lovely view spirited! if you were my mom I would be visiting lol nice setup for the patio! here senior hours are 7-8 for most grocery stores though most seniors I know say that is too early. those board games look fun. something we should get back into..ds was such a pain w games when little..just gave up and forgot so out of the habit. think he finally got over it when he was 12. sore loser lol. should do it again. do you have all your game treats set up too?
I found a bag of stuff in the closet downstairs buried. just linens wedding dress etc you keep extra blankets. well turns out battenburg lace decorative pillow cases , curtains etc. cotton emb stuff..now I know why I put it away lol after washing.. they need to be ironed lol. a bunch need to go though the machine w bleach to get rid of the yellowing. after the reg clothes.
spirited do you have exercises for your shoulder? I went though that too. no lifting etc never went back to normal but apparently best it will be. ripped both bicep muscles too at different times. I am on gabapentin for the nerve pain. now more my back but all works.
I think dh will be ok when retired because less stress but who knows. everyone goes though stages. he needs a couple of weeks off anyways too. he doesn't mind lack of people at work but all the useless meetings esp w zoom. most can be said in a email.
trying week of work fixing others stupid mistakes. still more to do but trying to get motivated..apparently have to pet the cat now lol did make a cart full of party supplies like grad party kit for dd and tea party for me lol but then it disappeared overnight. had a lot in there so was sitting on some of it. did make a avon order and got shoes and a dress for dd. now just underwear for ds and going to value village this afternoon to return shorts that are too small and get more. then think I am done for a while for shopping.
bbq died so dh will replace it and that can be his fathers day gift. cus really don't know what to get him. We had gotten a metal patio set all colourfully painted free from someone moving. ds broke the glass top and we don't want to bother w it so put it out back in the alley and someone took it. turns out my neighbout grabbed a couple of chairs lol. if I had know would have just bought it over.
05-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Chicken is cooked and cooling. That will be one of our meals this week and rest for the freezer. Bulghur soaking for the kibbe. I made extra to try some salads. Just now getting to lunch. Told DH to have a nice day at work, I was going to be busy. I think he got the hint.
Here is the fabric I bought yesterday. The two burgundy pieces are small, the brighter red is about half a yard. The bright red is for stash.
New JA flyer in the mail. They are having a big memorial day sale. What are they thinking?
We don't have nice patio furniture. The weather is awful in the summer, and it constantly needs cleaned before you can sit on it. We have some cheap plastic chairs the in-laws left.
DH found a nice scientific newsletter with covid-19 information. If you like reading about what scientists and researchers are saying and doing you can see it and sign up here: http://view.societyforscience-email....e25d3103d09b11 I thought they did a good job explaining the current research at readable levels.
05-22-2020, 04:52 PM
Martha, the view is even better from our house decks. 😁 We do love it here. Sounds like you've been busy. Thanks for info about your arm injury. I know I have to be more careful but summers are so short here with so much to do. I keep thinking "I'll just do this one last thing, then behave myself" but then the next thing comes up. Doc didn't recommend any exercises, just Motrin, ice, and a sling. It was easy to ice my shoulder so I did but didn't do enough on my arm. Now Motrin is gone, and I forgot about the sling during Motrin and ice. Gonna do Motrin again next week since it didn't kill me last time, and do everything like I'm supposed to. Hoping that will improve things. I found out the sling holds the ice bag right where I need it, so that will help a lot.
Husby did most of the work and we got the hutch turned so he could remove the top half. I took some measurements and found a board I think will work to add the height I need. As is, the space from the base to the first shelf in the top section is 5.5". Nothing fits there. I'm adding 7.5 inches. Then I can stash mss. and reference books in it if I want.
He also changed the legs on a little table I have, back to the shorter original ones. My microwave is on it now, but my dorm fridge goes on the table, too. It's in Husby's office now.
I got interested in glass water bottles for my office, so started looking at Amazon. Then, duh, remembered the deeply discounted mason jar lids with straws I got and haven't used yet. Money saved, problem solved, stash utilized, wants indulged.
Got my mouse fixed, and my desktop seems to work. Batteries dead in CD player remote. Lucky Husby keeps a battery stash.
We listened to Joe Diffie in memoriam. ☹️☹️☹️
I found my last draft of the biker story, so I can read that and try to get up to speed and work on it again.
