Brrr, it has been quite chilly here both yesterday and today. On Monday it was overcast and raining. I think it was Monday night when it snowed on the mountain top. On Tuesday it was very windy and by the afternoon the clouds and dull sky had cleared. I went out and joined a friend for a few hours of relaxation over coffee and a natter (chat). Last night the temperature went as low as -2 Celsius and I had to turn the heat on for awhile in the living room. My feet are like ice blocks this week so I also have on a pair of socks and slipper booties and from time to time I put the heating pad on my feet too. I'm drinking cups of tea and hot chocolate to keep warm late at night.
Today it was another cold day. I dressed warmly when I went out to buy the week's supply of vegetables and fruit. I stopped at the Post Office where I posted a birthday card to a local friend and a Christmas card to Joshua, son of my new blogging friend, Tammy from Texas.
Tammy is my buddy for a home made ornament swap. It turns out her son Joshua is in the Army and he is currently posted to the Middle East. Sadly, he won't be able to join his wife or the rest of his family for Thanksgiving, Christmas or his birthday. Being the good mother that she is, Tammy has asked people to help bring some Christmas cheer to Joshua by sending him a Christmas card. Please read here and if you can, do send Joshua a card.
I was delighted to get a surprise at the post office. I will write about the surprise very soon.
Today I also made 6 more crocheted hexagons for my blanket. Yesterday and the day before I made the other 11 hexies and weaved in all the ends from the many other hexies made previously. If I counted correctly, I only need one more hexagon to complete my blanket (I'll have to do a re-count to make sure). I'm not excited yet. I'll be more excited when I'm finished joining all the pieces. I'm joining in with Chrissie at Chrissie Crafts and Marianne at Ladybird Diaries
I made a couple of foot appointments today. One for my mom's monthly foot care treatment. I need to see the doctor to get some antibiotics for an infected toe and a referral to a foot nurse. I've been going for a pedicure for years and years. About 3 years ago I started getting infections in my big toes after getting my nails done. I gather this is common for anyone with ingrown nails but it is a real pain, both figuratively and literally. I found a mail person who was able to clean my nails and keep them infection free for almost two years now. Then last week she informed me that she can no longer do ingrown nails due to health inspection rules. When I heard that, I went back to my former nail salon (naughty me). Two days later, I my toe was infected. Lesson learned. I am hoping a foot care nurse can correct the problem for good. If not, I will likely need to get my toenails partially removed.
Yuck and sad face :-(.
I leave you now with a view from my patio today.
|It was very windy yesterday and today. The good thing about the wind is it drives away the cloud cover.|
Have a wonderful rest of your week!