Friday, June 23, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
I can remember trying to slow down my life ever since having my first baby way back in 1981! I never felt that I was EVER meeting my goals, always something more to get involved in, always that tension of involving self and family in activities or not. Balancing, another word I never was good at in my 60 years. I have the personality of either I'm all in or out! But, breaking my foot has truly slowed and simplified by world. I complete only tasks that need to be done and I only complete one or two tasks daily. My amazing husband has filled in all other gaps...particularly, driving me around when needed to save my sanity and get me out of the house. All the above pictures were taken from a sitting position either from my daughters front porch, my back porch, a park bench or my bed. I have been knitting a pair of socks and happy to report, they are almost done! I have also been working on my Brassy Dress that will be, a loonngg knit, though wonderful, mindless knit, (something much needed at this time). I picked up a long ago appliqué quilt that never made it to my complete pile;-[ Something is different about working on this quilt, I am really enjoying this appliqué process, slow as it is! I ran out of the gold fabric and went to a local fabric store that carries a large collection of reproductions to see if by a miracle I could find this print. I know, I was giggling as I was asking "do you by chance have this in stock?"
Worker: "let's see, do you know who the designer is?"
Me: "no, i bought this about 15 years ago, maybe." (almost slapping my knee at how ridiculous that sounded. I can only blame this absurd errand on the fact-I'm going stir crazy with this broken foot.)
Sweet Worker: "oh!"
Me: "how about something in the same color range?"
Well, that sweet lady looked and looked for me, however, every bolt she showed me my response was," i have that at home."( which I truly did.)
I left the shop with no fabric, but did purchase a new thimble that I am enjoying, Clover Protect and Grip.
It's heating up here on the Front Range-expecting 90, high 90's over the next week! Yikes- I am not a heat fan and less so with a aircast on my lower leg. New chore-staying cool.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Monday, Monday and another week in an air cast. I am getting use to this wench that has been thrown into my summer and I am grateful I can hobble around on the heel of the cast in the house, and I have a very FAST scooter, (something that I must use with caution so I don't spill off and break my neck). But, the small things, like taking a shower and sleeping with this block on my leg, well lets just say, it's not pretty. However, on the really bright side is all the knitting I am getting done. I finished ASHLEY shawl, am happy with it but not over the top, I am zooming away on a pair of socks and that is fun. This foot limitation thing may just be the perfect time to plow through some UFO's.
I am also as proficient sewing on a machine with my left foot as my right ;-}, who knows I may even learn to drive with my left foot, I have heard it can be done.
Little BB has been an absolute delight! Those one year olds, they just love life and all the new discoveries in their world. We took BB to the library to pick up some books for her and a long awaited book for me; CJ Box, Vicious Circle. If you like CJ Box this is a great read, I have read all 17 of his Joe Pickett series. I wish CJ would write faster...hehe. Anyway, BB found the play room after emptying the shelfs of books at her level and decided Grandpa needed ALL the stuff animal in his lap. Oh, how she worked dragging these HUGE stuffed animal over to Grandpa and it occupied her for a good 30 minutes. I am always amazed how very simple things will occupy BB's time and that those simple things occupying BB, occupy's Eric and I watching her, and we love it!
Group picture above is all the cousins and partners(but four), on my side of the family. It has been the first time since my Dad died that this many has been able to get together, so fun to see them all.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Lots going on in my world here on the front range. We have had some of the most beautiful back porch weather for playing with the mud kitchen to knitting. Then a foot of snow fell, broke LOTS of tree limbs in the neighborhood, (we didn't loose any tree limbs, just a clothes line...again).
Then it was off to Chicago for my son's wedding! Beautiful wedding, beautiful happy couple! The weather in Chicago was fantastic as well, able to walk around Evanston, Lake Michigan and Northwestern University. On way into the ceremony, not sure what happened but my ankle turned and I broke my foot...ugh! I was not wearing heels and had nothing to drink. I walked on this for three days, returning home, (in a car). Yesterday, I was temporarily splinted and today will be casted for 6 weeks! Ugh again.
Saddest part for me was I could not dance with my son at his wedding, we had practiced that afternoon to be sure all was right. I was also unable to take pictures, due to being hard to get around
unnoticed. Only my family knew this had happened, I did not want the bride or any guest to know and it worked.
So the future , at least the next 6 weeks , looks like a lot of knitting and lying around for me. Have to look at the silver lining in these situations;-}
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