A Crafter's Life, Knit and Crochet Away!, Thrift Shop Adventures

The Horizontal Diaries, Continued

Although my blogging buddy @mildlygranola commented on my previous post The Horizontal Diaries, that the title of the post made it sounds like it was a naughty blog (and I nearly spewed my tea across the room laughing), I thought I’d use this blog post title once again! (Even if I could not stop giggling as I typed the title for this post, ha!)

No, sorry, this is not a salacious post about my time in an alternative (but perhaps quite lucrative…or not…not sure if there is a “kink” for middle aged women with broken ankles on knee scooters…but you never know…) career. I am just sharing some updates in my life with my leg elevated since my left ankle break and subsequent surgery (boring, right?)

Mike, with his cone (see post Guest Blog Post: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Ends up in a Cone) and I have been just hanging out, knitting, working on some hand sewing (a pesky English Paper Piecing project I’ve had forever), listening to audiobooks, watching television and of course napping.

Good news on Mike – he is practically completely healed from his minor surgical procedure. I took his stitches out yesterday (I might as well occasionally do some nursing since I am a RN) and tomorrow we take off his cone. He has fully accepted his cone and when John takes Mike’s cone off so he can eat, Mike immediate comes over to the cone after he finishes eating to have it put back on!

We call him “Cone Boy” or “Schnauzer in a Cone” and he loves to come over to have us reach into the cone and get face and neck pets and scratches (since he can’t scratch his face or neck with his back leg with the cone on.

I continue to work on knitting a replacement hat for the hat I lost in Ireland (see previous post) and I am slowly making progress (it is always slow for me at the beginning when I have to start with smaller needles for the rolled edge and then switch to larger needles for the body of the hat):

I did get to do something fun the other day after a doctor’s appointment – John took me and my knee scooter to a local thrift shop and I got to wander the aisles for a bit. It was a little awkward navigating the tight aisles of the thrift store so I didn’t last too long shopping, but I did have a fabulous find:

Over three yards of ArtGallery Fabric fabric – two pieces from an older line and one piece from a newer line – for $1.99 each! I do appreciate when people donate wonderful high quality quilting cottons to thrift stores AND the thrift store staff price them to move (smile)! I was happy to help the fabrics “move” to my fabric stash!

Yesterday brought two awesome surprises in the mail (the timing was awesome as the “immobility blues” was hitting me hard) from two very thoughtful friends.

First a collection of delicious Oregon (I used to live in Oregon) based Moonstruck chocolate bars:

And then another package from another friend filled with all sorts of goodies (it seemed like the goodies would never end as I was unboxing them…):

Included in this mega gift package was this:

Hmm…is someone trying to tell me it’s time to try a new hat pattern? Ha! I am looking forward to working on this hat kit after I finish the hat I am working on now.

Well back to finding something to binge watch. Recently I binged the first 3 episodes of the AMC show The Mayfair Witches; and I’ve been watching very silly science fiction and horror movies (they are great to nap to, ha!)

I’ll close this post with this card I came across that made me laugh:

Feature image – Pexel free photos

34 thoughts on “The Horizontal Diaries, Continued”

  1. Hahahaha, I WAS wondering about the title of your post! I’m glad your friends are thinking of you and spoiling you some! Good luck with the rest of your confinement πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cone Boy’s got a good head on his shoulders (wow lots of related visuals in that phrase). He must know that cone is good for him but personally, I think he also knows how cool he looks in that designer cone! HA!
    Take care!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. LOL. I actually did laugh out loud!. You have wonderful friends! How awesome. I read the mayfair witch books way back when and have also been watching. They should have plenty of material to keep us going I am pretty sure there were several books in this series. I beleive AMC is also doing her vampire series (which has been a little over done). Keep Healing. Moka says Hi to Mike and glad he is feeling better.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Who knew your dog would like the cone? To each is own right? Boy those goodies people sent you are awesome! It is so nice to have great friends, right? Well, I’m glad your doggy is getting better. Heal up and enjoy all those treats! That chocolate looks awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. So, Mike gets more sympathy because he can’t choose when to get out of his cone, but you get more than Mike because your issue lasts longer…nice to get some goodies in the mail! But what about Mike’s need for goodies?

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.