It's the beginning of a new week. Not to be deterred by forces beyond my control, new plans are in order. Well, not new plans. More like replanning what took a detour last week.
Because of BH's injury last Monday, my schedule of things to get done --- didn't. I spent the week keeping him company and waiting on him. As of yesterday, though, he's been up and about. Not too much, just what he can endure.
Saturday I put on a big pot of chili. Turned out pretty darn good, if I do say so. Cleaned the coffee pot ( you know - the vinegar and baking soda thing), changed the bed linens and straightened up the house. Oh. I also had to go get a couple of boxes of firewood and bring it in the house. And take out the accumulated recyclables to the storage boxes. Not my regular jobs. Of which I informed BH: "I don't like doing your jobs; I don't like going outside; I don't like 'messy' things to do; I have enough of my own work to do". I did say it with a smile on my face and a chuckle in my voice. Seriously, a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do.
Oh yeah. Son who was coming up for fishing this past weekend (and unknown to him, the aforementioned "man's work", wound up with some health problems and a doctor's appointment. Remember --- "it's always something". So a call was placed to other son who lives up here. Set to come out Saturday and take care of the firewood for us. But ---- no show. He called yesterday to say that he's been down with some bug for a few days. "It's always something". Gotta get a t-shirt made with that slogan.
Yesterday it rained most of the day. BH was taking his hike around the house. Ever so slowly and with much caution. Hanging onto walls and furniture. But he did ok. He even managed to sit at the dining room table for breakfast, which hasn't been done in almost a week.
Anywho, took the free time to scrub out the refrigerator and freezer. Took all the drawers and shelves out, washed everything, threw away questionable condiments. Then I made a pan of apple crisp; went to the store for a couple of things; made BBQ pork chops, boiled potatoes, green beans and applesauce for supper. Yum! Did up the dishes, cleaned up the kitchen and we settled in to watch the mystery series on PBS. Nobody does mysteries like the British!! I try never to miss one.
Today, on the agenda --- I'm seriously going to attempt to get the utility room scrubbed. I've gotta get back to the Fall cleaning. This is my last big, laborious room to do. Then it's just the hallway, bathroom and small guest/wool room. Oh, and then to go back and do regular cleaning in all the other rooms that haven't been touched since they were power scrubbed some weeks ago. Dust? Oh yeah!
I'm still working on the navy blue merino. Thought I had just a couple of ounces to finish spinning last week. Then, low and behold, I found another 4 ounces that had been set aside. Crap. So I try to get an hour and a half at the wheel each morning.
Then there's the burgundy socks. I finished one using a complementary burgundy/grey for the heel and toe. Ah, but I put the toe stitches on holders. I've learned this lesson some time ago. So, onto the second sock. Get to the heel, start with the bur/grey, and realize that the heel is way too thick. I really don't like this yarn. Plus, I don't think there's enough of it to complete the heel and toe. Crap. Rip. Yep. Rip the first sock too. Continue with just the burgundy for the whole sock - both of them. So the one that was done is on stitch holders at the leg, and continuing on the second sock ---- which will now be the first sock to be done.
The poncho, shawl and another pair of socks are still sitting on the coffee table, waiting to be washed. Maybe next week. After the house cleaning is done. Hehehehe.
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