Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I Have the Code!

Yes, I have the code. It's id by dose. And I can't breathe. I feel like I have a big HORN on by dose.

And I'm feeling under the weather...interesting expression, that. I'm not so much under the weather as under two quilts; under the influence of Vicks vapors; under three cups o' tea - and about to be under the influence of a nice steamy cup of hot lemonade and honey, which is my Solution to the symptoms.

What that means is, two days at home (Mr Dearling's gone to do my tours at the Museum, bless 'm, and I'm glad there aren't so many tours as to leave the Museum short-handed.

But I DO have goals for the week: I'm going to finish the fringe on the scarf, finish the Homespun shawl - and make good progress (hopefully finish ) the first of the mittens I'm making for #1 Son's lady. I haven't made mittens for a while, and I'm going Basic. But she's asked for them, and a cap as well..."without a cuff to turn up". I'm going to do that one top-down and I'll just end with ribbing.

But here's the deal: she said she wanted "hot pink and black". HOT PINK! Let me state for the record, it's a sign of my affection for this girl that I've bought Caron "Simply Soft" in black and in ... are you ready? WATERMELON! I'm not going to take a picture of it because a) I'm not sure the picture would do the glaring ...uhm... garish - that is BRIGHT color; and b) I'd hate to damage my cherished camera. It's designated "BRITES", if that helps your mental image.

You're being spared a Rant here, because I feel punk - suffice it to say that the word is BRIGHT, not BRITE , and cutesy spelling is one of my hot buttons. But I won't go into that here. I'm sure it'll come up again when I feel better. For now, I'm going to take a moment's respite to grumble and cuss..........

OK, I'm better. So -- look it up, if you're curious about the color. I consulted with the Lovely Daughter, and she agrees that "hot pink" is a fair description of it. In fact (another sign of our deep affection) she is working on a project which will, at the point, remain unnamed, as it may qualify as a Christmas project.

Suffice it to say, "Misery loves company." When I've finished the cap and mittens I'll take pictures, though. The black may subdue the HOT PINK.

It's about four degrees out (hey, it's above zero - if I have to go out I'll grab a shawl) but it was warmish over the weekend and we lost a few inches of snow. Luckily (that's my opinion) there is more snow forecast, starting this afternoon. I've experiened green Christmases, and brown Christmases - and the truth is --

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!

Now I'm going to drink hot lemonade and honey and sniff and sneeze and wheeze. And knit.


CTJen said...

feel better soon, DH!

Anonymous said...

Poor baby! Although it sounds like the Jewish mother in you knows how to treat a cold :-)

Last night when I went to bed it was -11℉ outside... and 40℉ inside. Sheesh. Slightly warmer when I woke up this morning, and both the indoor and outdoor temps continue to rise. Slowly.

MollyBeees said...

Hugs DH! I'm sending healing cyber hugs. Could you please hold off on your white Christmas wishing until after I get mother safely home from the airport at 8PM. Thanks for your help! :-)

Joy said...

Sorry aboud de code in your dose ... hope you feel better quickly. Sounds like you're doing the right things - maybe add some chicken soup ;)

Randi said...

I'm commiserating with you, D-H...I'm home with a code, too. And we've got snow & cold outside as well. Ya know it's winter!

Marjorie said...

Yer ET dasn't dare ketch da code, or no grandbabies for Christmas! But ONE is out of the hospital, and t'other may be soon. . . good news in any language. Sending hugs, chikkensoup & quilts!!! Will check in late nights Friday, Sunday, Monday, hoping. ..