Just taking a timeout from the whole damn shebang.
Looks better the more you back up. Incidentally this is just a skein of white wool I had laying around that I dyed last week.
Here’s my first yarn of the new year. I’m going to do solids for a while now. I also broke out the loom:
No, I don’t know what it’s going to be, if anything. Don’t ask me. Everything is ultimately useless.
I saw something recommending you begin each day thinking of three very specific thing to be grateful for, and one great thing that happened in the last 24 hours. This is the greatest thing that happened in the last 24 hours:
Spicy beer. That’s all I’ve got.
PS: I’ve added number of vaccinations to the daily COVID statistics that I keep. We (Vermont) are up to 15,478. A 4,000-jump from a few days ago. We should be going much, much faster, but I’ll take heart where I can.
This should be contrasty enough.
I’m retiring the daily update for the new year. I stay home constantly. I’m going to make one more big whizzbang charitable contribution in 2020 and then rest my finances for a while. I do reserve the right however to chat about what’s for dinner whenever I feel like it.
I have this whole coming week off, even though there is not a damn thing I can do with it, just because I thought it would be mentally healthy to … I don’t know, I would say not work for a week, but I wasn’t working anyway. Between big-picture idleness (the big reason I jumped on that rotational position), end-of-year idleness, and I guess Chris-isn’t-going-to-be-here-come-January-anyway idleness, I was spending almost all my hours listening to podcasts about blockchains & digital currency in the hopes of learning something to help me navigate my way around Tech Lab next year. I have no idea what is going to be expected of me in my new position, and I’d say that’s scary, except it’s not, because I haven’t the foggiest idea what to be scared of.
What, no Xmas posting? Not feeling very merry this year.
I may be sticking too close together on the color wheel. It hardly looks variegated at all:
But it is! See:
My next will possibly be my final variegated for the season. It’ll be orange-themed, to prove orange can be beautiful. As usual, the top is the blend of the four below:
Did you stay home today? Popped into Mama Pho for my order
What local business or charity did you support? Mama Pho, tipped large
What’s for dinner? Mama Pho. They have 35 items on the menu. I put on my random number generator and chose 26. It was chicken & beef, in a spicy sauce over rice. With a bit of duck sauce (sweet tooth) it was good to the last drop.
Did you stay home today? Nope, Danger Day
What local business or charity did you support? Sweet Clover, Jericho Market
What’s for dinner? Thai Chicken w/ Basil. From “Best Recipes for 2”, I’ve made it a couple times before.
Someone is making too much yarn.
Did you stay home today? Curbside pickup at hardware store, no cooties exchanged
What local business or charity did you support? JeriHill hardware, semi-local
What’s for dinner? Tgiving dinner redux – it is V-S Day – Victory over Stuffing
I was right; I don’t like it. That’ll teach me to trust my gut next time.
Still, it’ll add nice variety to my collection. Maybe someone will want it someday to knit an ugly little hat for a little boy. Guys always want to wear ugly stuff.
Did you stay home today? Yes but X went out for hardware
What local business or charity did you support? I bought a Vermont Brewer’s t-shirt and raffle tickets for Dragonheart
What’s for dinner? Turkey soup!