I was at work yesterday when I started to feel really cold and shivery. Then I was hot. Then cold. I got all shaky and had a hard time focusing on things. My first thought was "Oh shit, I made fun of the flu shot and now I've got the flu". I left early and went home to put on some warm pajamas and sleep. I woke up feeling less fuzzy and was soaked so I guess I broke the low grade fever I was running all yesterday. That would explain the headache and fuzzy feeling. Today, I sat around in my pj's and dozed off and on. I did some knitting but not much. Not enough brain power. I am planning to go back to work tomorrow. We'll see how the morning goes.
I did work some on PK's Spey valley sock. I opted to only do 3 pattern repeats of the design. I am now into the ribbing down the foot. The yarn is so soft and fuzzy that the pattern doesn't show up very well and I thought it was enough. I like the way they feel. Soft and comfortable.
I also snuck outside to snap a photo of one of my favorite signs of spring. This is a crocus in the bed in my front yard. There are a lot of bulbs in the bed and if the squirrels didn't eat them all, we should have some daffodils soon. I love daffodils. They are so happy looking. The bed under the windows still looks like this. Those are mums. Some are yellow, some are purple and some are deep maroon. They look dead at this point. But if you dig under the leaves, there are some green shoots there. When it really starts to warm up, the end of March, we'll rake the leaves off and cut back all the dead parts to make room for the new growth. There are some bulbs in the front of the bed but they were some we found in the garage and we're not quite sure what they are or how old they are. We'll just wait and see what comes up.
For now, we still have trees and skies that look like this. I feel like there hasn't been much sun this winter. There have been a lot of cold rainy days and a lot of grey days. Today the sun came out for a little while and I could feel my spirit lift. Then it was gone. And the clouds came back. Sigh. I am ready for spring.