Monday, 25 January 2021

Monday

 Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Monday!  Well, we had snow but it was very disappointing (or satisfactory, depending on your point of view) as it was very wet snow, didn't settle at all and didn't even slush really, just melted away.  It was pretty to watch it falling, I suppose, and I'm glad the roads and pavements are clear, not to mention my route out to the shed and back.
Today is predicted to be a pleasant day with sun in the morning (great!) and high cloud in the afternoon.  No rain but fairly chilly.  That's OK!

I fired Beth off a message yesterday morning and she replied saying let's make it an online chat as she was feeling achey and a bit 'fluey' (vaccine, we suspect) so that's what we did and it was really nice.  As it happens, it was perfectly safe to drive over but I'm glad I mentioned it as she didn't really feel up to having a visitor.  We managed to chat non-stop for around forty five minutes anyway!

I did get the bedding changed, washed and, get me, even ironed!  There are times when the tumble dryer is a real blessing.  It's one of the small but huge joys of life to get into a bed with fresh sheets, isn't it.  Such a pleasure.

The other useful thing I did was to finally start on the upright freezer.  I sorted out the top two shelves (which were the worst of the lot) and wrote a list of what's where.  Later on, I will do the other shelves and defrost the thing, using my fan heater and hair dryer to speed up the process.  I'll be glad to tick it off the list.


I have quite a stack of knitted hexagons although not nearly enough to make anything useable yet.  At the moment, there's three of each colour, same knitted pattern (e.g. a heart, a cable, etc) so I think what I will do is make another couple of each pattern and then lay them out and see what size blanket they make.
I've ordered some silver grey yarn which sounds daft when I'm using up bits but I need more of one colour for all the sides, top and bottom half hexagons to level the edges before crocheting a trim.  It's nowhere near ready for them yet but, as I will need a lot of them, may as well start making them sooner rather than later.




So today is freezer, the usual housework, meal prep, etc, the flower beds in the garden could do with a bit of neatening up so maybe, if the soil isn't too hard, I will tackle one of them and there's always the telly, reading, knitting, staying warm, etc.  

What a hard life, eh!!!

May your day go well for you, whatever you have planned.  Stay safe.  xx

8 comments:

  1. Hallo Joy, you will find that the half sized hexagons for the sides will be different to the top and bottom. A good project to have in the wings.

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    1. Yes. Some are half top to bottom and some are half side to side. :-) Good point, thanks.
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  2. The knitted hexagons sound lovely, I really miss knitting,

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    1. It keeps my hands busy and really helps.
      xx

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  3. The lack of snow would have been satisfactory from my point of view. It settled here yesterday but has mostly gone though unfortunately what remains has frozen and it's lethal outside - I've seen two women fall over so far today. I can still hear the ice cracking under the cars as they drive past, but at least it's made them slow down.

    I hope Beth is feeling better today.

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    1. Oh, dear, that's not good. It seems pretty dry underfoot round here, thankfully.
      Yes, Beth is feeling a bit better today, thank you.
      xx

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  4. You managed to fill your day satisfactorily (hope I spelled that right!). That's half the battle. I try to do one thing each day that breaks up the routine of it all.

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    1. I have a self imposed limit of three scheduled things but, right now, that doesn't happen all that often. It's nice to have something in an otherwise empty day as well as the usual routine stuff, isn't it?
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