So, are we talking about the weather or the illness? Well, both. This bronchitis is just hanging on and on. My doctor confirms that I'm on the mend, though, so there does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, there was a train coming this week when I got hit by . . . pink eye!! My doctor says that it's not unexpected when you work around what he calls "little walking germ factories" – kids. I've been trying to keep away from all the kids at work to avoid giving them what I have, but apparently one of them launched a preemptive strike. Add in the continued lack of sunshine. We've seen a glimpse now and then, but when the cloud cover clears, the fog rolls in.
One of the effects of all of this has been a complete lack of interest in anything. Usually when I walk into my sewing room I get excited about all the possible projects I could be working on. Today I walked in, looked around, and walked back out. It was just too much effort to get excited about anything. So, I've spent a lot of time cuddled in my chair with Kirby on my lap and just knitting. Mostly it's been pretty mindless projects like this afghan for the Linus Project:
I went over to the next island today to the LYS and picked up a couple of more skeins to finish it off and and while I was there picked up some more Encore:
So, I have plenty of yarn to get me through some pretty mindless knitting until my brain cells can wrap themselves around something more challenging. I did put in a few rows on Queen Silvia, but I knew better than to push it:
And a close up of nupps for Lynne:
Last weekend I dragged myself out and went to visit my sister. I did manage to make it through the opera without disturbing the other patrons and getting myself unceremoniously kicked out. We also went to a "Cruise Show" sponsored by AAA. Who knew there were so many possibilities for cruising? Anything from a jaunt around the Caribbean to a trip through the Panama Canal to a river cruise into China. I brought home stacks and stacks of books so hubby and I can start planning for a cruise in a year or two.
In the meantime a shorter trip is planned for April. My sister and I got our tickets for a trip back home to visit the parents. My office will be closed for about a week and a half and it seemed the perfect opportunity to go spend some time with the folks. Tomorrow hubby leaves for a trip of his own. He's flying down to San Diego to bring back a new toy. I won't spoil the surprise, but if you know his love of classic cars, you might have a hint as to what's coming.