Only a couple more days and my son will be heading home to Iowa. We have had a wonderful time...a trip up the coast, several stops at thrift stores, to the swap meet yesterday. My surprise find at the swap meet? Two beautiful 100% wool shirts! Since I had been at the fabric store last week, and noticed that Moda wool was over $40 a yard, I snatched both for under $10 each. As a side note, I did find some beautiful wool at another fabric store, but it was $99.98 a yard. LOL As if...So, took a little time yesterday, got them sectioned and into the wash. First time in my life that I was trying to SHRINK clothes, though I've done it several times by accident! LOL There are a few large pieces that I will add interfacing to the inside and use for punch needle, the rest I will use for primitive ornaments and such.
Dad is still the same. I thought that having my son here would help, but no. He is a bit more responsive than a few weeks ago, but when I asked him my name yesterday, he just shook his head. He hasn't said my name in over nine months...though I know that he knows who I am. When someone from outside the household presses him for answers, he gets very agitated and starts to shake. He stays calm when I ask him my name, so I know that he is aware that I belong, he just can't give me an answer. This disease sucks. It takes away all the light and soul of a person.
I was checking out a few new-to-me blogs and ran into several that talk about a craft budget. My head agrees, my heart is afraid to make a commitment. LOL I have a horrible habit of picking up just one more yard of fabric, just one more skein of yarn or over-dyed thread, just one more, just one more, just one more. I need to dive into my stash and get a reality check. I am pretty sure that there is no need for more.
Off to start my chores for the day? Or back to bed? My son and I have a coffee date at 10 am, so I do have a few free hours. I did most of my chores yesterday, so maybe I will sneak in a little morning nap. We have dinner guests tonight, but I'm going for easy: baked chicken, roasted red potatoes, and a nice mixed greens salad with a some avocado that I picked up at our farmer's market. These are friends of my son that are making a four hour drive to see him, so I want something nice. My son says that I am a good cook, so whatever I make will be fine...I sure hope so! I have had my disasters. LOL
Be kind to one another.