up and attem
All that time I spent lying about getting well did not go to waste. I knitted DH a vest on size 1 needles. Really, it was the perfect time, because it was SO simple, just knit, knit, knit till you fall asleep, then wake up and knit, knit, knit some more. He's Mr. Low Key, and didn't want cables or colors or anything fancy. SO he got hours of my love, plain and simple. If you have someone you can share the flu with. and still love one another at the end, you have a love that can stand anything!
For Christmas, Janette in Oz knitted me a soft, warm, beautiful little scarf and I am wearing it almost daily. The shape is perfect, and the lace is so dainty. And of course, lavender is MY color. (My inner 3 year-old loves pink, but lavender is much better with my grey hair.)
On Saturday we went grocery shopping, then sat around the house waiting for the plumber to arrive. Our garbage disposal had sprung a leak. Things used to be made to last. I was suggesting that we could survive perfectly well without a garbage disposal. We could get rid of the leaky one and just plumb things straight, without parts that would break down later. DH then told me that we could also make do without a washer and dryer, dishwasher, hot water heater . . . I stopped him. I choose hot water every time. So much for my petty attempts at thrift.
On Sunday, we headed out for a Volkswalk. Unfortunately, the memo gave the wrong date, so we arrived a day late. We just walked around the neighborhood till we got cold. We got in nine thousand steps on Sunday! Yay us!! Saturday would have been a much better day for a walk, but we did, finally get the disposal fixed and that's important, too.
MJ and I got together last Wednesday and worked on a quilt. I finished it off Friday. The pattern is called, "Trip around the world," and it's for a young lady who will, I hope, actually take a trip around the world some day. Now I need to get to work on a pink quilt for her sister. There are 7 kids in the family. I may be piecing for years!