December 21, 2005

blah, blah, blah

That is how I feel today... It has been raining all day (I thought that winter meant snow. And since today is the first day of winter I am wondering where the snow is... Isn't it, "April showers" not "December showers"?)
I woke up coughing, hacking and wheezing...achy and tired. But decided I REALLY had to go into work today since I am under deadline and I am taking all of next week off.
Bad idea.
I did the minimum and then came home at noon. I took a shot of the dreaded red cough syrup and was asleep until 4pm. I must have needed it. I have been popping echinaciea like a mad woman and plopping the Airborne tablets into a big-ol glass of water. I watch it with amusement as it fizzes it's healing magic into the H2O- Once I woke up this afternoon I headed down to my favorite Chinese restaurant to get a giant vat of Hot and Sour soup. This is my cure all- and it seems to be helping already.

I have a ton to do at work. I have yoga class and few social engagements that I am supposed to be tending to this week, but it is all going to have to wait. When you feel like dog, you just want to sleep and be left alone.

On a more positive note:
We had a really nice time in Arizona. Lots of knitting, lots of food, lots of card playing (man, there was a lot of bluffing going on at that poker table!).
Here are a few pics from the weekend.

This is Lenny. He is a crazy Beagle. He enjoys getting into the trash, nipping at your rear end, escaping from the back yard and most of all stealing shoes or yarn (which ever one has been carelessly left at his disposal). He has a kink in his tail, and that is what makes Lenny, Lenny.

Hiking up the Camel Backs - Hug a saguaro for me while your down there would you? This is as close as I got.
On Monday night one of the Procrastiknitters had an SnB at her house- it was great. It had been a long time since all of us had been together. I worked on this for Hubby. I winged the pattern... Just went for it. It reminds me of one fo the ghosts from PacMan or maybe even legos. I am going to expand the ear flap so that it is a 'neck flap' as well.

And when I ran out of grey yarn I started to work on this using some of the $2 yarn I purchased while in AZ. Here is the other yarn I purchased. It is a cotton silk blend by Noro I think it is called Lilly. I bought 2 skiens of each color. Now, what to make with it???
The Procrastinknitters will start meeting up again on a regular basis in the new year. I guess there is a new Wine Bar in town called Vino 100 that is supposed to be pretty cool. They have snacks, wine, good lighting and couches-what else could a gang of knitters want?

Here are some pictures I promised of what my Secret Pal from Knitting Chicks sent me- look at all this. I really got spoiled! Thanks again Elaine. Oh, and by the way, I wasn't the only one who enjoyed the package...

This was so much fun I decided to joined up for the Felted Bag SP2.

And finally, DRUM ROLL PLEASE- a FO (well sort of). I finished one of the two Mrs. B wristwarmers for the knit along that Whit is putting on. Here is the result.


Mandy said...

I hope that you feel better!! I ove the hat! It sounds like you had a great time in AZ! Lenny is very cute!

Nessie Noodle said...

Thanks Mandy- I am feeling better already, just needed to sleep. Isn't Lenny cute, glad he doesn't belong to me though, he is a handful!
Glad you are up and running again too!

Becky said...

Your Mrs. B's looks great! I got my yarn and can't wait. I love the hat, too. That is so cool -- and you just made it up? Awesome! Glad you're feeling better.

MysteryKnitter said...

What a pretty dog...and what a huge surprise you got! You are lucky to have that kind of SP. Those yarns...oh, aren't they pretty. Just keep knitting.

Whit said...

I grew up in AZ - I love that place. I fell into a bed of "pancake" cactus on time. Very owie.

Your Mrs. B looks fab!! I can't wait to get started on mine. I'm heading to the lys tomorrow (hopefully)!!!! I've got a party here Friday night so good knitting time!!!

Hope you are feeling better and having a great vacation!!

Ina said...

Ooh, pretty Mrs. B! What yarns did you use?

Nessie Noodle said...

I am using kidsilk haze (rowan) and debbie bliss baby cashmerino for these fancy little things.
Thanks everyone for the comments!

Risë said...

love your Mrs. B's. These on my must knit list for this year. I'm a wrist warmer fanatic; love the things.