Today is a 50/50 kind of day.  The meh 50 is that I feel like I'm getting sick.  Tired, achy, sinusy, a little nauseaus (but hungry) with a wicked headache and hot/cold flashes.  I toughed it out at work but I'm really glad to be home. 

The good 50 is that the sun was shining when I walked out of the building this afternoon!  Honest to god sunshine.  I saw it!  A large glowy thing in the sky.  It was wonderfully uplifting after what seemed like weeks of grey days but in reality was only a few days.  And tomorrow?  The big glowy thing is coming back and the temperature is supposed to be above freezing.  42 more days until Spring (or thereabouts).  I am so ready.   And so is Peter Kevin.  There he is shoveling out the last heavy wet snow (from last Thursday) out of the driveway after the plow deposited it and blocked us in.  It was all snow with ice underneath and it was a mess.  

The other good part (so maybe today was really a 33/66 kind of day) is these.  A finished pair of Monkey socks.  For me.  I love this color of yarn.  It's thin and the yarn has no halo.  It knit up so nice and I loved watching the interplay of the colors as the pattern grew.  I also like that the pattern is easy enough to do that you don't need to pay a lot of attention to it.  For me, this is a quick knit.  For some reason, some patterns seem to speed along and this is one of them.  These socks took me a while since I wanted to finish the sweater but once they got my full attention, they seemed to knit themselves.

And another good thing (ok, so now we're up to 25/75) is this.
One of the doctors I work with is having a mural put on our entire second floor wall.  The artist has moved down the hallway toward my office and is now working around "my" space.  I like it.  It's subtle but lovely.  All woods and trees and waterfalls.

Every day when I go into work, I look to see what's new.  This corner is the newest bit.  I've heard some grumbling from coworkers about it being "juvenile" and "nursery school" but I am thrilled to have something other than blank walls.  I started to take photos of it as he moves along.  This is the door next to mine.  I can't wait to see what he does near my door.  The doctor who's sponsored it wants it done in memory of her parents who were both outdoorsy people.  I think it's a wonderful tribute.

I put a piece of pork into the crockpot this morning with some bbq sauce to cook down for pulled pork sandwiches.  It smells so good right now that it's making my somewhat queasy stomach growl.  I am going to have a small bit for dinner with some rice. 

It's after 5 and there's still enough light left to see out the windows.  Another sure sign that Spring is not far away.  (Please don't burst my bubble.  I KNOW that the next 6 weeks will be filled with cold weather and probably more wintry precipitation, but a girl's gotta have some hope, you know?)


Kaye said…
I think it's a decent mural. Now if it had cartoon characters, yeah that would be juvenile.

And great minds think alike--we had crock pot spicy pepper beef sandwiches today.
Olivia said…
how wonderful. I would love to have something like that at work. I hope you'll be able to get some more photos as it is completed.
Olivia said…
how wonderful. I would love to have something like that at work. I hope you'll be able to get some more photos as it is completed.
KnitTech said…
Yea, shoveling snow is back-breaking. Hope PK isn't too sore.

The mural is lovely.
Roxie said…
What a splendid tribute to her parents! And it gives an artist a good-paying job, too! Hoorah. Adds character to the building - It looks like a win, win, win mural!

The socks are wonderful. You deserve 'em!

And you are a stronger woman than I am. I took to my bed for three days when I started to feel like that.And I'm STILL whining!
drkknits said…
i love that mural, what a great addition to the workplace! and your socks, so bright and colourful and cheery, i love monkeys too for all those reasons. that shovelling does look nasty. im not going to say anything about what i think of the sun right now....
amy said…
Hope you're feeling better today! It WAS nice to see the sun for a bit here today. I was doing fine with the cold and snow until we hit that streak of no sun at all. And my kids have barely been in school this week. Early dismissal Tuesday, no school Wednesday, delayed start today. I've begun swearing at the weather, for what THAT'S worth!!
Alwen said…
Sorry to hear you're getting sick! I love the colors of your Monkey socks.

We had three days in a row of brilliant sunshine, and boy! I was done with that thing. My eyes hurt!
Amy Lane said…
I love that mural-- how awesome! And ignore the grumbly people. Enjoy the fact that plain white walls are not your style.

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