Hello and Happy Thanksgiving plus 2 days! I hope your day was enjoyable. Ours was quiet and very pleasant, though The Tim crashed shortly after dinner, so in some ways it was also short! But he had been doing every single thing for the day, and I don't blame him for being tired. We are still enjoying leftovers, so it's all good.
Yesterday was also pretty uneventful, though I managed to get some things accomplished. The Tim had to work, so I spent the day working on putting some clothes away as best I could, and walked over to a local toy store for a Christmas gift for my youngest great-nephew, since I was afraid if I waited, the ones I wanted would be sold out. Then I watched a Christmas movie that was so bad and so cheesy, it was good, which was pleasing.
I finally have a few houseplants that are doing OK. I used to have so many plants, but the light in our house is not the best. The remaining violets I had kept getting attacked by the Koodle. So it finally occurred to me that since the plant stands I had were just too accessible, I needed something else. I bought one of those bakers' racks, and have some plants on the top shelf. It's in between two windows, but not near enough to either for leaping cats to be successful. Plus, it looks nice and I'm pleased with it.
The skinny, tall plant is from an avocado pit. It seems quite happy, so I'm just going with it and we'll see what happens. I'm not sure how violets would do here, but might get one or two and test it out.
The plant stand also came in quite handy for this:
A few months ago, I treated myself to a yarny Advent Calendar from Sweet Sparrow Yarns. Jaclyn from the Brooklyn Knitfolk podcast had opened a package each day last year in her Vlogmas series, and it looked like such fun and such pretty yarns that I decided to try it. So I saved up and signed up as soon as the slots opened. Then I promptly forgot about it, so that when the package arrived, it was fun all over again!
Yesterday I wanted to cheer myself up after having frustrations with my hand/wrist exercises, so I opened the package and took everything out. The envelopes had a red and white string attached so you could hang them like a garland. So I attached it to the aforementioned plant stand, and I love how it looks! Now from December 1 through 24, no matter what else does or does not happen in any given day, I have a little envelope to open with a yarny surprise inside! And it also includes a full-sized surprise skein of yarn to open on Christmas Day, which is just really exciting if you ask me. I must confess though, that even just the little envelopes, all decorated with snowflakes and a number, on the red and white string, make me smile.
My occupational therapy has been moving along. It is extremely difficult and very painful, but I am making small progress, so it's worth it. I have been going twice a week, and then I have exercises to do 3 times a day at home as well. I see the orthopedic surgeon again on December 3, so I'm curious to see what she'll have to say. The therapist assigned to me is nice, but she was a little off-putting at first, since she seemed to have the personality of General George Patton. But I think once she could tell I was really trying, things got better.
Tomorrow I have a haircut appointment (long story, but isn't it always?), and then I want to make one stop on the way home. Other than that, my day will be paying bills and watching either some podcasts or if I can find one, another cheesy Christmas movie. If the weather is as pleasant as they are predicting, Hamlet and I will probably take a nice, longer-than-usual walk as well. Then when The Tim gets home from work, we'll have dinner and a quiet evening, probably watching some of the shows we've recorded. A nice way to end the holiday weekend, if you ask me.
I hope all of you have a good rest of the weekend as well. Enjoy your leftovers, if you have any!