I've been busy grocery shopping, getting beds ready, cleaning and just trying to get everything I can done ahead of time, so we can just have fun together. Yesterday I did more than I have since last spring, in the before pm (before pacemaker), days. I trimmed bushes, worked in the yard and generally didn't sit down until dinner time. Then Dennis mowed while I swept the sidewalks behind him. We finally sat down, (collapsed), around 8:00. But, oh my goodness, it felt good to be active. I was afraid my muscles would protest and I wouldn't be able to get out of bed this morning, but nope! I jumped right up! Hallelujah! Seriously, I'm so thankful to God that I seem to be feeling SO MUCH better. Dennis even commented last weekend that I seemed to be so much better. He was right! The MRI of my brain is still scheduled for next Wednesday, but I'm sure they won't find a thing wrong. I truly believe my light-headedness is/was a result of adjusting to the medications and my body seems much happier now. I even walked 3.96 miles at the lake on Tuesday. Not all at once of course, but over the day I logged that much. Yippee!
I have some yarny goodness that arrived from KnitPicks yesterday. I ordered five skeins but only 4 arrived, as one is on back order. Aren't they yummy? It is all Stroll fingering weight yarn. The same as I'm using for Dennis' socks.
This one is my favorite named This "Seashell Tonal".
"Northern Lights Hand Painted"
"Woodland Hand Painted"
"Coffee Shop Hand Painted"
All have 462 yards/100 grams per skein. Plenty for a pair of socks and then I'm going to start a Memory Blanket making squares with the leftovers of the socks I make. I wish you could all touch these beautiful yarns. So soft at 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon for durability.
One of Dennis' socks are done and another about 1/3 complete. These are taking me awhile because the yarn is so dark I can only knit on them during daylight hours. I've also been very busy in the yard and other things for a few days. I love the project bag Taci gave me a year or so ago. It's the perfect size for socks.
This is after the mowing last night. Considering how brown everything was just a week ago, the green is almost miraculous and it will continue to green up even more. I think you could see the difference everyday this week. With temperatures in the 80's all week it has done wonders for all of the plants and grass. Tomorrow everything is supposed to change to cool and rainy again.
See the little tree on the far right. That's the flowering pear we planted last fall after we lost our previous one in the big windstorm. I put my birdbath out yesterday and the birds have already found it. Three robins were playing in the water this morning. The house you see behind the fence is up for sale. I'm sad to see them leave. They were very quiet and good neighbors to have. I do like their one level floor plan and jokingly told Dennis we should buy it. The move would be the easiest one ever, just take down a portion of the fence and carry things through the yard!The rhubarb has tripled in size this week. I should be able to begin harvesting next week!
Okay my friends. That's enough sitting around for me. I need to get my ironing done. It's the last chore on my list before the kids get here. Then I can play all weekend! Hurrah!
I hope you all have as lovely a weekend as I plan to. I'm going to hug and kiss on my boys whether they like it or not. HA! HA! I guarantee neither of them will like it, but they tolerate it because they know how much I love and miss them. I have to admit, it does seem a bit strange to barely be able to reach up and around enough to hug my 6'4" son! In my eyes and heart he's still the 3 year old toddler that ran around the house. Are all Mom's like me?
"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments." Deuteronomy 7:9
Blessings always sweet friends,