My husband and #1 son got us a new dishwasher and installed it. I am relieved. It is the 21st century, and we should have a dishwasher.

I also did some shopping. Do I need more yarn? No, I do not. I have at least 10 sweaters’ worth of yarn.I was seduced by a sale. And by a new book coming out at La Droguerie.

So yes, I ordered yarn. And books. And also a nightgown, also on sale, and I have no excuse for that. And a couple of shirts, and I really have no excuse for that except they’re linen camp shirts,which are my favorite kind of shirt.

I don’t think I can honestly say that I needed any of these things. I am surprised at myself for being so self-indulgent. However, since I did it, I plan to enjoy it.

I’m practicing the Plate Method. I think I’m getting the hang of it.

I am still light-headed and weak a lot of the time. I am making sure to take more steps each day than the day before.nThat’s the best I can do right now.