If you live in the U.S. you are probably thinking this is Monday because yesterday was Memorial Day so there was a three day weekend. Well for some of you I suppose. I am usually off every weekend but because we are just opening back up after quarantine and the closing of non essential businesses, I have worked the last two weekends. It usually works out that either me or my husband have to work on most holidays so we don’t always celebrate them when they happen. We will make it up. That’s not the real reason for Memorial Day anyway.
This was taken in Madisonville TN at the Flag Memorial Site.
Let us not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Memorial Day, observed the last Monday in May, honors the men and women who died in service to their country.
To say that life has been a little crazy around here would be an understatement. It seems as though I barely get home and to bed and it is time to do it all over again. When I do have a day off it is usually filled with grocery shopping, getting supplies for my mother in law, laundry etc etc. You know the drill. My house now looks pre quarantine, my shrubs look shaggy, ahhhh the time I spent in quarantine was not bad just the reason for it was bad.
I try to do something fun when I am at home to take my mind off of work and things. And you know what that is? I knit. knitting always makes me relaxed unless it is a really complicated knitting pattern, which I do not do if I am trying to relax. I usually carry a ball of yarn and knitting needles with me at all times. I can knit while I am waiting in line at the drive through at the bank, which can take a really long time now since that is the only way to do your banking. The lobby inside of most banks are still closed. I knit while waiting on take out. I knit on my lunch break at work. Just those few minutes of pushing a knitting needle through the yarn and making stitches is just so soothing.
I love these colors and the yarn is so squishy soft. I can’t wait to see the finished scarf.
I usually do a really simple scarf pattern or a dish cloth pattern that requires almost no thinking or even looking at the knitting. I have a lot of these that I have knitted and I am thinking about signing up for a craft fair in the fall where I will set up a small booth and sell my wares. We shall see.
I have made so many of these wash cloths, dish cloths whatever you want to use them for. They are made with 100% cotton yarn and they are the best for washing your face or your dishes if that’s what you want them for. This one is only half finished I will show you what it looks like when It is finished.
I finally got my hair done today. As soon as the Salon that I go to opened up I called for an appointment. So did several other hundred maybe a thousand people, who knows. Anyway it took me almost three weeks to get in!!! I may or may not have used that L’Oreal Root Touch Up to get me through. It’s good stuff, enough said. I was starting to look a little like Grace Slick from Jefferson Starship. But you know? when I got to the Salon I decided I kinda liked my long hair and I found myself saying, ” only cut abut an inch”. I think I will keep it this length. Ask me how this is going in another month and we will see. My grandma Rose had long hair that she could sit on. She kept it wrapped up tightly in a ball on top of her head. I don’t ever remember seeing it down but my older brothers and sisters say that she let them brush it from time to time.
I hope you are doing well and being safe and enjoying you and your loved ones. Mark had a Vanderbilt appointment via Zoom and blood work at our local hospital. It really beat the long four hour drive to Nashville. All looked great and the kidney is still going strong. Molly still has an ear problem that we just can’t seem to clear up. Poor girl it seems like I am constantly looking at her ears. She is such a gentle soul. If you missed my post about my magnificent Molly you can read it here.
Some wonderful news I am having lunch with my sisters tomorrow. I haven’t seen them in almost two and a half months. We are having Sister Lunch. I did a blog about this and if you missed it check it out here. I can’t wait to see my sisters and solve all the world’s problems.
Have a wonderful week!!!
Love your day your way!!!