Is it bad to feel happy there's so much crap in front of the hall closet door that I can't open it? I'm dreading cleaning that out because I know there are gobs more old mss. in there, too. So far the ones I've unearthed were in random stacks of assorted crap. It's going to take 5 yrs to go through it all. I'm still excited to go back to work though.
I decided I really want to keep the illegal ceiling fan in my office. It's handy and quiet. But that means I have to figure out how to install a wall light instead of putting a ceiling light where the fan is. I think I might have it figured out. It would be great to have more than a desk lamp out there.
Tomorrow I hope I can figure out how to do the hutch mod. I know I said that today, but a couple little details popped up I need to think about.
05-22-2020, 05:26 PM
It finally started raining here a couple of hours ago. It's forecast to rain/storm pretty much through the night and most of tomorrow. Hope people feel better with dealing with the rain.
I think tomorrow I'm going to work on winding some yarn into balls as well as practice more spinning. The spinning is something I do want to keep up with, even when things start to open up again. I don't know if the sheep and fiber festival will happen this year, even though it's in September, given how slow things are opening up here. While it is semi-open, it does attract a good number of people, both vendors and customers.
05-22-2020, 08:11 PM
It's been overcast here all day, but no luck so far.
05-22-2020, 08:30 PM
Got the cooking done and not much else. Was going to sew for an hour or so before dinner, remembered the iron was messed up. Light goes off and on when the cord is wiggled, DH agreed it is a wiring problem and he is working on it now. It took me all of 5 minutes to find a step-by-step repair guide online.
Went looking for some art supplies. I did not pack them so I don't know where they ended up. DH does not remember either. Sigh. I did enjoy the art tutorial this morning. I got behind this week, missed Monday and Wednesday so maybe I can go back and watch those this weekend.
Picked up Thai basil seed, need to plant that soon. Should be able to find an empty pot. That has done well the past 2 years and I like it for spring rolls.
05-23-2020, 01:02 PM
Yea, we got the hutch modded! It ain't pretty, but it works much better. I couldn't even put a paperback below the bottom shelf, but now I can put a ring binder there. Huge improvement. I unpacked 5 boxes of romance novels into the hutch, which cleared a chunk of floor space. Then I found another big box. There will be a major purge at some point, but it's not a priority ATM. I lost 24' of bookshelves when we bought all the entertainment centers a few yrs ago and had to make room. I got rid of a lot of books already but not enough. I'll get them all under control eventually.
With the hutch back in place, I was able to shove stuff around and make more space in the middle of the room. Husby needs to move some heavy totes for me, then I think I can live with the clutter till we get the new storage arrangements done. That could be a while, with the other priorities we have.
Next up, I need to get the new light installed. The dorm fridge and microwave sit in front of the switch, so I want to get the light done before Husby hauls the fridge back out there. The we can finally tackle the office closet, which should help with the camping gear mess.
I made popcorn in the office microwave and it worked fine, so I'm going to order another popper. I'm happy I won't have to use micro popcorn out there. Gotta round up a jar and scoop to store popcorn in out there, but I'm sure I have something. In fact, I just thought of a crystal candy dish I have no use for but don't want to get rid of that will work nicely.
We're getting the office whipped into shape much faster than anticipated. I'm hoping I can get back to work sometime next week.
05-23-2020, 01:06 PM
I have no idea what I’ll do today. The house has reached a state of chaos and the floors a state of grunge beyond even my tolerance level. I need to put away clean dishes, groceries, laundry, stash. Sweep and cook. But the weather has done me in and pretty much everything hurts. My hands are worst so I’m not even sure I can stitch much. It’s been stormy all day and the forecast promises scattered thunderstorms or absolutely thunderstorms every day from now through June 5. What?? I love thunderstorms, but really that seems a bit much. All I can say is thank goodness no one will be coming into my house while I continue to isolate.
I did a lot of frogging on the blackwork SAL last night. We can do anything we like for the border and really didn’t like what I had started with. If my hands permit, I’ll work on the Universe in a Jar pattern today. I got some craft gloves that I haven’t tried yet. I’m hoping they will help.
