I notice the older I get the faster things come up. Remember when you were young and it took forever for your birthday or summer to get here? Now they just whiz by at an alarming rate, that seems to be one of the unfortunate things that happen as we get older and gain wisdom (well I hope I have accrued some wisdom anyway :P.) At any rate, I used this Old Indian bit of wisdom again because (with just a hint of sarcasm) obviously the federal government didn’t pay attention last year when I used it on my blog and day light savings time is here again this year. sigh.
Well, WOOT WOOT, my car has been repaired and is in my garage!!! However (don’t you just know there is always a however?) my foot isn’t healed sufficiently yet to drive it. I drove it home from the mechanics house about 20 mins away and my left ankle is letting me know about it (it’s a manual with a clutch and not an automatic transmission). So it will be a couple more weeks before I can drive it because I went back to the Dr yesterday, (my supervisor thought my foot should be healed by now and suggested I go back to the Dr), and she said “nope, as long as you are using that ankle the ligaments you tore will be very slow to heal”. She wanted to put an air cast on it because she knows I am single and self supportive and staying totally off of it is not an option, but they didn’t have one and I have to wait until I get paid on Tuesday to afford it. But I want it to heal so I can drive and walk and all that other stuff that I haven’t been able to do since the middle of Jan when I fell down the stairs, so on Tuesday when I get paid, I will go get one and use it (the pharmacy is only a few blocks from my house). She did put a splint type of brace on it which she said would be better than the soft support one that I was using, and she put me on a high dose of ibuprofen every 6 hrs for a full week to help with the inflammation. So I’m crossing my fingers that in 2 or 3 weeks I will be back to more normal :).
After 4 trips to the frog pond, I have finally figured out my pattern for the new comfort shawl I am making. When I get a bit more done on it so that you can see the pattern I will post a picture of it. When I am completely done I will post a link to the original daisy shawl pattern and my version of a rectangular shawl pattern for it along with the picture of the finished shawl :). I’m torn right now between wanting to spin and wanting to knit, but the knitting is winning out at the moment. Perhaps later this week when I need a break from the shawl, I will pay more attention to the “come hither” from my spinning wheel.
I did see the geese flocking back a week ago last Thursday (March 3rd) and all the wonderful red-breasted Robins!! The female Robins should be showing up in the next week or so – they are usually about 2 weeks behind the males so the males can set up their territories to court the females and entice them to their carefully picked out and fought for spots. AHHH, SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Farewell Old Man Winter!! 🙂