Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tired of the Lions; Ready for the Lambs

Poor Brucie has some sort of plague, and we are into week two.  I believe he is on the mend; it is just not happening as quickly as either of us would like.  This has kept me out on the couch and up and down taking care of him, and my sleep schedule set to random.  By Monday, I was just flat worn out and slept most of the day, and then I realized I was not feeling so fabulous, and I kept telling myself that it was just a lack of sleep combined with high pollen levels, but I began to worry that I had contracted a case of plague-light.  Really, I did not feel too terrible, but I certainly did not feel great.  

So, when I haven't been sleeping through the television shows that interest me, I am knitting through crap programming or reading.  Last week I finished my Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets (Jimmy Beans Wool Downton Abbey Mystery KAL).  I like that I now have this pair of long gauntlets, the knitalong was enjoyable, and the pattern was simple.  You're only getting a blocking photo of one, but super-swear that I have finished both and laced them with their i-cords.    

After I finished the gauntlets, I was not really up for figuring out a new knit, so I worked on more squares for the POP! Blanket.  When I had the second set of sixteen done, I blocked them.  I even took a crappy cell phone pic and tweeted it, but then somewhere in the midst of possibly coming down with this crap (denial? me?) I managed to delete it.  Such is life, right?  Anyway, the first thirty-two blocks are waiting in a bag, and I have knit four more.  The good news is that I have been knitting the center circle with the second colorway (Rainforest) of Classic shades, and it looks like it is working well with the first (Watermelon).  

In other news, it is time to find a new feed reader because Google Reader is going away on July 1.  I was sad when they decided to get rid of iGoogle, but now that they are ditching Google Reader, I am starting to take it personally.   

As if that were not enough, we are having septic tank troubles.  Best-case scenario is that it just needs to be pumped.  If there are tree roots in the lines, well, that is not what we want, but someone will be out to work on the system on Saturday.  I hope things stay well enough until the repair/maintenance work is done.  

I meant to get this post up this morning, but a stabbing ear pain drove away my denial and to the doctor.  I have respiratory crud and an ear infection.  On a more positive note, I was able to knit one more square for the blanket during waiting times.  

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