It's that time of year again.  Time to think about Earth Hour.  If you don't remember, this is the one hour out of your year where you turn off all your lights and as many electrical appliances as you can.  This year it is scheduled for March 27 at 8:30 pm local time. The earth from space at night is a beautiful place but all that energy!  It boggles the mind.  Earth Hour saved a lot of energy last year but that's not the point.  While saving energy is a desirable thing, education about the amount of energy we're using is priceless.  Check it out and pass it on.  We'll be observing the Earth Hour for the third year here at our house.  And we're going to renew our commitment to using less energy.  Pk and I are carpooling back and forth to the train station.  Not only does it save some energy but we get to spend some time together in the morning and afternoon.  Who says being green has to be dull?

Yesterday I went back to the doctor's for another round of antibiotics. I was feeling icky. Not really sick but not well. My head hurt and my glands are swollen and I thought my infection was coming back. He was surprised that I'm still having sinus infection/sore throat/ear infection symptoms. The other antibiotic I took is a "big gun". The new one is one that brings the nasty side effects (nausea, diaharrea, vomiting - got to love it). It doesn't matter. I have to get rid of the infection. I spent today sitting in the chair, falling asleep and trying to finish my sock.

As of this writing, I'm still alive.  No killer socks arrived in my mailbox yesterday.  It makes going home an interesting proposition!  I had a scare today when the postman brought me some yarn I ordered for the Evenstar Kal (a lovely ivory cashmere/silk/merino blend).  I thought the package might be my death socks but not yet.  I live to keep knitting.  I should cast off sock #1 and start #2 tonight-unless I fall asleep again.  Cold medicine will do that.

This Sunday, the Hunterdon County Museum is inviting knitters and spinners to practice their hobbies in celebration of the end of their Knitted, Knotted and Netted exhibit.  Kate and I are thinking of taking our wheels and going.  It depends on the weather.  We're in for a nasty storm (wintry mix-snow, sleet, freezing rain) for the weekend.  If the roads aren't too icy, it might be fun. 

I didn't go to the knit night Monday night.  I was feeling depressed about having to rip out so much of my sock.  But, I'll be done or out of competition by the time the next one comes up in two weeks.......

Well, I'm off to fix some dinner for Pk.  He's out in the garage sawing some wood.  I can hear the table saw and smell the wood.  At least, there are no shouts of  "oh shit, ".  That's always a good thing.

Comments

Bezzie said…
I like how dark AK is that map. I miss the dark. It's too light in Northern NJ.
Galad said…
Glad you survived to knit another day. Hope this antibiotic does the trick. Last year when I let my sinus infection go too long I had to do multiple rounds of antibiotics to get rid of it.
Rose Red said…
Hope the drugs kick in soon and do their job, while still letting you knit knit knit on your socks!

Thanks for the reminder about Earth Hour. I must diarise!
KnitTech said…
I'll add Earth Hour to my calendar. Grilltech and I drive 20 minutes out of town to star gaze. There is too much light pollution where we live, sadly it's only getting worse.
Roxie said…
Earth hour is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it! Good luck to PK and his woodworks, and best of luck with the sock wars! If you get killed, do you still have to finish the socks?
Sheepish Annie said…
Aww...sorry to hear you're still not feeling well. I hope the new drugs do the trick. I'm glad you're still alive, too. I'd be sad if you were killed in Sock Wars before you got to celebrate Earth Hour!
Alwen said…
That's strange to think about - being killed by the sock in the mail. I usually get the mail hoping for something nice - Piecework or maybe yarn. And it's usually just bills or junk mail. But I always go after it with that little lift of hope.
Amy Lane said…
I shall try to remember... I always applaud the idea for Earth hour and then forget the day!
miconian said…
I linked to this post from a comment I made on Bundle. Thanks!

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