Monday, February 17, 2014

Plan the plans …

not the results.

Church was cancelled due to weather/bad roads yesterday.

Plan B
Go shopping. We're slowly moving our bulk staple purchases to Amazon's "subscribe and save" feature, but we still have a Sam's Club membership and we need a few things from there. Plus my husband needs a new phone, and there was a huge clearance sale advertised at Christopher & Banks. And we'd planned to eat out, as well.

However … we ended up with

Plan C
Spend the morning and much of the afternoon at the hospital with a family member. The issue isn't life-threatening, but an admission through the Emergency Department was deemed necessary. Fortunately I had a knitting project ready to go (you saw it if you saw yesterday's photo post), as my role was mostly chauffeur.

We left too late in the day to make it to the phone store, so we'll try again this morning. My husband will be able to make a hospital visit later while I … get ready … I'm almost afraid to say it … GO FOR A WALK! It's only 20° as I type, but by 2:30 this afternoon it should be in the mid-30s. Whoop-whoop!

You know it's been a bad winter when the mid-30s is worth a whoop-whoop.

Yesterday I blocked the socks I've been working on for a month and they are now dry and packaged and ready to pop in the mail. And pretty soon a special little girl will be getting a new outfit for her doll. Doll clothes really don't take much time to knit or sew. The outfit is a throwback to before my time, even – a poodle skirt and blouse, topped by a handknit cardigan. But she saw a photo and loved it. I think she just likes the idea of a skirt with a dog on it.

I do like knitting doll clothes. I use tiny needles and fine yarn, just as I do for most socks, but a doll-sized sweater doesn't take nearly as much time as a pair of adult socks. Not instant gratification, but close.

I guess I need to begin a knitting list, because I almost forgot about the mug cozy I promised a friend – another small needle/fine yarn project that won't take long. A couple other friends would love fingerless mitts to make typing a bit more comfortable in their too-cold offices. I'm more than happy to oblige.

This week is shaping up to be awfully busy. My daily walk will be a top priority as outdoor temperatures continue to climb. I'm more than ready for improved weather conditions, but hate that the snow melt + rain = flooding of the Greenbrier River. It won't affect us, but will most certainly create problems for the garden center along the river.

Nature, taking its course. It's a good thing to be prepared. Like I said earlier … plan the plans.

2 comments:

gingerzingi said...

I've always liked that - "plan the plan." It's good to be reminded of what is under our control and what isn't.

Hope your family member is OK!

Vanessa (www.leatherandabel.com) said...

How funny - I went on a massive walk yesterday and started up crocheting as well. I wouldn't worry about plans, as long as you are having fun along the way :)
Good luck with NaBloPoMo!