The title says it all...though we are not in the Midwest where so many of you have it so much worse than we do. But, still.....It is snowing again and the wind has really picked up. A moment ago our backyard was one big whiteout.
Thank you all for your well-wishes for Fletcher. He came through the cataract surgery just fine this morning and we were home well before 11 a.m.! He cannot drive for a minimum of 3 days and for a week no bending, lifting, pushing -- including snow -- no snow shoveling for a week! YIKES. That leaves moi in charge. LOL
We were pretty hungry and tired when we got home, so threw together some leftovers and then took naps. Or tried to. Fletch got comfy on the sofa and I went upstairs to lay down on the bed. I was just about asleep when I heard a banging at the back window. I opened my eyes and there was Tyg hanging onto the bottom ledge of the window. He had climbed up onto the patio roof and then jumped up to hang by his front paws. I got up, opened the window and hauled him in. I never got to sleep, but it felt wonderfully relaxing to just lay in bed for an hour or so. A luxury!
Tomorrow I plan to go into work very early. I have some reports I need to get out. I'll leave by 11 though to take Fletch to his follow up appointment with the eye doctor. What can I say? Another afternoon off is not bad.
As Bonny talked about the other day, you can knit people you love safely home. I also believe you can knit those you love safely through surgery. I did knit this a.m. and am a little further along on the sockhead cowl (which is PERFECT waiting room knitting).
Bonny's post the other day on her Hitchhiker shawls finally pushed me over the edge and I bought the pattern right after reading her blog! This afternoon I found what I think will be an excellent yarn for my very first Hitchhiker. I'll show a picture once I start, but it is Kettle Dyed yarn I bought in Lancaster the other year. The colorway is Rhubarb. It is beautiful. I tried making socks with it and the yarn pooled in an unattractive/ugly way. I think it will work well with the Hitchhiker pattern.
I also picked out my yarn for the KAL Dee and I are starting on Saturday (socks in the pattern Sunday Swing - free on Ravelry). I know Val is joining us...any others?
Dee also convinced me (with her post on Tuesday) to go through my stitching WIPs. Egads...I have 6 large pieces (mostly samplers) in some stage of completion and 5 (or more - I didn't dig that deep in the chest) "smalls" in progress. This is the year I will start stitching again. I've missed it. Stay tuned!
In the middle of writing this post, my laptop shut down. Grrrrr. So, I'm going to hit publish while I can. Stay warm!!!