On my day off there was cleaning, laundry and agave sweetened, gluten free, blueberry and strawberry muffin making. Yum! I also saw a private patient who is getting ready to head off to college, I will miss her very much.
While Little B was swimming there was plant watering. I am so happy my oldest Christmas cactus seems to have re-rooted and the small one I rescued from my parents porch is starting to thrive again. There is new growth on all three of them. See the photo bomber in the reflection in the window?
I walked around just to see if anything is surviving in this late summer heat. I found exactly two blooms, everything else is dead or full of weeds.
Trying to get a good photo of these two together continues to be a challenge. I even tried it with my big girl camera and once again failed to capture just how darn cute they are.
Bear has giraffe eye lashes, they are so long.
A rare smile captured with Hank. He smiles all the time just not when the camera or phone is out.
Little B is blowing bubbles here which is also hard to catch in a photo. He continues to be a bit grouchy and over sensitive, then again so do I. Maybe it is a long summer, molars coming in (with him, not me), or just the oppressive heat and humidity. I have had a bad headache on and off for two weeks, he has just been fussy. Today he cried and told me he really missed Max, and wants the boys to go back to their house so Max could come back. So hard to explain to a little one that Max is not coming back. We waited five months to get the boys after Max passed, still it is confusing. Max did not play with Little Buddy, the boys do, so I am not sure where all that came from this morning. Back to the pool, it was even too hot for Little Buddy to be happy here this early August afternoon.
There was school supply shopping, which is great on a tax free weekend. Little Buddy also got four more shirts for school. We have to move onto more mature themed shirts like superheroes and sports because Paw Patrol isn't that cool in first grade. Little Buddy is different enough with his issues and his tiny size, we don't need anything else for the kids to notice about him. Paw Patrol can be worn on weekends. I long for uniforms, that would make it all so much simpler.
This weekend I hope to get a few rows in on my East End sweater by Alicia Plummer. I only have about an inch and a half of the seed stitch border to go before I knit the seed stitch capped sleeves. If you are a knitter you know that seed stitch seems to create a time warp, time actually slows down so much you never make any progress. This has been my worst year ever using yarn and finishing projects. I am not worried, life is busy and it is not a contest. Just enjoy playing with yarn when you can my friends.
I am resting up this weekend, although I seem to say that every weekend. I must need more rest than everybody! Next week is expected to be very busy with work, adding a new patient to my schedule and I have no idea where he will fit in, but he needs so much help it is a must. There is also a progress note due on the 8th, for a very involved child. I have two appointments for Little Buddy, one for myself, and meet the teacher morning next Friday. Our school starts on the 13th. Summer is quickly ending here in Florida, although the heat and humidity will remain until mid October.
I want to thank you all for your kind comments on my flower shawl, you made me smile each and every one of you. I hope you are all surviving late summer no matter where you are, and I hope you all have a peaceful weekend.