Hello my friends. How was your week? These two beauties ate a late afternoon snack at my house this week. We have been getting a lot of rain lately, dear Texas and the areas out west with fire all around, I hate to even utter those words, it sounds so silly with what you are all going through. The swamp behind my house has filled up and the deer are safer on solid ground where the gators and water moccasins are not as likely to appear. I rounded up Little Buddy to see these two, as deer are usually not snacking this close to my house in broad daylight. We spooked them even by moving to the window inside our house. They did not go far, just to the edge of my property for more to eat. So beautiful and serene aren't they?
I can't remember if I posted this new sheep I got for my birthday from my dear friend in North Carolina. As you can see I am fishing for photos to post. It has been a long week. Work had left me very weary by Thursday and on top of that on my ride to pick up Little B from school a massive migraine set in. I am just now shaking it. Even with medicine that literally knocks me out I am still experiencing the after affects of it all. I feel like my brain has been scrambled for days and the pain was pretty relentless. None the less I am in my dry home, slept in my own bed, with all the possessions I own, not worried about where I am going to live or how to rebuild my life. I have nothing to complain about.
Very little work got done on the Envision Cardigan. I did not do a stitch on it until Friday and now am trying hard to get more work done on it. I am trying to stay monogamous with this project because this yarn, the fourth time it is trying to be made into a sweater, deserves it. I like the look of it so far. What do you think?
Normally I do not post photos of clothes but I am so excited. We are going to a nephew's wedding in November and I have been searching for a dress to wear. I am not easy to fit being tall, flat chested and now apparently in my 50's getting very hippy. For a wedding we went to this past February I searched for months and ended up wearing something I already had that I feel was not quite right. I understand no one cares what I wear, they are only looking at the bride and groom, still I want to look presentable. This time I decided to shop online instead of the never ending driving around and searching like I did last time I was looking. I have now ordered five dresses, all of which have been returned. Finally, yesterday I took Little B out and we made a quick stop at Stein Mart. I saw several dresses which we took into the fitting room to try on. I think he was my lucky charm as two of them fit and looked decent. I think the woman in the room next to us was laughing at our conversation. Me saying things like, "This is a possibility." Little Buddy saying things like, "No way Mom that is not a possibility." Me, "Do you know what the word possibility means?" Little B, "No but it isn't one." Me, "My knees look horrible in this one, I inherited your Grandmother's knees." Little B, well he had no response to this one, he just made faces at himself in the mirror. I am not sure which one I will wear but I am happy to have two options and the price was right. And I might add I am keeping them both.
I finally walked outside to view my sadly neglected back pool area. I have exactly two flowers to show you because I have exactly two flowers. The rest of my yard is cluttered with leaves and twigs, and my flower beds are inundated with weeds. I am not bending over to pull out even one weed. My head is just starting to recover there is no way I am going to jinx it now. Again, what are a few weeds when I actually have a yard that is above water? I can walk around the yard and go back into my dry house. I will take the leaves, twigs and weeds considering what others are going through.
This boy has been neglected this week, too. So today I set about making him feel beautiful and special. I combed a whole dog of fur out of him and I fear there is still more to get out. He can only handle so much combing. In standing you have to support him while he is being brushed because he easily loses his balance. I will try to get more off him tomorrow and maybe give him a bath. He must be so hot with all that fur on these hot and humid end of summer days.
Really, he is the best boy ever.
As for this one he was making a mad get away from me this morning as I tried to round him up to get him dressed for the day. He is doing well in school although had a tough day on Friday. He told his assistant that he was done. No matter where they went, therapy, art or computer lab, he was done. Frankly by Friday I know how he feels. She had a good chuckle about it but told him even though he thinks he is done he still has to do what is expected of him. It was probably my fault because I let him nap much to long on Thursday due to my migraine. I simply could not get up. So by the time I got him it was much later than usual which meant he had a hard time falling asleep in the evening. Oh well it won't happen very often and by Tuesday, when he goes back to school he should be all rested up.
I know we are all praying for those affected by the floods in Texas, those affected by the fires out west, and frankly for the whole state of our country and the world. I know I am. Have a good week.