It's time for Five on Friday's and This Week in Review!
So what is Five on Fridays? Well, it's where I list five things about me I want to share with you.
Five on Fridays
1. I love making lists on paper!
Five on Fridays list, build list, knit list, to do list, grocery list, everything gets a list. Actually, what I love most about lists is ticking off the completed items! So satisfying!
2. I don't mind looking like a goofball.
My Faithful Sherpa loaded his work truck with items we are planning on taking with us to the house this weekend. But after he left, I realized there were some things he forgot to pack. This afternoon he's picking me up to go to another Doctors appointment, and we're leaving right after that, so there's no time to go back to the harbor to pick up the forgotten items. So I loaded up my blue cart with the forgotten items, and walked to work. . .in the rain, with my big cowboy hat on, in my high heal black boots, and my foul weather pants, pulling my cart with six 5' - 1/2" copper tubes strapped to the side, a large heart I knit with red rope and copper tubing, a 10 lb sack of Weed and Feed, and my purse. Oh my goodness the looks I got from people driving by. But who cares, right!
3. I'm not dead yet!
It's been a tough week, health wise, but I'm on the mend, slowly, but moving forward!
4. I can still knit!
I hurt my right shoulder last week and I was concerned that I wasn't going to be able to knit. Right now wouldn't really be the best time to not be able to knit. My knit list is too long! Thankfully, the movement of knitting doesn't effect my shoulder! Whew!
5. I've been a cookie monster this past week
And it has to stop! Mint Milano, oh how I adore you!
A Week in Review
Because I've had such a bad health week, I've spent many, many hours on the couch, recuperating. It's not my favorite thing to do, spending time on the couch, but sometimes you have to stop and let your body rest.
At least that's what my friends keep telling me. See, I have to confess, I have a hard time slowing down. There's so many things I have to do and want to do, hence the lists.
"Wait a minute, Eva. Slow down, you need to get thru this health crisis first before planning workshops for next year," Jennifer told me over the phone as I was walking to work the other day. And she's right, I should slow down. My body is telling me do so. And I have to listen!
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful, supportive family! My mother and sisters have been calling me every day, checking in and making sure I'm doing OK. My mother-in-law brought me the most incredible bouquet of flowers. They have truly brightened my day. And yesterday I received this beautiful note and prayer card from my sister-in-law.
I can't thank you enough, for your concerns, prayers, and calls. They truly have helped me mend.
But it's been my Faithful Sherpa who hasn't left my side. He is so good to me, driving me to my doctor appointments, texting or calling me every hour, cooking dinner each night. Gee, a girl could get used to this!
I have been so influenced by nature this week. I don't know if it's because of the rain, or because I've been going a little slower. But Mother Nature's influence has been showing up everywhere. This week it showed up on my nails and, of course, in my knitting!
But I just can't help it. When I'm surrounded by Mother Natures colorways, the colors always subconsciously work their way into my life.
On my walk this morning, while pulling my blue cart full of forgotten items, I kept coming across these cute little plastic stars. I have no idea what they are or where they came from, but it's so much fun finding something unexpected!
I noticed two friends on Facebook posted unexpected sidewalk finds. Margaret posted a photo of a spiderman mask tossed aside on the streets of San Francisco, and Tani posted a photo of an upright vacuum cleaner that someone left in a Walmart parking lot.
I guess, compared to their finds, these little plastic stars are normal! Keep your eyes open for those unexpected finds, my friends. I'd love to hear what you've found!