It’s been about a week since I posted last; what are my reasons for being late, you ask? Best answer I can give you is: “Life just gets crazy sometimes!” I’ve been trying to de-stress a little after the frantic knitting frenzy of getting the afghans off to Ghana; last week I knit a pair of fuzzy fingerless gloves for my middle son’s girlfriend’s Christmas present (wanted to get them done) and am pleased they came out very cute (if I don’t say so myself!) Will try to get a photo on here soon. Yesterday I found a really cute pattern for a knitted ear warmer and am considering knitting one of those along with another pair of fingerless gloves for my grandson’s mom (since they’re not married and no longer together, what do I call her? not exactly my daughter-in-law…)
Yesterday and today find me trying to finish up printing and sending out my special needs group’s newsletter (I’m the editor) as it needs to be sent out before November (which is just 2 days away!). Wouldn’t be a difficult task except that we mail out about 65 of them, each hand folded, hand addressed, stamped, return addressed, etc. by me. I’ve got about 25 more to get done with this morning, then it’s a trip to the post office to buy stamps and get those babies in the mail!
Speaking of babies, am currently awaiting the arrival of my 1 yr old grandson. Oldest son has had a bit of a job shift and is now acting Executive Chef at his restaurant, which is a good thing for him BUT last week he worked 80 hours and meant a bit more babysitting for me, as well. Don’t get me wrong-I love my grandson, but this “Grammie” isn’t getting any younger! When I mentioned the trip to the post office-that includes taking my ‘baby’ along, too!
Yesterday was one of those really crazy days that comes out OK in the end, but while you’re going through it, is very hectic/crazy, etc. It was supposed to be my ‘off’ day for babysitting but since oldest son had worked so very many hours last week and was sounding like he was going through major over-stress, I volunteered to watch my ‘baby’ so that oldest son could get some much needed general chores (bill paying, going to the bank, cleaning up the house, laundry, chopping a huge bunch of wood, etc.) done. I ended up having the baby from around 11:15 a.m. to around 9:30 last night. In the middle of this oldest son helped me to go pick up a very nice (slightly used) Lazy Boy recliner from a Freecycle person! (told you it was a crazy day/night!) This was a last-minute decision which required my husband and youngest son to somehow manage to remove ‘old’ recliner from back bedroom, vacuum floor, remove (actually re-position, temporarily) my 10+ garbage bags full of yarn to another location so that new recliner could be brought in the front door (which ended up coming in back door, you can guess didn’t make husband too happy after all the work of making the front door fully accessible!) . We are now the owners of a very nice Lazy Boy recliner and I’m happy! In the process there were the added benefits of having the floor vacuumed up under old chair and the many bags of yarn rearranged, so again, I’m happy! Tonight is my knitting group’s third meeting, so that makes me excited/happy, too!
Although it wasn’t a ‘regular’ day around here yesterday, all-in-all, it was a very productive day for all involved! Now to get back to finishing those newsletters!