Then Friday night our son and daughter-in-law arrived for the weekend. One of the main purposes was to register at Babies-R-Us in anticipation of the baby shower their Cincinnati friends are having for them in a few weeks. (This will be Tom’s first baby shower--they didn’t do such back in the “dark ages” when we had our children.) True, Stephen and Michelle could have registered on-line, but I think Michelle wanted to get advice from her girlfriends who already have children.
Tom has a new smoker and decided on Saturday he would smoke brisket for us. Wow--was it delicious!! It took 10 plus hours so we were tantalized by the smell most of the day.
On Tuesday I went for my cataract consultation and now have surgery scheduled for one eye on June 14th and the other on June 28th. (Vision in my bad eye is very, very bad and has always been--we're hoping the surgery will reduce the great discrepancy between the vision in my two eyes.) I need to decide by Monday what kind of lens to get. I also have my pre-op physical with my family doctor that day. I'm really excited because I've heard that after the surgery most people see better than they ever had. I was very nervous when I had the other eye surgery a few years ago (it probably didn't help that that surgery was on my good eye), but cataract removal is so routine that I'm not concerned at all. Also I know from past experience that my doctor is excellent.
Meanwhile, I’m working on the Deborah Walker sampler as a stitch-along with my friend, Carol. The photo below shows my progress so far. I’m just beyond the halfway point. We made a schedule that has us finishing our samplers by October 31st so we can have them framed to take to our sampler guild’s Christmas party.
I hope you have a nice weekend lined up. Most of mine will be spent at my guild's workshop, but I'm hoping to also pick out the linen and threads for a new design, a hornbook needlebook.