May 5th, 2018


I slept really hard last night. And kind of late (for me). I woke up with no word from my brother so I sent him an email asking and, turns out, he's better. Better enough to maybe go home from the hospital. He texted me a picture of his most delicious looking hospital breakfast.

There was no one at the pool. I had it to myself for an hour. When I was leaving the gym one of my favorite regulars was coming in - he can't see well but he knows my voice so when I told him good morning and that the pool was ready for him, he cheerfully allowed he was taking the second shift. I also ran into another regular that I hadn't seen in more than a year. I used to see him at both this LA Fitness and the one in Ballard. I had wondered what had happened to him. Glad to know he's looking fine. I haven't seen the friendly hunk or Enzio Penza in months. The gym is a fine place for ghosting.

I made a quick stop at the QFC on the corner for litter. I'm now hooked on their store brand of lightweight but not all of their stores carry it, I have discovered. So I got two.

My shot yesterday has made my arm sore but not horribly. Actually less than the original shingles shot did. It did not interfere with my swimming at all but I'd have some harsh words for you if you punched me in the shoulder. Well, actually, if you punch me in either shoulder, I probably would not react well. But, anyway... I think it will be fine by tomorrow. Glad I did it. Oh and so far, it's working great. No shingles!

Today I really need to get out and walk. The weather is perfect - not too hot, not too cold. There is a soccer game so the 'hood will be full of fun people. I left the litter in the car on purpose so I'd have to leave the house to go get it anyway. I think I'll sew a little and then go down and do some jigsaw, spin around the block a time or two and then bring the litter up here. Baseball at 6:30. A nice Saturday looms.

New cam home and outfit

I sewed up the new top and it was a fail. Happily all I wasted was a $2 sheet and even that will now be squares for my next patchworked whatever. Then I went for a walk and hit the front of Century Link Field just as the Sounders brass band started their pregame concert. It was great fun to watch. I didn't get a great video because, turns out, I can't video and rock out at the same time. Too old, I guess.

Then I rescued the litter out of the car, worked on the puzzle and came back home. I found a new place for the Nest Cam (the one you get when you type in I like this angle best. But, the naked camera on the wall wasn't doing it for me.

So I made it an outfit.


I built in some wiggle room for changing the view a little. I'm pretty pleased with myself. I put away all the stuff from those projects and printed out another new pattern to try. Tomorrow. Maybe.

Now it's time for some TV and crochet before dinner and ballgame.