Why, hello!

I haven’t seen you in a while! How have you been?

Me? Oh, I have been busy. Mostly doing boring things. You know, working, cooking, dishes. I have found time to kick out lots of hats, but other fiber fun has been slow going. As in three weekends, still plying the same singles. Haven’t had time to unpin the shawl I blocked last week. 

The caregiving is changing but still an ever-present thing in our lives. All three of us are working to make the best of it and can’t wait for it to end. There had been talk of L going home this weekend. A and L were both really counting on that, but it isn’t happening. There is a PT appointment Monday that will give us a better clue about things. A and L are planning the big move for Tuesday. I am not holding out hope for that, but am resigned to the November 8 cast removal date. Which will not stop me from measuring L’s interior doorways when I go get her mail today. I have a feeling the wheelchair won’t go through them. That means she has to get strong on the crutches or wait until the cast comes off. Hope I am wrong here…

I did have two unusual things happen this week.

The not so good one was that two mice moved into my car heating system and then died. That was smelly!! And meant I am was cold for two days until I could get it fixed. 

The reason it took two days is the the other thing. I was able to attend a writing workshop through work that was held in western Maine. The leaders were Stephanie Land, a freelance writer, and Greg Kaufmann, editor at Talkpoverty.org.  They were amazing! The format was pretty laid back, but we each got to have them review our writing we did there, and I heard some great pieces being read. I came away more inspired to do the writing I have to do at work than I have been in a long time.

Of course I got back to work to find a kazillion emails and mundane tasks to deal with. Oh well.
I am off this morning to get the truck serviced, pick up mail, measure doorways, and be back in time for whorls and purls this afternoon. So I had better get moving! 

19 thoughts on “Why, hello!”

  1. Good grief! Mice! That happened when my mother’s car was garaged for the winter-twice! Fortunately the mice didn’t die but did fix themselves a nice home around the engine. The smell must have been putrid. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again!
    Bones heal at their own pace. Better L stay with you and A and be safe. I’ll hope for healing:)

    1. It likely is better for the ankle to have her stay with us, but maybe not the sanity?

      The mice did smell dreadful. I have heard a few things to prevent this from happening again, think I will start with peppermint oil!

  2. Never an end to the minutiae, bless your heart! I’m glad you got to get away for a couple of days to your conference (albeit, the unhappy experience of two undesirable passengers) and pleased it was enjoyable for you. My fingers are crossed for the measurements this afternoon! Enjoy Whorls and Purls.

    1. We think we are good on the doorways. Narrowest is 28 inches. Wheel chair is 25. She will have to watch her fingers. Mice were gross but are history! Life is good. And we will find something fun in the next week or so, I am sure.

        1. She has about three inches to spare which means she has to line up the chair exactly and watch her fingers, but it could work! A and I left her alone today for an hour, went to the grocery store and the dump – not normally fun but it was really nice to have time to ourselves. We talked about what fun thing we will do bit haven’t settled on anything yet. It will NOT involve cooking or dishes or laundry. 😉

  3. The poor mice! I’m such an animal lover. Hope the doorways are larger than you think. I think you and A are remarkable people for helping L out.

    1. Well the poor mice had so many other choices of habitat, i wish they had not chosen the vehicles! I don’t mind them except when they cause destruction. They can live in the compost bin or the woods, but not the car and house!

  4. I hope the appointment for cast removale finds L’s ankle healing well. I hope the doorways measure out wide enough.
    I can relate to the mice thing. We bought a used vehicle a couple of years ago and discovered a few days after we got it home that something had nested and died in a part under the hood and just behind the dashboard. Yuck, yuck, yuck! It was a horrible stench. My husband cleaned it out and washed the area out with cleaner and thankfully that remedied it. I asked him what it was, he said the animal was too far gone to even guess. Ewww.
    The writing workshop sounds like a fun thing to experience. It’s great that it inspired you and helps you at work.
    I hope you’ll find a few minutes to relax and enjoy the weekend.

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Why, hello!

I haven’t seen you in a while! How have you been?

Me? Oh, I have been busy. Mostly doing boring things. You know, working, cooking, dishes. I have found time to kick out lots of hats, but other fiber fun has been slow going. As in three weekends, still plying the same singles. Haven’t had time to unpin the shawl I blocked last week. 

The caregiving is changing but still an ever-present thing in our lives. All three of us are working to make the best of it and can’t wait for it to end. There had been talk of L going home this weekend. A and L were both really counting on that, but it isn’t happening. There is a PT appointment Monday that will give us a better clue about things. A and L are planning the big move for Tuesday. I am not holding out hope for that, but am resigned to the November 8 cast removal date. Which will not stop me from measuring L’s interior doorways when I go get her mail today. I have a feeling the wheelchair won’t go through them. That means she has to get strong on the crutches or wait until the cast comes off. Hope I am wrong here…

I did have two unusual things happen this week.

The not so good one was that two mice moved into my car heating system and then died. That was smelly!! And meant I am was cold for two days until I could get it fixed. 

The reason it took two days is the the other thing. I was able to attend a writing workshop through work that was held in western Maine. The leaders were Stephanie Land, a freelance writer, and Greg Kaufmann, editor at Talkpoverty.org.  They were amazing! The format was pretty laid back, but we each got to have them review our writing we did there, and I heard some great pieces being read. I came away more inspired to do the writing I have to do at work than I have been in a long time.

Of course I got back to work to find a kazillion emails and mundane tasks to deal with. Oh well.
I am off this morning to get the truck serviced, pick up mail, measure doorways, and be back in time for whorls and purls this afternoon. So I had better get moving! 

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