Our weather has finally decided to change over to "spring-like", temp was 65F earlier with almost no clouds in the blue blue sky. We have these odd paper cell shades in the living room, which were here when we moved it. They are really rather nifty, as they'll adjust up from the bottom, or down from the top. We had light without sacrificing privacy, an important consideration in a housing development! Alas, the middle one had a complete failure last night, coming unglued from the top frame. Plaidman & I went down to a local home improvement store for a replacement, although we have not a clue who made these. We did find paper cell shades, in the right width, but without the nifty feature of the ones we had. And we could have as many of those shade as we wanted, as long as we wanted them in "champagne" color -- which looked rather dark to me. They only had one shade in solid ecru (ours are a lighter base color with a print of fine lines). The clerk thought they'd have more in store in a few weeks, so we brought home the one they had. But I didn't even want to come home! It's too pretty outside to be cooped up inside! While we were shopping, we picked up some nice drapery rod sets, so we can hang the drapes & sheers we bought (two months ago?) at another store's sale. That's entailed hanging the rods, and figuring out that we need one more bracket for the living room. Lordy, my man has lint in his head. He was getting all upset about that extra bracket, saying the store was unlikely to open up one of the drapery kits just to get us one bracket.
ETA: Well, that was last weekend... and I never did come back to publish it. I've been thinking about this post all week (when I wasn't too frazzled to rub two thoughts together...it's been a WEEK). I was interrupted right there in my story about our lovable goofy Plaidman, when Disco told me he was on her phone. He was calling from the home improvement store, with a problem. Seems he opened the trunk of his car to look for a tool, setting his keys down in the trunk, When he had the tool, he closed the trunk with, you guessed it, his keys inside. Thank goodness he had his phone. So he called & I had to run out to the store's parking lot with spare keys; which would probably have worked a lot better if I'd remembered to take the spares with me. Grrr...turn around, run back home & get the keys, back to the store. All this to hang sheers that I've decided are a) too dark and b) too short for the living room windows. And I guess he & I are two of a kind in our modest goofiness.
In the Knitting Knews, I'm still working on my Color Affection, elebenty million garter stitches relieved by M1L, M1R, and short rows. I know why I have such a hard time with large projects: I have a life outside my knitting! Yep, working full time sure cuts into the knitting time. I'm forever finding sweaters or shawls or afghans on Ravelry, that I'd really like to make if it wouldn't mean spending months on each item. I call this Glacial Knitting, as that's about the speed of it. And I've been so sorely tempted by yarn sales lately; this is usually the first sign of startitis so I'm resisting the urge to spend on yarn. However, I'm still buying magazines: just bought some back issues of one mag, and re-upped my subscription to another.