6.02.2008

440 Yards, 29 Pounds, and 40 Years

Weights and Measures: Length

The weather's been getting nicer, but I've still been depressed. The nights are cool and it's been extremely dry. You'd think the warmer weather would improve my mood--but then again no one expects good weather to cure heart disease or throw cancer into remission. I don't know why depression should be any different. If anything, the weather simply taunts me: It's nice out and you still feel crummy! Hehhehheh!

I did manage to get to the Spinning Loft last week--a much-needed venture out of the house. And I've gotten a little yarn finished.

I've been working on this silk/merino blend for what seems like forever. I've been trying to produce a smaller yarn--this is 10-11 wpi, somewhat finer than my usual 7-8 wpi. Now that I have 440 yards (400 m), I really want to turn it into some socks.


Here's some very badly spun (but very soft) karaoke (50/50 soy silk/wool) in Mermaid. I love the colors, although they're actually much prettier than in the pic.


Combined Weight: 29 Pounds

Morgan: 7 lbs (3 kg), Emma: 9 lbs (4 kg), Isis: 13 lbs (6 kg). Yes, Isis is a big girl! The vet says she's only about one pound overweight--or the equivalent of me being ten pounds too heavy. So that's not too bad, is it?


The Passage of Time: Four Decades

In other news, I will turn 40 on Wednesday. It seems weird, since most of the time I feel stuck somewhere in childhood. So I'm telling everyone I'm turning 10 (granted, 10 for the fourth time, but that's fine with me). My 10th birthday was a good one because I was a decade old, which I thought was very exciting--double-digits and all (little did I know how quickly one gets tired of that) and I got a blue 10-speed bicycle.

Today Mr. O'Kitten took me out to eat to celebrate and we went to see Indiana Jones. Quite a lovely date we had.

So happy 10th birthday again for me. Huzzah!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, being 10 four times is almost as good as being 10 six times, which I will be in August. Yes, I also feel like I am a kid at heart. Working hard in the yard this past week has proved one thing ... it's not the years, it's the mileage. A line from the first Indiana Jones. Glad you and Mr. O'Kitten had a lovely date.
See you soon!!! Uncle Arthur O'Kitten

becky said...

Happy 10th birthday, Shannah! I miss you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear SHANNAH
Happy Birthday to you....
and many more...............


Believe it or not 50 was one of my best birthdays. Hey, you have something to looks forward to...LOL
Can't wait to give you a hug in person...
Enjoy your special day
Love,
Joanie

Chris said...

Happy birthday!!

Yeah, the better weather hasn't done anything for me, either. *sigh*

Chaos is probably at 15-16 right now - the vet actually said 15 was a good weight for him. So between Chaos and May, I probably have 25 lbs of cat!

Elizabeth said...

Happy B-day Shannah!
Age is only a state of mind...well, until you get to 40 and you start losing your nouns (a very funny Sandra Shamas comedy routine - but unfortunately true!)
I love the mermaid yarn.
My cats are all in the 10 lb range except for one little delicate one; we call her our runway model but mostly because she is so incredibly graceful.

mrspao said...

Happy Birthday, dear Shannah!!

Your handspun is really beautiful.

I hate to think how heavy our cats all are....

Carrie K said...

Kitty Pile!

Happy Birthday to you! HB 2 ewe! Hippy bird day too ewek happy birthday to you.

I think I'm going to be the same age as Jack Benny my next birthday.

historicstitcher said...

Happy Birthday, Shannah!

I'm so going to miss you! Beth told me when I was there on Saturday, when I found the swift in the bathroom.

I'm so happy you're enjoying spinning that merina-silk! What a fun day forcing that stuff on you!

And cat-weight? Hmmm..Chaka is 11 pounds, Isis is 11, and Sinatra is 14...so 36 pounds. Do I get to count the 55 pound kid I feed daily?