Monday, May 27, 2019
The week started out busy. I worked on the second set of three-tree cards.
Used up a couple rolls of old carpet tape...
...inserting these three green plaid trees.
I finished them all.
The next step was to put skinny double-sided tape around the outside edges, but I never got to that part.
Leah was over on Wednesday night to finish putting together the teacher's gifts. You may remember she had gotten them this far. The thank you dies glued on and Ian's gelli plate art cut up and...
...taped on to the backside. Then tape ready around the edges.
All that was left was to tape those fronts to the card stock base.
She got them put together. Each set was six cards.
Then Leah did wrap them in the packing paper Ian, Dagan, and I had played with last year with mark making tools and craft paint. Each teacher also got a thank you card (different ones--LOL!). Nice!
Okay--then on Thursday I made the mistake of deciding I would try to sleep in my bed again. Been a long time. I missed my bed. My back has been doing okay. If I am careful about what I do and how I move I've stayed pretty much in the ballpark of my usual limited life, you know? Thought I'd tough it out. If I didn't move I could tolerate lying there (sleep on my sides). But I was really hurting when I went to get out of bed! It hurt to move...at all.
So, that little experiment resulted in three chair days where I slowly got better and better. I was actually doing pretty well yesterday, but decided to take another day to see if I could get back to my new normal. Yup! Today I am doing laundry, moving around (slowly, of course), and can sit at the table to type again. Not going to try to lay on my side again. That's not an option anymore--LOL!
On Wednesday I go for my Real ID driver's license renewal. Like I said--60 days late, so I might end up with a North Dakota ID card if they refuse to renew it. I haven't driven in a few years and don't have a car, so it wouldn't be much of a loss. Nice to have in case of an emergency or something, though. I'll find out.
After that...since I think we are all fairly healthy for now (Leah gives me rides, bless her)...I should finally attempt to get to some of my long postponed appointments (new rheumatologist, eye doctor, dentist). I going to try to hit them all this summer.
Can you tell I hate going to appointments. If I am going to deplete myself of spoons and end up shot for days...I'd rather it was for something fun...like going to Baker Nursery to buy flowers for my planters. ;) And that will be next! Whoohoo!!
It's Memorial Day here in the United States. If you are celebrating, I hope you have good weather. Well, no matter where you are or what you are doing, I hope you have good weather. Since I don't have TV and only have internet I never see the news anymore. I just found out about the numerous tornadoes in the Midwest here and all the flooding and the fires in Florida. I hope everybody is safe...everywhere!
Today here it is supposed to get up to 65F and then be in the 70s the rest of the week. Hopefully I'll get to something else I have been procrastinating--doing the Marie Kondo thing with all my clothing. I guess I had best get to it before it really does get hot here. (That's 80 for me--LOL!) Now that my back is better again I can get to the bigger projects on my list.
I am contentedly sleeping in my recliner now. I never thought when I was younger that I would be this happy just to be able to do my laundry--LOL! Appreciate everything you've got while you've got it...everyone in your life while you have them...and remember those who have passed before you. Counting your blessings always makes for a better day. :) :)
Instead of my normal quote I am going to leave you with my very favorite refrigerator magnet.