|heya peeps, can you even believe this weather? well, here in pa, anyway, it is gorgeous! my chives have come up already, the lemon balm and mint, too, which need to be torn out before they get huge. they tend to take over the garden. a lot. i am always excited to put on the overalls (oh wait, i already wear them a few days a week at least) and my gardening gloves (i know, i know, i wear gloves to garden but not to dye...bugs and rotten stuff...ew!)and my little yellow clogs and get busy. i love it. so fun. we have a strawberry patch that i planted a few years and we get zillions of berries now and they taste so intensely strawberrylicious. so good. and raspberries, which the birds love to eat. ah spring. sigh. i was talking to katrina last night about how fantastic spring is, and sleeping while it is raining, sitting outside on the porch in a thunderstorm...so surreal. again, sigh.|
i got a ton of work done yesterday. i woke up really early due to pavel's talks with the birdies ("hey birdie...birdie...hey birdie...") and his launching himself onto the blinds at the shadow of the birds on the wire. such a nerdling.
i got a few skeins spun and plied, one with sparkly pompoms, one with tons of flowers, really really purdy. and fun. even after a really long day yesterday, i couldn't sleep last night. i guess that i metabolize caffeine and such really slowly or something.
my younger brother josh is having some problems with his eyes, which is scary, if i lost my vision...i can't even think about it. i would wither and die. anyway, he is a writer, his new graphic noveljust came out and is doing really well...my mom went to two places to get it, the first bookstore was sold out! and i imagine he is really freaked out. on the upside, he has a girlfriend that seems really great that takes good care of him and seems to keep him in line (wow!) although, i am sure no one thought that i would score anyone like jake who manages to keep me in some semblance of order. seriously. i was a bit out of control for um...most of my life. and not really in a good way. anyway. just wanted to let my brother know that i am thinking about him and i hope that we can keep better contact from now on. there aren't so many fialkovs in america, you know. in fact, any fialkov you meet is probably related to us. anyway, congrats josh! this is one of many many things he has done. i guess we are all a bit obsessive about whatever it is we do. peeps is obsessive about peeing on everything and dropping nuggets, kahlo is obsessive about licking, pavel loves drinking out of the tap and saying "wawa", jake is a musicoholic, i love to clean my ears and my cat's ears...did i just say that out loud?
oh, also! i am going to be getting a sewing lesson from this crafty lady that lives kinda close by...and i told her that she could either pick out a sock yarn or dye a skein herself. i have a feeling she will be dyeing one herself. she already did a koolaid one and is a sockaholic, so she could really make the excuse that she would be saving money! that was how i got into making yarn. what a downward spiral eh?
i went to drop my packages off at the post office and of course i know all of the tellers (i have some favorities, too) and asked if i could get more of those plastic bins for sorting mail (um, yeah, that's what i use em for...) anyway, i never have a bag big enough to hold everything and he gave me two gigantor bags literally big enough to put 3 of me inside of. i was so excited. they are ugly, but it works. and i got another plastic bin that i put dyed fiber braids in. that would make a nice photo, eh?
i haven't knitted anything in a while. i don't want it to just sit and it isn't really scarf season, ya know? i made a wrap that is really fuzzy and pretty with big tassels. i might list it. it would be super for summer nights. i have been really uninspired to make anything. i do dyeing and spinning, but i haven't felt terribly excited by much. not sure why.
i have stitch in my side. i have been having it a lot lately. it feels like an asthma attack coming, but doesn't. it just hurts. odd, eh?
i will do a better post to-morrow. i swear.