Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Love Wednesday -- The Result

As I expected, my day yesterday was great. My yoga instructor was happy to have me back though she was a little shy when I told her I wanted to take her picture. At the end of class, she gives us a bookmark with a thought for the day. Today's was about the word "Namaste". It felt so good to be stretching and doing the poses.

Next trip to the yarn store revealed that my yarn for my project was NOT in...but they did have the cable needle I needed and I found this yummy yarn! It's a beaded silk yarn from Artyarns and comes in delicious colors-- it cost $39 for 150 yards so I just took a picture!

Next up was Blank Fabrics looking for trim for my Tea Therapy pillow. I found it though it was bit expensive at $18.75.

I decided to get 6 yards -- enough for this pillow plus two smaller tea-themed pillows I have in mind. At the last minute, the man changed it to $18.50/yard which brought my total to $111 even. I was so happy to know my mother was there, so I told her I loved her and the man proceeded to give me two sample books of fabric (many of them silk) to use in my work. Woohooo! When I got into the car with my package, I glanced at the clock and it was 1:11 pm! Thank you Mama!

Next I was off to pick up Jack from the bus. When he got in the car, he was wearing a baseball hat (not part of his uniform and he doesn't play baseball).

Two weeks ago, Jack's school friend, Joe, was diagnosed with leukemia. It was quite a shock for Jack since he and Joe ride the bus together and my Mom just passed away from leukemia in March. Joe started chemotherapy right away and his prognosis is good. Joe will be returning to school for one day today and then going to school every Monday and Friday. They gave hats to all the students and teachers in the 7th grade. They will all be wearing hats on every day that Joe is at school. Well, folks, that one just made me bawl! What a wonderful gesture and there is embroidery on the back of each hat that reads "Joe". They also trained the kids in keeping Joe free from illness while at school by not coming to school sick, washing hands, etc. I'm impressed.

The weather did not cooperate for our special outside dinner by the fire -- too windy and too cold. I was racking my brain as to what to do for a substitute, when Jim called and said he wanted to treat us all to sushi. Our favorite restaurant in the entire Baltimore area for sushi is Sushi Sono in Columbia. We stopped eating sushi regularly a few months ago because of the expense but it is, by far, our favorite food. We went and had the most delicious meal. Absence does, indeed, make the stomach grow fonder.

Yesterday, I was tagged with a meme by both Lynn and Denise! I'll post about that tomorrow.



Carol said...

I knew you would have a wonderful day. And its a wonderful gesture that the school made for Joe. These are part of the things that teach our children compassion.

Vicky aka stichr said...

Now I am the sample pieces! I have a thing with numbers too, but not as endearing as yours, at least not yet.

Judy S. said...

Gosh, that sounds like a great school for all kids! Looks like you found some great stuff on your shopping expedition....but Susan, that yarn is only $3.85/yd. Ya, gotta get with the rationalization techniques! Can't believe you're doing a triathalon...and you can embroider, too. Won't you freeze on the swimming part though?

Elmsley Rose said...

Wow - on several fronts

Barbara C said...

Very cool synchronicity--plus sample books. What a delight.

What a touching story about your son and his friends' support for their sick classmate. Those kids are learning a very valuable lesson about caring.

Debra said...

A very good lesson for your son's school to teach--actions always teach more than words.

Now this pillow will have to go in a museum!

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