Monday, August 26, 2019

Sleepy Monday

Good Morning!

I am just so sleepy this morning.  I seem to be going through another phase of waking at 3 a.m. and never getting back to sleep.  Nothing going through my head, no worries, just moonlight streaming into the bedroom and me wide awake!  Hopefully I won't nod off at my desk today - lol.

The weekend was a mixed bag.  Lots of frustrations about various things.  But Saturday was so nice.  I met up with Dee and we went to Echo Valley for some fiber enhancement.  Sorry, I forgot to take a picture, but I bought a lovely skein of Hedge Hog Fiber Sock Yarn in the colorway Hawk.  Gorgeous.  We went out to lunch and then to a coffee shop for some knitting.  I started a new pair of socks (no, the watermelon ones are not finished yet - not even the first!!), but I ended up ripping them out.  Somewhere along the way I messed up and my count was way off.  I tried *tinking* what I had knit, but the pattern had so many K2 tog, SSK and YO parts to it that it was a mess to do that, so I just pulled the needles out and re-wound the yarn.  I will try again.

Before I left my house Saturday morning, guess who showed up?  Mr. Fox went loping across the backyard and Tyg who was on the patio ran out to the garden to join him.  Yikes!  The fox did run off when he saw me and Tyg came back to the house thank goodness.  Then Sunday morning this guy showed up.

He had been under our apple tree munching on some fallen fruit.  A little later a doe showed up too.

One of my frustrations:  Sunday I went to 5 different stores looking for kitchen curtains.  No one sells them these days!  They carry floor length drapes, but no short curtains.  I guess I will need to buy them on line, but I would really prefer to see them in person before purchasing.  I could make them (which is what I did the last time), but honestly I don't feel like it!  I will continue to look a bit more.

Fletcher pulled all the onions out (they were beginning to rot in the ground) and dug up the few potatoes we got from the couple of plants he put in the raised bed:

Some of those potatoes are so gnarly!  They sure are tasty though.

I finished reading Late Migrations and enjoyed it very much.  Her essays are short but so well written.  The sub-title is A Natural History of Love and Loss.  So, it won't appeal to all, but I liked it quite a bit.

This is going to be a busy week at work - I have a group of 15 or so coming in for 3 days of training.  I may need to pump a bit more coffee into my system! 

Wishing you all a great week!


  1. Sorry about having to rip out your new sock. Love your watermelon sock! I hate insomnia. It's something I deal with way too often for my taste, so my sympathies on the sleepiness. Loving the weather! Wish it would stay this way.

  2. Tyg is kept busy herding the frogs, fox, and deer at your house! I had the same curtain/drape frustration when we bought the house in MD. I ended up buying them online, returning, and buying again. This is the reason my kitchen curtains in NJ are more than 20 years old. Here's hoping you find something suitable and have plenty of coffee at work!

  3. Mr. Fox woke me up at 6 am this morning barking under my window. I've been gone for three days and I wonder if The Mister remembered to throw out some fox food while I was gone. I keep a big bag of cheap dog food by the back door and throw some into the woods every night to keep the critters away from the outdoor kitty huts.

  4. Last night must've been the night for wakefulness! I don't have to high function at work, though! Hope your day goes well!
    The buck is so beautiful...nice shot with the camera!

  5. That deer! What a lovely sight to see!

    It's hard to find many things in stores now; we're forced to buy online or go without. Like you, I want to see and feel it myself. And I hate shipping things back--such a hassle.

  6. Mr. Tyg is going to get himself into trouble one of these days. I tried to find curtains locally last year and was forced to order online - they were hideous when they arrived. I ended up making them myself.

  7. Glad we could get together again. ALWAYS a fun time. P.S. I am a little way into the Catnip pattern and I'm liking it.

    That buck is GORGEOUS! Look at his velvety antlers!!!!

    Thank you again for the tomatoes and the onions. The tomatoes were enjoyed in stir fry. The onions .........well, EVERYTHING is better with onion!

  8. You know... now that you mention it, I haven't seen short curtain anywhere for years! You're right, it's all long drapes!

  9. Sorry you had to rip out your new socks. That's always frustrating. I enjoyed the deer photo and think it would be so neat to have wildlife in the yard...until they started eating everything. We had a black bear in the campground last week. That's always exciting! :-)
    I'm glad you and Dee had a good time together. Wouldn't it be fun if we all could get together sometime?
    Have fun at work and don't let your trainees run you crazy!

  10. I go through phases like that, too, when I'm awake at 3 a.m. and just toss & turn for no particular reason. Ugh. I've never actually nodded off at work... but I've come darn close! Haha.

  11. I'm still on UK time (sadly) and waking up at 2 or 3am is my new normal. I don't nod off during the day, but I have yet to see anything later than 9pm ;-) good luck! and good luck with your new socks. and a BUSY week at work!

  12. I do not like those nights of laying awake. I hope you sleep well this evening. Pretty deer although I know they can do damage by eating plants and trees. Sometimes one just has to rip out and start again. That is what knitters do.

  13. Wow your crops yielded lots of great eats! good for you!
    The deer are getting goofy here. I have my new deer whistles on the truck. Fireman and Zach laugh at me, but I think they work!
    I want to try to Catch the wild apples in a tarp so they don't rot in the woods and attract bees and wasps. I have often had to rip out lace socks after the pattern gets the better of me. You are not alone!

  14. Argh.. I'm having the same trouble with waking up early and tossing and turning for hours.. thinking of this and that.. all I want to do is sleep. We've only seen one deer in our yard in the 35 years we've lived here which is weird as we're in the country. Don't work too hard with your workshop! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  15. I am so sorry about your bout of insomnia - it is truly the worst! And, I am so sorry about your sock!

  16. Hello, I have trouble sleeping. I wake up all different times of the night. I love the deer, great sighting of the buck in your yard. It is nice to grow your own onions and potatoes. Sorry you had to rip out your sock, I thought it was looking cute. Enjoy your day and week ahead.

  17. I hope you find the curtains you like. I try to look online before I go running around. You know you would find them when you aren't actively looking for them!!

  18. I have two bucks that keep walking behind my house, usually there are several female deer near by. I have seen lots of fawns lately with their darling spots. So glad you and Dee have such a wonderful friendship.