Oh yes, I have been knitting. I have also been involved with the shuffling round of furniture, not to mention the laying of a concrete pad for the compost bins.
I have rescued a wicker chest of drawers from under Fran's bed..... No of course her bed was not balanced upon it, the chest has a metal work frame and folds flat.
That has been scrubbed, a ton of dust had accumulated within the wicker, and the frame polished. It now sits in the sewing room and houses all my fabric scraps, sorted into warm and cool colours, and fat quarters and the like. Anything under 2 metres is now in there, the larger pieces are folded and on shelves.
I cannot quite believe that it has been a week since I was last here, but then I have been a day or 2 adrift for all that time. I awoke this morning quite convinced that it was Wednesday and that I needed to get my shopping list sorted.
Luckily the SO is on the ball, he is so used to me that he often tells me what day it is before he has the first sip of his cuppa.
I have my new wired mouse, I did wonder whether to have a go at restoring the pointer but decided to leave well alone. I can use the mouse fine, just not as quickly.
Nothing much has happened here, Rufus has had an Xray. Over the past 18 months he has had periods of going lame in his left hind leg. It seems that he has a weakness in the hip joint which will only get worse if he over exerts himself, it is lead walk only for him now. Such a shame as he is a very sociable chap and loves a good chase round with other dogs. For the time being I am taking him along the lanes that are pretty much deserted, he has Herbie to "talk" to and thenhe comes for a little visit with Ben. That has to be little as Herbie sees it as an opportunity to indulge in some rough and tumble. It would only take an awkward movement to set him off into another painful session.
I took Herbie up onto the "tip" yesterday around 4:30, we or rather He struck lucky. One of our friends was up there with her Whippet, Jack Russell, Greyhound and Jug (a black one ). They are firm pals and spent a happy 20 minutes or so letting off steam. A collie, another pal, joined in the last half of the fun and we left as dusk started to deepen into darkness.
Herbie slept well last night! He snoozed on the sofa and was snoring when I threw the towel in and went to bed. The SO was watching a film and Herbie stayed down with him. Ben came up with me, he was probably expecting me to knit for a while, but once the light went out he was back down to join the others.
I have ironing looking at me accusingly and a load of laundry to peg out. I love these frosty mornings that dissolve into warm sunny days.
On that note I am off to get that laundry pegged out, there is a batch of veg soup in the slow cooker that will be lunch at some point. Dinner is as yet undecided but as I have a plethora of eggs and mushrooms it may well be an omelette.