Watching podcasts and knitting on the never-ending sweater. This is the "Sew Sweet Violet" podcast. A lovely lady from England with the softest, sweetest voice. I just love it when I see she has a new podcast out.
Lots and lots of knits and purls! All I have left now are the sleeves. Yippee!
Sophie has been here this week and snuggles down under the blanket on my lap to keep warm. She has four layers of blankets and the sweater on her at this point!
I received two sweet packages in the mail. This one full of soaps and lotion bars is from Araignee, (Debra), on my sidebar. She generously has giveaways of her handmade goodies quite often. I love it all, but the lotion bars are my favorites. I keep one in my knitting bag and one by my chair at all times. They aren't greasy and are perfect for keeping my hands nice and soft. Thank you, thank you Debra!
And this package with six skeins of Red Heart yarn arrived very unexpectedly from Sharon, who is Grammy Braxton on my sidebar. Wasn't that sweet? This yarn is great for the lapghans that I make for the nursing and Veteran's Homes. I so appreciate it Sharon. Thank you again for being so generous.
I'll say it again. Bloggers are some of the most giving people I know. Many of you have been so kind and giving over the past years and I can't tell you how much it means to me.
Now for the shopping. My iPad kept freezing up on me. I had only had it about a year and a half, but I let the salesman talk me into getting one without much memory. He said I didn't need it. Wrong! I went to the Verizon store to check on their new unlimited data plan for my current iPad and phone so I could still facetime with my girls whenever I want to while at the lake this summer. I ended up getting a new iPad with a lot more memory, it's own internet, unlimited data etc., for not a lot of money. I think I'll be happy with it. It took hours at the store though and even more hours when I got home, reloading all of the apps and passwords, etc. I really don't like getting new devices. I still can't get the new iPad to do Instagram, so for all of my friends on there, that's the reason for my absence. Getting it, and setting it up literally took all day and evening on Tuesday. I still can't blog on it, but that's a blogger issue. Blogger lets me load photos from my phone or iPad but won't let me write anything. That's been going on for months now and that's the reason I'm down to one post a week. I have to type everything on the desktop and that's not always convenient for me or easy to sit at because of my back.
My back. That's another issue. The physical therapist said again yesterday that he's not happy with my progress and has taken my exercises away again. The torn muscles just aren't healing very fast for some reason. I can still walk all I want or am capable of until the pain sets in, but I can't do any of the exercises. I feel like it's one step forward, two backwards sometimes. But I know it's just a slow healing process.
On a brighter note. It's spring break from preschool for this little Princess, and she and Mommy got pedicures for the first time to celebrate. She had a blast and guess what color polish she chose? Pink of course! Everything is pink for this little girl! Just look at that smile. She couldn't wait to tell me all about it and show me her toes. And that's exactly why having a working iPad is so important to me!
We're heading to the lake tonight to stay for the first time this season. It's supposed to be 28 degrees overnight, so I really hope we have enough propane to keep the furnace going until Dennis can get the bottles filled tomorrow. We're staying both Friday and Saturday and I'm so looking forward to it. Many would call me crazy, but that trailer is my "happy place". We both have lazy boy chairs there and are taking some movies along in case of rain. (Thunderstorms are predicted.) And the camping season has begun! Yippee!
We'll be back in town for church on Sunday morning to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior on Easter Sunday. Hallelujah! This Sunday is the reason Christians have any hope at all. Our Lord has conquered death and is risen from the grave in order to give us life after we die to this world. What a wonderful gift we were given. I hope you have chosen to receive it.
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
And one of my favorites:
"You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. HE HAS RISEN! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. Go, tell his disciples and Peter, there you will see Him, just as He told you." Mark 16:6
I hope you have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday celebrating that He Has Risen, just as He said He would!