Yesterday I woke up with my left eyelid all puffed out and slightly sore, though fortunately I have no other concerning symptoms and can open the eye and sight is no different than normal. No idea why, allergies? infection?. The consulting nurse hotline was not much use as far as how to proceed. It is no worse today, though only maybe a little improved. I shall continue with the compresses, and hope that by tomorrow it will be obviously on the mend, else some medical attention is needed.
the mini-poncho I made back in 2017 just sat in my closet unworn for the better part of seven years. The yarn was quite nice, but it never fit me quite right... the shoulders too broad, and the collar was too high and mighty to be comfy. Now that is is turned back into balls of yarn, perhaps a cardigan instead, with some colorwork added. Or maybe a variation on that stripey sleeve bolero.
skirret plant that Eleanor gave me last autumn has survived the winter, and now is showing strong new growth. I am so pleased. Since the leafy bits are getting too tall to be crushed under the flat mesh and weighted bicycle wheel I used for squirrel deterrence all winter, I wrestled with more of the wire mesh to make a tall cylinder to protect the growing plant. I've no idea how large skirret will become this year, must ask E for advice, but this should hold it for a while...
April SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||wire planter cage ||cover smaller sleeve board||yard waste bin|
|2||prototype mesh wash bag||cover larger sleeve board||recycle bin |
|3||5 jars blood orange marmalade||baby plants repotted ||bag of fabric |
|4||3 jars Awesome sauce ||skirret cage adapted ||bag of fabric|
|5||4 jars strawberry rhubarb sauce||x||bag of fabric|
|6||x||x||bag of fabric|
today's gratitude - Although I missed their visit early this morning, Randal and Leah came by, and left me with two artichoke plants, and assortment of flavored vinegar, and a new pottery mug of carved multicolor clay! I was sad I was asleep when they came by, as visitors are rare and precious.
The new mug will be very welcome, as yesterday gravity took its toll when I bumped my favorite vintage mug off the counter while doing the dishes. That mug is shards, but the empty space on the wall will have a new denizen...