Saturday, March 26, 2016

Still pathetic at blogging!

So it's been two months since I last posted. I really am pathetic at blogging, I'm afraid. Winter 2016 Term is almost over in the House Cup, and I can't believe it but have finished both my 13 hat Mission and large Morticia OWL projects. 

I still have that pile of WIPs to cull through, and I'm not sure when I'll be doing that. I've cast on a new pair of CookieA socks, Pointelle, in pink:

I haven't made anything pink for myself except Professor Umbridge's pink cat scarf, so I'm liking these. Unfortunately, I've started them at the same time as spinning a new braid of Rambouillet in Rowenon, dyed by a fellow Ravenclaw, so I'm torn between wanting to knit and wanting to spin. 

I may have also started a fishie sock yarn throw today (not calling it a blanket!), for which I need a miniskein swap or two to help feed it. 

I'm seriously considering an SoS Term next, as a Student on Sabbatical. With Real Life home and work challenges, I'm not sure how knittingly productive I will be. I think I need a break from knitting to deadline and striving for class minimums, and miss the knitting for the relaxing pleasure of it. I'll miss being on Tower staff, having just returned; they're a great bunch of folks of whom I am very fond. But I need the mental break, or I may end up having a breakdown myself. 

I'm also afraid I've damaged my right shoulder, between daily work mousing and evening and weekend crafting; its really gotten crunchy again and I should have the Dr take a look at it. It was a prior Dr who did X-rays of it and that's how my osteopenia was caught early, so that really was years ago. I suppose joints get rougher with age, but the right shoulder is way worse than the left. Will have to look into chondroitin supplements and the like. 

My, I'm sounding quite whiny today! Sorry about that. We've had a nice week at home for spring break, I took off from work to be with the kiddos. Really needed a breather from work, and I guess I'm getting grumpy knowing its back to the grind on Monday. 

So, happy things -- I'm using one of the new sock yarn skeins I bought on sale from Knit Picks for the new socks, and getting back to the relaxing and meditative joy of spinning on my wheel. We are finally healthy, after several weeks of stomach ailments going around. DS has 35 hours completed of the required 50 on his driver's permit. Both DDs are doing better on their respective meds, when taken regularly. And a disappointing winter guard season is over for DH in a week. 

We still have our challenges, but are getting through one day at a time. And Spring is on the way, even though we just had a few inches of snow last night - that's two barrages of snow during spring break!

Happy Saturday :)

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