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Where I’ve Been

Just before Christmas I lost my computer to a broken hard drive. I didn’t know hard drives could break. It’s not like I use the computer in an Indy 500 kind of way. But break it did.

Try to get a computer fixed over the holidays. It doesn’t happen, my friends. I had to get the original operating system from the maker. I can say with a high level of certainty that I will never buy this particular brand of computer again.

At Christmas we lost my mother-in-law. No one was feeling festive.

Next up my Barnes and Noble nook died. I’ve had it for years–their original version. Because I read voraciously, the nook prevents books from collecting all over the house. My mother-in-law was also a voracious reader and we often talked about authors and shared good reads.

Then the year old car had a number of indecipherable icons light up, most with exclamation marks besides them so it conveyed a sense of urgency to understand what the hieroglyphs meant and get them fixed.

At this point, I was feeling the fates just were not with me. Though I was knitting it wasn’t the relaxing kind of work. I was making fingerless gloves to go with the cowl I knit. For the life of me, I couldn’t seem to reverse instructions when it came to the right hand glove. I ripped out twice. Then I knit a full glove only to find it too wasn’t a right hand glove. Yarn Rascal was craving the particular yarn I was working with. Rather than rip yet again Salpal suggested I gift the glove to Yarn Rascal, who had sat in my lap diligently holding the end of the glove in his mouth while I knit it. He is now the recipient of a fingerless glove and sends his love and thanks to Aunt Salpal. He says he owes you one.

Pictures of all will be coming as soon as I repurchase the photo editing software and install it.

Right now Yarn Rascal is sitting in the doorway with a pen in his mouth. It means he’s gotten into the desk drawer again, a place he shouldn’t be in. His tail is wagging madly because he knows he shouldn’t have the pen but he just can’t help himself.

Ah, me.

 

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She isn’t harassed. She’s busy, and it’s glamorous to be busy. Indeed, the image of the on-the-go working mother is very like the glamorous image of the busy top executive. Arlie Hochschild The Second Shift

I have news for dear Arlie, there’s nothing glamorous about being so busy that your head spins. That’s what I’ve been all this week: too busy — too busy to even be busy. Very little knitting has gone on and so the Autumn Lace Sock pattern is still not ready.

My poor baby girl, a pointer labrador mix, Dakota, needs an operation to remove a large lump. I love her to pieces and am just sick over this operation. Too boot, the vet is now treating her for hypothyroidism. I’m not crazy about taking medication myself and I always have grave reservations about giving my pets medications. But the vet says she needs the soloxine. I read up on the med and hypothyroidism in dogs on the net. Dakota doesn’t show any of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Yet the vet said her blood test showed hypothyroidism. I’m real uncomfortable with this.

I hope to get knitting done on the Autumn Lace Sock this weekend. In the meantime, I have a box full of hats I crocheted last winter. I am going to go through them, take pictures and put some of them up for sale in my Etsy store Avalon’s Dream. The link to my store is here and on the sidebar. I hope to post one or two for sale over the weekend.

Tonight I think I’ll just sit and love my 2 pups.

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