|Blue Wool Worsted|
The rest of my order of yarns was delivered on Saturday! I was starting to wonder when I might receive it! Blue ("Softened Pansy") wool worsted yarn. I bought five 3.5 oz. balls of the yarn to make myself a sweater. I have another sweater made from a similar colored blue ("Denim") wool, but, this yarn was on sale for $3.48 each (plus tax, of course) while the other colors (same brand, same weight) were selling for $8.99 each (this blue is now also priced $8.99 on the company website). I am happy to have two sweaters in the same color for that price difference! I'll just change the pattern or add a design with the ball of grey wool that I have leftover in the stash!
On Saturday, I enjoyed a video chat with one of my friends who lives in Europe. I tried to show her front garden, taking the laptop outside to do so, but, the internet connection wasn't very good and all she could see were indistinct blobs of color, so that didn't work!
After the video chat, I had leftover pizza for brunch, took photos of the front garden (thank you, everyone for all the kind comments on the garden post!), did a little bit of house cleaning, texted with one of my cousins (we made plans to visit friend A on Thursday afternoon, pending how A is feeling on the day), spoke with friend R, watched some videos, and video chatted with my daughter.
As I've mentioned earlier, my daughter has resumed her in person acrobatics classes. Yesterday (Saturday), she took an acro-yoga class. There were just four people in the class, including the instructor, which was held in a large room with the wall of doors open and everyone wearing masks.
Afterwards, she did laundry and started sorting through her closet. At her previous office location, everyone was very casually dressed unless they had to attend conferences, etc. Her new office location is in the same building as the head offices and the dress code is business casual, with a lot of people dressed in suits, etc. Not a big problem because my daughter has some nice clothes, quite suitable for office wear, but, like many of us, she, too, gained weight during the pandemic and her jackets, etc., are too tight! She is trying to put together a "business casual" capsule wardrobe with what she has that still fits her, but, she might need to shop for a few trousers/slacks and jackets/blazers. She said almost all the office friends with whom she went out to lunch that first day back (Thursday) had said they'll have to go shopping for suitable clothes and shoes!
Dinner, last night, was leftover rice, the last of the shrimp curry, and the last of the stir fried vegetables. I went off my meal plan over the weekend because I had leftover pizza and other leftovers that I wanted to finish.
Today, Sunday, has been a sunny and warm (afternoon high of 85F) day. My kind of weather! Neighbor T called in the morning and we chatted for a bit. She wanted to know how my first week without my daughter went and I told her it went by quite quickly.
In the afternoon, I sat outside in the patio area since it was warmer outside (84F) than inside the house (72F) and replied to blog comments.
Later, after having a cup of tea and watching the evening news, I watered the back garden, per M's instructions! LOL. He didn't water on Friday because it had rained the night before, but, he was worried that the plants (fruit trees, in particular) would not be able to go until next Wednesday when he'll be here, again, without being watered.
Afterwards, I treated myself to a little bit of pampering by soaking my feet in some warm water, brushing my toenails and heels with a soft nailbrush, and putting some lotion on them. I really need to remember to do this on a weekly basis!
My daughter went to San Francisco, this afternoon, and she and some of her friends had lunch out and did an escape room. She is spending the rest of the evening cooking and meal prepping for the week! I had planned to cook spaghetti for tonight's dinner, instead had some of my leftover ham and split pea soup!
This weekend, I am grateful for:
- Video chatting with my friend and with my daughter
- The technology that enables us to do that
- The rest of my yarn order being delivered
- A replenished yarn stash!
- Sunny, warm days
- Water for the garden
- My daughter has enjoyed her first week back in the Bay Area
- We both got through the first week of being apart quite well!
My joyful activities this weekend included video chatting with my friend, playing with yarn, and gardening.
Plans for the week ahead include:
Monday - Car service in the morning
Wednesday - M to tend to the garden - late morning
Thursday - Visit friend A with cousin V in the afternoon
Friday - M to tend to the garden in the evening
How was your weekend? What are your plans for the week ahead?