1. TIPTON PORK FESTIVAL
Last weekend we went to the Tipton County Pork Festival. They always have good bands at this festival. Carl Storie was there and I used to love listening to him when it was Carl Storie and the Faith Band. He was actually the warm up band for another band that played Eric Clapton tunes. I wasn't a big Eric Clapton fan. Don't hate.
(note: this picture makes it look like no one was in the audience. Not true. We were sitting on a side that didn't have a lot of people, but there were a lot more people on the right/front side of the stage. We found out why when we got up to use the restroom. The sound was way better on that side than where we were sitting!)
My Shug had foot surgery on Tuesday and peeps he is having a rough time. He never takes pain meds, but with this surgery, he's taking them. No weight on his right foot for six weeks, and a plaster cast for six weeks as well. At least if he is going to lay around, he can still do it in the sun, as long as it's warm out.
In the meantime I'm stuck with plantar fasciitis again! This time it's in the left foot. I had it about three years ago in the right. So between the two of us, we have two good feet!
We both go back to the Orthopedic Surgeon on Tuesday morning and if my foot isn't better, I'm going to grab on to those arms on the chair, squeeze really tight, tell him to give me the shot, the close my eyes and hold my breath. Because that's just what I do when I get a shot in the foot!
3. CROCHET GROUP
First of all, look what "K" and Debbie brought for my Shug. Aren't they sweet.
He is set up for junk food!
Since I have not wanted to leave him for very long, I had crochet group at my house on Thursday.
We've all got blankets going right now. But for some reason these two 'blanket crocheters' felt like they should steal the show! These two are kits from Attic 24 (see her blog in my side bar. This yarn is great, and it's....oooohhh what's the word.......not natural fibers......geeesh...this getting older thing...Acrylic...that's the word! But it's NOT your rough and scratchy acrylic. It's soft and washable.)
So us other two blanket crocheters decided to throw in our blankets and re-take the pic!
"LAW" The behind-the-scenes fussing going on over these blanket pics!
Topics of conversation included...
how much these blankets would go for at Goodwill in 20 years...
what are we going to do about the spider on the wall behind Debbie...
is the 'heart healthy' zucchini bread "K" made, really heart healthy...
and should we start a Yarndale in our town...
(I think we should)
Dixie got a little nervous during the blanket photo shoot and came to Mommy for safety!
Or maybe he just wanted his picture taken.
I made this colorful cotton dishcloth while Shug was having surgery. I told my Mom that dishcloths do not have to be perfect, we wash dishes with them. They are great practice for crochet and knitting. I'm wondering if a blanket out of this pattern might be in order...someday.
Hmmm...I wonder what someone would pay for it...at Goodwill...someday.
This is a bit of a serious topic for 5 on Friday so I won't go through it in too much detail.
I feel like I'm going through a transition period. Last week I told you I'm not sure about beekeeping next year. I probably won't be sure about it until winter is over, and I find out if my hives survived.
And to keep this short...I've been trying to figure out what my passions are.....
This is not a depression it's a transition. There's a difference, and I believe we all have them, so no worries.
I know I like yarn crafts and sewing. And I like nature. I enjoy having people over, and planning for events (or at least I used to before I had to do it all online)
but I don't get excited anymore.You know what I mean?
Like when you're a kid and you see the roller coaster at Kings Island.
Or the anticipation of a vacation you are planning.
Or maybe saving for something and finally ordering it....
Yes, you know what I mean.
I don't get excited about doing things, even the things I enjoy.
I'm joining Amy at Love Made my Home and participating in Five on Friday. Click on Five on Friday and pop over to see what others are up to.
Click on it I tell ya!