Knitting - I had a few people badger me on Facebook until I revealed what my mystery project was. I was hoping to have a better picture for everyone when I revealed it, but I had to rescue the shawl from my son's cat yesterday (for the second time) and I was too sore to mess around taking pictures etc. But anyway... I am knitting The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower, which is a free pattern on Ravelry. Here, look at someone else's finished product:
Food - Not much to report. I meant to get the applesauce done on Monday, but I figured that cooking while I could barely stand up was probably not a good idea. It'll either get done Thursday night or on Saturday. I want to can it properly so I'll have applesauce for the next several months. I'm also planning on trying to make some spiced cranberry jam, but I also have to finish cleaning the kitchen for Rob's visit next weekend, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have. I definitely don't have to buy meat when I go for groceries tonight. I opened the freezer earlier to see three packages of stewing beef, some minute steaks, three whole chickens, a duck, two hams and a few sausages staring at me! I think there is Matzo Ball Soup in my future next weekend :) I have beef stir-fry strips thawing in my fridge for dinner tonight. I do need to buy some greens though. I'm craving them, and I've learned to listen to my body's cravings when I'm actually craving healthy stuff.
School - wups... I had the first part of an assignment due yesterday, and because of the fog brain on Monday, I had too much to get done at work yesterday to finish it. Not a big deal, it's just one component of the main project that's due at the end of the semester, but I was hoping to have it in on time. Now that I have a clearer picture of what I'm looking at, I'll get it to him in the next day or two.
Everything else - I feel kind of guilty because I decided not to do my squats on Tuesday (schlepping around in deep snow uphill really did a number on my quads), and then yesterday, I was in so much pain that I couldn't even fathom trying to do one. I had a really bad arthritis flare-up yesterday and went to bed in tears after class. Tylenol Arthritis, Advil, Voltaren, A-535, nothing was touching this pain. I did finally manage to fall asleep after lying there with sharp, stabbing pains running up and down my legs for an hour or so, and when I woke up this morning, I had a bit of soreness in my left knee, but other than that, NOTHING. I wish I could figure out a way to fix this, but I'm just glad it went away quickly! Back to squats tonight, because I need to keep moving :)