Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thoughts on Thursday

Still hot, but a tiny bit cooler.  It is frightening to know that our grands & onward will be having to deal with this and more.  Oh humanity your great hubris !!!!

I am working on the backpack for msH when she's off to kindergarten in September.  It is turning out to be quite a task, but with the clear directions I shall get it done in time.  I came up a bit short on some of the foam interfacing (didn't read the directions as carefully as I might have), but I shall get some more this weekend and work on it before we go camping next week.  I hope to finish it as I want to take something else along to craft upon while we are there.

We're hosting a dual birthday party for msH's mom msM and the DD's SO on Sunday.  We can get a "two-fer" due to closeness of dates.

I'm working on a pair of socks from Curious Handmade THSS - the Magnolia socks.  I plan to enter them in the county fair.  

Friday, August 10, 2018

FRYING on Friday

apparently we have angered 'mama nature' a whole lot.  Of course, it couldn't be that we are the biggest contributors to climate change or anything like that.  
We all "know" that is just a liberal conspiracy. 
OOPS I am a liberal - well who woulda' knowed ????

anyhoo we are really, really tired of heat.  Not much getting done about the place and the whole west seems to be burning up.  It is a sad state of affairs.

Just indoors, doing housework and a few crafts.  I am working on my PT at home, too, but although my hip is a bit better I still have bad days.  Hmmmmmm getting old is a bummer.

So, looking forward to camping at end of the month.  It should be cooler by then, but maybe we won't be able to cook in the firepits.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

August 1

and hot.  The heat is taking away all energy to do much.  And there was a water crisis in our small town when one of the pumps went out.  There are 2 pumps for our town, but one was being repaired and the remaining one failed.  We were on VERY restricted water use & had to boil any water we used for drinking.  As we did, many others in our town did, purchased bottled water for that purpose.  But no showers, no washing dishes, no washing clothes, no outside watering & limited toilet flushes.  One does truly appreciate what our first world access to water is when one is limited in this way.  All is back to normal now, but for limits on outdoor watering.  Blessed we are, indeed.

I am still doing PT for my hip.  My outdoor activities are very limited.  I just try to keep my gardens alive.  What with extreme heat and lack of water for a while they are not thriving, to say the least.  But I did get some green beans, which I had thought we would not get.  I'm not sure if any maize will be forthcoming, though.

Crafting has been limited to some knitting.  I am still trying to deal with the depression and lack of energy; it's difficult to find that which will work for the problem.  The doctor is helping me, but one has to explore pathways which will work and not cause more difficulties than one already has.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Simply Saturday

OK, I'm having PT and doing exercises for my hip.  It is improved some, but still makes it difficult to get work done.  
I have some new medication that seems to be helping the depression and I actually feel like doing things when the pain is not too great.
We plan to pick the pie cherries tomorrow as the Backyard Harvest folks did not come for them.  I'm going to trade them to my DD for some blackberries which they are picking.  I need to replenish the blackberry jam supply - I remove the seeds as they are large & make seedless jam - YUMMY!
I'm still working on shawls although I did get the TSS III #1, the Maythem Shawl finished but for blocking.  I plan to finish the Rune Shawl and then go on to some Mother Bears, some baby hats & some socks.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Terrible Tuesday

Having gone yesterday to my medical person, I was expecting to have some improvements in the way I was feeling - not right away, of course, but in reasonable time.  I asked about some help with my worsening depression, asked some questions about my bad hip & got a Rx for the toe nail fungus.  All-in-all a productive day I would have said.  I picked up my prescriptions and I was going to call about PT this morning and set up some appointments for the hip.

THEN this morning I awoke & tried to get up - WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN - as apparently during the night the hip "decided" that it was not going to work properly anymore.  I had so much pain and loss of function that I had to have the mister help me get up and walk.  I am now struggling to walk with my stick, but it is pure torture.  I am not sure what has happened.  I am going to PT this afternoon - mayhap that will help.  
Image result for red angry emojiI can't do anything.  I have housework, my gardens need water, I wanted to start on some repairs for clothing & furniture. 
I DID want to work on some sewing for myself.  OUT THE WINDOW now.  
This old stuff is the absolute shits!  

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sunny Saturday



We are just back from a camping trip to Winchester Lake State Park.  
Our favorite get away for a few days.
In the mountains with trees, peace and quiet will renew your spirit every time.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Summing up on Sunday

We just returned from Issaquah, WA where we attended our niece Megan's wedding.  She was a beautiful bride, it was a wonderful ceremony and we wish the very best for the great couple.

We are going camping up to Winchester Lake State Park on Tuesday, so tomorrow will be a big job to get all ready to go.  We always have a great time there.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Thoughts on Thursday

  Our fourth of July was pretty uneventful.  We went to the Johnson parade (as we always do), had breakfast and grampa helped msH get ready to ride her motorcycle in the parade.  Mom & dad walked with her and passed out the candy.  Candy passing out is a tradition for the parade.  
  We went home and the DH took a nap because he was not feeling well.  When it came time to go to the DD's home for the holiday shrimp boil he still was not "up to snuff" so I went by myself.  It was grand - way too much food as per usual at a family gathering - but so nice to be with my family.  The weather co-operated too with no rain, no hot sun and very little breeze.  We had good food, good conversation and good fun.
  I finally go all the garden beds weeded, but know that the darn weeds will all be back shortly.  The mister & I are off to my niece's wedding tomorrow, back on Sunday, then going camping on Tuesday.  Just one day to get ready so the weeds will have plenty of time undisturbed.  
  The greenhouse project proceeds slowly.  We got the roof panels in and the ridge pole covered with the metal flashing.  The roof vents are next, but first I am going to do some sealing with silicone to prevent as many leaks as I can.  We hope to finish the main building after camping and I can do the bench at my leisure.  I also have one more garden bed to set up.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

ACK !!! July already

Where does the time go?  I can't figure how I can always be so behind.

Anyway, last week I took msH to VBS camp and did not get much else done.

I hope to redeem myself this week.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trying on Tuesday

to get caught up.
Last week started well; we worked on the greenhouse for a couple of days and got the base, the front & back, and the sidewalls up. 
Then, I got sick and did not feel like working on anything - a summer cold sure takes the starch out of one.
And then, of course, it started raining again.  We just did not feel the need to work in the rain and get soaked.  But it is forecast to be dry for a couple of days so we plan to go out & work this afternoon and tomorrow - I have to take my car for service this morning.

Yesterday at the Wool Gatherers meeting we did fiber/yarn dying with KoolAid and with some regular acid dyes.  It was so much fun.  Check out our Facebook page for photos.

msH had her dance recital and all of the dancers did a great job.  I'll try to get some pictures from the rest of our family to show as I did not take any, being the "over-see er" for the time to get to the staging.

Have a pleasant & productive day 😊😊

drMolly, the BeanQueen