Monday, August 05, 2019
Woke up so plugged up I have to breathe through my mouth. But it's a beautiful morning now that the sun is peeking out.
Had thunderstorms during the night and it was dark this morning for some time--she says sneezing and scaring Annie into the bedroom--LOL!
This week Caroline came to clean on Tuesday. Wednesday Leah dropped me off at the West Acres Clinic and went to drive around because Liam was sleeping in his car seat. I went in only to discover that my online appointment that I made...well, it didn't exist. I won't try making an appointment online again, that's for sure. Had to make a new appointment for the 12th, then texted Leah to come back to pick me up, and she dropped me off at home again. So, I don't meet the new GP till next Monday. I have enough blood pressure pills to last me till then, so no problem. But I felt badly wasting Leah's time. :( She said she didn't mind.
Thursday morning Caroline came with groceries. In the evening Leah came over for a Craft Night!! I asked her if she could make it over to work on Christmas cards last week because I needed some "normal" soooo badly--even if I couldn't do a lot.
We had an absolutely wonderful evening. Worked on the white-three-tree cards. I am so glad I bought all these trays we can use for drying stuff! This was the stack in the studio after Leah left.
We were so close to being done. I only managed to tape on the inside red sentiment with a little tape runner. Leah did most of the work. She punched out the snowflakes...
...and glued the bauble in the center (can't remember what they're called but they look like a big water droplet) and then glued the snowflake on the inside.
We finished that set--TADA!!! Feels fantastic!
Yesterday I moved them out onto the kitchen table...
...to fold and stack them.
This is the satchel we keep Christmas cards in. (I have another one for sets of birthday cards.)
This set took up half the satchel because of the bling on the snowflake--LOL! But this the the card we plan to use this year for Christmas, so they'll be out of there in no time. ;)
Saturday was a Gramma Day. Ian and I worked on another of the craft project boxes Tori sent Ian from England. The parts had glue on them that wasn't dry yet so we stored them in a shoebox on his bookcase until next Gramma Day when he can finish putting them together. Hard to tell but this box was about baking and this is a doughnut and a pizza--LOL!
Strangely the doughnut has two icings--pink and brown. Maybe there was supposed to be two doughnuts? We decided we'll put icing on both sides of the doughnut--LOL! Ian doesn't care. The process is what is the fun part.
Then yesterday I did a load of laundry...and got it put away in sections throughout the day. Hand was pretty sore. Yes, hand and foot still the same--along with everything else with this old, cranky body. Except waking up clogged up and sneezing--that's new--LOL! But no big deal.
They're mowing for those apartments across the way that I see out my window. They zip by on their riding lawn mowers. The grass has to still be quite damp from the thunderstorm and it's 68% humidity. So even if it is only supposed to get up into the low 80s it is going to be thick and sticky out there today.
Leah is planning to try to come again for a Craft Night on Thursday again this week! :) Pretty soon she'll need to make invitations for Liam's birthday party which will be coming up early September too. Feels sooooo good to be working on something creative again!! I needed some normal. I really did. Even if things aren't normal...yet--LOL! ;)
Have a thoughtful week, my friends. Let the people you love and care about know what they truly mean to you. Spread the love and positives. The whole world needs it. We can start in our own back yards...lavishly spreading. :) :)
"The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them."