The Promised Picture

We had a lovely evening yesterday, despite being a bit sleep deprived. Once home from work, I grabbed a quick nap, and then when Mr. Ink got home we headed to the local botanical gardens and met up with Miss Marja and wonderful Max the dog. We took a walk through the gardens and laughed at Max’s antics. Mr. Ink wandered around seeing all his favorite trees. This was a great distraction for someone who got no sleep the night before and was in more pain last evening than he had been before. It also kept him out of the dirt and wet of the garden, which is what his doctor wants.

Tonight the plan is to go to our first pub trivia with teams we don’t know. We participated in one pub trivia event at a birthday party, which made it a great, low key way to compete. We both loved it, so we are trying again with another couple who play regularly. Again, this is designed in part to keep Mr. Ink out of the dirt and wet. And ideally distracted.

Though to be perfectly honest, I suspect he’s going to need to go back to the doctor. This is day 2 of meds, and it’s only getting worse. We discussed it this morning. He mentioned he’d prefer not to go back, because he’s worried they’ll want to lance it. But if you ask me, if that’s what needs to be done it would be a relief. We’ll have to see what happens.

As a follow up from the sleep over, I told Miss Butterfly no more sleep overs for quite some time because I needed to trust she’d obey my simple directives, and I needed to trust her and her friends to do as I say when they are in my home and I am asleep. She tried to play this off as they accidentally fell asleep in the living room, but I told her that the amount of blankets and pillows in there indicated fully that this was pre planned. She knew she was caught and didn’t even remotely fuss or sigh about it actually. I then asked her to clean up her mess all over the house, which she also did with no fussing or sighing. So, I guess that’s good? Though she’s also aware that she has to be extra special careful after a sleep over because I often think the exhaustion leads to attitude problems that wouldn’t otherwise surface, so I already don’t allow them often.

Despite keeping ourselves busy in the evenings, I’ve managed to rock out about half a repeat on tibetan clouds already. I am shooting for 3 repeats this week, but if I could get more in, that would be amazing. It’s been a strong start.

And now enough of the chatting, here’s the yarn photo.


That’s a really great purple! It’s very rich. I had originally thought to do this as a cabled yarn. I divided the batts into 4 piles. However, I just don’t have enough in the way of bobbins to do that easily. I may need to invest in another jumbo bobbin or two, another regular size one, and a kate that would accommodate them. I think I’ll wait, could be a good christmas gift. So, this bobbin may not be completely done after all. I will need to add a little more fiber to it in order to make the final yarn a 3 ply instead. In any case, it’s just beautiful and is going to make a very fantastic yarn. The biggest problem really is that it’s messy. The batts are ridiculously messy, and I do end up with fiber all over me when I spin this. So, I am tending to save it for days where I am at home and not leaving the house again. That’s not been the case much since Sunday.

It’s only Tuesday, and feels like a Thursday. We were supposed to be away all weekend on a bike ride, but with Mr. Ink’s finger, I don’t think that’s wise. At least, we are holding off making the decision for now. We’ve learned our lesson in the past, and we didn’t purchase our tickets this time, figuring we’d work that out closer to the event. I am feeling quite grateful for that!

Hope everyone is having a decent week!

3 thoughts on “The Promised Picture

  1. However did we do without antibiotics? I honesty don’t know. Hope the finger improves fast. It should.
    As for sleepovers. I have a long and crazy past as child and as parent with those events. IN a nutshell my father was weird and afraid we’d be abused as children so sleepovers were strictly forbidden. He would pick us up at midnight and bring us back in the morning. We usually just slept in instead of going back.
    I let allison go to a few sleepovers but she returned a mess , overtired and crabby pants. I once let her have a slumber party. I ruined it on the girls as I went to the kitchen at 0300 next to the room they were all in. I Told them no more talking everyone had to go to sleep. I Told them I was a night nurse and could outlast them all. It worked. They all got 3 hours of sleep. Mission accomplished.
    Zach was allowed on a few sleepovers and he was an active sleep walker. THis FREAKED parents out and delighted his friends. HE never slept walked on those nights.
    More than you wanted to know Im sure!!!

    • Oh sleep overs! They are such an adventure. The kids we have over are generally very good, and they do go to bed at a fairly reasonable time. Like 1 I would say. I don’t think that’s too bad! I’ve never had to tell them to be quiet, so that’s another bonus. It’s the overtired and crabby pants that gets me every time! Your father….ahead of his time. So often when we were growing up, abuse went unnoticed or kids were expected to deal with it. Not that I am saying that it was fun to have to go home at midnight, nor that abuse is actually lurking around every corner, but it’s nice there was a parent of that generation saying “This could happen.”

  2. Oh, I am glad you were firm and she responded well. She needs to learn to not bow to peer pressure, to do what she know sis right. the temptations are only going to grow as she gets older. Actions have consequences. 🙂

    The yarn is lovely – and the plants you snuggled it into are equally so! Very good artisitic eye you have, my friend. 🙂

    Mr Ink – he needs to go back. It might need to be lanced, but it might not – it might do it all on its own, is he putting it in any warm soaks? I had to do that once for an infected cyst – it really did help it draw in and clear up. But he might need more powerful antibiotics. Or they might say it is running its course and it is fine. Not worth worrying about, tell him just go find out if he should be worrying or not, lol.

    Glad you held off on weekend tickets, you guys need some rest!

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