Somehow I lost a day this week. Yesterday I thought it was Wednesday and was looking forward to two more days before the weekend. When DH came home and told me the next day was Friday, I answered “Huh?” Sure enough, after consulting watches, cell phones and the calendar, he was right. But I do have excuses for losing my mind.
Thursday I sprained my ankle while doing yard work. Stepped on a rock in our dry creekbed, shoe went sideways, ankle went “sproing” and that was that. Since then I have been doing the RICE treatment (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Bit by bit it improves, however, I’ve never had a more colorful foot!
Monday there was a backup in the shower and tub drains upstairs, so after plunging sessions (my ribs are complaining after that exercise) and a dose of liquid drain cleaner with no success in lowering the water level, I had to call a plumber. The cats were certainly upset by a stranger in the house and noise from the drain-cleaning equipment! Eventually I heard water flowing again which signaled the clog was cleared and that was that.
Wednesday (the real Wednesday) I spent a couple hours making travel arrangements for a trip out west to attend a niece’s wedding in June. It took time to coordinate with three other family members, but eventually flights/hotel/rental car were booked and that was that.
The shock of the sprained ankle contributed to a temporary loss of interest in designing, knitting, crocheting and writing. Instead I have spent time with my foot up, iced, in front of the laptop and PC going through an assortment of digital photos, selecting my favorites and the best-of-the-best in my collection. My last post was a photoblog showing how colors in nature inspire and coordinate with various Designs by KN projects, so that rekindled an interest in looking through photos. Coincidentally, there was an announcement in our local paper requesting entries in a flower photo contest. What started as one flower photo entry has quickly grown into an 11-page gallery on my Denver Post community neighbors forum page. Besides gardening I discovered other categories to post photos in, such as travel, animals, birds, dogs, cats and signs (yes, signs, as in “Welcome to Idaho.”) I hope you’ll enjoy browsing through as an armchair traveler!
Fortunately interest in needlecrafts was not altogether lost, because today is FO Friday again (since I lost a day this week it came around sooner!) I received a request for more pairs of Cheery Cotton Baby Shoes, as well as some Starlight Bracelet Bags. So far I’ve completed this pair, with more to come:
I also decided to give the Spiral afghan a finishing touch by adding a single crochet border to it, not only to make it longer and wider but also to give it a “frame.” It’s now finished, so can be laundered, blocked and gifted to the recipients (DD and her fiance for their new home):
(Spiral was designed by Norah Gaughan and the pattern is in the Berroco book “Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans“)
I have not lost time preparing for a design acceptance assignment, however. Just waiting for final details to produce the sample. It will be a wait but worth it when published later this year.
So all is not lost — there are more bags and booties to crochet and more photos to post.
And hopefully next week I won’t lose a day (or my mind)!