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I believe I am getting sick though I’m praying this is all just allergies. Until I wake up with a fever or something else that is strictly cold related I’m going to lean towards the allergy theory. I’m still exhausted and my throat, glands, ear and sinuses hurt. Needless to say I’m not really up for anything exciting so I’m just sitting here listening to The Art of Fair Isle Knitting by Ann Feitelson. So far it’s fascinating. It’s wonderful to curl up on the couch with my knitting and learn about this technique I now love so much.

Of course it would be more appropriate if I was working on another fair isle garment but instead I’m plugging away on my Bog Jacket.


I love these colors together!

It’s nice to relax a little and work on something so simple. But soon this will become a bit more complicated. Till then I’m going to sit back and enjoy the vegging.


I’m going to Maryland Sheep and Wool! Mom and I booked our room this evening and I’m pretty psyched!! I’ve never been to this festival. In fact I’ve only been to Rhinebeck. I need to come up with a game plan though. I can’t really buy yarn but I know I’m going to slip up so I need to start a little MDSW fund so I have a budget to stick to. Hopefully I won’t fall off the wagon like an alcoholic and October Fest.

I finished 9 repeats on my Emily Capelet and I probably have around 5-6 more before I can call this little knit done! I’m really digging this project. It’s fast, pretty and fun. Plus it’s been a great stash buster and I can use more stash buster projects. I especially need something for all these bits of left over yarn I have lying around the house. I keep thinking about knitting little squares and just seaming them together into a rag throw but that’s probably a pipe dream. Any good suggests for using up bits of left over yarn of different weights?

I’m nearly finished with The Outlander and I really don’t want it to end. I have about an hour left to listen to which means I will end up riding the bus in tears some day this week, I can feel it. I really love Claire and Jamie. They’re such a perfect match for each other. Frankly, I think her husband in the real world is a bit of twurp. Claire should have a man’s man. Luckily, the next book in the series is already loaded and ready on my ipod so I won’t be without them for long.

Today was a bit rough. The pollen count is ridiculous so I’ve been in a haze all day. Zyrtec didn’t even work. I’m tired and woren out and just want to sleep. Unfortunately, I’m too young (or old?) to go to sleep at 8:30pm so I’m going to knit for a bit and maybe I’ll just pass out on the couch.

I now have two new obsessions, listening to The Outlander and watching Tori & Dean (obviously not at the same time).

I know I’ve talked about The Outlander before but the more I listen the better it is. I really love the way the narrator tells the story. She does different voices for each character, it’s amazing. The only disconcerting thing is when I find myself falling for the hero and then I realize that I’m really falling in love with a woman “acting” as the hero. It feels like I’m in some strange Shakespearean comedy where every one is cross dressing and there confusing love triangles everywhere you look. But really, I don’t care. If I could turn Carl into an over 6 foot, ginger, Scotsman named Jamie I think I would. But the fantasy is never the same as reality and I don’t think I want ginger children so I’ll stick with what I’ve got.  He’s pretty cute, I can’t really complain ;-). Plus I’m not sure he has the legs for a kilt. 

I know Tori and Dean is a silly thing to be obsessed with but I kind of like her. Carl went to bed early the other night with a migraine and I was left alone with the remote and randomly started watching the show. I love the little babies and she’s kind of fun. It’s a guilty pleasure and I’m ok with it.

I saw the nutritionist again today and she seemed to be ok with my little hiccup last night. Apparently, she was more worried with my “mucus build up” and the amount of oatmeal I’m eating. I never thought you could have too much oatmeal but I guess you really can. So I now need to find a new breakfast meal which is more difficult than it seems since I HATE eggs. Any ideas? She wants me to stop with the oats for a week so we can see if it’s really the oats. If it’s not the oats it will be the dairy and I really don’t want to give up dairy. I life without cheese is no life at all.

All in all I seem to be doing well with my new eating habits. And feel million percent better which is great. Best of all is all the cooking. I’m loving going to the store and buying fresh ingredients and then coming home and throwing them together and making something that’s hopefully good. Tonight I made a chicken curry type dish with peppers, onions, brown rice and tomato. It was yummy. I think this is going to be a good thing.

Let Me Count The Days

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What I’m Reading

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Dragonfly in Amber

What Angels Fear: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, Book 1

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