It's been a good few days.
:: My friend's 4 year old son finished his chemo. This little lad really is a little trooper. He had to have his arm amputated this time round, but he hasn't let that get him down at all. Please say a prayer for him, that the cancer will not return again. I've been subjecting his poor family to my cooking every now and then during his treatment (as if they weren't suffering enough...) which can only add to their relief that it's all done with now.
:: I found a new fabric shop and it has a BIG selection of fabrics. Some known names, too. My knees even felt a little shaky as I was so happy. I had to exercise some restraint and remind myself that this store was not just a dream and it would still be there in a week's time.
No, really, restraint was exercised. Several of these pieces are only a quarter of a yard and some others were just $1 a yard. I've previously been limited to a quarter-sized Jo-Ann's and a nice, but very small selection in a shop 2 cities away, so pickings around here were pretty meagre. It's a wonder that I didn't buy up half the store on the spot. The only disadvantage is that the large selection of really cheap fabric is flat folded and would take weeks to search through.
:: I found a new thrift store nearby. It's only a wee one, and doesn't have much in the way of housewares etc. I did find 2 pairs of brand new boots for $5 each, though, AND they fit my flipper shaped feet (by that I mean that I have narrow heels. I do not have webbed toes). One pair even had the original price tag of $60 still on them.
:: We received a surprise parcel from Japan, from a friend of my mother-in-law's. She sent some cute kimono outfits for the kids and some food. I was a little puzzled to find a box saying 'cigare' in the parcel, as we don't smoke, but inside were these these delicious rolled butter cookies. I say 'were' as they are all gone now.
I plead guilty. In my defense, they are delicious and they just melt in your mouth - and, even better, the nutrition labelling is all in Japanese, so I have no idea how bad they are for me....
:: I'm feeling much better. If anything, I feel extra healthy. I think it's just pure happiness from getting some sleep at last.
Take care all!