Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gorgeous weather

It's hard to believe it's Autumn here but I'm not complaining in the least.  The weather is absolutely beautiful and I'm going to get Zach to show me how to use the camera so I can start taking pictures.  Except our trees still haven't turned yet.  And there isn't much color around here aside from brown and yellow.  But it's still beautiful.

I got the yarn to make Bowser today.  Zach is very excited but the pattern isn't as clear as I would like so I might have to do some creative crocheting to get it right.  He says the colors are wrong according to his games so I made changes in the yarn I'm going to use.  Otherwise he loves the pattern.  I ended up working on the fair isle sweater for a while last night since I woke up after an hour of sleep and was wide awake.  This is what happens when I go to bed too early.

But aside from Professor barking at Rowdy running loose outside (the Rottweiler from two doors down) I slept well and got up at a reasonable time with a miniscule amount of energy.  I managed to get a few things done and plan to do more later, but I'm not pushing it.  I'm going to ride out the fatigue cycle and hope it doesn't take too long to find some energy again.

I do have to do a load of clothes today but I can limit myself to one load a day and still get it done without any problems.  If the washer and dryer were on this floor I wouldn't have a problem but there are down steep basement steps with wobbly railings and my arthritic knees don't like it at all.  Otherwise I would be hanging clothes outside, but carrying a load of wet clothes up those stairs is more than I can manage right now.

I do have dreams that by next spring I will weigh less and have more energy and stamina.  And be able to get more done...including fun things.

I planted some grass for the pets for this winter in two little pots for now and it's coming up nicely,  They don't get to use it yet because the grass is still green outdoors.  I'll stagger the planting so I've always got grass available to them, especially Hannibal.  He still has tummy problems although not as much and his coat is nice and shiny now and not nearly as skinny as he was.  Still eating salmon and chicken with oats mixed in and thriving on it.  It's actually cheaper than cat food.

I should get busy while I have the energy and ambition to get things done.  I'm fixing chili for Tom's supper tonight.  He gets home around 4:30 p.m. and is exhausted so I try to have supper ready for him.  Then he goes to bed and wakes up around 10 p.m. and wants to eat again so chili will serve for both meals.  I'll probably have a small bowl myself, later.  I'm not eating as much lately.  Don't know why, just not as hungry.  I hope that lasts.  I ended up throwing away some candy Tom brought downstairs.  He didn't want it and offered it to me, but I threw it out because I'm trying to get my blood sugar under control.

Tomorrow will be a day of knitting and crocheting and catching up on dvr stuff so I won't be online much at all.  In fact, I'm working at limiting my online time to an hour or so a day because I'm spending way too much time here.  I might actually accomplish things if I stay offline. 

Off to do laundry.



knittingdragonflies said...

Oh that pattern looks so cute! but tricky, can't wait to see how cute he is when he is done!
Trying to catch up on what you have been doing, still on the natural hair color binge, LOL

Kathy said...

I caved in and colored my hair but it is too dark, so I went with a dark blonde and it's even darker. But this color I know will fade out a bit.

I'm a bit nervous about crocheting Bowser because of all the pieces. And there aren't any pictures to go with it so it's hard to see how to put it together.

Mary said...

I read your blog from time to time and wanted to share a web site with
This is a yarn outlet in England.
they have different yarns on sale each week. You can sign up for e-mail and that gives an extra 5%
off each order. The best part is
there is no tax and shipping is free.

Kathy said...

Thanks, Mary but that link didn't work for me. :(