It's warmed up a bit and I am overdressed but that is easily remedied since I will have the car nearby.
also gloves. maybe fingerless.
Also, I am wearing (or will be outside) several hand-knitted things! Socks, scarf, hat. Knitting is awesome.
I made a huge potato salad last night for a potluck today, and my back hurts from standing around chopping stuff. I was very inefficient, but it turned out pretty good. The potluck will be outdoors and it's cold, so I think we will all be huddled around the grilling area. I'm going to make a thermos of coffee.
My feet are cold but I dontwanna go upstairs and find socks. Just typing that out is pushing me to just go do it, and while I am up there, start some laundry.
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I'm depressed, but I am going to get ready and go out to a couple of artists on the county studio tour. Just a few, that is all I can handle. It might be more than I can handle, but I think I will end up near the pet store I like so I can get dog/cat food that is needed.
I think I am going to spend a lot of today reading (currently first book of the Craft Sequence) and trying to stay offline (ha!)
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I am off again today, but am taking it completely for myself. I'm running a very small kiln load (just the initial firing, it just needs babysitting, it's computer controlled.) Waiting until I have made more stuff will take forever, but I have some small test pieces that I want to use for raku glaze tests. Which I do not have organized. I am still feeling a lot of grief over the synagogue shooting. My mom's candle was still burning through that, so I was especially freaked.
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Tonight is yahrzeit for my mom. I will have to watch the clock for sunset; it's not like I'll be able to see it in this weather. 16 years, RIP mom. A couple of years I've not lit the candle. I am wondering if my estranged brother will do the same, but I try not to think about him much. At least he's not in my time zone.
Off from work again today and Monday. Chilly rain all day here, but I went and did my Civic Duty. Easy parking at my small town courthouse. Also got groceries and did some laundry, and not going out again until the dog needs to. I can't decide between knitting and reading next.
At work after a 4-day weekend but my brain is not braining. I did almost nothing on my days off. Not beating myself up about that, and I do want to engage my brain with work, but it's hard getting going.
I have a massage scheduled for later this afternoon and I'm anxious. I know I'll feel better afterwards, but stranger touching me, ahh.
I am taking today and Monday off from work, and next Friday/Monday. I've been really bad at planning PTO (which I'm not accustomed to having; was a contractor for so many years.) I have a ton of life-crap to catch up with, but I just want to sit in the recliner and knit. And possibly make soup.