I have been a bit under the weather this week. Not sick...just a little head achy and low energy. Sort of blah, like when you are coming down with a cold. Last evening I curled up in my recliner with my Kindle and promptly fell asleep about 8:30. This morning I woke to a gorgeous pink and purple sunrise, feeling great. Or as great as I can feel until I have my coffee. Guess sometimes getting enough sleep will cure what ails you.
Although it is only 39 degrees this morning, I have a window open an inch or two and will open it more later when we are promised a 50 degree afternoon. The tree outside my window is beginning to bud and the little birds are back - about a dozen of them, mostly sparrows and chickadees - perched on the branches, squabbling and gossiping and carrying on. The sound is welcome after such a long, cold winter.
While I was feeling out of sorts, I spent some time on YouTube. It amazes me the things you can learn. I ran across several videos about growing herbs in jars of water. A couple of years ago I tried growing some vegetables in pots on my window sills, but it pretty much was a dismal failure. When I order my groceries again in two weeks, I think I will order a few herbs to try and maybe a couple other things like lettuce and celery that they say can be grown in bowls of water. It is worth a try and might be fun.
The nurse who takes care of my legs three times a week is such a cute little thing. When I talked to her about using flannel for the bandages on my legs, she didn't think I was crazy (or if she did, she didn't say so), and jumped right in to test the theory. Anyway, she told me last week they are expecting their first child. She says she doesn't want to know the gender of the baby until it is born. I have been going through my stash of fabrics to see if I have enough baby neutral colors of fabric for a baby rag quilt. I think I found enough yellow and green with bunnies and carrots on it to make a cute quilt. If there isn't enough, I can always order some fabric online. It is so much fun to make things for others.
I am looking forward to my grocery delivery today. I don't often indulge myself, but this time I ordered a box of Little Debbie Nutty Bars. Life is always happier with a box of Little Debbie Nutty bars. :)
And now it is back to the sewing machine to sew zig-zag stitches around the edges of the last stack of 4x4 inch bandages. That will give me around 200 of them and I go through close to 20 per week. I love it that I no longer need to order more of the commercial ones, but can just wash these in hot, soapy water (to get rid of the salve on them) and they come out just like new.
Love it when a plan comes together and actually works!
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