I have been AWOL from the blog for a bit, still recovering from a sinus infection and just generally not wanting to spend any more time on the computer after working on one all day. But the past few days have been short due to the weather, so I'm not quite wiped out this evening. I updated one week of the Challenge, if you're interested or even if you're not -- how the heck would I know? But I can say I'm already celebrating a more meaningful Valentine's Day this year. My sweetheart, The Plaidman, has installed an extra step in front on the entrance to the front porch, so I don't have to struggle to get up on the porch every night. He's also gathered the materials & tools he needs to install another bar in the master bath, to make it easier for me to get in & out of the tub. I expect that task will be undertaken this weekend, and I'm really looking forward to having that extra support in there.
My doctor's office tried to get me enrolled in a patient advocate program, that would pay part of my treatment, but alas I make too much money. So, I'm facing some large medical bills. But I will file with the other policy, which pays me the $, and use that for the bills I have. If there's any leftover, I'll put it in the special savings acct set up for medical co-pays & deductibles, that I've got from my employer. Then maybe I won't have this issue next year. That's the plan, anyway; but you know and I know that plans have a way of unraveling.
I am still slowly working on the Allotrope Cowl, which will certainly not be done before winter ends. That's ok, I'm fine with putting it into the long range planning box (aka Christmas knitting!). I'd still like to finish my capelet, but I will be good and stick with the cowl. The other knitterly stuff I want to do is finishing: I have two Color Affection shawls that need to be blocked.