Yesterday, a fellow fiber friend stopped over for a visit, when I was in the middle of skeining up some yarn on my niddy noddy. She was stunned that the hundreds of yards of yarn I have been winding has been all done on my old niddy noddy.
Being the good hearted friend that she is, lo and behold when I opened my door this morning, this is what greeted me. Not only is it going to be soooooooo much easier on the wrist, but it is pretty to look at too! Thanks Sue!
Speaking of my real job, yesterday was such a disappointing day for me in that world. It's never a welcoming realization to know that you are being taken advantage of, is it? Well that realization hit me right upside the head this week. Fortunately I like my job, so I will plug on......but maybe with a little less enthusiasm.
Many people have asked how Brian is recooperating after his mountain experience. Yesterday the kids stopped by for a visit and Brian is doing much better. He is still struggling with some very painful frostbite on his back, but his hands are doing much better. His recovery is going to take some time, but it hasn't dampened his enthusiasm for outside wilderness recreation.....
Yesterdays visit was first and foremost to visit and thank some of the local guys who participated first hand in his rescue. However, he also picked up a new subzero sleeping bag, some new Koflax winter hiking boots and various other items. While I don't think he will be headed up to the top of the mountains this winter, he is planning ahead for when he can.....and with the guidance of the rescue people, he will be even better prepared for those hikes.
Hmmmm.......I guess it is like climbing back on that horse after you were tossed off.....