Holy crazy windstorm the other night Batman! The good part I guess is that we acquired a fishing net in the deal, it blew off the balcony of the appartment above us and onto ours along with a bunch of branches from the willow trees by the pool. I cleared off the branches but I'm not going to be so quick to do anything about the net (insert evil little laugh here). I thought the windows were going to shatter at one point, they're not sealed that well and they were rattling in their panes.
Been a bit busy dealing with the little man by myself the last few days while Daddy's hunting. To all the single mothers out there I truly don't know how you do it, I'm about to have a meltdown and it's only been a few days. You are clearly stronger women than I. I really don't do well by myself and being alone all day with M is enough to drive me over the edge on days when I know O's on his way home but knowing it's going to be days before I see him is torture. I worry constantly about him, I almost think it would be better if I didn't know what they were doing. I feel a lot like a big piece of me is missing when he's not around, the good part.
In knitting news, I have Cozy and the blasted cabled baby blanket done. I feel a bit better now that my oldest UFO is off the needles and I'm making some noticeable progress on Christmas gifts and have two SP pressies are finished. I got some packages together today for SP6 and the Holiday SP round, an excuse to go to the mall and pick up some bits and pieces. I'm beginning to think Canada Post may send me a Christmas card for my patronage this year...lol. I've decided that the only thing I love better than shopping for myself is spoiling other people, no wonder I love Christmas so much. I also signed up for the International Scarf Exchange 2, hoping to get my match in the next few days so I can plan some post Christmas knitting.
Freaking Debbie Bliss!!! I can't believe I've let myself be drawn in again, it never fails that I have problems with her patterns and yarns but seem to be inexplicably pulled by some odd magnetic force to knit them anyway. This time it's the man slippers from the Simple Living book. I thought they'd be a good gift for Daddy (I'm a terrible daddy's girl can you tell? about to be 27 and still calling him Daddy) but the pattern has so many problems I was about to throw both the pattern and half knit left slipper out the bus window this afternoon. Apparently she can't count to 49. Had the slipper not been on my much loved 3.75mm addi turbo it would have gone and I wouldn't have felt bad about it either. I suppose it's a teeny tiny smidge my fault that I thought this time would be different.
Almost forgot, I want to say thanks to my HSP for such a cute card (I love Taz!) and Terby who sent me some beautiful stitch markers and chocolates that arrived on a day when I was feeling a bit off, you made my day.