This has been a tough weekend for one little boy. He had to get the dreaded Botox shots in his legs on Friday and while he made it through easier than in the past, the weekend after the shots has been really tough. He gets Valium and pain medication before the procedure, plus I put pain numbing lotion on his legs and wrap them in plastic wrap. He did great during the shots, fussing and crying but not screaming as he did in the past. After the shots we went to visit his medical foster family. They live ten minutes from the doctors office, they still love him as much as they did the day he came to live with me. This boy, who had enough medication in him to make an adult slur their words and fall asleep, walked around talking to everyone and did not even lose his balance. He did not miss a beat.
I still work in this lovely home with children in need three times a week so they hear all the funny Little Buddy stories I have. Here are Todd and Jeannette with their brand new baby granddaughter. She is the baby I recently made the light grey and pink crochet baby blanket for. When we left, Little B cried half way home until he fell asleep. He slept on after we got home and I thought he would feel better, but as he says he was just not right.
Saturday continued with a highly sensitive boy. He was upset about everything! I was hoping the medication would be out of his system but apparently not. We had a PJ day, trying to have no expectations but as you know even the most patient Mom (which I am not but hope to be at some point) can lose her temper a bit. I sent this boy to his room to have some quiet time and look what I found, Little B asleep on the floor. I covered him up and let him be. The next time I checked he was in the rocking chair sleeping so I scooped him up and rocked him for an hour until he woke up. We still have a sensitive boy today, I am so hoping we are over all of this by tomorrow.
There just might be a LOT of yarn added to my stash lately.
Before my trip We Are Knitters just happened to be having a 30% off sale. I ordered some yarn in the cranberry color above and khaki color below, and it arrived while I was on my trip to NC. Don't be fooled by the three balls of cranberry, I made a mistake and ordered 8. Five of them are in my project basket to make another Ete Cardigan, this one for myself. I appreciate all your lovely comments about my finished sweater. I gave it to the young woman I have been working on for years today, she seemed so happy, and it fit her perfectly!
Back to the new yarn, I was really drawn to the khaki color yarn, a color I am not used to making things with. Maybe I'll make another Ete Cardigan or something else, who knows?
The sale was still on when I returned from NC. Believe me I kept getting notices about it all the time. I decided to jump in and order yarn for another baby blanket, for a new great nephew who should be born in about 5 months. The yarn is grey and cream although the grey has a bit of a beige tint to it.
Of course this pink jumped into that virtual shopping cart as well. It is a bit more salmon colored than I was hoping but I still think it is beautiful. As for a project for this? I don't have one in mind but I have enough yarn to make something. I have told myself in the past not to buy sale yarn because it is on sale but apparently forgot all about that rule when buying all of this. I don't even want to tell you the yarn total at my house, adding over 5,000 yards of yarn to my stash did not help it. Still I have been really good battling down the stash the last few years, I deserve a yarn treat don't you think? Even if it is a big one!
A basket of beautiful cotton yarn, hooray for me!
Do not let these innocent faces fool you. These two have been extra naughty since my return. They are chomping on Little Buddy's toys whenever they can. I even caught one of them with a plastic cup in his mouth, Hank, well I shouldn't be naming names on social media now should I? I am not sure if we have lost months of training or they are just trying to exert more independence. Mom was away for a whole week, which in dog years is like forever.
I just looked in on Little B, napping yet again on the floor. I covered him up with a blanket and hope he feels rested when he gets up. Maybe he is growing or has a bug, it can't still be all the medication. All the males in my house are falling apart. Hank has a bad ear infection, Bear a bad belly no doubt from eating something he shouldn't eat. My husband has a bad ankle and has been hobbling around for weeks. My oldest a bad back and Mr. 22 a bad shoulder from working out on a rowing machine. Lord give me strength, one male with a problem is bad enough but all of them! See this is why I need lots and lots of new yarn!