Today was a great day. Got up just exactly 7 AM and one minute later received a phone call from my dear friend P about the day we had planned to work on her genealogy and various computer issues. Since I was a slugabed it took a while for me to get going, get dressed, get breakfast for Bob and me, and get my stuff into the car. (Since I was not sure what precisely we were going to do I wanted to bring along my race knitting in case there was some down time. There did not turn out to be this time.)
As I was racing through the upstairs to get something in our former bedroom, now the guest bedroom, I stepped down the long step into the sewing room and squished my foot into something and slid several inches. Miraculously I did not totally lose my balance. I discovered that Max had left us a very very unpleasant present on the rug….which I picked up, included my Crock which I had fortuitously been wearing, and took the whole mess out onto the porch…finished packing the car and took off.
Many hours later when I arrived home I found that Bob, the angel, had taken care of the mess, including scrubbing my Crock. He had also mowed the lawn and worked in the garage and worked at pruning more trees. I made him a supper of spring mix greens and other salad plus sort of fresh sweet corn on the cob from Wing’s Market. For dessert I made Greek-style yogurt with freshly-made strawberry jam using Mary B’s method with Clear Jel. Sadly, it was nowhere nearly as good as Mary’s….perhaps pureeing the strawberries while they were still frozen was the problem? Also the berries, having been picked at their perfect ripeness were already nicely sweet so the sugar I added made them sickeningly sweet for me, but Bob more or less enjoyed the glop.
After taking care of supper I retired to the upper regions, specifically the nice big fat leather easy chair…which I noticed for the first time has a rather “used” smell. Well, it IS a used chair but I never noticed before…sort of like it has been sitting in a garage for seventeen years. Oh well. At least it is more or less comfy and the children can sit on the big arms for reading. Hopefully I will get the chance on Wednesday when they come here while their mom and dad are having dental appointments.
Picking up the race knitting I went to town as best I could, despite being very tired. I managed to get to round 44 of the 70 rows of feather and fan work. I just started ball number three. I am concerned that I will run out of yarn before I run out of chart and bind-off. Hopefully that will not happen. I don’t have any other yarn in that color and don’t know if there is more in Grantham.
EPILOGUE: I finished the afghan around 11 PM Saturday night. When I went online to send a little email to Kim about it, she had already announced the winner who walked into the store prior to 5 PM. Sad face here, but so glad to have done this. I learned a lot of stuff….about knitting, and about priorities. Some of my priorities were on the money, others were not…