Yes, I've been doing things other than throw birthday parties and catch germs. (Hot and cold running snot, here; I get stressed, I get sick. Very exciting.)
I've been spinning:
This has been a hoot. A week ago Monday, my mother-in-law, her best friend, and I all went on a yarn crawl in the nearest large town. They both bought... yarn. I found a 'teach yourself art felting' kit that contained merino pencil roving and snapped it up for spinning purposes. It was three rolls of roving, 50g each. This is the first one. I got about 109 yards out of it. It is called "Zitron" and is from some German company or other. I assume it means Citron or Citrus.
I have A Plan cooking for a way to cobble together a lot of these little spinning projects into something useful. If I do it. It's going to take some planning and time. We'll see.
I've also been knitting:
These are my initials on the hem of my father-in-law's Christmas sweater. The pink on either side is from flowers also knit into the hem. (My father-in-law told me rather sarcastically last February that he wanted pink flowers and silver ribbon on his new sweater. I knit to please.) This is going slowly because it's on size threes. I keep telling myself this is easy compared to the size ones, a few years back.
Then of course there is my other project:
It's taking some time, but it's coming along.
There've been some questions about Sekhmet. She's doing fine, and made the move with minimal fuss (by the Sekhmet definition of fuss; no one bled). She sleeps all night curled up under the covers with me, so she's reasonably content. (As content as a cat gets, I'd say.) There have been a few challenges between Chico, my mother-in-law's cat, and Sekhmet. I feel kind of sorry for Chico. He's trying to be an alpha cat, and assert his authority, and, well, Sekhmet doesn't give a shit. Makes it kind of hard for Chico to be in charge. I'll try to get photos.
Tomorrow is my driving test. Won't that be fun. Maybe I should glue my birth certificate to my forehead.