It has been quite a week my friends. I have been a crazy woman at work, have the normal stresses of being a Mom and all the worries that go along with it, and don't even get me started on politics and all that is happening there. There have been positives and negatives all around. We have finally gotten some much needed rain. We were in a severe drought even as those states north of us have been inundated with rain. My flowers are flowering and my grass is green. Unfortunately two plants I rescued from my parents have finally died. It makes me sad as I have nursed them through mites and fungus, but they just can't survive any more.
I treated myself to new nail polish. Living in Florida my toes are on view most of the year. I never seem to find the perfect polish color but I think I have a win this time. Baguette Me Not by Essie. It is the perfect shade of soft lilac. Here is a little hint that I recently read about. If you have dry feet or cracked heels like I do put castor oil on them before bed and they will be soft and wonderful. I now do this every night and it looks like I have had a pedicure which I have not done for months. By the way castor oil is also great for scars, just rub some in twice a day and you will be surprised how wonderful that scar will look.
This latest project is the Sunday Shawl is not turning out how I had envisioned it would. See here I go again making my own interpretation of the design and it isn't working. Or maybe these colors are not working. Or maybe I am not working. Regardless I crochet on because if I am sitting still these days I have a hook in my hand and you will have to pry it out of my fist if you want me to do anything else. I simply cannot stop crocheting. I think this just might be a disaster, only time will tell.
The good news is that it is only yarn that will be wasted, time is never wasted when playing with yarn. There is always more yarn and more patterns to choose from, the possibilities are endless. The Great Adirondack Yarn Co., Well Dressed Sheep yarn above is a recent purchase. It is soooooo bright and colorful, not my usual thing. When cruising patterns on Ravelry I found the Mezzaluna Crescent Wrap and thought this yarn would be perfect. Maybe it will be a win or a loss, regardless I will give it a try and see how it all works out. Part of the fun is just seeing if your guess work results in a great finished project. If it doesn't then you can always frog it and begin again.
After the smiling photo of Max from last post I now have a sad boy. His left leg gave out three times in the kitchen today. Bless him that has not happened for a while. When I got him up he went directly to the door and walked around outside for a bit. The pavement is easier for him to grip with his paws, much easier than the wood floors in my house. I put rugs in his favorite areas and now he is confused and is laying down in other places. He likes the coolness of the floor and doesn't understand it is easier to get his feet under him if he is on a carpet. He is back on pain meds for a few days to see if we can get him through this tough time. It has been almost exactly one year ago that he was so horrible for weeks that we did not want him to suffer any longer. I will keep my eye on him because the greatest gift I can give him after all of his love and loyalty is no suffering.
Somebody got new braces and to the delight of the men in the house Little Buddy is sporting some Green Bay Packer love. The options were slim when we were picking the braces out a few weeks ago. Camouflage, superheros, plain or professional sports. I think they will make him look a bit older as he moves into kindergarten this Fall. I will miss the cars and trucks of his last pair, that is really where he is developmentally. But at least now he looks like a big boy and the whole Wisconsin contingent of the family will be thrilled.
Little Buddy wears Crocs with his braces. They are easy to get on and are wide enough for the brace to fit. We went to the Croc store on Friday and they had a buy one, get one at 50% off. He goes through these shoes pretty quickly so I bought him three pair, which left room for a pair for me. I am in love with these flowered shoes! Aren't they fun? I plan to wear these to work because they can be easily wiped off. I am on the floor all day long. I get spit up on and well you can only imagine as I work with many babies. If someone has an accident I can just wipe these off and go on with my day. A win-win I'd say.
Speaking of Little Man he has passed on his wee cold to me. Mom's do have a way of picking up their children's germs. Maybe it is because this boy of mine is so kissable, I am always smooching him. My cold is not major, actually just minor enough to keep me irritated or think everyone is trying to irritate me on purpose!
Hope your weekend was beautiful and peaceful.