Here are all the yarn bits, sitting on their little name tags:
And since I can't really manage all of those colors unless I'm at home, I started my Mary Rebecca sweater with the raspberry yarn I bought at Rhinebeck, because, why not?
I finished setting up my craft room last weekend, although the yarn room needs some attention now. But I think that will be an easy and enjoyable fix. I may do that tomorrow, since I'm feeling pretty goal oriented at the moment. I managed my first electrical repair today and I'm pretty excited about it. My clothes dryer stopped working in August and I determined that it was actually a bad circuit in the circuit breaker panel, but since I love using the clothesline, I've made do and put off the repair. I read about it on YouTube and although it seemed simple, I was still a bit nervous about doing it myself. Finally, I realized that as long as I cut the power off completely, I should be safe, and if I wasn't successful, I could take another route. So this morning, I took out the bad circuit, took it to the hardware store, brought it back and installed it, and it worked! I now have a functioning clothes dryer!
It was a beautiful day here today and even though I am still scared about our future and grieving for what could have been, I have to move on as best as I can. So I took a picture of Gracie in front of the kitchen windows, with my cheerful yellow curtains and leaf mobile against the breathtakingly blue sky.
And I met my daughter for an hour or so to catch up and saw these lovely roses, still in bloom.
And I hung pink gingham curtains in my yarn room because I can.
This year has been a tough one for me and Tuesday did not make it any easier, but what else are we to do but keep trying to make every day a good one. I hope you have taken care of yourself this week and continue to do so. Go outside, hug a friend, make a cup of tea, take a warm bath, and be kind. To yourself as well as others. We are all we've got. Peace be with us.