I woke up this morning and let the dogs out – and then left the screen door on the slider open to get fresh air into the house. I do that all the time – in the spring! Its January 6 and its 64 degrees (F) out and its supposed to get up to 70. I hate it. I like winter. I like wearing warm sweaters, snuggling under afghans, having a fire in the fireplace, watching snow fall…you get the idea. I don’t like looking at the garden in January and seeing things grow. If I wanted weather like this, I’d live somewhere else. I’m going to let my bitching about the weather be my Saturday Sky since its just cloudy and crappy looking here – and I’m sure no one wants to see that.
On day 5 of no smoking and I’m pleased to report – its going well. Starting to get over being whiny about it. And I’ve been good on Jenny Craig so all in all, a good week. Crazy busy at work (which helps with both), so I’m very much looking forward to down time this weekend. I spun a bit this week, but not too much. And I hate to admit, but I forgot about the Friday Night Spinners – so next week.
I am on….repeat 21 of the Kimono shawl! 4 more to go! Maybe less – I’m going to have Cieara try it on for me to see how it looks – it looks pretty long already and I don’t want it to be too long for the recipient. I am going to do nothing but work on that this weekend to get it done. Yea!
I used to work with a woman who in the middle of meetings would reach up, pile her hair up on her head, or the back of her head and use a pencil to keep it there (come on, how is this for completely random?). I never knew how she did it, but I was always fascinated when she did it. Most of the time, I don’t think she really even thought about what she was doing. The other night, I was knitting, and my hair was just all over……and I reached back and twisted it into a little bun – and used a DPN to keep it there. How cool am I? I was so proud that I figured out how to do it – and showed Larry and Cieara. I’m sure the frozen smile they both gave me indicates how cool they think I am (especially Cieara – nothing more cool to a teenager than a mother with knitting needles in her head).
I hope to have something to show you this weekend (maybe Monday) – hopefully, it will be a finished Kimono shawl! Have a wonderful day – and if you are in the Northeast US, I hope you find your shorts!