It's been fun starting work on the Sisboom Room...I'm really enjoying playing with all those different bright prints. I'm also slowly gathering other items to go into the room and can't wait to really get started. It's bittersweet, of course, because it's going to be mighty strange to not have Nick around all the time.
Finally got my sweater finished, too! I was really uneasy about it for awhile...it looked like a funky rectangle for the longest time. It was almost too easy to make (altho please don't look too closely--the stitches are wonky in several places) and crossed the line from "relaxing" to "tedious" on several occasions so I think the next sweater will have a bit more going on.
So last week I just wasn't feeling quite right...it's been a bad allergy year and I was hoping my doctor could recommend a better allergy medication. To my amazement I was told that I was running a fever and was diagnosed with a sinus infection and both ears were infected as well. So now I'm on antibiotics and am trying to take it a bit easier.
I did get a special treat from my husband--he'd been out pruning in the backyard and discovered this abandoned nest in the jungle along the back fence. He knew I'd love it and I certainly do! It's now in my vintage birdcage on my front porch. Maybe Mr. and Mrs. Mourning Dove can get some tips from it--they're back on their nest again since their first set of babies took off. If you aren't familiar with these birds, the nest pretty much consists of 2 sticks and the flower pot--which is better than a few I've seen, since some of these birds wouldn't bother with the addition of the flower pot!
Hope this is the start of a great week for everyone--and be sure to allow yourself time to take it easy as well!