I have been busy making up for lost time.
My eye surgery was a wonderful success and I have found a new joy in craft work that had been neglected for the past year or so.
There was a t-shirt that Elly threw on my bed one morning, way back last year.
“Could you alter the neckline for me mum, it is far to high and tight? You know me, I hate tight necklines they make me feel like I am choking. I think it needs to be shortened about three inches… and the side seams taken in”.
I love how my non ‘needle’ daughter sees her mother! 😛
The t-shirt is well on the way now and I have a morning’s hand sewing left to finish it off… photos to follow.
I emptied, washed and refilled my heat packs and made a new one to Elly’s specifications. I use a fleece fabric.
I washed and re-corded my kitchen blinds.
Fabric that I bought over a year ago for bathroom curtains, has now reached the top of my sewing bundle. And I still have a fitted sheet to alter.
I completed some crochet items, a star knee blanket, a jacket – which you have seen, two berets and a third is at the final stage.
These tasks all take time. I am slower than I used to be and the late, but welcome Gypsy summer as my friend Celi calls it, gave us extra daylight for the past month. The first of November was a wonderful bright and sun filled day, so totally different and warmer than 1st of June – our high summer.
I am also enjoying driving again. For quite a while it was local and utilitarian. I am venturing further and even had a week in Dublin. Elly suggested their late bank holiday weekend and she stretched it by taking an extra day’s holiday on the Friday. We did Girly things – shopping, eating, visiting friends and an evening at the Movies. George worked in the background and my car was given the works, a complete Valeting – it looked like it was just out of the showroom. Pity the skies cried all the way home to County Antrim!
I do have photos, but need to sort them out.
I am back! And hope to return to regular blog reading and commenting, although I missed it, the weeks away from screens large and small, was good for my soul. I knew you would understand. Good friends do.
Of course I understand! I am in awe of all you have achieved and think it is quite wonderful that with a little (!) surgical intervention we can be given our lives back. I envy your girly time with your daughter – it sounds wonderful. All the best to you and yours 🙂
Thank you Sally, you are not doing so badly yourself after your own surgery. May we both prosper for many a long year yet!
I gave Elly life and not a life sentence to stay tied to my apron strings or to appear at my table at every whim of mine. She works long and busy hours that involves travel to places that are only names on a map to me. Modern technology allows to stay in contact at any hour 24/7/365. When we have girly time and hugs like I did last week, it is all the more precious and recharges my batteries more than any pills could ever do.
I am glad your eye surgery was a success. It’s great that you can drive longer distances, now.
For months the daylight was low and it was not all down to my eye problem. Our late spell of warm sunshine drew me out doors and a friend go exploring and discovering new places to spoil ourselves with coffee.
Lovely to have you back again, but please ‘slow down dear’ … 🙂
John, nature is doing the slowing, whether I like it or not! 🙁 The craft work is usually done while sitting.
Congratulations on the successful surgery for the eyes. I hope that with this your blogging rate will also go up.
Ramana, I am trying to work out a new routine for myself that includes more blogging time.
Great news, you are a little beehive of activity! Can hardly wait to see the pics!
‘Little’ being the operative word, there are plenty more ideas in my head, two hands and one head can only do so much at any one time! Thanks for checking up on me awhile back.
Gosh, you have been busy! As you say, making up for lost time. Glad you’re back to driving again. When we’re unable to drive, the inadequacies of public transport are all too apparent!
Two and a half days sitting with head down doing nothing, made me all the more determined not to waste time after recovery. About once a week, I have a ‘stay home and potter day’ – crochet comes into that category! As you know I have found a good and regular bus service, but I need to drive five miles to catch the bus.
Don’t slow down, stupid idea – just do what you want when you want – it the very best thing to do!
Cathy, that was a lesson I learned almost fifteen years ago. Now I listen to my body, It works!
Go you! The little granny that could!
I will, Nancy! This second sight gives me a clearer outlook on life!
So glad to hear that the eye surgery was a success. You make me tired just reading about all the things you are up to!
Brighid, they were not all done in one day or week! It is amazing long the ‘I must get started on…’, actually takes me! 😉
Wonderful that your eye surgery was successful and that you are able to get out and enjoy driving … along with all the other stuff you described. 😉
Nature added the bonus of wonderful colour to enjoy while driving the highways and byways!
How wonderful that your eye surgery was a success. I have missed you. So glad you’re back! 🙂
Debra, I am glad my self imposed silence is over.
Your “second childhood” is off to a grand start.
blessings ~ maxi