After seeing a private patient this morning I had much to do. I went to the health food store for a sale, can't pass that up. Home Depot for plants and potting soil and back home for some chores. I re-potted two plants but could not plant my mums or poinsettias because it started raining. Ah well that I can do that on Tuesday. I got more done as far as holiday shopping goes, I am almost done with Little Buddy and got a good start on the older boys. And most important of all I did this.....I packed up a full box of yarn for a very good cause.
Kathy B who has been mentioned quite a bit here lately alerted her readers to a great program at a high school in Chicago. They teach knitting to help their students to instill calm and help kids get off the streets. I packed up a lot of yarn, over 4,000 yards and that does not include the balls of extras. I have recently given a ton of other yarn away and I wish I had it back. Regardless that yarn is going to a good cause, too.
If you would like to give your yarn away to this worthy endeavor and can find the school here:
North Lawndale High School
1615 South Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
Look at my yarn cabinet! It has all the yarn I own with the exception of the two projects I am working on and the next one I am planning. I am at a record low of 22,500 yards of yarn in my stash. I am hoping to keep it low and hopefully get under 20,000 yards by the end of the year.
Kathy B had a little present for Little Buddy and me when she visited with the older guys of mine at the Packer game. She had this fun snake for Little Buddy and a cupcake coloring book. He loves snakes and often pretends he is one, slithering around on my floor. As you can see he loves it, even if it is a poisonous coral snake! I got the cutest turtle button, I forgot to take a photo of it but will do so soon. Thank you Kathy B.
Yesterday we had a great day, spent with my dearest friend Lynda from North Carolina. She was in town for a wedding and we got her for a whole day. We went to lunch and soccer practice. Or should I say Little Buddy run around on a field and pay no attention to the soccer ball practice. Afterward, we came home and just played with this little one who actually fell asleep on my lap by 5. He is still recovering from that nasty virus or flu, but as you can see his smile is back!
I am working a lot the next three days and then have the rest of the week off. I will be decorating and shopping after Thanksgiving, as I need to get ahead of all this Christmas stuff before it gets ahead of me! See you soon.