Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Sunday Wrap-Up . . .

Alrighty then.

Not a 24-hour bug at all . . .  Some weird flu that - apparently - was not covered by my flu shot last year.  And - of course - because I have asthma, it seems like it can never be easy.  I seem to always get an infection in my sinuses that entails antibiotics.  So.  Zpac on board on Thursday night.  I'm still not 100%, as evidenced by this beguiling bedhead photo.  Seriously - is this not the Best. Bedhead. Ever?????

My very own Mohawk!  :-D

And my very own red eyes and nose.  And my very own - very pale yet slightly flushed - face.  Clearly not 100% yet.  There is still icky yellowish/greenish stuff coming out of my head and I'm still pretty tired, but I no longer have a fever, so that's good.  And, I am heavily medicated and no longer contagious. So I'm going to have to go to work tomorrow if I can make it to the train.  I've missed three days already.

Not all that much to tell on this Palm Sunday, since I've been so ill for so many days.  Mostly I can tell you about telly since pretty much all I've done since Wednesday is watch it.  First:  Regular daytime telly sucks.  Thankfully there is MeTV, which airs shows from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  I've kept that station on the whole time I've been sick.  There is something very comforting about watching shows you watched when you were a kid.  They aired the Bonanza episode with Meg Foster and her creepy eyes, where everyone gets the flu - and I was like "they're all going to die!" because I felt like I might die.  :-D  Of course, no one died (neither have I :-) ).  I really liked the garter stitch wrap that she wore off and on throughout the episode and yes, I looked on Ravelry to see if anyone had attempted to recreate it, but I guess that only happens with current shows. 

I did eventually catch up with some of the shows I'd recorded on my DVR.  Very sad to learn that Rizzoli & Isles is ending this summer.  :-(  I like that show very much and will be sorry to see it end.

Oh.  And can I just say how much I hate March Madness?  They disrupt the primetime television schedule for most of the month of March with all the basketball games.  I find this irritating.

Not much knitting was done - I was too sick.  But I did manage on Friday to finish my Fine Sand.  It's ready to be blocked - I just haven't had the energy to do so yet.  Maybe today.  And I'm on the gusset of a second sock started in February.  I spent most of March forcing myself to finish that Fine Sand.  I have two more sweaters on the needles that need to be finished, and at least two more pairs of socks.  It looks like I will be spending April continuing to finish things.

I would like to cast some April socks for YOSS, but I may need to take a rest from casting on anything else new and continue to work on these older projects to get them done.  I'm very aware of the Law of Diminishing Returns where my knitting is concerned.  I really do much better when I finish something before I start something new.

I think that our time of watching the Amaryllis is nearing an end.  Here's this week's catch up:





That third blossom will open at some point this week, I think  :-)  But I don't think the other bloom stalks are going to bloom . . .

And the fourth:

Those other four just never took off.  Disappointing, for sure, as this was supposed to be a multiple bloomer.  I'm thinking about writing to the company.

That's the news from The Third Coast today.  I wish I was going to church because it's Palm Sunday.  But I'm not going because I don't think it would be wise.  I don't talk much about my faith - it's enough to share that I have a deep and abiding one.  Here is the best Palm Sunday hymn.  I wish I was going to be singing it this morning . . .


Linda said...

You're brave to put up a photo with your epic bed head! :-) I hope you make it through Monday!

Ely said...

So sorry you haven't been well as of late, but hopefully you can shake this nastiness off. You need a break! There's nothing like watching the old shows when your spirit is low- they're so comforting like a hug with a soft blanket with the side of a warm drink. I had never heard of the Rizzoli show, and I do so love a good police procedural. Hopefully one day it will come to Netflix.

By the way, your bedhead mohawk is hella cool- that could totally be your style! Edgy!! ;0)

A :-) said...

LOL! It pretty much is my style, Ely - except not an actual Mohawk - more just the wild bedhead. My hair has a mind of its own :-D