Well, I haven't accomplished much over the last week, but I certainly have had a wonderful time. Last Wednesday, I received a package from Debra's Garden.
What on earth had I ordered? I don't remember ordering anything. The phone rings. No. 4 son has injured himself biking. He was on his way to work. Could I please come pick him up? Of course, I can. My mystery package will have to wait. He has gotten off the road because the cars were zooming around him. Well, right after getting on the sidewalk, he misjudged how close a pole was and rammed his foot into it. We managed to get the bike in the back of the car. He didn't think he needed to go to the ER. I drove him back to the house [less than a mile] and his dad was there to greet us. We convinced him he was in such pain he needed to go to the ER. Of course, DH wouldn't even let me go into the house to grab some knitting. Okay, I understand. We got to the ER and managed to get into an exam room rather quickly. The poor young man who was in the room with us had just awakened after being life-flighted to the ER. We have a helicopter air ambulance service. This young man had been broadsided by someone in an SUV. He was so upset that he had needles in his arms and that his car had been totaled. He couldn't figure out how someone couldn't see a blue Camaro. Before the doctor was able to examine No. 4 we had to be moved to the hallway because more patients had been life-flighted in. They finally sent No. 4 off to X-ray. Before he got back they had taken his stretcher. So he was left in a wheelchair. Yes, he did break his toe in the joint. The question was: is the abrasion close enough to the break to warrant having to place a pin in it. They decided it didn't need surgery. Then they had more patients coming in so all family members were kicked out into the waiting room. It took another couple hours before they managed to put a hard-sole open toed shoe on him. All cleaning and baking was abandoned for Wednesday.
I did manage to check inside my mysterious package from Debra's Garden and I found this cute little package with birthday wishes. It only measured about 3½" x 2½". And inside I found this.
I immediately went searching through my drawers to find this.
To create this! A beautiful needle gauge necklace.
I'm so excited. But I managed to get to bed and figured I would worry about any prep on Thursday morning. After all, DDIL was prepping the turkey, the dressing and the cranberry sauce. I was only to fix vegetables and pie. Thanksgiving ended up being very nice and relaxed. Pies weren't made until after a giving of thanks but they were still yummy in the tummy!
Then on Friday I managed to get my charity scarves off to St. Anthony's in San Francisco. Tara Addesa did a terrific job organizing this. Her sister works with this organization and managed to get Tara to help get scarves for St. Anthony's clients. St Anthony's manages to feed more than a thousand people a day and to date has served more than 36 million meals. They also provide other serves for those in need. I didn't know about Tara's efforts until fairly late since she is having problems with connecting to the KP community. But I did manage to get a couple of scarves finished in time.
Thanks, Tara, for organizing this for such a wonderful organization.
Saturday was supposed to be a day of knitting on Christmas stocking No. 4 for this year. But instead I got sidetracked over in Ravelry reading the introductions to all those in The Knit Wits group. But while over there I did see someone's ravetar which led me to cupcakes to share with you for my birthday.
You can see how Lolo made these scrumptious goodies.
You can find her blog here.
I also received a beautiful birthday card on Saturday.
Sunday I spent time finishing up reading the introductions in The Knit Wits group on Ravelry, knitting on a Christmas stocking, dinner with friends and purchased a little something from Zebisis Designs. I mean it is my birthday and how could I resist! I mean I really want to try BFL and it would have been upset if it didn't have a spindle to go with it.
I also managed to get a KP order in. I can't believe all the birthday wishes I've already received from you ladies. Thank you so much. You all mean so much to me!
Sending you love and hugs across the miles on knitted wings,
PS: If I am slow in responding to comments, we are busy working on a brief for an appeal. Arghhh! I would much rather spend my time here!