Life's been busy lately but good. I got to work a couple of days this week at the yarn/antique shop. So fun! I love it! I even taught a few classes while I was there. Grandpa, who I mentioned went into the hospital on Monday, ended up with double pneumonia. He seems to be doing pretty well though and was told that he'll be going home today. I got the results of my uterine biopsy back last week. It's good and bad news. The hormone therapy improved the complex endometrial hyperplasia to simple endometrial hyperplasia (that sure is a long name!). That's good in that the risk of cancer is almost nothing now. But, the doctor recommended doing another six cycles of progesterone to try to completely fix the problem. The bad news is that I'll have to go through that horrid biopsy again. Ugh! But, on the bright side...that means I'll need more yarn therapy afterwards! ;-)
I visited my daughter last week. We went to lunch and ran a few errands. In the afternoon, we went for a foot massage. They said it was an hour and only $20. Sounded good. Turned out to be a whole body massage for an hour. It was amazing! We only had to take our shoes off. We started out by soaking our feet in tubs of warm water while they massaged our necks and shoulders. Then, we laid down and they massaged our scalps, face, arms, hands, feet and legs. And, if that weren't enough, we then laid on our stomachs and they massaged our backs and necks more and our feet and legs again. We felt amazing after that. We tipped generously and it was still an amazing deal! We'll definitely be going back to that place! We ended our visit with dinner and she played her harp for me so I could hear some of the pieces she's working on and what she'll be playing in the upcoming concerto competition. I've been listening to her play for years but she never ceases to amaze me. Her playing is so beautiful!
I've squeezed in a bit of shopping time here and there. I'd love to show you what I've found...
When I visited my daughter, I stopped at Suzoo's Wool Works in Costa Mesa. I'd never been there and, since I was nearby, I had to check it out. I bought a beautiful shawl pin. It was only $10!
On the way home from visiting Grandpa in the hospital this week, I stopped to check out some antique shops I'd never been to. I found a transferware plate that I couldn't pass up. Botanicals and birds are my favorite on transferware. And, this shape is so unusual that I had to get it for my collection.
When I was working at the shop yesterday, I helped someone start her first crochet, lace shawl. She chose a skein of Cascade Heritage Sock yarn in a gorgeous blue/teal color (color #5637). I fell in love with it and there was just one skein left. So, I had to buy it. The color is quite different than in the photo. Pictures just don't show how gorgeous it is in person. But, this was the last skein and this yarn just came in the shop last week. So, that speaks well to how beautiful it is. It's also very soft. It's made with 75% Merino superwash wool and 25% nylon. I can't wait to make something with it!
I finally have a "normal" day at home today and my to-do list is super long. I have lots to catch up on...including blogging. So, I was sure to put it on my list.
Now, back to laundry, cleaning, and all the other stuff. Have a wonderful weekend!