|"Cotton Candy" Blanket|
Today is a nice, sunny, relatively warm (mid 60's) day. I got up at 6:30 a.m. and was out of the house by 7:30 a.m. to go to the clinic. My appointment was for 8:45 a.m. I was there on time and had the injection and was out of the clinic by 9:00 a.m. Home before 10:00 a.m. as traffic was light going away from downtown.
When I came home, there was a message from one of my friends - he was bringing me lunch today! How lovely! I have the best friends, ever! He brought me a big plate of rice and vegetarian curries; I ate half and kept the other half for another day, as I couldn't eat it all at one sitting.
After I came home, I started on the office-related work. Need to spend more time on that, this afternoon. In between, I took short breaks to to a few items from today's To Do list.
I called the pharmacist to request a box of anti-bacterial masks. The pharmacy near my house didn't stock them (daughter had looked for them), so I called the pharmacy near my work place, where I had bought my current box. The pharmacist there was able to locate one box (I had wanted two) and said she'll order another box. Each box contains 50 disposable, one-time-use masks. I wear one each time I go to the clinic and sometimes even when I go for a walk around the block, so go through several masks a week. Over the years, I've made friends with the pharmacist at that particular store, so she said she will bring the box of masks to me over the weekend. Have I mentioned that I am blessed with the best friends, ever?
I have been able to sort through the pile of paperwork I put off doing, yesterday. There's some filing to do, but that will be kept for another day.
And then, I put away the laundry from yesterday. Among the items were two blankets I had knitted when I was pregnant with daughter. The pink one pictured above is knitted with a pink and white fuzzy yarn; I refer to it as the "cotton candy" blanket, as that's what the yarn reminds me of! I had meant it to be a baby blanket, but my mother encouraged me to make it bigger and so, it's more like a throw to curl up under when napping on the sofa!
A close-up of the flower motif:
|Close Up of Flower|
The second blanket was also meant to have been a baby blanket, but ended up being twin bed sized! A lot more useful than baby blankets, I guess - they are still being used today and the "baby" for whom they were made is going to be 23 on her next birthday (in about 6 weeks!) The center is knitted and then, I crocheted the border, around. The colors of lemon and white reminds me of lemon meringue pie! And they remain a favorite color combination for baby gifts, especially, (although, these days, more and more people know the gender of the baby before hand).
|Lemon Meringue Pie Blanket|
|Close Up of "Basket Weave"|
This blanket is knit using a knitting technique known as "entrelac"; it produces a woven basket effect.
So, here's how today's To Do list looks like at 1:00 p.m.:
- Injection in the a.m. - DONE
- Office-related work - Started
- Put away dried laundry - DONE
- Do another load of laundry
- Vacuum bedrooms
- Paperwork - DONE
- Call pharmacist - DONE
Plans for the rest of the day include doing office-related work, vacuuming the bedrooms, and another load of laundry - quilts, this time. :)
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to drive myself to the clinic for my injection and back without any difficulties
- Sunshine and warmer temperatures after the recent colder and grey days
- Lunch from a friend
- Pharmacist friend will bring me a box of masks
- Birds singing outside in the sunshine
How is your Wednesday coming along?