Yes I am warm from hot flashes and fuzzy in my brain but I'm talking about wool! Bought more. Several minutes before midnight Sunday night, I decided to browse The Old Tattered Flag for more wool colors. My goodness the wools were 20% off and I got in right under the wire, midnight to be exact. If I had more time I would have ordered a bunch more but wanted to get the order in for the one day only sale. When searching for something - can't remember what it was - I found my brother's Navy blankets. I have one dark gray, one white, one green/brown, and another brown wool from the flea market. Plus three plaid wool lap throws. All are heavy and thick. Originally I planned on donating them to the local men's shelter, but they wouldn't take them. Now I'm glad they didn't. A little Googling will produce the types of dyes suitable for wools and I can make a mess, something I have honed to an art form.
The visit with my cardiologist today was informative. He not only noticed the weight gain, but when I mentioned the more frequent bursts of tachycardia and arrhythmias, he wanted to have the monitor on again. After listening to me babble about the last few months (he's also Carole's doc) including what I've been eating, he looked at me in astonishment. "You consume how many Dove a day?" "Half a bag doc". I felt the words leaving my scrawny lips and wanted to pull them back but it was too late. It was like seeing slow moving words floating in mid-air but my arms weren't quick enough to grab them. "Well, now wait a minute Doc - some days it's not exactly half a bag, it could be less." A stern talk ensued, monitor was cancelled, and I left with my head hung in shame. Who would have thought there is that much caffeine in those little squares? "There isn't", he said, "but you don't consume squares you consume bags". Instructions are to go to Aldi's, get the 70% dark cocoa bar and have ONE 200 calorie portion once a day. Is there a Chocoholics Anonymous because I will need help with withdrawal.
I saw something on Pinterest from Bertie of Samplers&Buttons blog (now closed), and a pinner found the source. I love the shape and idea and will chart one of my liking. I'm not a buttons and bows type, more like rust and jute. This design is from The Purple Thread and is available as a kit, called Sylvie's Penny Bag. Since my Sampler Bag #1 was such a huge success (gag) would I even bother with #2? Maybe. I still have those charts printed and may offer #1 again to get rid of them.
Anyway, the snow has stopped, the cold temps are here, the cats are still in. When I crush the catnip over them, they just roll and roll, gentle and happy. But this morning I crushed to a powder and rubbed into the wool yarn balls and toys - Nitzy has been bouncing off the walls ever since. Mr. Yellow is still hanging around, interested in my spayed female, keeping Squeak away, and attacking the boys. I guess February is mating season around here and hormones are high. Neutered Bud and Nit don't roam, but they defend their territory with a vengeance and will get into a battle. My sister has a little furbaby trying to stay warm in the window well but as soon as it sees her, gone. When we pick her up for labwork today I will take some food and a weatherproof box, hopefully the little one will use both.
Be safe and well.
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