Happy Friday! Can you believe it is the end of the week and the end of April already? This year is flying by so fast, I am often several days behind in my head and am surprised when I see the actual date. It has been a tough week with lots of the kids I am working with not at their best, which means I was not either. Little Buddy has had some success on the potty, but won't tell me when he needs to go. He has not been eating and that is so frustrating as he loses weight so fast. I know they will eat when they are hungry, but with him I have to fight to get an ounce on him. It will all work out in the end I am sure, but for now it is not fun. Frustrations with my Dad's estate, and frustrations with my weight as I am taking medication for my headaches that makes me gain weight. So now that it is Friday I am trying to think positive.
Wednesday evening I looked on my porch to find a box addressed to me from the lovely Araingee of Araingee's Tangled Web. I was one of the very, very proud winners of her latest giveaway. I waited until yesterday to open it up, when I wasn't rushed and could take my time.
Look at all of these amazing treats. Araingee makes her own soap and it is beautiful. It smells beautiful, looks beautiful and was packaged in the perfect way. She made the sheep card which is so adorable it should be framed. And on top of the gorgeous soap there was yarn! Yes, yarn!
Elann Peruvian Baby Silk, it is so soft and yummy. There is enough yarn here to make a beautiful scarf. And you should smell it, it smells just like the soap Araingee made. Perfect I'd say.
Araingee is so gifted you have to pop in and visit her. She weaves, spins, makes cards and of course soap. She knits and even skates!!! Really I can't imagine a thing she can't do. Give her a visit and maybe you will be a winner in her next giveaway.
I know what you are thinking, there can't be more yarn coming into my house but there is. I was gifted a very thoughtful gift card from a friend who I have helped over the years. Her daughter suffered a bad concussion in high school and I worked with her relieving her intense headaches. Funny I can help with others headaches but not my own! I suggested some practitioners for her recently for her daughters health issues and they really helped. She wanted to thank me with yarn but had no idea what to buy so she gave me a gift card. If you know me I will lose that card in a second so I went off to the yarn store on my way home from work yesterday to buy something fun.
I have been watching the beautiful Amber of Making A Home knit the wonderful Harvest by tincanknits. It is a gorgeous sweater that would be so versatile to have in my limited wardrobe. Amber's is the palest lilac, it is a beauty and she looks amazing with it on. I decided that as I did not have enough worsted weight yarn in my stash to make this sweater that I would buy it with my gift. Berroco Remix is a perfect yarn to work with, and it will be light enough to wear here in Florida. Yarn is so expensive these days that I wanted to make a decent sweater with an affordable yarn, I think I found the perfect mix. Gift yarn doesn't count against your stash does it?
It is gardenia season at my house.
The most perfect flower ever, enough said.
This boy is slowing down. His hips and back are hurting him and he often stumbles. I have him on pain meds frequently just to help him along. He is still smiling, eating and loving his family so I am just going to enjoy every minute I have with him. Isn't he beautiful?
Other things to mention, Mr. 22 got his 34 page paper in on time even though his computer crashed just 40 minutes before it was due, when he got it going again his paper was in Chinese. Thankfully he listened to his Mother (me) who begged him to save it to a flash drive.
I am home alone this morning drinking tea and blogging after a one hour walk. See weight gain frustration above.
Mr soon to be 19 is doing well on his finals and has decided to go away to school next year. I have my wonderful friend Dee on high alert as she will be much closer to him than I will be. I am already missing him and he hasn't even left yet.
The weather is getting warmer but it is still lovely during the evening or early mornings.
Even a tough week can be made better by focusing on the positive for a few minutes. A special thanks to the wonderful Amy of Love Made My Home for hosting Five on Friday. If you want to join in the fun pop on over to Amy's blog. You can see her wonderful blog and her new podcast.