Right About Now
Oh, hello! Not much time for words today so I'll show you some pretty things that are happening in my life this weekend. The little owl bank was a recent church sale purchase. He's keeping my typewriter company for now but soon he'll be ready for someone else's home...because we're bringing the PONYPARTY back! Yes, after a temporary first trimester reprieve, the shop is ready to open it's Etsy doors again. We're working on the official date but it will be soon and very soon. I'll keep you posted.
I've been cutting squares, squares, and more squares this weekend in preparation for my next big project for the RVA shop. I'm hoping to get these vintage sheets turned into lovely baby blankets before too long. I couldn't put the nesting urge off any longer so this is how I'm channeling all of that hormonal energy.
I went into one of my favorite charity shops on Friday looking for more vintage sheet sets when I stumbled upon this beauty. She's a vintage Royal typewriter in her very own lock-in carrying case and she's a lovely shade of blush pink. I've only ever seen pink ones online so you can bet it was in my cart as soon as I checked its working status! I also found some vintage cameras and a white polaroid with a rainbow stripe down it's front. Some days I walk out with clipboards and ledger paper and feel lucky to have found something useful and other days it's like being struck by lightning.
The major news at our house this weekend is that Sebastian is recovering from a minor 2nd degree burn on his forearm. He was helping Brett make homemade popcorn on the stove and while turning the handle on the lid, he got too close and touched the pot. He was a brave little boy and let Brett hold it under cool water for a few minutes and then wrap it in a wet t-shirt. He only cried for three minutes or so and then wanted some popcorn! We called Brett's mom, an RN, and checked online for burn information to see whether or not he needed to see a doctor but it turned out to be something we could take care of at home. Brett made a Wal-Green's run for some first aid supplies and I made sure he didn't touch it out of curiosity.
He didn't want to wear the tubular gauze so I put some on and then bribed him with ice cream to leave it alone. He hardly notices it now. We call it his bracelet and he has been surprisingly still every time we've had to change the dressings. He's doing well and we're keeping a close eye on it while it heals. I keep recalling the last time I dealt with a 2nd degree burn. I just knew I'd have a huge scar for life but it went away in no time with plenty of ointment so we're hoping for a similar outcome with Sebastian.
If that wasn't enough excitement for one weekend, Brett has now come down with something and hurt his back at the same time. He was halfway done cooking burgers for lunch when he decided he needed to lay down and it was bye, bye, birdie from there. He's currently lying down with frozen ground beef in a ziplock bag wrapped in a towel and placed under his lower back with a fever and an empty stomach.
I just hope we can make it to Tuesday.
Poll tomorrow. Make sure you show up because I'm doing a give away!
p.s. So much for a short post, eh?