Wow, Baby, it is seriously cold outside today! <shiver> We've been pootling along with temps in the mid40's to mid50's and suddenly today it is 30 and maybe 20 degrees less than that with windchill. The sky looks like every winter High Pressure I've ever seen - clear, cloudless, blue all the way up to space. Brr!
I had to go out right after I got up to have fasting blood tests taken (for my regular semiannual doctor's appointment tomorrow). Thought I'd be a woman-cicle before I got to the lab. Good thing I keep my winter gloves in my winter coat pocket - and that my winter coat has a hood on it (I hardly ever wear a hat - if I do, my family knows it is hell-frozen-over cold outside:).
On the 'up' side - when it _is_ a high out and cold, the sunshine is bright and clear. Grin. I can remember as a kid in college in Wisconsin, when the snow storms came it warmed up. :) Something magical about snow falling at night under street lights while the snowplows rumble along (back in the day when I was a confirmed pedestrain and did not have to think about driving on the snow:).
After the faux-vampire adventure, I stopped at Walgreens and laid down some bucks to get medicine. Then puttered homeward to lunch and a sun-sit with my kitty in the living room while I digest for a few. After that, I surprised myself by doing my housework chores for the second day in a row. :)
I have decided to try a new strategy for getting myself to tackle things around this house. With thanks to my friend Barbara for focusing my mind: after breakfast and errands, do housework - BEFORE sitting down at the computer to read mail, blogs, etc. Strive to get one task done each day - even if all I get done is that one task, that's one more than would have been completed. :) So far, two days in, my strategy is working. Fingers crossed for twenty or so more days - isn't it 21 days to form a solid habit? Grin.
In the evenings (after supper gets eaten) I have settled into a routine of watching 'tv' at my desktop computer and knitting. I am still working on that Wingspan shawl. The photo at the top of this post shows how thin and flat my skein of yarn is getting - I think I have enough to finish the last 'wing' before the end of the skein. I am looking forward to wearing this shawl - it feels soft and fluffy and warm to my arms when I try it for size now. :)
Tomorrow will be busy. First I have my doctor's appointment, then I'm taking my new Go! die and my fabrics to my friend Barbara's house for some intense cutting and company. Love those sewing with friends days!