Happy Fall! It was a breezy Autumn day here yesterday with highs in the upper 80's, back to 90 tomorrow. I am not complaining, after Hurricane Michael hit northern Florida and wiped out whole areas this week. It is a huge disaster and frankly could easily have been here so I am thrilled with my hot and humid weather. My heart goes out to those who have lost so much.
The title of this post could have been signs of my week but all you would have seen me do is drive or work, then frantically try to spend a few minutes with Little Buddy before bedtime. My caseload is sky high right now, I am thankful for the work but am plum tuckered out.
On my Friday morning off I spent most of it in the vet's office having Hank looked at. I accidentally cut him last Sunday while trying to get a mass of hair off of him. He moved, I moved, well you can imagine what happened next. I cleaned it and put liquid bandage on it but he would not leave it alone. He relentlessly licked it, causing more hair masses which pulled the cut open again and again. I went in on standby and thankfully they got me in before I had to head to the school for Little B's parent/teacher conference. Hank has been shaved, cleaned up, and is now on antibiotics just to be sure he is okay. Let me just add that another bandage is now on because he tried to chew the last one off. Heavy sigh inserted here.
I was not thrilled with the parent/teacher conference. Little Buddy's teacher is wonderful, very dedicated, and very strict about what should be happening in class. Let me just say this sweet face is being a bit of a pistol in class, interrupting, not getting his work done when he should, or cooperating, but she still loves him. We have had a talk, or two, or three this weekend about proper behavior and focusing. Not his strong point due to his brain injury, but still we have to try!
We headed off to the pumpkin patch yesterday. I swear I could not get this child to look at me and smile (see cooperating above). These are the best of the bunch of photos I took, you should have seen the rejects! While it looks like Autumn here with these photos it is still plenty warm to jump in the pool.
I have crocheted at least three scarves full of rows I had to frog this past week. I started on this pattern the Goblin-Cleaver last weekend and redid it so many times I can't even tell you. Seems I can't follow a pattern anymore, or I can't count, or my count is accurate but I am still not getting it. I tried again on Friday and finally just tossed the pattern in the bin. Next up was Rowan Berry Shawlette which again has me stumped. I do think there is an error in row 13, and based on reading what others wrote I may be correct. Yet I started and frogged, started and frogged all the day long yesterday. I think I need to get on some medication to help me focus, maybe a miracle knitting/crochet reading patterns drug. If we developed it it would be a best seller. Now I am determined to make this scarf work, but when in the vet's office wasting my time on Pinterest I found this The Lakeside Pullover, and now all I want to do is start this project. So many fun things to make and so little time to make them.
If you are experiencing Autumn, enjoy every beautiful, crisp, moment of it. If Spring is coming your way, enjoy the sweet smell of the earth growing wonderful new plants and flowers. If you are stuck in the heat, well be thankful you still have a home, a community, electricity, plumbing, food and water. After the storm this week those things can be taken away in a blink of an eye.
Have a good week my friends.