I picked up some chocolate today and am MUCH more coherent. I think yesterday sucked mostly due to the weather, but the lack of chocolate was NOT helping.
We did have cocoa, but I don't consider that chocolate. It's GOOD, but it's never gonna soothe me like a bar of chocolate would.
The Goober is learning to read. She's now decided she WANTS to read, and we've gotten further since Monday now that she's in the mood, than in any given three month period since she was born. We're doing flash cards, working on 'sight words'. You know, the words you should recognize on sight without sounding out. Now that I'm teaching the kid, I'm realizing I read almost entirely by sight words and context; I can remember a whopping two phonics rules learned over forty-two years of life. It looks like the Goober's going the same way. She can't remember phonics rules to save her life. So, fine, I'll just hammer it into her the hard way. It's not nearly so hard now that she WANTS to learn.
Today I acquired a Vogue Knitting. There've been MANY requests for me to do another discussion of modeling poses and draw all over the pictures, so that's what I'm doing. But that takes at least one more day of prep work, so patience, all.
There are some REALLY pretty cable-knits in this issue. If they were in Interweave, I think they'd become instant classics like Owls or Tangled Yoke, but there's a big disconnect between people buying Vogue Knitting and people actually knitting stuff out of it. (Srsly. Go do a Rav search; there's almost nothing by VK in the first dozen pages of most popular patterns. Even allowing for the idea that more offline knitters knit Vogue patterns than other magazines', that's strange.) At any rate, if I hadn't sworn this year to get serious about designing more, I'd be sorely tempted to knit some of these.
It snowed today. A lot. I am horrified by how badly people drive in snow around here. They can't ALL have grown up in Florida.
I finished the first of the Cat Bordhi socks; I'll get a photo as soon as possible. I celebrated the finish by buying more sock yarn. Gotta quit that. It's getting ridiculous, even if I AM actually finishing socks.