Yesterday Little Buddy and I picked up our friends, two little ones I work with, and spent the entire day with them. Their Mother is recovering from breast cancer surgery. She had it last Tuesday and all the preliminary reports are looking very good. Still we thought she and her family should get some rest, they still have two medically complicated babies to attend to.
We picked up the ladies at 9:00 in the morning and headed directly to the splash park where everyone had a great time. After the park it was home for lunch and play time all afternoon. We were getting our pool enclosure and deck pressure washed so there was no time for swimming. It did not seem to matter, these three were very active indoors. You might recognize the girls from the wedding Little Buddy was in in February, their older sister was the bride. After loads of playing, lots of refereeing on my part and a little time out for Little B who did not listen to Mom and went potty in his pants, we were off to dinner out. Yup, me and three little ones. It went really well and we returned them at 7:45, getting back to our house by 9 in the evening. You would think this little one would have slept in today, I sure did, but no he informed me he does not sleep in on Sundays.
Today Little B went to the kids museum in Tampa with Dad while I cleaned up the mess outside left over from the pressure washing. The kids museums in Tampa and St. Petersburg both have special Sundays were kids with special needs can attend without the crowds, lights and loud sounds. Little Buddy can handle the lights and sounds but sure needs a bit of extra space to get around without the crowds getting in his way.
I also ran out to buy a few more flowers. My spring flowers have all died and I am not sure how these new ones will do in the heat. It is really hot here already, yes it is the end of May, but it is still just so hot. These will be the last flowers I plant until October when things cool down a bit. I felt a bit ill after just planting 11 plants in the heat of the day. No more planting for me.
My gardenias are at the very end of their blooming cycle. They have been blooming and blessing me with their gorgeous smell since mid April. This is the only one I could find without brown leaves on it. I will miss them. I am always jealous of all of you with your lilacs, peonies and gorgeous summer blooms. In the harsh summer temps in Florida we can't grow your beauties but we do have azaleas and gardenias in the spring.
This afternoon I hope to work on this shawl. The Queen Anne's Shawl by Rebecca Velasquez. I have had this pattern in my pattern stash forever. I bought this gorgeous Berroco Modern Cotton a few weeks ago and thought it would be ideal for this project. I know I have already made it wrong, I should have used a much bigger hook to get more drape, yet I have not pulled it out. There is a LOT of counting in this baby and frankly my brain can't handle starting over. I will just see how it goes and start a new one when I am done. You know me it is all about the process with not a lot of concern about the outcome. I do care, and really should be making more things I actually use but with so many fun patterns to try you have to go with what strikes your fancy.
I am working a short day tomorrow. There is no three day weekend for me. I don't get paid days off or paid holidays so I try to work when I can. With all of my medically fragile patient's doctor appointments and of course Little Buddy's, I tend to miss more work then I would like. Hope you are having a fun weekend.