The floors are finished and they are beautiful. The entire house looks so much brighter and the rooms look larger than before. I'm so glad we decided to go ahead with the expense of real wood, it has made such a difference and DH and I both are so pleased with the entire project. Of course there was lots of work to do. Once the floors were completed and all the furniture back in place I decided it was a good time to wash everything and get rid of all the left-over dust. Out comes the Murphy's Oil Soap, a bucket and clothes and everything in the house was washed inside, out, top to bottom, back and front. Lots of work but how good it is to have everything cleaned at one time
Remember a while back me joking about our local post office and it being open on Saturday mornings for only two hours? Well, yesterday I had another surprise (which shouldn't have been if I'd was as aware as I should be). I needed to mail the bi-monthly newsletter for our iris society and was rushing to get it finished, addressed and in the mail. With all I had going on with the floors and knowing my daughter and her family were coming for dinner last night, it was getting late. I thought if I rushed I could make it to the post office and be able to squeeze just before 5 o'clock, which I was but, – this little post office closes at 4:30. Can you believe it, four thirty - doors shut. That meant I had to track back home and return to the post office this morning to get the newsletter in the mail. Will I ever get use to living outside the city?
On the way back home I stopped by the LYS and bought two beautiful balls of Lily Chin's Manhattan yarn. It’s a cotton and bamboo blend than knits up to about 3 ½ stitches per inch, bulky weight, which I needed to make the widget. I chose a periwinkle blue thinking it would be nice with a pair of jeans or jean skirt. I can't wait to start it; wanted to last night but little Dari stayed the night with us and I played school instead of knitting I haven't had time to pick up my knitting needles for knitting in about two weeks. Notice I said for knitting because I did have them all in my lap last night. Dari is fascinated with the yarn and needles and the other knitting supplies I keep in my basket. I can't wait until she is old enough for me to teach to knit. I've already bought her needles and I ask her each time she visits "when is grandmamma going to teach you to knit?" She responds with "When I'm five". Last night she was the teacher and papa and I were the students. The 'sticks' were used to teach us an art class, and a music class. She wanted some yarn so I made her a little ball of red and she wore stitch markers on her fingers as rings. What fun we had!
Saturday is our knitting guild meeting and the program is going to be on machine knitting. I've never watched anyone doing machine knitting but have been interested in seeing how it works, what advantages, other than speed, it has over hand knitting, etcetera. I'm looking forward to picking up lots of information from the program. Then, Saturday afternoon, Colleen Davis http://www.wonderchannel.com/about.html is teaching her class on Introduction to Freeform Knitting for the guild members. This is going to be so much fun, I can't wait to see how she puts her gorgeous pieces together. I've seen a bit of her work first hand from her daughter who is a member of our guild. She wears some of her mother's pieces occasionally to our guild meetings and they are always vibrant and always surprisingly different. I know I'm going to enjoy the afternoon.
Where am I going to find all the time to do all the things I want to do? The fact is, I can't but it sure is fun trying to fit it all into a lifetime. When I hear people talk about being bored I wonder "how?"; I never have enough time to do all the things I want to do, and need to do, must less get bored.
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