Wednesday, July 20, 2016
We Have Sock!
I plonked myself on the couch yesterday and knitted the last rounds of Autumn Cumulus sock cuff, then I wove in the (only) 2 tails and it was done. Finished. As in, I don't want to see that sock again for a while. At least until it gets a lot colder around here. I tried it on and it fits. It's a little long in the foot but I suspect that'll even out when it gets its first bath. This weekend I'll soak it, roll it in a towel to squeeze out the water, and pat it into shape to try. Then I'll put it away (and out of my mind) until the weather turns frosty.
All I did yesterday was take my car in for an oil change (and two new tires a couple months before I'd planned to replace them [goodbye, $300]) and then take me and the old guy to the doc for a quick med check and short discussion of our general health. Which means I rejoined Weight Watchers online last night, downloaded their app to my phone, and will be clambering back onto the straight-and-narrow. Let's face it, I've been eating anything I damn well pleased since April 1 and not being very active so I knew this day was coming (and I'll confess to cramming in all of the ice cream and chocolate I could stand for the last few weeks). I made some broccoli slaw with light Marzetti's dressing, a little cheese, and some turkey lunchmeat to stuff into pitas for lunches along with a small dish of fresh fruit. I don't know why I veer so far off; I love eating the WW way with lots of fruits and even more veggies. I guess I don't like anyone (even myself) telling me what I can and can't eat. Let's not forget "should" which is a big negative motivator in my world.
Last night when I took out the trash I noticed a bright light tangled in the tree branches to the east. As I crossed the street to put our paltry, half-full bag of garbage in the neighbors' bin (why roll ours out when they had room for another little bit? it's a too smelly time of year to ferment garbage for two weeks.) I saw the full Thunder Moon (or Buck Moon, if you're Native) peeking through a gap in the leaves.
I'm off to the chiro on my way to work so I'd better get a move on. I didn't write last night, I was tired and just didn't feel like it. Stay cool, the heat wave's on its way. Lemonade, anyone? Ooh, iced tea. I should get a jar and make some sun tea today. I could snip some mint leaves to put in too. Great idea. See ya.