Wooohooo, for a good nights sleep! So, I reckon one of the things about menopause might be insomnia??? IDK. But I’ve been horribly awake for the past week or so. Maybe two or three hours of sleep a night at the very most. It also might be the full moon. It could be anxiety. Who the heck knows! This past week though, somehow, I seem to have developed allergies!!! NOW I know what people are talking about when their faces are leaking, and your eyes are so itchy you wanna rip them out!!! The night before last when we went shopping I grabbed some Claritin D. Oldest dd does have Benydryl here for her bad days but man that stuff makes me feel funny and knocks me out! Within like ten minutes of taking it I have to nap for like two hours! Yesterday I took one of the Claritin D and my eyes were still a little leaky, but at least the itchy eyes and nose stopped!!! Whew! It didn’t knock me out all day though, and last night I also slept like a rock for the first time in a week!!! Yaaaayyy!
Today… We’re taking Mammy cat to the shelter! She is in heat on our back porch, and Every able bodied tom cat in the neighborhood is circling our house!!! OMG what a nightmare!!!! And it’s making my indoor fixed cats a little bonkers too! Next week we start taking the kittens in to be fixed. Hopefully then everything will settle down in the month of March!
Knitting stuff… there are booties!!! Thirty sets done over the past two or three weeks for Warm Hearts Warm Babies!!! In their newsletter they said they have 1300 hats, and no booties to go with them for the layette packages they give to different hospitals! So I figured I’d make a few!
Then there’s this scarf I started. A Youtuber I watch made a flat scarf in garter stitch out of her leftover bits of yarn. I thought, how awful to have to weave in all those ends. So I cast on 40 stitches on my circ needles, and all of my ends will be tied off inside the scarf. 🙂 Pretty awesome so far.
Here are two of the four pretzel buckets of scraps I have to work out of…
And then, the baby blanket I am working on. We’re watching episodes of The Arrow (starting season two tonight! Woot!), and XFiles on Netflix with the kiddo’s, so I work on this while we watch.
And last but not least, the Midwife Blanket I’m working on (yes, it looks like the Pounder skein of yarn is going to be enough to do the whole middle of this blanket) I might do the border of it in a different color, but I did buy a second Pounder skein of the soft white, because I thought I was going to run out. So we’ll see how it goes. It’s six repeats wide by eight repeats long right now, and I’m just going to go for that ninth repeat, and it’ll be three feet wide by three feet long! And I know just who I’m going to give it to also! 😀
And just for giggles… this is what I come back to just about every time I leave my desk! *sigh* Silly kitties! The orange one is Salmon, and the dark one is Wicket. The other two oranges ones, Mawmaw and Trout, hardly ever take my chair, but these two… constant battle! Don’t they look comfy? 😛