Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Roller coaster weather

What a wild ride we've been having and are still in for. Sunday was nasty with freezing rain.  An enforced day of stay-at-homeness.  Today, it was 57 when I got up at 5:30 this morning, breaking all sorts of warm weather records here.  This afternoon, it was already down to 38 with a winter storm moving in with 4-7 inches of snow predicted.  Yowza.  What a ride.
I'm still recovering from my eye appointment this afternoon.  I had my eyes dilated and it always seems like it takes me forever for them to return to normal. Everything is still a bit blurry so forgive me if I miss any typos.
I was really hoping to have photos of a new jacket to share.  I got the jacket shell finished Sunday, the lining on Monday (my day off) and last night I did some handwork and hemming on it as well as covering the 22 buttons that will go on it.  I had hoped to be able to do buttons and buttonholes this evening but unless my eyes recover more quickly I don't think i want to do much with sharp needles.
V has continued to struggle with upper respiratory infection and I15 came home from school yesterday (and was home today) with the stomach bug that has been going around. Hopefully they won't share their germs. We've had too many people off sick at work and i've got too much to do to be sick.

The hens have started picking up with egg laying after a long dry spell.  Today we had three eggs!  For most of the winter we've been getting only about 4 eggs/week.  in the last 4 days, with molting over and the days lengthening, we've already had 7.  A definite improvement- I'm geting tired of feeding them with not much to show for it.

Other than that, not much going on. I'll post jacket photos when I get it done.  I'm not sure V will let anyone else wear it.


  1. We've been having roller coaster weather here also. Two straight days of 70's and tomorrow only in the 40's and wind and snow.
    Hope everyone recovers quickly.

  2. Hang in there, we've had snow, then ice, then below 0, then more snow. I just want some 40 degree, clear dry weather for a while...

  3. I keep hoping for 'normal' and hoping this is NOT the new normal! Hope the bugs miss you and am looking forward to seeing that jacket (22 buttons??!!)


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