Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dear Mr. Winter

Dear Mr. Winter:

I know that you've had a wonderful time this season.  You've been able to stop entire cities from doing normal business.  There have been more 'snow days' from work than I remember ever having in the last 10 years.  Folks are still wearing winter coats and leg warmers and sweaters and socks even though Spring is just around the corner. And I am way more familiar with internet weather sites than I ever aspired to know.

Today is the 16th of March and that means Spring is just a few days away.  It appears you decided to make one more attempt to conquer the world.  I awoke to freezing rain stuck to the windows, making it appear like icicles on the glass.

I suspect we got a total of 2 inches of snow today.  And tomorrow it's supposed to get to the mid 50's.  So your feeble attempt to make us all aware of you is wasted. Now, don't get your knickers in a twist, that was NOT a challenge to you...just an observation.

I'm hoping you had a fun time, but most of the people I know, including myself, think you have outlasted your welcome from last November.  It's time to pack up your playthings and make room for Miss Spring to arrive  on Friday.  

And Gilligan is just plain bored with you!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

March of the Lions

 Whoever said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb had it half right...or at least the first half is right so far this month.  Today is the 2nd of March and this is what I woke up to.  Sleet turned to ice overnight and the windows in the morning room were crusted with ice.
When I let the dogs out, it had started to snow. They say we won't have much snow this time - only 2-4 inches.  With the thin crust of sleet underneath, I'm not sure I want to try to drive to work tomorrow, especially since it won't get above 20 degrees today.  
Sock Madness 8 begins anytime.  The specifications for Round 1 came out yesterday morning and that means the pattern will be released sometime within 48 hours of then.  I have 2 weeks to knit that first pair in order to get onto a team. Piece of cake!  I've found that it's when we get to Round 3, 4, & 5 that I falter - mainly because I don't knit as fast as a lot of the other knitters from around the world.  And this IS, after all, a speed competition!  

As usual, I made several project bags to donate for prizes.  I did 2 embroidered ones - I'm particularly fond of the seahorse one.  Might need to make one for myself.

And these 6 lines drawstring ones.  They go together fairly quickly. I spent all day yesterday making 4 of them.  Not to be bragging or anything, but my project bags are very popular during Sock Madness competitions!  I try a different style each year and each year they go over quite well. This year is no exception.  

Well, time to get's after noon and I still need to get the trash gathered and clean out the litter box and get everything out to the trash for pick up day.  I slept in later than usual and always need to have a fortifying mug of Irish breakfast tea to get started.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll let you know how March ends - hopefully like a lamb and not a lion!