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  1. Hi, just checking in. I had surgery on my wrist and the pain is so much better. My wrist is pretty weak and gets tired and achy really easily, but it’s a little better every day. I haven’t tried crocheting yet, but I’m sure that I can. Judy, such lovely projects! You’ve been busy. we are going to the Smokies for a week, leaving tomorrow. Hope to be here more regularly when we get home!
  2. Hi Christi, good to see you again! That’s going to be a pretty afghan. I'm still not crocheting. My wrist seems to have ups and Downs, but it’s about as bad as it’s ever been at the moment. Thankfully, I finally get to see a hand surgeon on Wednesday. I sure hope they have something to offer. It’s been over eight weeks and it’s getting old! hope you are all doing well.
  3. I have an anti vax friend as well…except she and her hubby got the vaccine back in the early spring. She has done a total about face since then. Cases are up a bit here, but not as much as in a lot of other areas and hospitalizations aren’t out of control. (Yet). The public schools around here are all mandating masks and that has a lot of parents up in arms. Since I don’t have kids in school, I haven’t really considered how I would feel about that. On Monday we went to a huge flea market. I bought an adult coloring book on impulse there. I figured it would be something to do on
  4. I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA again. I’m on week 7 of tendonitis in my left wrist. I can barely do anything with that hand without severe pain. I finally have an appointment with a hand surgeon next week. Hopefully he will have some ideas. Ice, pain meds and special exercises haven’t helped. So, no crocheting here. I tried though. I also tried knitting, embroidering and sewing. Sewing by machine is fine, but pinning stuff together is painful. However, I am able to dust, vacuum, do laundry. wash floors, pull weeds, etc. I guess it’s better than doing nothing!😜 My bil is still hanging on
  5. Hi ladies sorry to be MIA again. Just haven’t felt much like crocheting. Probably because I made myself a rule that I have to finish a project before starting a new one. It’s been hot and humid here too, which hasn’t helped. I agree that it’s nice to be able to eat in a restaurant and visit with friends. In fact we are having friends over for dinner on Saturday. My BIL, the one with leukemia is not doing well. There is one more treatment the Dr. said she could try if his insurance will cover it. He looks awful, he’s lost a ton of weight and he’s very juandiced. He sa
  6. Brenda, when I was working it always amazed me how many people seemed to develop serious health conditions within the first few years after retiring.
  7. Hi ladies. Sorry I’ve been MIA. We’ve been camping with limited internet access. When we got home, I got the news that a friend found her husband dead, next to a tree he had just planted on property they bought to build a retirement home. I feel so bad for her and it really struck me that we need to make the most of each day we are given. I read all the posts that I missed but I am so far behind….. I was astounded, reading about all Mona’s rain. It’s really dry here It rained a bit last night, but we need a lot more rain. The farmers are really hurting. I haven’t
  8. Hi ladies. Hope you are doing well. Mona, your dahlia blanket is gorgeous. It sounds like you found a good place for the raccoon. Really nothing to report here. I have been doing little bits on my Sophie’s Garden afghan but I haven’t been very enthused about it. I might have to dig out another UFO to work on for awhile.
  9. Hi ladies. Gloomy April weather here. We have had a few warm, sunny days, but we’ve seen a little snow recently as well. Nothing much going on here. I finished a small basket made of bulky yarn that I got cheap many years ago. I don’t know what I will do with it, but at least that’s a tiny bit gone from my stash! I need to stop buying yarn without a plan. Hope you are all doing well.
  10. Thanks, Mona. The random colors are turning out better than I thought. Brenda, we went out to dinner with friends tonight. Restaurants are open at 50% of capacity here. Unfortunately cases are rising rapidly here, and this time it’s mostly younger people. A good percentage of seniors have been vaccinated. Supposedly there is snow in our forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. I will be surprised if it happens though. We do rarely get snow in April, but it’s been warmer than usual here since mid March.
  11. Judy, I love the way the colors worked out in that blanket. Very pretty. Mona, my Sophie’s Garden is scrappy, but I have seen a few done in a single color that are beautiful.
  12. Hi ladies. Mona, so glad your sons could come over for that yummy sounding dinner. It sounds like you are staying very busy. Wow, Judy, I bet having your son finally visit was such a happy occasion. That was a long time to go without seeing him. My brother in laws stem cell transplant failed and he is again being treated for his leukemia. The outlook isn’t very good, it has spread into his liver. He is currently home after getting his first round of chemo. He’s not really doing all that well, but he is very glad to be home. I dug out my Sophie’s
  13. Wow, Judy, you have been busy! Beautiful blankets. I have made a few more dishcloths and a couple more potholders, plus I am nearly finished with a simple basket made from two strands of bulky weight yarn. No signs of my yarn collection shrinking yet though. Plus, I don’t know what I’m going to do with all this stuff! I might turn the basket into a doll bed for one of my grand daughters.
  14. Hi ladies. It was beautiful here the past few days, sunny and close to 40. This morning we woke up to 3 inches of snow. It’s starting to melt again, but it’s cloudy and gloomy. Hubby has been working on the basement. Today he found my yarn stash. He asked me if I knew how much yarn I had down there? Me: of course. Hubby, “there’s 3 crates full, about ten bags and all the drawers in that old dresser. Are you sure you remembered all of that? Me: yup! (I didn’t mention that there’s even more down there....... And I’m trying to use it up. I think I’ve made about ten dishclo
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