Lots and lots going on this weekend in my life, how about yours? Now don't panic but this boy made a trip to the children's hospital ER on Friday evening. He has been sick as you know but woke from his nap and could not stop coughing. Those coughs were just wracking up his little body. He was not that bad Thursday or Friday, he even went to school. None of the after hours clinics in my area take his particular Medicaid so it was off to the ER at the children's hospital 45 minutes away from us. He tested positive for the flu which was interesting as he did not have a fever or anything other than a cough and poor appetite. He is now on Tamiflu and is starting to smile and more importantly EAT again. He has lost 2 pounds which is huge for his little body. This week is spring break so he will have the whole week to regroup before school starts again.
More and more organizing is happening here. I listened to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up this past week in my car and frankly could not stop myself from tidying even more than I have already. Maybe 2017 is the year of decluttering and organizing for me. Now I already think I am pretty organized but the author has a few points I need to remember. First of all, all things should have a place. All yarn should be in one place, so now it is. If it can't fit in this cupboard it can't come into my house.
No more yarn on other shelves, or project bags in other areas of my house. All knitting and crochet patterns that are not on my computer are in binders. I got almost all my photos together in one cabinet in my bedroom. That includes my grandmother's photo albums and old family photos. I made a pile of items for each of my kids so they will not have to go through a large bin of photos that were kept by me, like my sister and I had to after my father died. Those old photos are not doing anyone any good in a huge bin. I got rid of two bags of garbage and loaded my trunk up twice for deliveries to the Goodwill store. My closet does not have a single thing on the floor but my laundry basket. This is a first as it is often used as an extra storage space for me. All craft supplies have been combed through and organized or passed onto someone who will like them. That includes all of my beads and 1,000 yards more of yarn. I went through my knitting needles and old metal needles are out the door. Funny I should be feeling lighter but really all I want to do is get rid of more things. I have vowed to not buy another candle until I burn the ones I have. Now about that toilet paper that I tend to hoard, I will still be hoarding it, I mean I am not perfect!
I am hoping three times is the charm for this yarn. Juniper Moon Farm, Moonshine has almost been a Flaum and an Easy Two Way Wrap. I have frogged both projects and am now starting on Harebell. Now as monogamous as I am going to try to be in the future I have another baby blanket to make as soon as I find out the sex of the baby, so this sweater will eventually go into hiding and that is exactly when I have a problem. Once out of eyesight I tend to lose interest. So maybe if I knit like a maniac on this for a few more weeks I will not lose my knitting mojo when I take a break for the blanket.
The two sheep on the left were a recent gift to me by an old friend. Aren't they sweet? Pier 1 if you are interested. I bought a new diffuser and placed it on a dishcloth from Gracie. I have Head Relief oil in there right now because I feel a headache coming on. Might be from all that cleaning and gardening I have been doing.
I had a surprise when I went out to water my plants yesterday. Look my Mom and Dad's little cactus is blooming twice this year. I am thrilled. Hi Mom and Dad, thanks for the little hello!
One of the mums I planted last Fall has survived and is blooming, too. Lucky me!
Hope you are having a good weekend.