Hi there, how are you? Are you warming up or getting cold again? Has your week been, busy?
I have to admit I am very tired. Work has been crazy, a bit stressful but it really shouldn't be. I have been driving a lot, doing more paperwork, trying to be entertaining as well as therapeutic, it can all get to be a bit much sometimes. Yesterday I started my day at 5, left the house by 5:20, proceeded to treat five different children in four different homes and made it to my shot appointment for my headaches just in time. After 35 shots, yes I know it is a bit much, I drove home to meet my computer repair man, he is wonderful and got my very reluctant to start computer up and running smoothly. After he left I saw two people privately and I swear by 8 in the evening I was almost ready to cry. I was sooooooooo tired. Do you get that way when you have overextended yourself? This is how I have felt for a few months now, there just isn't a lot of gas left in my tank at the end of the day or week. This weekend I intend to rest up. Sorry for the moaning, I just had to let it out of my system. I do love my job, I am so blessed to have the perfect job for me, it just can wear me out a bit.
After Little Buddy and Dad went to an eye doctor appointment yesterday I had to have a stern talk with myself. His vision has not improved these past six months and it had been improving by leaps and bounds previously. I had made him patches for his glasses a few years ago, and recently he has just been looking over the top of the patch. Seems it did not occur to me that he has grown and he needed bigger patches. While running around today I popped into pick up some felt for the new patches. A big 89 cents spent at Joann's. I made the front a double thickness of dark grey so he can't look through it and the back a lighter grey. I popped on animal stickers, and look it works! If any of your little ones need a patch I highly recommend this route. Just sew the double thickness felt all the way around and when sewing the two together leave and opening in the wide area for the ear piece to go through and feed it around to the small opening at the end. It is so much better than those band aid type patches that kids hate because it is like taking a band aid off your eye area every time you wear one. Sorry for the messy face on this one, he was between bites of cookie when I asked him for a photo.
You can see the size difference from the black zebra patch I made when Little Buddy first moved in with us. He is indeed getting bigger.
One of the odd things about living in Florida is we lose our leaves late in the year, usually in December. But for some reason this year it has happened in January. We have had a bit of rain and grey skies today so it feels like Autumn outside.
I am enjoying this brief change in the season as there are already little buds on trees getting ready for brand new leaves to burst forth. This usually happens in early February, there is always a few days of brilliant green on the trees before the leaves start to darken as they grow. Our changing leaves are much more subtle than you all have up north, there is a hint of yellow or red, not the brilliant colors you all experience.
One of the private patients I see brought Little B this firetruck for Christmas. She brought it today and he opened it after school and all of his therapies. He was so excited, "Mom, it's a new firetruck, can you believe it? I just love it!"
We are also getting loads of grammar lessons from Mr. Kindergartner lately. Did you know that commas are for a break in a sentence, periods are for telling, question marks are for asking, and exclamation points are for YELLING! Well now you do!
As for you crochet wrap, I intend to settle down and get some work done on you this weekend. Wish me luck. Sending you all thoughts of peace and love. Have a wonderful weekend.