Friday, December 04, 2009

While I was writing...


Let's see, what happened...
I finished the baby blanket I was knitting:
The front is knitted, the back is flannel, and there is yarn woven through to hold it all together. It is all very cute and warm for a little baby who will be born in a few days in a very cold climate. I wrapped it and put it in the mail the other day and got separation anxiety as it left my hands. I wanted to tell the window clerk at the post office - WAIT! I hand knitted that! I even designed that thing myself! PLEASE make sure everyone takes good care of it!

My treadmill broke! My brand new treadmill just stopped working. The belt just stopped moving. I called Sears and they told me to bring it back - pronto! It was the 30th day after purchase and I had 30 days to bring it back, so I had that day. Thank God my son was home and was able to come over when I called him and asked him to come to my house, disassemble it and take it back to Sears. And they didn't have another one, so I ordered one online (a different one, from a different store)- which I haven't yet gotten. Darn it!

Last night a sponsee and I had dinner to celebrate her 14th AA birthday. She is someone who is so important to me. I will go to her birthday meeting tomorrow night. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for her and her sobriety.

On Wednesday an old friend died. I need to write about him. I also need to write about a memorial service I attended last Saturday. And the car accident I had on my way home from it.
But right now? I just need to get in the bathtub and get ready for my Friday. I am so grateful that I have a job to go to and I actually like it. I am grateful that my beautiful sober daughter is coming over tonight. And tomorrow I have so many things going on it is frightening! Did I mention that it is COLD?

8 comments:

Lou said...

Good thing you decided to get your new treadmill somewhere else. Sears has really been disappointing lately with my purchases also.

I'm smiling about you and your sober daughter, and your evening together.

Scott W said...

I understand treadmills have a tendency to break down.

I have a Sears down the street and I need to get over there for some jeans. That's about all they have to offer me these days.

When we were young and hurt ourselves my dad used to tell us we could get spare body parts at Sears.

Syd said...

I would try a different store than Sears for the treadmill. I'm glad that they took it back though. And the baby blanket is nice. It made me want to curl up and take a nap. Happy Friday to you MC.

Ms Kay said...

Did you fully explore the options of
a) Swearing at the treadmill AND/OR
b) hitting it ineffectively with a small spanner

I swear by both methods for broken things :-)

Shannon said...

as always thanks for just being you

Ed G. said...

Lovely blanket - I need to post about receiving a gift like that (from the heart)...

Blessings and aloha...

Patty said...

Oh, Mary the blanket came out just beautiful. I love how you stitched across to reinforce it and the stitches became part of the design as well. How clever!

dAAve said...

I got here late, but I got here.
Sorry about the accident; I hope it wasn't too bad.

Hayden wouldn't let me get a treadmill; said it would just be an expensive clothes hanger. I'm sure he was right. I prefer the gym anyway.

That's a lovely blanket. I bet it gets used a lot.