plant them.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28