Sunday, July 25, 2010
Relief at last
The first thing I noticed today was that for three days in a row, I've awakened with no alarm at exactly 8:54 AM. What's up with that? The second thing I noticed when I opened the door to let the beast outside is that the sky is blue, the grass is green again, everything is wet and the wind is from the north.
Thank you, Canada!
Blessed relief from the triple digit heat index that's enveloped metro Detroit is exactly what I've been looking for. If anything around here has worked harder than me this week in this heat, it's my central air. I shut it off and opened the windows.
The torrential rains we've had, for what seems like days on end, have not brought cooler conditions. Friday night, as I drove from one patient to another, I watched my car thermometer drop 20 degrees in five minutes when a storm front moved through, but this did nothing for the humidity. It was still up there. Today it's gone.
Yesterday I did nothing. The heat, humidity, approaching full moon and my schedule finally caught up with me. Spending most of the day in my jammies, I chose to knit instead and fell into that black hole of knitting. You know, the one where you knit for hours, use up yards and yards of yarn and still, whatever you're knitting fails to show any appreciable gains on the tape measure? That knitting black hole. Around midnight, I threw in the towel and went to bed. Today, I noticed that I only have around 4 more lace repeats before I begin the neckline shaping of the Vogue magazine cardigan. How in the world does that happen? I could have sworn I wasn't that close to a break in the pattern.
The knitting has to wait a bit today. I plan on enjoying this change in the weather with a walk and lunch at a local cafe.