I would like you to meet Mr. Horrible Haircut. Yes, Little Buddy now has a new name. After a haircut by me this morning he has now renamed himself because as you can see it is a horrible haircut. Actually I think it isn't too bad, well except the back which needs to be blended a bit. I told him I was doing my best and I did not go to haircut school I went to therapy school and then he said, "Well I think you should have gone to hair cut school!" And there it is, I am a haircut failure!
Another failure on my part is this new project, In the forest of the Night. I started it on July 1st with what I thought was the correct gauge. As I was crocheting away it just seemed small to me and the fabric a bit too dense. But did I listen to myself? No way. I kept creating these beautiful leaves until I almost got up to where the arms separate the pattern. Then this morning I bonked myself on the head and got busy with taking it all apart.
Even though crochet is much faster than knitting this was over a weeks worth of work, which disappeared in just a few quick minutes. This is We Are Knitters, cotton yarn purchased last year in a weak sale moment. It is a beautiful light khaki color so perfect for this project.
Lunatic, my grand dog arrived yesterday. Her real name is Luna but believe me she is more of a lunatic than a Luna. Luna strikes me as soft and mellow, she is the opposite of that. She rules the house when she is here and my boys are just exhausted by the end of the day. Hank from playing, Bear for reprimanding and feeling sorry for himself. The cycle continues all day long. Mr. 23 and his girlfriend Ms. L are packing up to move here for 3 weeks before they move into an apartment in St Petersburg in early August. Mr. 23 will be attending law school and Ms. L, who was supposed to start law school now has to defer a year because the last class she was going to take this summer got canceled and was only available in the fall. Still she can take it online, work and take a breather before starting law school.
Mr. 26 and Ms. B helped make one little boy very happy on July 4th. Sparklers and some popping things that popped when you threw them on the ground. These two are just so wonderful to this little boy. He adores them both so much. They are a big presence in his life.
In other news Florida is still rising with Covid numbers that are out of control, 13,354 new cases Thursday and 10,360 yesterday. And these are only the people who can get tests, if you recall I couldn't get in to get a test when I was ill. The big drive by testing areas located throughout our county had an average 4-8 hours wait in your car. People are running out of gas in line because the wait is so long. There is still no statewide rule to wear masks, only county and city rules. It is amazing to me those who will not protect themselves or others by wearing a mask or those who argue it is offensive to their rights. Such a simple thing to do to have compassion for those around you.
This week I found out one of the people who lives in a home I work at was exposed to Covid and they did not tell any of the therapists that came into the home. I was there one week of that time and am actually a bit speechless that someone would do this. I was told by someone else and I do not want to get the person who told me this in trouble, so I am not sure how to handle this. They are huge Trump supporters and believe this is all a hoax, that masks are not necessary, and it is their right not to wear them. I am now wearing one in their home, which is difficult because two of the little ones I work with pull it off all the time. That is how I got sick in the first place and now it has becomes a big sinus infection for me. They also know I fought cancer 21 years ago and my immune system is not always strong. If you get your sinus area radiated for 4 1/2 weeks there is going to be trouble there for the rest of your life. I have been in this home a long time and I care about the kids I work with there very much, so for now it is not an option to not go to their home. It is just startling to me that this is what people really are like, this is who they are and they are proud of it. Thanks so much but I will always be on the side of caution, compassion for others, and caring for the well being and safety of those who come into my home.
I will leave you with hopes that you are all being smart and safe. Take care my friends