I apologize for not posting since I returned from my trip. It's been a flurry of activity around here! I am nearly overwhelmed. But let me back up a bit first...
I will start with Thursday before last. R was out of town, and it was bitterly cold and snowy. As I have told you before I am the clumsiest person ever. It was evening, and I was walking across the floor. That's it, just walking across the floor and I lost my balance and fell down. I felt a searing pain in my knee. But I shrugged it off thinking it was a momentary thing. By 2 AM I was tempted to go to the ER the pain was so great. But it was cold...snowy...2 AM...and I was home alone so I chose not to go. I decided it would probably be better by the next day. I was wrong. It's still bothering me. I never did go to the doctor. I suppose I should have. But it will heal eventually. It's slowing me down in all the things I want to get done though.
I left the following Monday for Montana. I had a lovely visit with my parents. We didn't get to do quite all the things my Mom wanted to do because of my knee, but that was ok with me. I went to visit them, not run around and do stuff.
While I was gone R was painting the living room and foyer. I always have to go away when he does house repairs or renovations. I have some sort of odd defect that I cannot stand to watch people do things that involve tearing things up and making a mess. I can tear things up and make a mess and it doesn't bother me a bit. I am just an odd little ball of contradictions...what can I say! *grins*
When I got home it was completely shocking. You can stare at paint chips all you want, and it never gives you a real indication what it's going to look like. It's much brighter than I had imagined. Of course I have been staring at white walls for 12 years. I like it, but it's really bright. Of course everything had been removed from the walls and furniture so I had nothing to break it up when I first saw it. I have been slowly but surely putting everything back.
I have also been slowly but surely working in between putting everything back. I wish I could focus on one thing and then the other, but my knee won't allow it so I keep switching between putting things back, cleaning and working. I have a bear in progress, a lamb cut out and several ideas for new things. This means hopefully a whole new animal or two! Also there should be a new snowman or two, for those of you who like to collect them from me. So I am going to have a small website update on the 2nd of December with some holiday pieces for you! I used Marzipan in the pic above (she has been adopted already) since I don't have anything new ready just yet, but I will be giving you sneak peeks as I go along. Stay tuned for those!
In the mean time have a lovely day, and I am off to work some more!