Everything is back in place after Hurricane Irma. I am so thankful it is all done. After the whole yard and outside furniture clean up I still had a few things to do, replacing Dinah was one of them. You can read about this precious doll here. Dinah was carefully wrapped in a towel and placed in my closet for the duration of the storm. She rarely is out of her glass case, so before I put her back I took a few close up photos of her. My older boys think she is the creepiest doll ever. I did too when I was young. The boys don't understand the history behind her even though I have told them a million times. Is it boys, or maybe all kids don't seem to appreciate the precious mementos of our ancestors? They are so digitally engaged, have they lost the importance of our past? Dinah is so delicate, and frankly she has aged way better than I have. Look there is barely a wrinkle on her face, not bad for being over 100 years old. If you have to take one precious thing with you what would you take? Well that is besides your family, lovely pets and important papers. My answer is always Dinah.
It is amazing how funny I feel when things are not in place in my home. When we were getting ready for the storm Little Buddy said, "Mom, everything is out of order!" Yup, it sure was, but now I can walk around and see everything back in place, hooray! So many people in Houston, Mexico, Florida and the Pacific Northwest are still suffering. And yet another senseless bomb in London, you have to wonder when all this chaos will end. All we can do is help when and where we can, send positive energy, love and money if possible to those in need. And of course put things back in order. A new week at work and school starting again tomorrow will help.
You would have thought with all the time off work I have had that this Envision Cardigan would be complete but it is not. Every time I went to work on it before, during or after the storm I just could not stay focused. There was too much to do with everyone here at my house. And when I got everything all sorted out I had loads of paperwork to catch up on. So yesterday I made myself sit down with it for a few hours and start the ribbing. I am off a stitch so it does not look like actual ribbing but I kind of like it so it will stay this way. My own design flaw I guess. Even though I swear I hear my yarn calling me from my stash, wanting me to come and play, I am refusing to listen. I need to complete this sweater before I can start anything else. I think this beautiful yarn deserves a finish after trying four times to make something with it before.
My darling Max is exhausted. The storm really took a lot out of him. He woke the morning of the storm coughing and vomiting. He kept at it periodically through out the morning until I finally gave him a pain pill and he settled down. The next day it was the same but to a slightly less degree in intensity. He does not like children, but did well with the little ones at the house. Still he must have been exhausted. During the storm we would take him out when it seemed like there was a slight lull. He would always look around very concerned, almost frozen for a bit until he would finally turn and come into the house. This morning he fell and did not eat his breakfast until well after 11:00. I am keeping my eye on him and as always I tell him I love him and to tell me when he is ready to go, I will honor him with the respect and dignity he so deserves.
Okay, have a wonderful week my friends. Stay safe wherever you are.