Silly Beanhead

I am a complete silly bean head. It has been, what? Three months since I've posted? Even *I* don't read my blog!!

Tonight, having just given a baby shower for one of my dearest friends, I am exhausted and dodging my homework. Sitting in my favorite char listening to Norah Jones and thinking about what project I should pick back up. I know it should be The Impossibly Complicated Baby Sweater, but I just can't bring myself to it. I was going to have it finished for the shower today (ha!). That was a little bit of an, um, optimistic goal. So I ended up knitting a little white cashmerino hat with a green knit leaf attached to it as a consolation prize. My new goal is to have the sweater done by the time the baby arrives (any day now!).

I was just down in San Francisco last week and I made a $160 stop at Art Fibers (too lazy to link, just google it). What a fantastic place! I picked up some of their Kyoto and some Houdini and all sorts of other stuff, including a yarn that is made of 35% stainless steel. How cool is that?? Furthermore, the owner of Art Fibers is super nice and we talked for nearly an hour while she helped me hone in on my (massive) selection. I have to think it was fate that my company booked me at a hotel in San Francisco that was on the same block as one of the coolest yarn shops in the entire city... I'll post pictures of my haul a little later. Or maybe once I do things with it.

Between my master's degree and my job and my family and my pets, I am having a hard time staying healthy, which is most of the reason that I haven't posted recently. At the end of November I got shingles and then at the end of December I got a kidney infection. All that was after a week-logn stay in the hospital due to a Staph MRSA infection in September. To say the least, I have not been in a good state. Now I'm fully medicated and ready to move past the sick era of my life. The only problem is that I'm not sure I can do that while maintaining my current activity roster. I really do love my line of work and my horse and my knitting and school (shuddup, I actually really do like school!) and I'm not sure I can chose to scale back without feeling like I've failed in some way by not being able to do it all. As it is, though, I am running myself into the ground and worrying my husband and my family. I promised my husband after the shingles that I would make some sort of change to lessen the stress level in my life if I got sick again. Two weeks later with the kidney infection, that airy promise turned into reality. It's hard to take that as anything but a sign...

These next few weeks will be especially important in my deciding what in the world to do. We'll see what I come up with.