Who Has Seen the Wind?
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you.
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I.
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.
Christina Georgina Rossetti
The trees weren't completely bowing their heads but they sure were bending over. I woke up from a dream in which I was flying over snow covered land. I don't like to fly, I get sick but in the dream I was enjoying it. When I woke up, the thermostat on the window fan said 58 degrees (14 C) and I was shivering. I guess that explains the flying and the snow.
We got our uneventful weekend. Friday, we replaced our microwave. I didn't think we'd miss it as much as we did. Pk eats leftovers for breakfast a lot and there was no way to quickly heat them up. Our old microwave was designed and built when they thought people would actually cook in them and it had a temperature probe and other attachments. It was big enough to cook a whole ham or turkey. The new one (with inverter technology!) is smaller and seems to be made for mostly heating things up. That's ok because that's what we do mostly anyway. Now, we are trying to figure out the buttons to make it work.
Saturday, I cleaned the house and did some spinning. I plied some purple trainwreck and Kate is coveting it. I also watched Holly move her things out. She got an apartment not too far away and this was the move in weekend. She didn't ask for help so I didn't offer. She had some friends and I figured schlepping boxes is for young folks with healthy backs. I went and got my hair cut and the hair dresser gave me some depressing news. The only way to get rid of my hair color is to let it grow out. She said there are strippers but they'd only work if you were going to put another color on your hair. Letting it grow out would take months. Months of living with roots. I'm putting the plan on hold for now.
Sunday, Pk and I went to brunch and then to the grocery store. It wasn't nearly as crowded as I expected. Then we went to my brother's for some outdoor food. BBQ chicken and burgers and dogs and strawberry shortcake. I cheated and bought the pound cake but I made the whipped cream. It was delicious. My brother has Rotweillers. Two of them. They are big, DROOLY dogs. When we got home, the clothes went into the laundry basket and we went into the shower. But we had a nice time. They live on a lake and the mosquitos ate well. I have bites all over my feet and arms.
Yesterday was "the day off" and Pk and I did what we wanted. I washed up the drooly clothes and decided to clean out my closets and drawers. I know, I know. Not a "day off" thing to do. But I love the feeling of newly straightened drawers and closets. I love being able to find my shoes in the morning and to see my clean clothes hanging neatly in the closet. I worked on Em's sweater. I found an addi turbo in my basket that's the right size and switched it from the Denise needles to the addi. Oh my god. What a difference. I thought it was just me but the addi's are so much better. And they have come out with an interchangeable set! Look ! here. The price is steep, more than twice what Options cost. I want to wait and see if anyone uses them and likes them and if they think the price is worth it. If one can "love" knitting needles, I love my addi needles and an interchangeable set that is as good as the single ones sounds too good to be true.
But, for now, it's back to work. Have a good Tuesday.