Okay, it's been a couple negative posts in a row, but dammit, it's been a shitty couple days.
I was starting to feel better yesterday and HAD to get out and mail some yarn (I hadn't mailed it Monday and felt really, really bad because I feel if someone pays me for something I should get it in the mail at first opportunity, even if I'm so sick I can't stand up straight). So while I was out, I thought, hell, we're out (did I mention I had The Baby with me because the husbeast is working weird hours again?) I should run down to the mall book store and get the new JD Robb novel. (Amy. Slow, deep breaths.) And, well, it was hot. Not outside so much - around seventy. But in the Jeep with the sun pounding in, it was pretty damn warm. And the AC unit in the Jeep apparently needs recharged or whatever because it wasn't working.
So we drove around yesterday afternoon with the windows down. (Right this minute, the Baby got hold of the TV remote and reset the cable box, and is now rampaging about the living room, howling because her shows aren't on. I'm going to leave her to that.)
At the time, it was nice. Cool air in the windows, baby squealing with joy in the back seat. (She loves the wind in her hair.) Today? Not so much. She's got a return stuffy nose. And me? I've got a sore throat again and glands the size of golf balls.
And I can't imagine why I just spent eleventy thousand words typing all that, except as an extended whine. I DON'T FEEL GOOD. WAAAAAAAh.
In other new - real news - inspired by Trish's suggested name for the yarn yesterday, I'm trying to do "Mermaid Tail" justice and adding in some blue-green and green to the mix and make it more... mermaidy. How is it other people come up with lovely romantic names for colors and I get radioactive isotopes and 'Queasy Iguana'? I'm sure there's another potential ink-blot style test in there somewhere.
That's the heel flap of the new sock. The colors are accurate. I need to avoid white in the future, and work on getting more 'middle colors' between the dark and light. But I kinda like it.
Now The Baby's babbling at me because I'm not treating the lack of "The Upside Down Show" with proper respect.
Life's tough, kid.