I think this is the fourth, maybe the fifth?
Anyway, I'm hunkered under a blanket with my morning coffee and a bit of knitting. I will be mostly couch centered today because the week started with a little wonkiness.
Connor and Joshua left on Sunday, but before they packed up, I had J take a quick photo of my finished capelet:
Looks good, right? But when I finally loaded up the photo, it confirmed what I was feeling, that I was bloated like I was moderately pregnant or quickly putting about ten pounds on*. Scary because I'm not eating more or involved in some weird wombless miracle.
By Monday morning, it was worse and by late in the afternoon, I was doctored, sonogramed and treated, as the stent that was put in back in January had migrated and needed to be replaced. The procedure was much easier than before and my mid section is back to normal, but I'm less than thrilled about the new incisions I ended up with.
Anyway, I'll spend the rest of the day trying to finish up this little shawl:
It's the Lotus Shawl and I'm using a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in Callous Pink. It will be a gift for Connor's advisor who will be taking his group to Peru and I might be able to eek out another short project for the other professor who is taking the other half of the group. That half are Spanish majors who will be working at an orphanage while Connor's group is in the Amazon and that professor is a big fan of Connor's performing arts efforts who always goes out of her way to talk to me when I'm on campus.
Anyway, these two projects are buying me a little time before I start the wedding lace, although I need to firm up that plan and get myself started.
In other news, the dishwasher has been resurrected and it may survive until the remodel. Griffin has only 41 days of classes, and two or three of exams, before graduation and that has me a little freaked out. I have finally picked out paint colors for two bedrooms, two bathrooms and the kitchen and there is ancient wallpaper in a stairway to deal with.
I think this polar vortex will move on and a whole new vortex is going to start.
* I have cropped most of the bloat out to protect the skimmers.