As I expected, I finished the new towels yesterday, but before I could photograph them (there were 15 plus one square napkin) I got a call from a friend who works at the gallery that represents me and frames my work there. She was leaving for a family reunion and wondered if I had any towels because she would like to buy a couple to give as gifts.
Did I have towels? Oh, my, yes! So I gathered all of them up and took them to show. Other folks there got into the act and by the time I left, there were fewer than before. That was such good news and such a well-timed call.
The towels that I have from this series are shown in this photo:
They are very cheery, I think.
I went on from there to cross eight errands off my to-do list. I love it when I can run several errands in one, choreographed trip! Eight is a new personal record.
When I got home, I had barely come in the door when I got a call from the scheduler for my knee surgeon who told me that my doctor will be otherwise occupied on October 10th. I had a choice, he told me, of a later date in October or the single opening in September, the 26th. I chose the 26th. The pain in my knee grows every day; it could be that there were residual effects from the last series of injections into the knee capsule that are now wearing off. On Monday I must stop taking anti-inflammatory medications so it will be a trying week.
I am very relieved that I can get this new knee sooner but it does mean that the generous two weeks I thought I had have turned into one. I have several pre-op tests to go through and a couple of them are scheduled for tomorrow morning, first thing. Then I will pick up a prescription at Costco and the handicapped sign that I will use for closer parking after the surgery at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. And so another day drains away and it hasn't begun yet.
By the way I am reading a book that is written in an interesting way as a first person narrative called The Reluctant Fundamentalist. It was recommended by my friend, Teri Jo. From here on out, I will solicit recommendations from Teri because this one is a winner. I suspect it will be getting painful in a few pages though....