Plant Question

Yesterday we went for a short walk and along the path I spotted these stalk with thorns. What caught my attention was the fact that they were purple. I had a hard time seeing the photo I had taken because of the glare. Hopefully you can see the purple. Does anyone know what these are? I’ve got no idea.

After a long stretch with no ice cream (I know, crazy!) I had a scoop last night with sprinkles. It really hit the spot.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I hope you have a lovely day!

PSA for Ravelry folks. You can send Valentines to your friends. Go to the main page and follow the instructions.

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Not As Planned

iPod included for size. Yes, that iPod is from 2007. Being a frugal Yankee means not upgrading when things still work.

My morning has not gone as planned. I expected to spend about an hour paying some bills and gathering the tax stuff and then I’d blog. Well three hours later here I am. Tax stuff is mostly gathered and completely annoying. I will dedicate another hour to that tomorrow.

As you can see, maybe, the blanket has grown again. I am a row or so away from starting the third skein. So yes, progress.

Now it is time for lunch and before I know it I’ll be preparing dinner. I’m going to call this a mostly lost day and hope for better tomorrow.

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An Assortment Of Things

Thank you for all your suggestions. I didn’t sleep any better last night but I’m going to try incorporating your suggestions tonight.

I have nearly finished the box of gingerbread spice tea that I love so I thought it was time to try something else. I picked up this Bengal Spice because the spice combination sounded tasty. I had a cup last night after dinner. Wow! It has quite a bite. I really enjoyed it a lot. The taste that remained once the tea was gone reminded me of the hot cinnamon hearts I used to like as a kid. This will remain in my regular rotation.

I have made an unpleasant discovery in my closet. It seems a bunch of my clothes are all wearing out at once. I’m sure this is normal for someone who hates to shop. I’m trying to psych myself up for some clothes shopping. Where do you buy your clothes? I have a fondness for secondhand shops and normally can find a few things. The last few times have been a disappointment.

If I’m going to buy clothes I’m going to have to clean out my closet. It’s at the top of my to do list for this week. I’ll report back if I get this done. A storm is on the way so I may use shoveling as an excuse to not clean my closet.

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I’ve been knitting a few rows here and there but having finished the second skein yet. I should have the blanket done by the time the baby arrives in April I hope.

I feel like I’ve been doing things all out of order lately. My preference is to blog in the evening and have it post in the middle of the night. That hasn’t been happening because I’m doing other things then. Sometimes even knitting. Everything is all thrown off, even my sleep. I’ve been staying awake too late and going back to sleep after I turn off the alarm clock. At 7 I jump out of bed in a panic. I feel like my internal clock is off. How does one set it back to right?

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We Survived

I definitely think we’re getting a little soft around here. When I started making dinner last night it seemed a little chilly in the house. I had to run down to the basement to move some laundry into the dryer. It seemed even colder down there. I checked the furnace for oil and water. All looked good so I went back upstairs and turned the thermostat up. Nothing happened. Turned it up another degree. Still, nothing. I called our oil company who said they’d send someone out in the next 5 hours. He arrived 3 1/2 hours later. It seems the motor on the oil burner went. He replaced it and had the heat back on in about 30 minutes. Everyone went to bed in warmish rooms and by this morning all is returned to normal. Myles is glad I’ve been putting off his grooming. He would have been cold without his fur coat.

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Seen At The Mall

The Husband and I finally got back to the mall yesterday morning for a real walk. We did 3.5 miles. On the first trip around these yarn bowls caught my eye. At a mere $7 I was very tempted to buy one but resisted. Of course it helped that the stores were still closed and we left before they opened. I don’t have the urge to go back to buy one because 1. They’re plastic and 2. I don’t think I’d use it more than once or twice. Have you resisted buying anything lately? Do you regret that decision?

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