This has been a busy week of run, run, run. Monday was a sunshiny day and I got out and ran some errands and visited with my Mom. Coming back home I couldn't resist swinging into the cemetary and taking a photo of the last couple of trees. Most of the trees around here are now bare with just a few hanging onto their leaves.
The gold against the beautiful blue sky just grabbed me and stopped me in my tracks. I love the way the sky is so blue in the autumn. Everything seems clearer and crisper and more vivid.
Tuesday was a stay home day and I worked really hard clearing the office of old files. I had files and papers all the way back to 1992 and since the Hubs uses papers and such as mulch in the garden, I was able to get rid of these and put them to good use. I was really on a roll Tuesday and got so much accomplished. However, around 6:30, the Hubs came in and told me I better stop or I wouldn't feel very good on Wednesday. He knows me so well.
Wednesday was a cold, rainy day and I woke aching in all my joints. I blamed it on the weather but maybe, all the work I did on Tuesday could have been a contributing factor. I really didn't want to go out Wednesday but I had an appointment with my eye doctor so off I went. I am being monitored for pressure in my eyes which is a sign of glaucoma. The pressure in both eyes was up on Wednesday but I had just come off a 2 week round of prednisone and steriods do cause your eye pressure to rise. It will continue to be monitored and if the pressure continues to stay up, I will have to start drops. Dr. Carson understands that with RA, I will occasionally have to be on prednisone and that may be the deciding factor to start the drops. I also got a prescription for new glasses. I'm having trouble reading words on the TV and road signs. Age apparently has something to do with that since the doctor said, "At your age, you need to have some increases in both the distance and close range." My life is just gets better and better. : ). But actually I really am lucky. I am still mobile and can enjoy most things and that makes me very thankful. I took a few photos of the rainy day when I was out yesterday.
There were cows in the field beside this barn all huddled up and I wish I had gotten them but I was on a busy road and was afraid to stop too long. Didn't want to be the cause of or the result of an accident.
I also have been getting packages in the mail. I love when the mail lady blows and it's another package for me. Getting packages in the mail is like having Christmas. Even when I know what it is, I'm still excited to get it open and look at it.
First, I ordered some new yard from Lion Brand. This was on their website and looked so soft and cushy, I just had to have it. It didn't disappoint. I love the colors and the feel and can't wait to make something cuddly.
And then on Tuesday, my book order arrived. I have looked at these books several times on Amazon and finally gave in and ordered. Does it make it better when you have credit on Amazon and the books didn't cost anything? Methinks this is a win-win.
The Crochet Stitch Design book has tons of stitches and also has the charting for those stitches. I struggle reading crochet charts but really, really want to learn these symbols. The Crochet Master Class is full of different projects and looks really interesting. Hmmmm, it occurs that I should have photographed some of the pages. Well, I will do that in another post.
And finally, yesterday when the mail lady blew her horn, I got this.
Wendy at 15 Coast Road sent this along after I commented on her blog that I really would like to read it. I've started and already am enjoying it. When I finish, I will post to send it along to someone else. I love the way the blogging community shares.
Oh, and I got this gorgeous handmade card along with it.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you might be.