I am afraid to check and see how often I have written here, "I'm tired", "I'm so tired", and the like.
Oh, all right, here's a hint. When I search my published posts for "tired", it brings up 131 results*. Out of 1121. And while a few of those may be referring to something other than my own energy levels ... well, it's doubtful. I don't spend much time writing about how a current trend is just tired
. So there we are.
*"Exhausted" only gets ten, and "fatigue" two. I guess I'm pretty dedicated to "tired".
Anyway! I stopped for groceries on my way home, and after powering around the store, and hauling it all upstairs, I think a little fatigue is not surprising. I wanted to show you one of the things I bought, since it falls into the category of "Didn't Know It Existed, But Now I Must Have It". I was buying more spaghetti for the next time I make spaghetti pie, and look at this:
Pre-broken spaghetti! It's probably all sorts of wrong to serious fans of Italian food, but I'm delighted. No longer must I choose between breaking the spaghetti by hand (which is hard on the hands) and having it clump up, and have to be cut in the casserole. It's the little things. Speaking of which, as long as the pasta was on sale, I went for fun, too:
Just call me easily amused.
I'm working away on the second sock in the raspberry yarn. I do like the stitch definition of this yarn: the pattern shows up nice and clear. I briefly hated the yarn when I had that problem
that I tried to fix by dropping down two stitches, then by ripping the whole thing back a few rounds. The yarn seemed to un-twist into multiple strands, and was a bitch to get back on the needles (not that fixing mistakes is my forte; how many of my knitting disaster stories start out, "I saw a mistake I made a few rows back, and tried to fix it by..."? But this was extreme). Once I got it straight again, though, it's been fine.
Still, my feelings for the yarn are "like", not "love", so I'll be interested, when this one is done, to move on to the Socks That Rock lightweight. I loved
: how will the lightweight compare?
Light therapy update: I can not say that I found it easy to get up this morning, but! It was not as impossible as it has been recently. In the last few weeks, I've been abusing the snooze button, hitting it several times and falling desperately back to sleep at once each time. This morning I didn't want
to get up, but I did, and before the alarm went off again. It's an improvement. Could still be a coincidence. I haven't noticed any other changes in health or mood or energy. Further updates as events warrant.
And how are the cats doing with the expanded perch area, you ask?
Well, there's been some of this:
And some of this:
So far, so good.
In conclusion, I'm not sure if The Awl is a "real" newspaper, or is more like The Onion, but I adore their headline about the engagement of Prince William:
Labels: cats, light therapy, socks