I swear, going to dr visits and hospital stuff just about every day for the past two weeks, is just as tiring as a full time job! We have been doing pretty good keeping things straight though. There’s the regular dr, and then the orthopedic dr, and a surgeon, and three other dr’s to keep straight. And then there’s going to be counseling to set up on top of that, and then the whole family of six of us to switch over to another dentist too! Consults and appointments out the ying-yang!!!
Yesterday when we did our shopping they had potato and onion starts in Wally World, so we got a good smackrel of them to start out with! Like four or five baggies of each! I planted around 60 onion starts last year, and they only lasted til the middle of January. So this year I am going to go Large, and we’re going to start off with these 80+ that we have, and I’m going to try and do around 80 more in a couple of months. We need enough for just regular onions for cooking, and then some for meals in a jar, and spaghetti sauces. I still have around five quarts of tomato sauce from our Roma tomatoes last year, so it looks like we’ll only have to double our tomato planting to get from one planting season to the next. A little more if we want stuff to stock our shelves longer than that.
Potatoes??? Yeah, we have some seed potatoes saved from last years crop, and then bought four more bags of them also. Dh is going to try cutting and curing the ones we just bought, and I’m just tossing the ones we saved directly into the ground the way they are. We’ll see what we get!
And for the Big news… since none of our incubator chicks hatched out, we got nine more chicks from the tractor store! White Leghorns this time! I am hoping and praying we have no illnesses in this batch (last year, one of the chicks got rye neck and we tried all the online suggestions, and finally ended up putting her down) and no more roosters!!! We have pullets, but there’s no guarantee that you won’t end up with a rooster! We have Number 9 with our original flock, and that’s about all the surprises I want. LOL So we put all of these wee baby chicks in their new home, and they all ate a little, and then flopped over to sleep! Too cute!
In knitting news… I have finally gotten around to packaging up a lot of items here and will be mailing them out tomorrow!!! Five packages. Three hospitals, one domestic violence shelter, and one group that gives bereavement items to parents of still-borns.
Here is the latest shawl on the needles. Sweet Rolls color Frosty Swirls. Cassie is already eyeballing it. Nothing ever stays around my desk for long once it’s off the needles.
Part of my dr office knitting has been prayer cloths. I’ve been making these kind with the little puff stitch cross on it, and then plain knit ones that the group Bridget’s Cradles likes. So easy to transport these in a zip lock bag, with small needles and when they call your name for your appointment, zoop stuff it away in my purse, and we’re off and running! Takes my mind off of my troubles, and keeps my hands busy!
In other Big news… we might be going back to church!!! Dh grew up Catholic and we needed some direction recently, and he thought the church would help. And talking to the priest did help him a bit, and for that I am thankful. But man oh man, the symbology, and people stuck in their rituals! Ey-yi-yi!!!! But maybe rituals is what dh needs right now, so I’m just rolling with it, and will keep my thoughts to myself! The priest we met with has my sick sense of humor at least. So that’s something, right? lol He reminds me of Gru from the Minions movie too, so that’s kinda fun!
And there you have it. The week has just begun, and that’s what’s happening! Now, I am off to be inspired by other peoples knitting and crocheting, and maybe I can get back into the swing of things over the next month or so!