I actually finished these socks about a month ago, but the way my life goes these days, I'm finally posting about them. I got the yarn from a garage sale. There were several balls of yarn, I think I paid $5 for the whole thing. No labels, but the girl I bought it from assured me it was all machine washable. I think I'll err on the side of caution. They started out intended for me, but Stan took a liking to them, plus I thought they were a little scratchy. Stan will wear them over cotton socks when he's doing things outside. I would have just worn them as regular socks so this is better. I call them my car socks because they were made completely in the car-either riding or waiting to pick grandkids up from school.
Had a bit of a scare last week. I had all my pre-op tests-blood, chest x-ray, and EKG. Imagine my shock when my doctor calls and says I have to go right away to get a CT scan because there is a spot on the lung area on the x-ray! Had the scan on Friday, but I'll probably have to wait til Tuesday to hear any results, Columbus day, ya know. Sort of nervous, but I trust in God. Years ago another doctor found a calcification in my abdomen during a kidney x-ray. It hasn't shown up since on x-rays, but this particular technician might have been extra good and it finally showed up again. I guess I'll find out pretty soon. The trip is still on, and I have been cleared for the knee surgery.
Still a bit nervous about the very short layover time in Mexico City, but we're going to do everything possible to make sure things go smoothly so we can make that connection. I will look over all their immigration forms to make sure they made no mistakes, and I'll remind them to have all their papers ready. I think I'll talk to the flight attendants too, maybe they can radio ahead or something. (One can wish-this is an American airline company, after all.) We do connect with a Mexican airline and they just might wait for us-Mexican service is top-notch.
Did a bunch of baking this weekend so I can survive. Some I will take with me, but most of the baking was just my regular food since I can't buy much. I made a wheatless apple pie. Very tasty but the crust didn't hold together very well. I also made crackers, sugar cookies and my chocolate waffles. I make a huge batch of the waffles and freeze them. I spread the waffles with sweetened cream cheese for a yummy snack. I always fix one to take with me when I leave the house, just in case I get hungry and can't find something else wherever I'm at. I didn't like the cookies, the sorghum flour was a bit too pronounced-next time more coconut flour and less sorghum. Some of the cookies really crumbled so I put them in a Ziplock and labeled it "Safe Cookie Crumbs" and will freeze them for use later in a cheesecake.
Well, pray for me and hopefully I can post a couple more times before we leave.