I know I complain about calendar dysfunction more than I should, but this time it is very serious. I honestly don't have the foggiest notion what day it is on a regular basis now. It all got really bad last Wednesday when, due to the holiday, I decided it was Sunday.
I've been hopelessly off track ever since.
To make matters worse, I'm coming into this week's Wednesday Night Bullet Post woefully unprepared. I know that the quality of this blog has suffered over the past year or so, but I honestly do try to think up a few things before I put fingers to keyboard even on my worst of writing days. Today? Not so much. Were it not for the helpful reminders provided by the television programming guide I consulted a few moments ago, I would have let this whole thing go without a backwards glance.
I'll do my best to come up with something kinda-sorta-sense-making...
*I woke up this morning feeling kind of...off.
*Not sick exactly.
*In spite of the raging allergies I seem to be experiencing this summer...
*I couldn't figure out just what was out of whack until I spent some time reviewing my dietary choices of late and then it hit me.
*I've been a little heavy on the carbs and protein lately.
*And disturbingly light on the fruits and veggies.
*As in "I think I had some watermelon a few days ago but, otherwise, I am a poster child for scurvy."
*I remembered it was Wednesday this morning even though I forgot by the afternoon.
*Wednesday is the day of the Weekly Visit With The Vegetables.
*Today, I went with a mission.
*After purchasing the prerequisite garlic and basil followed by the cukes I shall need to make relish this week, I went on a fruit hunt.
*There is little in the way of fruit this early, but there were berries. I got "blue" and "rasp."
*The latter required that I take out a second mortgage, but it will be worth it if I can get myself back in some sort of equilibrium.
*Berries are not going to help my sinuses but you can't expect fruit to do everything.
*I am very serious when I tell you that, if I have to knit another inch of pink and green houndstooth pattern, I shall go utterly mad.
*Keep an eye on the news people.
*Because I have, by my estimation, another 15 inches to go.
*Plus a border but that's not houndstooth so I think I'll get through that.
*I call this the Hounds (of Hell) Tooth Pattern.
*This situation is my own fault. I underestimated the time before the deadline.
*Not to mention overestimating my ability to produce vast amounts of pink and green houndstooth in sport weight yarn.
*I am seriously reduced to wearing a wrist brace now.
*Wrist went numb due to excessive panicked purling.
*I love my Very Complicated Kitty.
*And am grateful that he now lets me sleep until 6:00 in the morning as opposed to enforcing the school year schedule.
*But I found his reaction to my slumbering until 6:10 a little bit of an overreaction.
*Bit me hard enough to leave a bruise.
*The VCK is a biter. He bites out of love. He bites out of irritation. He bites out of boredom.
*Those bites I can tolerate.
*The hunger bites are not working for me.
*How hungry must he be to start in on my forearm?????
*Feline Initiated Behavior Modification.
*In between gulping down blueberries, frantic knitting and explaining to my cat that I am most certainly not on the menu, I've been getting in a bit of reading.
*After reading the first in the Dante Valentine series, I decided to spring for the omnibus edition and just get through the whole series.
*Wrapped up To Hell and Back (Dante Valentine, Book 5) last night.
*I was stuck for a bit after that, but then remembered that another new book in a series I started last summer was out. Actually has been for a while, but I got distracted by other stuff.
*So I'm rereading Johannes Cabal the Necromancer and Johannes Cabal the Detective.
*That way I can be ready to enjoy Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal 3).
*These books raise the concept of Snarky Anti-hero to a new high.
*Johannes has maybe one and the three quarters of a redeeming quality.
*But I love him anyway.
*Enjoying the reread!
*Except for the guilt I feel over not knitting or feeding the cats when I should.
*And not eating a balanced diet like Mommy Sheep taught me...
Well, it's back to the grind for me. I promised myself five inches of (Hell)houndstooth before bedtime and I know I'm due for another dose of berries. Plus I see a couple of cats and I don't like the look the chubby one is giving me. I think it is almost the dinner hour by their reckoning.
Time to be on my best behavior
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