Syndactyl Salutations

Thoughts on writing, knitting, and the world around me.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sleepy All the Time

No, really, and it's starting to get on my nerves a bit. Granted, I was up later last night than I'd planned to be, but even when I go to bed at a decent time I wake up tired and never feel like I completely wake up. Any suggestions?

I did end up having some of the giant brussels sprouts on Sunday, and I had steamed broccoli last night. Tonight I had a bowl of cereal. I probably should have had more steamed green things, but cereal it was.

I'm trying to eat a little healthier. I tend not to cook much, I can't really put my finger on what exactly I do eat (cereal is actually not terribly high on the list), but I know a lot of it is out of boxes and cans, and I'm sort of tired of that, and of letting produce turn into something else because I don't get around to eating it. At the same time, I find myself buying food when I don't need to, so I have quite a bit of stuff in boxes and cans that should be gone through before I buy more (yeah, probably a touch of hoarding behavior there -- I'm thinking it slots in quite well next to the anxiety tendencies of recent months).

I'm a member of a Curves, and there is a food drive there in March, so maybe I'll pass some of it along then so that I don't feel quite as guilty about not eating it. I need to focus on the fact that I'm fortunate enough to have food in my cupboards that I can pass along to someone who can not afford to have a surplus on hand. this post was all over the place, and nowhere at all, but that's okay. I just needed to put it down somewhere, since it's 9:30 and I'm ready for bed and feeling guilty for eating cold cereal for dinner rather than cooking something nutritious. Now I'm starting to repeat myself.

My day starts with a 7:30 meeting tomorrow, but I have an hour-long massage scheduled right after work, so I think that makes up for it.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007


It's supposed to be another snowy day today, so I'm holing up until I have to go to work tomorrow. I went out yesterday, did some marketing, went to the grocery store, went to Day of Dance at the health campus. The last one was nerve-wracking because it was just so crowded. But I got some decent information, and it didn't hurt that my boss's boss saw me there. I only lasted two of the four hours, though.

I could take a walk to a cafe, get out of the house for a bit, but I don't think I'm going to. I think I'll stay here and curl up with my knitting and a movie or several. Maybe cook this afternoon. I bought the largest brussels sprouts I've ever seen yesterday, I think I may steam a few of them later. I had oatmeal with maple syrup and blackberries for breakfast. It's definitely a comfort food day.

I've got a lot on my mind lately, but most of it is unsharable, or just too tangled to be clearly articulated. This day burrowed into my space will, hopefully help with all that as well.

I hope you all enjoy your Sunday, in whichever way works best for you.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Okay, so I did really well for just over a week, then dropped off the map, but that's not terribly surprising, is it? I'm not entirely sure what happened, just life, I guess. I needed to recover from the project that ended the day of my last post.

I finished Branching Out and gave it to my mom, she really liked it. The blocking job was only okay, I don't seem to have the patience for that part of the process.

I made myself one mitten, but I'm not entirely happy with it, and the second one is stalled on the cuff.

I started Bejeweled in one of the yarns I got at Maryland, but it looked too much like a tongue so I ripped it out and started it again in some lilac (color 89) Plymouth Galway. It's going much better. I'm going to donate it to a charity auction in the spring, because lilac is not one of my colors at all, and I like to donate something to them every year.

I've started a pair of worsted weight socks for a friend. You'd think they'd fly, right? Well, my friend has size 12 guy feet, so even at a larger gauge, it's still a lot of sock. I think I'm 15cm into 25cm of the first leg (he lives in Germany and gave me leg height in cm, so I figured I'd go with it). Oh, did I mention I decided to do them in 3x1 rib? But he's looking forward to getting them and I'm glad I can make them for him, so lots and lots of socks it is, even if they are brown...

A sinus infection has had me in its grips for a week and a half, though I think I'm coming out on the other side now. For me, sinus infection always means a hacking lung-based cough, always.

Mostly, though, I've been anxious. Just generally, about almost anything. Which is probably why I haven't posted for nearly a month...who knew?

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