Today is a much better day than yesterday, and it’s only 10 a.m.! I finally settled down last night, got a few chores done and worked more diligently on the Tote Bag crochet project for Munchkin. I finish all the flower motifs that go in the center of the bag and even began the base before it was bedtime. This is a scanned image, since I don’t have my camera this week.
Flower Motifs for Child's Tote Bag
I heard from Bill around mid-afternoon. It looks like that will be about the only time I hear from him while he’s gone due to the eight hour time difference. So far he’s not been impressed with Germany, but that might have to do with the fact that it’s cold and rainy! And he didn’t really want to make the trip to begin with.
A dental appointment later this morning (just a cleaning) and then the Pest Control guy is coming early in the afternoon. Not so many ants today, but it’s probably just because 1) its colder outside and they might be starting to hibernate and 2) we didn’t leave out anything sweet for them eat. What is very odd is that we have not found them on the kitchen counter or in the kitchen sink, which, of course, is where there is usually dirty dishes and food sources. Nope, they’d rather explore the pantry for the nut grinder or the laundry room for the cat food or the bath tub for God knows what! I will be so glad to not be seeing ants everywhere!
I am feeling at loose ends today. Not really bored, just can’t seem to settle on one thing to do. I was the same yesterday but I figured it was because I was thinking about Bill flying. He flew out of Tucson yesterday morning and I finally heard from him this morning at 9:30. He made it to Germany, safe and sound, but did not get a lot of sleep on the flight. And it’s cold and rainy. And he had to walk a lot in the Frankfurt terminal, which he says is the largest in the world. And now I’m waiting for him to get back from supper so we can talk again briefly before he goes to sleep. So I suppose it is understandable to feel sort of unsettled. It’s times like these that I wish we lived so much closer to the East Coast. I could just take the car and drive to visit relatives, Munchkin, someone, and still be back in time to pick Bill up from the airport next Sunday. But the distances are just too great to do that. So I should just settle down and accomplish something this week! And I will. I already called the Pest Control people and they will be out tomorrow afternoon to deal with these ants!!! Enough with the ants, already!!!
Last week’s retake on the mammogram went fine. I got a call from the doctor’s office this morning; it seems there are a couple of areas they want to watch, something about calcifications or some such. The doctor herself is going to call me this afternoon. In the meantime, they are setting me up an appointment for another mammogram in six months just to see if anything changes in that time.
We are supposed to be receiving an insurance settlement check this week for the damages done to our mobile home in Alabama. It wasn’t as high as I would have liked, but it’s higher than I expected, so I guess I should be happy. And the water bill came and was not anything more than the usual monthly minimum charge I pay, so that was a pleasant surprise. It tells me that the break-in occurred only a day or so before it was discovered. I was envisioning several hundred dollars of water charges, like we ended up paying when the water pipe broke from freezing two years ago.
I began working on three different crochet projects this weekend, two for Munchkin for Christmas and one for myself. I’ve wanted to make myself a shawl for a long time and actually bought some yarn last March for the project (although I didn’t buy enough). The shawl is going to be tricky, though, so I cannot work on it when I don’t have my full attention to devote to it. No pics of anything this week, though, as Bill took the camera with him.