Every year at this time, I feel yukky. It's my medical term for "not quite feeling good, not quite really sick. No cold or anything; just yukky. Every year. I feel anxious, tired, uninterested, bored and sometimes, nauseas. Eh.....maybe it's the weather, the season. Does anyone else go through this at this time?
In other news, I don't think I mentioned this before, but took daughter to the Orthopedic Doc for a cortisone shot in her elbow (every 3 months), and had him check her knees too, which have been giving her problems for quite some time. Xrays show.....both knees are shot....no cartiledge in either....replacement surgery is required. Yeah. So he'll do one at a time, 6 months apart. We'll have to make the consultation appt. for March, hoping surgery for April and the next in October.
She just missed 2 weeks of work with the horrible congestion, cold, sinus trouble. That has finally abated, and she's going back to work today.
Granddaughter called yesterday afternoon to say her fiancé surprised her with a puppy!! Oh yay. A puppy. A brand new puppy. Born in November. He got it from a pet store. "No Refunds". So, they went to the office of their new apartment they just moved into 3 weeks ago to pay the pet deposit. Only to find out....no dogs or cats allowed in their building. They would have to move to another building (3 in this complex)....and there is no apartment available until April.
So, I gave her all the "ooohhhh nooooo's" I could think of, and I knew why she was calling, so I also had to say emphatically that since our pets passed away some 5 years back, BH and I decided no more pets. Not at our age. We don't want the responsibility and really don't have the energy level for it. And we took damn good care of our pets, dog and cat, that lived to be 14 yrs. old each. I made suggestions about their friends, getting the word out at work, even calling my brother who lost his dog last year.
Well, she sent me a message last night that they took the puppy back and explained the situation to the clerk. She did not say, however, if they got their money back. But, even if they didn't, sorry to say....it's a hard lesson learned. She already has a bunny, who's 8 years old, so it's not that they're "petless".
What else.....well, I finished those colorwork socks, and started on another Aran sweater. Grey. From a new book with more patterns. So far, so good. I'm half-way up the back. I've been spinning this black wool with blue glitz. Got it really cheap from a yarn shop that no longer deals in spinning fiber. Yeah. It was a challenge. Lots of nepps, second cuts and VM. And....8 oz. of the stuff to boot!! Well, now I'm spinning a black "top" to ply with it. I think there's over a pound of that. I've still gotta prepare some white Merino and get it spun laceweight for granddaughter's wedding shawl....that will then have to be knitted. What am I waiting for? I don't know...it's just the way I roll. I work better under pressure. They haven't set a wedding date yet....whew.
Weather has not been too bad. This past weekend we were in the high 30's. And it doesn't sound too bad for this week. Let's keep it going...Spring can't be far away.
Today we're going to the Casino for an overnight. Can't wait!! Maybe that's just what the doctor would order for my malaise. Sounds good to me. And maybe.......just maybe.......there's another Jackpot with my name on it! Oh, that'll cure the winter yukkies just fine!
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