Saturday, January 21, 2017

So You Know

I have shed a lot of tears this week, for a lot of reasons.  This, though, opened the floodgates big and wide.  My son on Facebook:

I would like to thank the women of the world for inspiring and moving me, not just today, but every day. The woman who raised me, the woman I was raised alongside, the women I've dated, the women whose art and performances I've witnessed; whatever I was, I'm a better man now, and will be a better man tomorrow because of you. I am just one small example of your influence. I love you all. My heroes.


If you're just sitting around some day, trying to come up with weird illness combinations, it's unlikely that you'd dream anything odder than sinus infection and strep throat.  And yet, here I am.  The sinus thing was easy to recognize, but the strep was a complete surprise.  Thank goodness there are walk-in clinics in Athens.  

In the meantime, Erin keeps watch over the Palooza squares:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lost Half A Week

Since Sunday night, I've been battling what I've now decided is a sinus infection.  My symptoms started at "cold," then moved to "flu," until the infection thing finally popped into my head.  If I were knitting, I'd be working on
these, in this yarn
which has strands of "gold" throughout.

Or, I might be moving along on
in this

But I'm not knitting.  Everything will still be around when this thing finally lets go of me.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sorry, Chewy

Even though I've had my monthly sample for several days, and have tried it on my cats, I'd totally forgotten about posting.  So very sorry.

This is the Tiki Cat Variety Pack, King Kamehameha version.  My first two cats didn't care for fish or seafood, so my buying habits over the years have always leaned toward buying poultry or beef.  The first cans I opened from this pack contained "sardine fillets," and they (the fillets, not the cans) were devoured.  Time to learn a new buying habit, I'd say.

Only one product was sent this month, as opposed to the two in months before.  It went over like gangbusters, though, so thanks again Chewy!

I am part of's blogger product try-out program.  Each month, I select products to try with my dog and/or cats.  In return, I post honest reviews and descriptions of our experiences with the products.  There is no money involved whatsoever.

Monday, January 16, 2017

So, Questions

#1. Do you use a mannequin, prop or person for modeling your knits?
I use my daughter's dress form for large pieces, and I have "heads" for showing hats.

#2. Do you know anyone who has gone through the ice?
I've never lived anywhere where that was a possibility!

#3. Do you wear reading glasses, bifocals, contacts?
Glasses with transition bifocals, and contacts occasionally.

#4 Have you tried a new skill yet in 2017?

#5. Name a favorite President of the USA.
Lincoln.  Always Lincoln.
#6. When was the last time you were lost? (parking lots count)
I don't know.  My sense of direction is usually pretty reliable.

#7. What yarn type is most prevalent in your stash?
This is probably a tie between baby weight and sock.  I know I'm low on worsted, which has never happened before.
#8. Since we are in an ice storm, name something you like over ice.
Pepsi, or 7Up.  I drink gallons more Dr Pepper than either of those, but I like it super cold and straight up.
#9. What time did you fall asleep last night?
About 12:45.
#10. Share a winter memory of your Mother….
Made-from-scratch hot chocolate.  I'm not sure that hot chocolate mixes were even available when I was growing up, but she would have stuck to the homemade anyway.  Her hot chocolate and warm Krispy Kremes. . .  Ahhhhhhh.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

So You Know

If you follow me on Facebook, you know my political leaning.  I usually don't get into too much here, because, I suppose, Facebook allows me to vent.  There are some things I have to say here, though, mostly to explain why my posts have been so irregular lately.

If you supported/voted for Donald Trump, I am glad you found someone who gave voice to your concerns.  I hope his administration does things that make your life, and the lives of those you care about, better.  Truly.  

Personally, I am scared almost to paralysis about what might be happening in/to this country.  I have spent most of the last week, week and a half, alternately trying not to think about what is coming, and writing to, calling, and engaging with anyone I think might be able to make a difference.  So, I haven't blogged.  I've knit, I've read, I've watched movies, I've worn my activist hat.  You haven't missed anything.  Promise.