05-23-2020, 01:17 PM
yes you need to baby it. me it was ice and heat. ripped my short hand bicep muscle on right side first. when kids were little doctor was just don't use it...yes that would work..coming over to do housework my pt job, take care of the kids who were 3 and 5... hubby helped but worked full time and commute..11 or more hrs a day. but that is when I took myself to physio and a coworker turned me on to gabapentin. was taking so much reg pain meds. years of all types of physio. and then few years later my left one went and I am very left handed but knew all the tricks so took myself to doctor for gabapentin and to physio. and then had to save ds falling doing something stupid and ripped the shoulder as the bicep was healing. so yeah. docs were never really useful just physio. and went I finally saw specialists they were well good as it gets because I had done the work. cost thousands in physio and years. when the shoulder happened we had a lot going on in our lives w people sick and dying. so did cupping etc for a while. pain takes so much energy and people think physio doesn't cause pain but it can a lot and you need time for that. my armbone was getting holes from lack of oxygen. ds doesn't know he caused it. have a few funny stories from exercises that physio gave me lol the exercises that looked like I should giving some fun to my hubby.
I still can't do much w my left arm like writing or crocheting for a long time and stayed on the gabapentin because of my spine more now. but you have to baby that shoulder with ice and heat for a while though as hard as it is! esp at the beginning. let the muscles calm down. no lifting etc. I know it is hard so hard! even all the little things you think don't do much will delay it.
raining here so dh friend cancelled coffee doesn't like walking in the rain ..not that much. have the bookkeeping to finish so dh will have to go keep himself busy out of my way. the cats have calmed down and not a pain so far today. after that I have a takeout appt w library and drop off their stuff. store right there so will pick all the basics we need milk bread etc. dd friend staying overnight. apparently bbq works enough for hotdogs and burgers just not steaks etc. rust issues.
05-23-2020, 02:57 PM
Ha. I asked brother last week about wire wreath frames. He was at his county "dump" today and brought me a nice discarded Christmas wreath because it had the wire frame like I mentioned. Some parts of the wreath are worth saving (pretty ribbon, fake evergreen.) So now I have a free wire frame.
05-23-2020, 03:10 PM
Sorry about your injuries, Martha. Must have been especially hellish with little kids. No way not to do stuff.
D and CH, I hope arthritis calms down for both of you.
My phone is picking up our network out here in my office. Typical. I got nothing yesterday. It's spotty and unreliable without a booster.
Husby moved the totes so I can get to all 4 windows and all my stuff now. I located the wall light I have to install. I can't wait to get that done.
05-23-2020, 04:52 PM
Forgot to post a pic of the improved hutch. Wish it was a better job, but working on 100 year old furniture is a challenge for me, not having the skills I need and nothing being square or even or not done right when it was built. If I ever get it painted, that will improve it. Shoulda had this done yrs ago, but could never quite figure out how to proceed. Attachment 50713
05-23-2020, 04:53 PM
Great find Dlr! Nice timing. I'm sure people are using their stay-at-home time to do a lot of cleaning and there is a lot of good stuff at the dump.
SD, sounds like good progress on your cabin.
DC, hope you are feeling better soon.
M, yeah, torn muscles and tendons not much you can do but wait and not make it worse. I have torn both shoulders and a wrist, so I know what that feels like. Had some therapy and surgery on the wrist, but mostly it is time, months and sometimes years of healing. And being careful not to overdo it with the side that still works.
Not doing much today. I unpacked a box downstairs and put books on shelves. DH hasn't touched my iron or the table at all.
05-23-2020, 06:18 PM
Got some work done on the vamp afgan and balled up two skeins. I have four more skeins to ball up. The yarn swift I picked up a couple of years ago from the yarn festival has been put to good use. I like it better than the first one I picked up. I've been kinda lazy today, though.
My knee was acting up earlier in the week but seems to be better today. I don't know if that's because of the change in the weather. I have started with getting a walk in since that does help a bit.
05-23-2020, 08:38 PM
thanks spirit.. it is a common thing to happen! more my experience with it and the fact you have to baby it. of course having kids older doesn't help lol what is it sneeze and break something lol
ch ouch feel for you both shoulders! someone older then me told me that if the bicep goes in one arm will go in the other one too. and one day reached into the coat closet and boom... used to joke about it...nope not hurt cus I saved a kid from a burning car or anything like that reached in the closet lol I find you have to figure a lot of your own healing.