I can honestly say I am not ready to start my work week. I am trying to prepare myself for a very full four days ahead of me. Seems like the older I get the longer it takes me to regroup from a busy week with long days at work.
I tried very hard to take some time to sit down and crochet this weekend. This is another Jamie short sleeve vest by Vicki Chan. You knew I had to make another one didn't you? I have to make it again so I feel like I have mastered the pattern, and so it fits a reasonably sized human being.
Made from Berroco Boboli Lace that I had in my stash. I am just loving this stash shopping. I seriously have not bought yarn in over five months. That does not mean I have not been gifted yarn, I just have not bought any and I am so happy about that.
We have finally had rain this past weekend. My flowers and grass are so happy. I know we are not having a severe drought like many places, we just needed some rain and it appeared in big, booming, thunderstorms, late in the day. One storm hit last Tuesday when I went to pick up Mr. 21 from the airport and his flight ended up circling over Tampa for an hour and then got diverted to Orlando to refuel. He arrived three hours late even though he was supposed to arrive 20 minutes early. I had a lovely time in the airport chatting with several people and listening to my audio-book. Did I have anything to do with my hands, nope left all my projects at home because I thought it was going to be a very quick trip.
Mr. 21's girlfriend arrived yesterday afternoon. You know who was having a lovely time with the extra attention (not that he needs any). These two have been an item for seven months, that is like seven years is real time. She is a delight and I am glad they have found each other.
I have many cucumber flowers blooming on my plant and even some cantaloupe flowers, too. I moved my container garden to an area where it got more sun. My tomatoes have gone wild in this new space, thank goodness only 1/3 of my tomato plant is still alive or I would have to open a tomato stand.
Max enjoyed a quiet moment by the pool this morning while I tried to coax Little Buddy to eat. His appetite is still down, his nose still stuffed and his cough still coughing. But he was well enough to go to school this morning. I know he will be tired by this afternoon and will take a big nap after his speech therapy session. Thank you for all the well wishes, we are both doing much better.
This past weekend I also started the Nevis Cardigan by Stefanie Japel. I needed a project I could work on that did not take a tremendous amount of thought. A good project to pick up while watching TV, or listening to a book. I have had this cardigan on my list to make for several years and actually purchased yarn to make it 3 or 4 years ago. I will see how it works up and just might knit it again in the yarn I intended to make it with in the first place. This Berroco Folio yarn was purchased a while back to make another Berroco pattern that I just could not stick with. I think it will work beautifully with this pattern.
This gorgeous hawk landed in my yard right outside my office window. I climbed up on a chair and took his/her photo through my very dirty window. I asked it nicely to leave a feather for me but it declined.
I am now dreaming of being done with my work week even though it has not technically started yet. I am severely in need of some alone time and that is not going to happen any time soon. Summer is quickly approaching and Little Buddy will be home all the time. Mr. 18 will be too, well that is until he leaves for his new college. So much change and so little time does not make me a happy person.
How are you?