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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

Well look at this, two posts in as many days. Haven 't done that in a while.

Today I was out and about with my uncle and Tiri. It was a long day and not one I would like to repeat for a while. I am so tired now but I don't think Tiri is interested in going to bed yet and so neither can I.

I managed some productivity today, at least. I made another pair of slippers for charity and then I made Tiri a little pair using the same yarns as the big pair. :) They look so cute on her little feet. It was cold and rainy today and I whipped them up before we left my aunt Kathy's apartment so Tiri's feet would stay toasty.

Jerek can barely walk, if he were in any worse shape he wouldn't be getting out of bed at all. I wonder when they will decide that he's sorta in bad shape and maybe they should try to figure out why. I finally got to the pharmacy and got his other meds.

I've also been reading a pretty good book. :) It's the last of the Earth's Children series, "The Land of Painted Caves". I have it from the library. I am thinking of rereading the whole series. These books are captivating. I used to be such an avid reader but anymore it takes some doing to capture me. These books do, and I ***love*** how it feels. I miss being able to get lost in a story.

There are some stories in the M*A*S*H area of that captivate me as well, namely "The Wind and the Rain", "The Best Laid Plans", and The Best Laid Plans' precursor "When You Need Me Most". There is another story before When You Need Me Most too, but I think possibly I have put enough links in one little paragraph.

When You Need Me Most is complete, but the other two are work in progress and I am very happy when I get an email that there is a new chapter up for one of them. :)

I suppose I've blathered enough for one night. I will try to get project photos taken soon and then do another FO posting.


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