And we hath had snew . . .
The above is what I woke up to on Sunday morning.
It was still there on Monday. Even though I had a cardiac rehab session scheduled, I called and told them I wouldn’t be there. I wasn’t about to get out with the roads in that condition. A significant percentage of the people in my town don’t know how to drive in snow. An equally significant and overlapping percentage of them drive like maniacs. *
Fortunately, when I went to the cardiologist on Tuesday, the roads were clear, even though there was still a lot of snow everywhere else. I got caught at that light and was able to get a shot of the Smiley Face Bush with a snowy comb-over.
After I got home, I washed my hair and was pfaffing about on the computer while it dried when the VA called. Could I come get a COVID-19 immunization on Thurs at 1:30? You betcha! So, now it’s Thursday evening and I’m post first jab of the Moderna vaccine. I’m due for the second jab on Feb 11. My mom got the first shot of the Pfizer last week and she had no side-effects at all, not even soreness of the injection site. I notice my arm’s getting a little sore, but then the fact that the guy shot me right on the point of my shoulder might have something to do with it.
Because my hair is fine and fly-away, and prone to split ends, after I wash it, I let it dry in the air. It’s probably due in part to chemo hair and the shampoo I use, but lately as my hair dries, it tends to poof, and I get a case of the Roseanne Rosannadanna’s something fierce. I have this lavender/coconut stuff I put on the ends to keep them from splitting. Not only does it make the drying of the locks a somewhat fragrant process, but it works pretty well at keeping the ends from fraying.
I swear I have at least one bowl of knitting by every chair in the house, including on my nightstand. I spent most of Sunday snuggled in bed drinking hot tea, playing games on my Fire tablet, reading, and knitting. That little bed table on wheels has been the best $45 I’ve spent in a while. I have a plug strip with a 12-foot cord mounted to the underside of it, and that’s where I charge my tablet, my phone and my earbuds. Ditto the bed wedge. Since I have to keep my heater on 68 F/20 C, or I can’t afford the gas bills, it gets a little chilly in the house, especially in that back bedroom. The duplex I live in was built in the 1970’s and is (not) insulated accordingly. It was 66 F/18.8 C in my office when I went in at 3 o’clock this afternoon to boot up the computer, and the high was in the 50’s F/10’s C today.
Now that the piece is getting kind of long, rather than having it flopping about on my lap, I’ve rolled it up and have used a large stitch keeper to safety pin it into a more compact bundle. This is a good trick for when you’re knitting a long scarf to keep it from flopping all over the place.
This yarn is a DK called “Ragg Time” by Green Mountain Spinnery, in the “Bessie” colorway. It’s a double stranded yarn, with one strand a constant black and the other strand variegated through several shades of blue. Makes an interesting fabric.
*That line from the Beach Boys' song "Fun, Fun, Fun" comes to mind -- "makes the Indy 500 look just like a Roman chariot race . . ."