Friday, April 27, 2007

A Day Off

Yup Joan I was due for one! Finally. A real, honest to goodness, scheduled, planned, non sick day off. So nice to hang the sign on my door...out of office until 4/30. Call xyz# ...someone else..unless it's an emergency) So nice to tell DD....nope..ya gotta take the bus this morning. I'm sleepin' in. But I still got up and made coffee and poked around pretty early. I found this thanks to Jayne! Jayne you are a very very bad influence on me. Thank goodness I wasn't in spend mode...but I've earmarked a couple of other nifty items for future gifting oppotunities (to self and others of course!) Don't go to Etsy...really..you won't like it...it's a trap...yeah..set up by aliens...

I finished Wren. I am smiling. I like her and will post pics this weekend. She will be a 3 season (read 3months in alaska..haha) sweater that can be dressed up or down. And the ribbing in the back doesn't flip up anymore. Yay.

Grandma Clara has an in-house appt this morning with her podiatrist. Yeah, the traveling foot doctor...as she bills herself! She drives a cute VW bug and goes to her patients homes, nursing homes, or sees them when they are at other healthcare provider's offices. She doesn't bill insurance or medicare or anything but provides you the paperwork to submit if you desire. She is VERY REASONABLE in her rates. $75, comes to your house, does a thorough exam of the feet, trims nails, treats any problems...etc. etc. She brings all her own gear and cleans up after herself and is friendly and chatty. She spends an hour...a solid hour...with her patients. Seniors love her. I love her for taking care of my Grandma Clara's feet and being so kind with her. I can't deal with feet. (I know...I know...I deal with other parts that would make most folks cringe...but bad feet really bug me for some reason...go figure) I have her come every other month and now Grandma Clara (who was so resistant to the idea at first) asks if it isn't time yet for "the lady foot doctor to come"..she looks forward to the visit. Score one for me! Score one for Grandma Clara! I love it when everyone wins in these little struggles in her battle to maintain as much autonomy and independence as possible.

After that, I have a very self indulgent afternoon. I'm going to have my hair done...yay! Trim, highlights....the whole get ready for summer thing. I think I've said before that Alaskans have the absolute worst hairstyles in the nation. And I get sucked right in too. I don't think I've been out of a slicked back ponytail more than one or two days in the past 4 months! But all will be rectified soon. And then...get this...I'm getting a pedicure! I have a gift certificate for one that is almost a year old....and i forgot all about it until i had time and inclination...like today.

This is all assuming that my first time mom who is due May 15 doesn't go into labor. I don't think she will. I just saw her Tuesday and she just was looking bored...but not imminent. I think I'm safe to go under hair chemicals for a couple hours.

I also received my yarn for SunRay. I decided to do the Violet Heather Highland Wool and save the Fern Adara for a Luna in Juna (ha! yep, cracked myself up with that one!).

Hope everyone's having a great knitterly day.

6 comments:

CatBookMom said...

Hah! Is that 'Luna in Juna' or Luna in Juneau??? Verrrry punny!

Have a great time with Your Day! I got a much-deferred haircut and blonding (weaving) last Friday and I'm feeling much better about myself. Odd how a bit of feminine pampering does that, hee, hee.

OK, where's the Wren?

DH said...

I can't wait to come home and see that new hair! You know how i get when you change your hair styles!!!
San Francisco is hot and i miss you bunches. Figured this would get to you faster than email (LOL). See you soon you "crafty" babe you. Love, DH>

Grace Yaskovic said...

How sweet, the note from DH> I am in awe!! Enjoy the treat Lisa well day and I think you should have gone for the vest and mini skirt. I linked my favorite Etsy buy, did you check it out??? (PS How does he get?? Tom hated it but for 30 years I catered to him now its time for me and he actually likes it now )

Having a Knit Fitt said...

Oh how great, a day all for you.
Cate

smariek said...

Ooh, can't wait to see your new hair do. Sounds like you had a great day pampering yourself. Really love the little note from your DH, that's sweet. Can't believe the bubble wrap. Etsy must be a hoot to browse through. I guess it's a good thing I don't have time for it...

junior_goddess said...

Hey, I wanna see your Wren!!