Friday, February 13, 2015

Is it Hibernating Time Yet??............'s still winter.  We got our 2nd big snowfall of the season...dumped about 5 or 6" Monday.  And it's snowing again today.  The temps have dropped significantly this past week...single digit highs during the day; double digits minus at night.  Sheeesh.

I miss my hibernating season.  I don't think it's going to happen this year.  Too. much. to. do.

Getting all the arrangements made for daughter to move to our town.  One more week and then we'll be moving her lock, stock and barrel.  Then it'll probably take most of March to get completely set up and decorated.  You know, when you're helping a daughter set up an apartment...there's soooo many things needed.  I foresee many trips to the big box stores for this and that.

I joined 3 fiber groups on Facebook.  Yeah.  I couldn't help myself.  Reading their blogs, seeing their pictures....I just had to jump in.  They are great groups, though.  But I probably didn't need this distraction right now because of this:

The sweater for my SIL.  As you can see, I still have a few inches to go on the body before decreasing for the raglan sleeves.  And knitting 200+ stitches takes a very....long....time....per....row.  Especially with all the cabling.

Then, this week, I went and did this:

My favorite fiber supplier was having a BIG sale.  Well....I had to jump into that too.  Ordered 5#s of Ashland Bay corriedale X.  To add to the 3#s I bought on sale 2 months ago.  That also added to the 5#s of Cheviot that was on sale shortly after that.  When BH asked how many pounds of wool I think I have,  I just start laughing hysterically.  Then I tell him it's my legacy to him....if anything happens to me, he can make a LOT of money selling all the fiber and supplies.  So, see....really, it's all like an insurance policy.....made out of fiber.....and wood.

Then my sister doesn't help any.  We play scrabble on FB every morning before she goes to work.  Well, there's an hour or better of wasted  misdirected time.  Then there might be someone who wants to "chat" for a bit.  If it's my girlfriend from NY, that could mean another hour or so.   Now it's time for breakfast, a little housework, laundry, maybe an hour of knitting, and lunch.  Then a nap.   Not a good, rejuvenating hibernating nap....just a couple hours.

After supper, BH suggests a movie, a documentary, or a series we have on Netflix.  There are only 3 shows we watch on network TV during the week.  Everything else is Netflix streaming.

Well, I had to lay the law down last night.  I told him I don't see why we have to watch TV every night.  He's going to have to sit alone watching while I do some spinning or knitting, possibly in another room.  I just can't be wasting any more time.  He agreed. TV.  We didn't really plan any other nights sans TV just yet.  Let's just take it one at a time and see how it goes.

Now it's time for that hour of knitting and then it's lunch time.  And then.....



Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I envy you that you have a big, exciting task ahead of you. Helping your daughter move in, getting her settled, being needed, are all good things and will make the winter go by faster.

Linda said...

Oh yes, Arleen....I'm really excited about it; love setting her up and decorating a new apartment with her. It will be fun...and it'll get us a few weeks closer to Spring!!