Oh no, that was not to be. Of course, because I was already feeling like complete crap, The Powers That Be had to throw another log on the fire: when my mother and I walked over to my car, don't you know it has a flat tire? I've been driving for almost a decade and never gotten a flat tire, and of all days it happens when I'm feeling sick as a dog and just need to go home and crawl into bed. It took an hour and a half for AAA to come, but luckily my mom and J were there to keep me company and J let me relax in his car with the air conditioning on. Needless to say, we did not make it to dinner. Ironically, we were going to go to a place that we've never successfully gotten in to (every time we try to go, they're either closed or so packed we'd wait for hours to get in); J thinks this was just another sign that we're not meant to eat there.
If there was an upside to this day, it's that at least by the time I got home this evening, the migraine was manageable (thank you, Excedrin!) and I can actually relax for a couple of hours rather than climbing immediately out of bed. This means more time with J, who leaves early tomorrow morning for a two-day work trip. I also got to use my brand-new "Josie" sock bag, courtesy of trek. It arrived in the mail yesterday, and my first Steelers sock has already moved in. This is a such a great improvement over the ziplock bag that I was using to hold my sock-in-progress in my purse. Trek calls this fabric pattern Josie because it reminded her of Josie and the Pussycats -- think pink leopard print. I love it, and just take a look at the cute coordinating fabrics inside:
(Sorry about the picture quality. I guess my head was feeling better but my hands were still a bit shaky.) I don't think my head is feeling quite up to lace charts yet, so I'll work on this tonight.
I still haven't decided just what project to take in the car with me this weekend, so I'm going to take a little poll (and lurkers, please participate!). I probably have about 12 hours in the car, and of course these socks will come with since they're my travel project, but I need something else. Here are the options:
- I could finally start my Sizzle, assuming I finally decide which size to do (I may ask your opinion/help on that as well);
- I could finally start Forecast, for which the yarn has been waiting for at least a couple months;
- I could use the Cascade Fixation I bought last week to make another pair of Jaywalkers; or
- I could just take my Seraphim shawl and hope for the best with the charts in the car.