Happy Sunday and all of that. I hope everyone is keeping cool. We’ve got our air conditioning unit running here in the lounge, but it only can do so much against the brutality that is the British summer sun (trust me, it’s brutal).
I’m doing my best to keep myself amused, though that’s balanced against being squishy warm, self-fuelling anxiety from wanting to *ahem* DO ALL THE THINGS!, and in-bound foreign company tonight. I’m always happy to have visitors, but I’ve been so fatigued these last couple of weeks that the prospect sounds more daunting than it will actually be. Plus, it’s the first person we’ve hosted overnight since Lilbit has had her own bedroom, thereby losing us a guest room. But hey, the couch folds out, and is also comfortable for one without folding out, so all should be well in that regard. *knock on wood*
I’m having a lot of fun with my knitting now that I’m starting to develop confidence. I’ve got the back and one of the fronts done, and am working on the other front piece. It’s satisfying to see the knit and purl balanced against each other, as well as how even little bits of shaping makes for prettiness. It might not be the right scale or size of the actual pattern, but it’s still pleasing to watch it take shape. I’m not blocking it yet, but I figured I’d at least take advantage of having purchased an ironing board to get the bits I’ve finished pinned to the size I think they’re supposed to be after adjusting for the whole being scaled down thing.
Of course, I didn’t have the right pins to start with, so there’s a white ironing board with cream wool in it with lots of headless pins all over the place. My husband quite kindly went to a store to get the right kind of headed pins for me, but I’ve not gotten around to changing them out. Did I mention how brutally hot it is? The ironing board is in our bedroom, and doing what pinning I have was in a roasty-feeling atmosphere. I’d rather not deal with changing it over when it’s holding decently at current if I can avoid roasting, yanno? Maybe if I think about it, I’ll do it after sundown… which is better known as midnight this time of year. ¬¬
Past the crafting, I find myself wondering if I might be experienced a mixed episode. The fatigue thing keeps dragging onward, and as mentioned, I find myself occasionally spiking my anxiety by dint of too many options of fun things to do. The sleep is starting to level back off, so that’s a relief. Really, I’m holding up fairly steady by comparison to before times, so I’m happy about that. But is it wrong to want to feel that little bit closer to human, to actually have the energy to enjoy feeling semi-decent? I think not.
Anyhoos, back to enjoying my Sunday. I hope everyone out there is well.