Sunday, July 9, 2017

238: Post Pneumonia


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238: Post Pneumonia


Home from the hospital after 3 days of pneumonia and a lot of fear. All are well again.

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

The "Stuck in Traffic" socks! I LOVE THIS COLORWAY!!!




In Progress:

Easter Egg Entrelac scarf



The Southwestern Entrelac Scarf

Also, Entre to Entrelac book.

My LYS: Creative Ewe Studios


Several pairs of socks:

The Pink Cascade Socks--first sock is done.  I am up to stockinette on the second

Nancy's socks in Paton's--I am up to stockinette on the second

Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Dizzy Blondes: 

A small harvest from Baron. No real spinning right now, due to need to heal my damaged sinuses.

Baron and Eleanor have both had major summer groomings. Due to extreme heat and damned foxtails, no great undercoat harvesting this year!



Strategy:

Trust: the 6th law in the book below, but the first law, in my own experience. Issues around group shaming behaviors.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership --Meh.

Try The Leadership Challenge
The Happiness Advantage

Put a Lid On It:

Cherry harvest is done. Results: tried cherry marmalade recipe--not especially worth the effort. Black Forest Preserves are a hit again this year. A bit about processing tomatoes before making sauces or salsa. My recommended ice cream maker is from Cuisinart. My beloved tomato press is here.

I had such a great helper again for this year's cherry picking:



We managed the cherry harvest, with a lick and a promise, due to it occurring at the same time as the pneumonia infestation.



Have I mentioned that you REALLY NEED a good ice cream maker? Peach sorbet and a recipe for banana sorbet.




My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!

Starting things over after rather serious lung issues. Running Dog podcast has also been forced on hiatus, due to my inability to record and speak for that long a stretch.

Make YES Happen


Something I Really Like:

Hemp oil--and NO! IT'S NOT WEED!!!

Blather:
We all survived our various versions of pneumonia just after Memorial Day. Pneumonia sucks, BTW:



Baron has been shaved, while Eleanor has been very seriously groomed and shed out. Beloved Son is doing well with hockey.

Fearless the Cat demands equal time and representation:


Nike isn't taking this lying down:




Calendar:

August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Dec 13-17: Anaheim for Evolutions Conference!