Hi Friends! I am back whether you are ready or not. Eight weeks of the Mindfulness course really took any spare moment I had. I have to admit that being mindful takes a lot of time but now I feel I can get back to normal, whatever that is.
Yesterday Little Buddy and I made a trip to the local splash park. We have not been since last summer and it was so much fun. He is growing isn't he? Of course he was the most delighted with the shower because he could pull the chain and make the water go on. It was a wonderful morning and I now plan to go back with him as much as my summer schedule allows.
In the eight weeks that have just passed I had three new very involved patients come onto my caseload and one very sick baby that I tried to visit several times in the hospital. The new patients are great as I was down a bit on my caseload but also a lot of work. I am really enjoying them, a severely autistic 10 year old, a four year old who I used to work with as a baby who is now showing signs of the drug exposure he was subjected to in utero, and a wee little baby with a cone shaped head that I am going to fix. They are all very fun children and I am so happy to have the opportunity to work with them.
In one week we had Little B's air conditioner go out, he has a separate wall unit and it was 15 years old so it was time for something new before it gets too hot. Two days later we had a power surge that incapacitated our fridge and knocked out our dishwasher. The fridge was fixable but the dishwasher has now gone to appliance heaven. Did I mention we had guests at the time? Not fun to have no fridge or dishwasher for a few days with people visiting. Oh and then a day later my garage door opener went caput. Hopefully we should be over appliance fixing for now. But now I have two boys who have some issues with their cars that need to be fixed. There goes any vacation plans for us......... See I think I am being tested to try to remain calm and balanced during appliance and car issue He**.
Mr. 23 is home and getting ready to start his new job June 5. He is bored most of the time and eager to get moving on with his life. Mr. 20 had a birthday and has his girlfriend from Indiana visiting for two weeks. They have been all over having fun and that includes swimming with Little Buddy.
Little Buddy is now able to swim across our pool while holding his breath. It is amazing to see. He has actually taken a breath on his own now three times, but that is still very hard for him to do. I would rather he be able to take a breath than to swim a great distance while holding his breath. We will get there.
As far as the potty department Little B is finally making progress. He does better when he only has shorts on with no dipaer or underwear. Most of the time he is able to get into the bathroom and take care of business all by himself, including washing his hands. He can get his shorts up and down better when there is nothing else under them. We call this hanging loose at our house. Now he still needs loads of reminders to go, and won't go on his own unless prompted but still we are moving in the right direction. This will make you laugh, Wednesday evening I came home late from work to find Little Buddy crying in my husbands arms. My husband handed him to me and I realized he was wet. He was crying and saying, "Mom, I am not so good at hanging loose." It made me laugh out loud.
Little B has one more week of school before Summer vacation. He is moving up to Kindergarten next Fall.
Yup, another shawl is off my hook. I just can't seem to stop making this pattern. I try and all my brain wants to do is make something easy that I don't have to pay attention to.
The latest South Bay Shawlette, made with Queensland Collection Sunshine Coast yarn in the colorway Old Rainworth. I bought this a few weeks ago while indulging in a little yarn shopping with friends. Made with two skeins totalling 570 yards and a size H hook.
There are no immediate plans for this shawl but I do have an idea. It is not for me. I am a shawl making addict I fully admit to that. Now if I could just be a shawl wearing addict I would be completely happy.
It will take me a bit to catch up with all of you, I can't wait to see what you have been up to.
Have a great day.