I’m doing it, a little here and there, but no photos. The panda silk I bought last week is lovely in atalanta sideways, and that is an enjoyable knit. (Until you get to those weird rows with the funky border bits – hard to get into a rhythm on those.)
I have been to the doctor and have found potential reasons for my exhaustion. Unfortunately, they are those types of things that are really untreatable and have to resolve on their own, and I just have to try to manage my symptoms until then. Since my new doctor is a naturopath (who is also my SIL and who has a background in psychotherapy) it makes my treatments…interesting. No actual drugs, at this point, though she can prescribe them if it’s warranted – just vitamins, minerals and tonics to support immune function, increase restful sleep and improve my liver. Plus “an awareness of the effects of sadness in my life” and the external application of castor oil compresses. T is one who doesn’t like pills at all and, I suspect, is skeptical of “natural” cures, so the litany of remedies I came home with, plus the discussion of the castor oil compress, had him shaking his head. Oh well, ground up cow glands and ox bile can’t be all bad, right?
(On an interesting note, I find that I have a touch more energy and the willingness to make myself get up and do things in spite of my tired, mostly because the emotional lift I got from actually DOING something to help myself feel better is noticeable. I’m still utterly exhausted much of the time, but taking baby steps to knitting, cleaning the kitchen, unpacking (STILL), etc.)
In other news, I have joined up for the Tour de Fleece, and I shall be spinning my cupcake batts. I am therefore a member of the Team Cupcake and the Team Crankypants (cuz, um, duh). Giving serious thought to schlepping my wheel to CA when we go. I think I will wait on that decision until I see how much spinning I get done in the week-plus prior to leaving.
Also, last post I mentioned the hummernest, and mentioned to a few commenters that it looked spiderwebby to me. Elizabeth did a little research and discovered that spider webs are in fact a main ingredient of hummer nests, and the webs allow the nest to stretch as the babies grow.