Thursday, February 7, 2013
It's another snowy day here today. I took the above photo this morning to try and show just how much it was snowing, but it didn't really capture it very well.
This one shows it a little better. Not sure if you can tell, but they are nice big fat flakes. Right now it's slowed down some and is falling more gently but the flakes are still big. I'm hoping it clears up soon because Mom and I have to go to the city in a few hours.
We had quite the hectic day here yesterday, which involved me having to call the ambulance for my Mom who was experiencing extreme dizziness early in the morning. I had to put all the animals (remember there are 4 of them) in separate rooms, feed them, try to get myself dressed and makeup on, talk to the dispatcher and attempt to make sense as well as remember where I lived (which I didn't do the best on...we won't even mention how I forgot my own phone number...), call our neighbour to come and look after our lab who was sick the day before, flag the ambulance people to the right door, help my Mom get dressed, convince her that she needed to go to the hospital even though she was reluctant to go, make the decision that she was going no questions about it, find my own coat, boots and purse as well as Mom's, go in the ambulance with her, and stay with her while she was assessed - and all this before I had even had breakfast let alone coffee. Thankfully our neighbour got her daughter to stay with our dog and she came out to the hospital bringing coffee and welcomed company, and even drove us back home again. The good news is that Mom is okay, praise the Lord. She has to have some extra tests done today at the hospital in the city, but they are thinking it was an inner ear thing. We're just praying for a quick and complete healing of it and she will be back to her normal self again here soon.
So needless to say, by the time evening rolled around, I knew I needed something soothing to work on to help calm my nerves. I had picked up a bunch of Martha Stewart 100% Merino yarn a while ago when it was on sale at Michael's for $2.99 a ball with the thought of making a ripple blanket. And last evening I remembered Lucy of Attic24 saying how soothing it was to work on her ripple blanket so I thought it would be the perfect thing for me. I started around 8:00 pm and got so immersed in the soothing ripples that I didn't end up putting it down until quite late. I picked it back up again this morning and I'm almost done the 4th colour which is a nice Poppy red. I can see many calming and enjoyable hours and days ahead where I will be rippling away. I think this was just the thing I needed to help me get over my "not-wanting-to-make-anything" phase, because I also started pair of socks. I should have a photo of them to show you tomorrow. Until then, I will be rippling away...
Much love to you all,