This week has felt like a roller coaster ride. Highs and lows, brilliant moments and not so great ones, all mixed together like a box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour beans. It's certainly left me feeling like I don't want to put my hand in the box to get another one.
:: I spent a wonderful weekend in Victoria visiting Lucy. She had this Nana laughing on more than one occasion. I especially loved how excited she was when I told her I was having a birthday this week. Her eyes got really big and she said, "Nana, you're going to be five!" Oh, to view the world through the eyes of a two year old. I had forgotten what mimics they are at this age, and after accidentally teaching her to say "Ew, disgusting" I was much more careful with what I said around her.
:: I finished the Goats of Inversnaid mitts before Christmas, but got delayed finishing the hat until January. Kate Davies wrote these patterns for her new yarn, Buachaille. I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn, but sadly, due to a Canadian dollar that has deflated faster than a ballon with a double pointed needle stuck into it, I probably won't be knitting with it again for a bit. The good news is, I still have the skeins from the Seven Skeins Club, so at least I can play with those until the dollar turns back around.
:: Somehow my computer got hacked, or taken over, or whatever it is that allows someone access to one's email contact list. I think I've sorted it out now, but there was a grim period of about two hours when I was getting emails and phone calls from everyone from my brother to my publisher letting me know they had received strange email messages from me. It's a rather awful feeling to be honest. It felt invasive, and creepy, and pointless. Who does this kind of thing? What could possibly be gained from sending spam emails to random people on a contact list?
:: If technology lets you down it's always nice to turn to nature. But even that seemed to have it in for me this week. A squirrel ate its way through my car's tubing for the windshield wiper fluid. It's good Lucy wasn't around or she might have learned an expression a little more colourful than "Ew, disgusting."
:: Yesterday I got an early morning call from my brother letting me know mom had fallen in the night and broken her arm. She didn't phone 911 when it happened, nor did she phone my brother. She didn't want to bother anyone in the middle of the night. She waited until the morning to ask for help. Unfortunately she is going to need surgery next week to pin it back together, so I will be heading down to Spokane once I know the date of the surgery.
:: On a more positive note, I was taking a picture of these crocus a couple days ago, and couldn't believe it when this bee zoomed into the picture! February seems quite early for the bees to be out and about.
:: I love how the lake and mountains can look completely different from one day to the next, and sometimes just from one hour to the next. Today the mountains were dressed up in stripes.
:: So there you have it. My wild roller coaster ride of a week. I'll try to get one more blog post in before I leave for Spokane. Have a great weekend everyone!