Before I dive into the week, Happy 4th of July for those celebrating. This is a flag Little Buddy made at his camp this week. I love the glitter paint stars.
This has not been the best week, actually, it has stunk. I was sick the whole week long and now my Little Buddy has it, too. Not Covid, just a darn cold that really knocked me out. I was at a home where the foster mother was ill, and so was one of her children but I was not informed of this until a few hours after I had already been there. It took me a while to get it, over 10 days but when I did, I really did. I spent much of Monday and Tuesday sanitizing my house and then heading to my bed where I watched the entire season two of Offspring on Netflix. This was recommended to me by a friend and I love it. It is like the show Parenthood, but Australian, and much funnier. Can I just say that you Australians are super cool? I was too tired to knit or crochet, so I basically draped myself on my pillows and tried not to move my aching head while I constantly blew my nose. I did get an antibody test yesterday which was negative much to my dismay. If you are going to be that sick that you miss a week of work it better be for a good reason. Not that I want the virus, or to spread it to my family, its just that if I had had it then I could maybe stop worrying so much. For now on even in the homes it is difficult for me to wear a mask in I will be wearing a mask. I have many small kids who just pull it off, so for those kids I will work with them in a separate room with no one else allowed in if I can't have a mask on. If you are following the rising cases, Florida is beating the whole country. There were 9, 500 new cases yesterday, something we should not be proud of.
Little Buddy came home from camp on Wednesday a bit sad and quiet. I knew he was getting something at that time. He woke up Thursday with this red nose where he had been wiping it and that nose has only gotten worse since then. I keep putting cream on it, which he wipes off, and the cycle repeats itself over and over. We have watched Wreck it Ralph so many times I have lost count. But it keeps his runny and stuffy nose happy and that is all that matters.
That bra thingy I showed you a few weeks ago has turned into a finished project as of today. This is the Palmer's Vest by Kendall Timko. Made with Berroco Remix Light in the color eggplant. I used almost three skeins of yarn for this vest so approximately 1,250 yards and a size G hook. It is supposed to be really big so if you are worried I made a ginormous vest by mistake don't be. I can see myself in the winter wearing this with a long sleeve white t-shirt, jeans and boots but I simply don't know if I am that cool!
Yesterday was my birthday, not something I make a big deal out of, but it was nice to be home with a little boy, even if he was not feeling well. I got to take that antibody test, yes I really know how to celebrate, and I got lots of lovely messages from family and friends. My oldest told me I really look good for 56, that is a present unto itself! I also got to watch Hamilton with his girlfriend, who will now be known as Ms. B. We were up late watching it and it was worth every sleepless minute. She had seen it live but not with the original cast. It is a brilliant musical, brilliant lyrics, brilliant acting and singing, well the whole thing was magnificent. I just loved watching it with her because she is just so, so lovely. If you have Disney Plus I hope you will watch it, it is well worth it.
Since I don't have red, white and blue flowers how about orange, white and purple? Stay safe my friends.