Daylight Savings Time.  It's almost 5:30 and the sun is still fairly high.  It's a good thing that our electronic devices are smarter than we are because for the first time, we actually forgot.  One of the bad things about this is that I'm used to cooking dinner when the sun is going down.  Since that won't happen for at least another hour, I have to retrain myself or dinner will be very late all week!

We found out that our local grocery store is closing in about 6 weeks.  I have almost literally never shopped anywhere else.  Today was probably the last time we'll go there since Pk is afraid they'll stop stocking the shelves and I'm not sure I want to watch it slowly close down.  Almost 30 years and now I have to find a new regular store.  There's another one not too far but they're more expensive and the selection is not as varied. 

These lovely ladies are adding some color to the brown that is our front yard.  They've bloomed before most of the crocuses.  We have some of the more yellow daffodils but they're under the tree and don't get the strong morning light like these.  I love driving up and seeing them all waiting for me.  Like a little yellow welcoming committee.

We had a good weekend.  Pk spent most of it turning big blocks of wood into small bits of wood.  He is so thoroughly enjoying himself. 

I slept on and off all day yesterday.  I think my mind/body just needed to sleep.  I sat in a chair in the living room and alternately dozed and read a comic book from about 10 am until 4 or so.  We were supposed to go shopping but while we were eating breakfast, I realized I couldn't make decisions about anything.  Deciding what to eat for breakfast was difficult so grocery shopping would have been an exercise in extreme frustration.  So, I spent the day sleeping in the chair and then slept for 8 solid hours last night.  It was nice to wake up this morning and feel like I could do something.

I went to the store today and it was much better.  I'll be heading down to make some potato leek soup soon and we'll have some sandwiches with it.  Nobody feels like being a gourmet today.  I've actually been thinking about peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches lately.  I have no idea why since I don't think I like them very much.  I bought a small jar of peanut butter and some grape jelly today so I may have to indulge this and see if I remember the taste.

I got a copy of Principles of Knitting.  You know, that book that everyone is talking about?  The biggest complaint I've heard is that it's flimsy.  I have to agree.  Mine is warped already and it's only about a week old.  It will need to be treated carefully if it's going to last.  It would be more useful with a spiral binding, but then I think that about ALL the books that have illustrations and instructions in them.  I've only paged through but it does seem to be a thorough collection of techniques.  I don't know why I need so many ways to cast on but then as a self taught knitter, I always figure everyone else knows more than me.

And I did find a person who made a crocheted Optimus Prime (transformer chief) but she is not selling or giving away the pattern.  The young woman in my group (who struggled to get a basic chain stitch down so this may be a long haul) asked me if I could recreate it from the photos and if she paid me, would I make her one.  I said no.  If she wants one, she'll have to learn.  (and I'm afraid it would hurt my hands to crochet that tight for a piece like that).  I don't know if she'll have the patience.  She wants it now.

Otherwise, I'm glad to see last week gone and we'll spend this week shopping for a new washer.  Our old one is 28 years old and I think we definitely got our money's worth out of it.  She is not working well and has stopped spinning fast enough to get the water out of the laundry.  This means it takes way longer for the clothes to dry.  I just want a plain washer.  It's only the three of us and I don't need the super duper special one.  I just want a machine to wash and spin the clothes so the dryer can do its job. 

I have also given in to my inner geek girl and ordered a Tardis case for my iphone.  It should be here in a few days.  I convinced myself it's needed since the case I bought last year is broken (just a bit and it really doesn't matter much) and I needed a new case anyway. 

Did you ever see the movie Mom and Dad Save The World?  It's so funny and silly that it makes me laugh every time we watch it.  We watched it last night as we ate chinese food.  It was a perfect way to end the day.  Tonight, I'm working on my Madli's shawl and listening to a book.  No computer or television shows.  I want to go to bed early.  It's another busy week coming up. 

And I'll leave you with a photo from our trip to the art museum.  Yes, it's a rack of saws.  It's called Old Saws (or something like that).  Some man took a bunch of old saws and printed "old saws" (like He who hesitates is lost) on them and hung them up.  Needless to say, Pk laughed and so I took a photo for him.  A guard came right up and told me in no uncertain terms that taking photos of this exhibit was not allowed.

Modern art.  You gotta love it.


Louiz said…
We don't get daylight saving for another few weeks... Not looking forward to the first few days.

Glad you're feeling better and I want to see a pic of the tardis case!
amy said…
Oh, well, not surprisingly, I'm a little out of it. Hadn't heard the flurry over the book, but can't imagine buying another knitting reference book at this point, anyway!

Gain an hour, lose an hour, whatever. My daughter wakes with the light. She'd been waking me up by 5:30 so now I'm hoping it'll be at least 6:15 for a few months anyway.
Roxie said…
Daylight savings time is SO annoying!

Glad to hear you are getting some rest. Grief takes it out of you just as much as a big party would. Catch a nap for me, too, while you're at it.

Hugs to PK and hooray for all the new sawdust he's made this weekend!

Spring is coming. Hang in there. It's on its way.
DrK said…
i love the sound of your weekend, i had a kind of similar one. your daylight saving pain is my soon to become my gain because i hate it here, makes the days so long. no one needs all that sunshine. love the sound of your tardis case, post a pic when it arrives!
Kaye said…
Such a rebel taking illicit saw rack pictures!!!

I didn't sleep well at all last night trying to go to bed an hour earlier and now waking up an hour earlier...grr.
KnitTech said…
Yea, DST sucks. Yesteday was off and today, well it's too early to tell. But I've got a feeling.
Galad said…
DST? Don't miss having to make that adjustment. One plus for Arizona!
Bells said…
oh beautiful daffodils. I love watching from a distance how the northern hemisphere wakes up!

A day spent snoozing and reading sounds lovely.

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