It snowed last night. Everything has a light dusting of the white stuff and it's snowing lightly now. It won't last. Today we're supposed to get flurries and then snow/sleet/freezing rain tonight with plain rain tomorrow. I hate these kind of storms. They start out all pretty and soft and before you know it, it's icy and slippery. And people drive like maniacs.

I'm sitting at my desk. It's shortly before 8 am and I know that as soon as it gets closer to 9, the phone will start ringing and people will cancel their appointments this afternoon and I'll be scrambling to find them new ones and make sure they have enough medication. A little snow makes people nervous and I guess I can't blame them. If you're dependent on public transportation inside the city, it's a mess when even a little bit of snow falls.


I am giving a Crisis Mgmt presentation today for our interns. No physical stuff, just some guidelines on dealing with individuals in crisis. I offered to do it so we could meet some regulations. We're due for a Joint Commission inspection (they accredidate hospitals. without it we can't get paid by insurance companies. It's a BIG deal) and they want all the i's dotted and t's crossed.

On the train this morning, a woman sat in front of us with a fur (or a really good fake fur) coat. Around her neck she was wearing an orange/brown/rust colored..............thing. I guess I could call it a scarf since it was around her neck but it wasn't like any scarf I've ever seen. There was some eyelash yarn, some ribbon, and what looked like feathers. It was all I could do not to touch it. She didn't look like the kind of person you could ask to touch. She got on with headphones on and sat with her book. Definite walls in place there. I stared at it for 5 stops before I got off trying to figure out what it was made of and how it was made. It fascinated me.


I am halfway finished the morning surf scarf. It feels nice (it's superwash merino) and the colors are really nice. It's bright and cheery when the days are grey and not-so-cheery. I want to finish it so I can finish my mittens. I need the mittens.

My computer is back and running like a champ. The virus is gone and all of the software is now installed. Pk fixed the settings so it is almost exactly the same. I apologized repeatedly to him and he has forgiven me for being less than grateful. I reminded him that for him, playing with the computer is an adventure and he likes it to be new and different. To me, it's a tool. I want it to work the same every time. Newness and adventure are not words I associate with my comuter. He just says "you're not very good with change". Not entirely true, just some change.

This feels like a bullet post so I'll call it the Tuesday Early Morning Bullet Post. Random thoughts from a random mind.


Roxie said…
Some days are like that.

There used to be a wildly expensive yarn company that sold one of a kind skeins with all sorts of novelty yarns just measured off, cut, and knotted together end to end to end. No two skeins are the same mix. I never was interested, knowing that I could do the same with my left-overs and a few balls of exotics. The LYS has a box of yarn with maribou feathers spun in. How long will that look pretty, do you think?

This has been a wild winter. I don't blame your clients for being unwilling to face it.

You're a brave person. Good on you!!
Alwen said…
We had the same kind of snow (on top of the however-many inches we already have), and beautiful hoarfrost to boot, just starting to evaporate as the sun tries to come out.
Bezzie said…
Hee hee. Eyelash scarves with mink coats...who would have thought! (or maybe she was wearing a lower class rabbit!)

Ever notice how when we get these dire snow advisories nothing ever happens? But when we DON'T have them issued we get decent snow?? Huh. Our advisory starts at midnight tonite. I'm not holding my breath.
Rose Red said…
I like the bullet point post!

I know what you mean about wanting to touch scarves (or other knitwear) people are wearing - I guess only another knitter wouldn't find it odd though!
Galad said…
I like bullet posts too (and it solves your page break problem!)

Glad your computer is working well again. It is so frustrating when they don't do what they are supposed to.

Stay warm!
Tinniegirl said…
I like it. The Tuesday Morning Bullet. It's got a nice ring to it.
Sheepish Annie said…
The snows are falling like crazy here and a bit of the ice mixed in for good measure. It is a good day to be a knitter.

My school district is always about the i's and t's too. We have to be in compliance to bill MaineCare for Day Treatment services. Especially now with all the cuts. And guess who just learned she'd run out of CPR certification? Yikes!!!

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