Hello bloggy friends! I hope you are all well and are enjoying some happy days of Spring. The picture above was one my daughter sent me from North Carolina where they are vacationing. It was taken from the upper deck of the house they are renting in the mountains. I could sit and look at that view for hours! Or, with my book or craft project for company. It certainly would be a change from staring at the ocean.
Today is Tuesday the 11th. It is afternoon and it’s raining. I’ve had a rather busy week since I last talked to you, aside from my usual routine here on the Island. We’ve had lovely weather, temps in the 60’s. Our handyman cut our grass for the first time.
I finally was able to get Mom out of the house after being in for 7 months. We saw her doctor and she had some blood work done. He was happy with her results and I know she felt relieved. And, he was able to convince her that she needed to have a Covid-19 vaccine and suggested I stop at Walgreens pharmacy on our way home to see if they had a dose available. Normally an appointment is required. (He didn’t want to give mom a chance to change her mind.) So, I did and they did! In fact, they had two, so, it being the end of the day, they said I could have one also. I didn’t know it at the time but the rule of not giving out of staters vaccines had changed that very day. A blessing for me to not have to wait until I returned to Pennsylvania. We both have to go back for second dose in 3 to 6 weeks. Mom needs to see her doctor in a month so I hope I can combine the two. Neither of us experienced any adverse effects other than extreme tiredness and swelling at the injection site. So real progress has been made. Also we have 2 people to do for Mom when I leave to go back home. Both are doing it out of the kindness of their hearts since one works full time and the other has just retired. But I am very grateful for the love they have for her that would allow me to leave her in safe hands.
A bit of a rant or two
I love to read. I do it especially when I can muster not one iota of interest for doing anything else. Sometimes that’s most of the time. 🤗 I love British murder mysteries set in the 1800’s. Once I start on a series I feel an irresistible impulse to keep going until I have read the whole series. I can read a book in a day if I feel so inclined because I rarely sleep more than 4 or 5 hours a night. However, and it’s a big however, purchasing ebooks lately have become an extravagant indulgence. When I bought my first Kindle, high end books were considered expensive at $5.99! I read on Kindle because I can enlarge the font to the size I want and I like dealing with Amazon. ( I regret not buying their stock when it was affordable.) With my macular degeneration I need larger print. It is also so easy to indulge my reading interests from my iPad or Fire tablet through Amazon. It’s gotten really expensive to pay the prices being asked per book when I am itching to get into that next book in the series. I actually have to deal with buyers remorse every time I click that “buy now” button. What used to be $9.99 went to $11.99 and now I noticed the most popular authors of crime fiction are charging $12.99 and upwards. For shame I say!! What is the world coming to?? The authors blame these exorbitant prices on their publishers. I do read a lot of one off books on Kindle Unlimited. But I want the freedom to choose what I want to read especially if I have discovered an author I really like. ( Don’t get me started on the price of magazines these days. )
I had another rant but for the life of me I can't recall what it is...it may come to me later.😏
Roger called me several times yesterday to give me updates on what he thinks is a doe acting like she is getting ready to give birth! ❤️ He has seen her "resting" in his tractor lean-to and when he forgot to close the fence to the dog yard she has decided to take up residency in there. The yard is huge but I'm not sure if Lucy will be willing to share. He’s decided to just let her be and see what happens.
Aside from medical appointments, food shopping and pharmacy runs I have been doing a bit of crocheting on a shawl. I think of a shawl worn around the shoulders but I shall wear it around my neck when the weather warrants it. It's called the "One Ball Crochet Shawl" and its super simple and quick. I am using a size 4 mm hook instead of the 5.5 the pattern calls for and the yarn is dk. I am about half done. I have started on my new hobby also.
- And there you have it!
- Take good care of yourselves,