Or at least half way there. After getting a prescription from my doctor for handicapped plates, having safety and emission checks on my car and writing a check for registration fees and taxes I now have a Texas license plate. One down. Have the sticker on the car and just waiting for help replacing the plates.
Fortunately my driver's license in Colorado still lasts a good long while. I dunno if it's Texas specific or if it's the new special ID licenses. But they want me to prove every name progression from birth. Which means I need to request a marriage and divorce decree from the 1980 in addition to current documents. I suppose my passport might have sufficed if the dog had not eaten it. But then again, I can't even get an appointment for a new license until late summer....
Yesterday I went and had my first full on pedicure post Covid. Prices have gone up on these, but for me they fall under a health expense since reaching my feet is difficult. I had a half an hour leg massage and it was wonderful, and every one was masked and distances. Another small step. I was seriously thinking about attending a fair in a couple towns over that's about thirty minutes away-If only to see the building full of Monarch Butterfly quilts. But I decided that if I was going to do that, it should have been today, not a Saturday or Sunday. I am actually going to in person church on Sunday and depending on "things" I may go to the local Saturday Community Market tomorrow morning and/or explore the town center and the large used book store. We'll see.
Next week's project is to order stuff and perhaps create something for the patio. As you can see from the photos, my neighbor above has her patio full in bloom. My daughter will be setting up one or maybe two planters for me, but no more since have difficulty keeping plants of any kind alive. I've budgeted somewhere between a hundred an a hundred and fifty dollars for step one, which will include full cushions for the chairs, two heavy pots for the trees so that the wind doesnt knock them over (I also plan to put some plant stakes in them), something for the wall and lights for the railing.
|I need to move the trees to make room fro the wall art. And no, the pillow doesn't match the tablecloth. Back it will go.|
|My patio, empty slate with just patio table and chairs|
|Neighbor above patio. While I dont necessarily wish to attain this, half of this would be nice, lol.|
Step two will be planters when daughter gets to them, a bunting to put across the railing, some other hand made yard art and an outdoor pouff for my feet. I really only want one club chair and they almost all seem to come in sets of two (as do the deep seated outdoor chairs) so I am slowly looking around.
I hurt myself doing some exercise routing in one of my seated programs and I do mean it hurts whenever I move. On the area just underneath my collar bone and just to the left of what I guess is the sternum area. So I am back to gentle stretching and walking outside and inside (even yoga hurts). It's eighty degrees, but eighty degrees and breezy and hazy in Denton is not 80 degrees and clean and sunny and calm a mile closer to the sun in Denver.
Knitting has become part of my wakeup/morning routine (I seem to be going to be earlier and rising earlier but that's a different story). I generally grab my coke, my kindle and my notebook for reading and meditations while I'm having the morning caffeine (or two). As I shared with this picture on Instagram, said routine is also now involving knitting every day. There's actually an online course about knitting as prayer and meditation. Maybe I should be taking that.
I'm actively working on the craft specific blog now, slowly but surely. Once it's published it will have lot's more finishes to share as well as "while I'm working on them photos" and will possibly link to a Facebook sales page. Onward and Forward!