It seems to me that the holidays-like Valentines Day- are super hyped these days. I bet the stores already have green shamrocks and little people pasted on the walls. It boggles the mind.
This week I had a bit of a scare. My blood pressure read 196/97. It never came down below 165, and I was really worried. I went to the clinic, and I am now on bp meds and the doc put me back on cholesterol meds. I am monitoring my bp daily and will return to the doctor next Wednesday.
So maybe I have an active imagination, but I feel more energized and want to get a lot done in a day.
I have sheets out on the line, dog beds in the washer, and bread is rising. I have swept the floors-I am not going to mop today- and I am really ready to just sit down a while and rest.
I finished my sweater. I slogged through the stockinette row after row after row. It is really pretty. I found the cutest yellow buttons that are vintage, and I need to sew those on today. I finished the little blue hat for Max's birthday. I don't see how this thing will fit him. He is one big boy.
I just put the dog beds in the dryer to get rid of some of the hair. Then I will put it outside to finish drying. Noodles is lying on the top of the dryer in a sunny spot. I had a memory of standing next to the shaking washing machine and dryer as a kid. We thought it could jiggle away our fat. Too funny, eh?
The bread is beginning to smell yeasty. I love the smell of rising bread.
I have had a lot of trouble going to sleep lately. Just as I settle and find a comfy spot, my brain engages. I think about the stories I am writing right now. I think of where they are going and how I am going to bring them to that spot. How does one just turn off one's brain? Just as I relax, I have to get up and go to the bathroom. Sigh!
Today is an absolutely gorgeous day! The sun is shining, the sky is blue, a bit of wind. According to the weather guy, this evening the wind will shift from the north. This will herald in our newest cold front from the artic. UGH! I hate cold. It could be just like today forever. Tomorrow the temp is supposed to plummet. Then snow/freezing rain/and or ice will move in. UGH! That is why I am preparing everything today for the event.
I don't know what I will knit next. I finally put a pair of socks on the needles. I also started a zigzag afghan. It is one of those ten stitch patterns. Both are quite simple to do, and I am up for something for a challenge. I just don't know what.
I am almost finished spinning the second bobbin of orange mutli merino, and then I will ply that. I think it is quite pretty. Unspun the orange is rather dominant. Blended in while spinning, it is not as prominent. Yes, it is orange, but more of an earthy, Fall leaves kind of orange. I like it a lot.
Patty is snoring right next to me. Poor little thing. She is so confused why I am so active. She has to be right under my feet at all times, and it does discombobulate her teeny brain. She is happy most of the time and doesn't seem to be in any kind of distress most of the time. I can be thankful for that.
So back to work. It has been a good sit down and a bit of a rest. I have some things I want to do before lunch. Whew! I don't know where the energy came from, but I am taking advantage of it.
Keep safe, keep warm, and stay off the roads on Monday morning. Next time.