Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Just a Few Tuesday Notes

Haven't blogged in a couple of days, no energy whatsoever!  My get up and go got up and left.  I thought the B-12 shot I got last week would help, but it didn't help much.  But today I'm feeling a little more normal, did some housework--boo-hiss--, worked on my puzzle, with Miss Kitty trying to climb on my back and did some shopping at Amazon.
I've been working away on my spring afghan, but not getting as much done as I would like.  It's not my shoulder, but rather my fingers.  My metal crochet hook is proving to be very uncomfortable and rubbing my fingers the wrong way.  I'd read that bamboo needles are easier on your hands so I've ordered a set, hope that helps.  This getting older is not for the faint at heart, 'cause if it's not one body part hurting it's another.
The weather today is beautiful, in the 70's and a bit breezy.  I have a load of laundry out on the line, love how it smells when they dry in the air.  I'm rather fussy about how I hang out my laundry.  Mac offered to hang it out once and I asked him if he would hang all the shirts and tops first, counting how many were his and how many were mine, then the underwear, counting those, and then socks and other odd items, counting them too.  He said, "You're kidding, right?", "Uh, no, that's how I do it.".  Mac brings the laundry in and he doesn't count anything.
Hoping you have a great spring day.

16 comments:

  1. hope you continue to feel better and better.

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  2. Let us know how you get on with the bamboo hooks.
    xx

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  3. Found you whilst blog hopping :) Love the recount of the laundry conversation, my hubby and I have conversations like that all the time :)

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  4. I don't think men and laundry actually go into the same sentence!

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  5. Hope your new hooks help. Getting old is not for sissies if it isn't one thing it is another. My husband got fired from laundry when he squished all my white perma press work shirt flat as a pancake in a basket....wrinkled so bad it was either off to the Ironing board or rewash them:(

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  6. Our laundry methods are identical. How would you ever know a sock or underwear got stuck in a pillow case, for crying out loud. I think the bamboo hoods will be a help.

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  7. I would be interested to know how you get on with the crochet hooks. Great laundry conversation made me smile.

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  8. You made a sucky day so much happier with your story about the laundry. My husband always wants to put the hanging clothes away, but he doesn't put his shirts at the right end of the closet, he puts them at the left. Well, the left is where I put his pants and shirts together to match them up so he can just grab a set and that way they all get worn at least every few weeks. This simple system overwhelms the man who ran the business department of state offices! So I just say "leave it to me and you do the vacuuming...I'll tell you how..."

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  9. Greetings Janet, I do hope your pain goes away so you can enjoy your crocheting. I switched to all wood or bamboo knitting needles years ago and I love them. The laundry comments made me smile. I remember as a young girl helping my mom hang out the clothes. She was so particular about her method that I never did get it right. Sweet memories. Take care, Pat

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  10. I agree -- men have a very different concept of caring for laundry and clothes. That's all I'm going today about that! Ill be interested in how the new crochet hooks work for you, too. All my knitting needles are wood no tand I don't even want to knit on anything else because I love the feel of the wood.

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  11. It's the way that the pegs are put on the articles that I am particular about - if we have visitors who come out and help me, they always seem do it differently.

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  12. I hope you feel more like yourself soon. I chuckled at the image of trying to do housework with a cat on your back. She loves you!

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  13. I'm the same with the laundry, I'm really particular how it all gets hung, one lot of things first and then another and all the underwear together. Hope you feel like you've got a bit more energy soon, it sometimes takes a while before my b12 shot gets in to my system and gives me a bit more get up and go.

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  14. I think my get up and go has gone away somewhere with yours! I just feel tired all the time and know what you mean about the aches and pains of age. I had to smile about Mac hanging out the laundry as I too have a set way of doing it, and I count the underwear and footwear too! Also I like to match colours of clothes with pegs but that is a whoole new story:)

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  15. Have enjoyed reading this and your other recent posts to see Mac's beautiful paintings and your lovely garden.
    I think you and my husband would get along very well: counting and having things in order is definitely more him than me.

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  16. My hubby doesn't so much "do" laundry as "interfere" with the laundry!! At least Mac can't do too much harm bringing it in hey. Hope that your get up and go gets up and comes back to you soon. The bamboo crochet hooks should be good, they definitely feel "softer" in your hand and depending on the metal hook will probably be lighter too. I also like knit pro, I think called knitters pride in the USA, which are wood and are very light and nice and smooth in the hand too. Also, you could try some with "handles" which give you more to hold onto. Not my favourite, but might be worth a try. Just a suggestion! Anyway, hope that you find what works for you. xx

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