My second crocheted mini-hug, which will be going to Yorkhill Hospital, to be a comfort blanket for a sick child. I loved making this, and am really pleased with the results – and more pleased that it is going to a good cause!
Starting with the positives – I have been pretty industrious today, by my standards! The downstairs has been vacuumed, and I have mopped the kitchen, utility and dining room floors. Supper (beef and orange casserole) is in the oven, and the veg are peeled and ready to cook. I have tidied (a bit), and remembered to wrap N’s birthday presents for tomorrow. All this industry is in honour of my mother in law – a lovely lady – who is arriving in just under an hour. I really enjoy spending time with her, and always look forward to her visits. But I do feel as if I have to buck up my usually lax domestic standards when we have visitors. Not that she’d judge me, but I’d judge me, if you know what I mean. She’d rather roll up her sleeves and help me than have me fret about the cleaning – but I can’t break myself of the habit of cleaning up before she gets here!
I was going to open this post with a bit of a whinge about how my cold is still hanging on, and I am feeling tired and snotty, but I didn’t.
I have some wonderful on-line friends, from mumsnet. They read this blog sometimes, and I just want them to know how much I love them, and value their friendship, and the genuine caring they give so freely. I am so happy to be a part of our group. Who knows – you might even be helping me towards sanity (steady on there)!