Swift Decent into Random

  • I post randomly today, since my thoughts are so sporadic.
  • I just fell down the stairs.  Our apartment complex shares a laundry unit, which is in the basement and accessible only by going outside and to the back of the complex.  It recently snowed.  A lot.  Odin and Ellette together shoveled the stairs leading down to the unit, but stopped at the concrete steps that actually lead into the basement (probably because who’s responsibility this actually is falls to the landlord, and I’ll be damned if he does diddly for this place).  I needed desperately to do laundry before the start of the week, so I put on some shoes, loaded up a basket, and began the precarious decent to the laundry.  Except that going around the curve, the shadows hid a patch of ice on the stair and I tumbled.  My foot went under me and I slid several steps, with my foot trapped under me, my hands clutching the laundry basket, and my skirt trailing in the mud.  I was afraid to move for a moment, as the cold and pain seeped upwards through my foot and I took stock of my injuries.  Taking deep breaths, I gathered the laundry that had spilled, relocated the rather heavy and cumbersome basket to a step beneath me, and slowly worked my foot out of it’s trap.  A nice red bruise was forming on my shin and the top of my sock was grubby.  I wiggled my toes a little as I searched for my shoe and slowly stood up to put my weight on it.
  • Inside, I have poured a tumbler of whiskey to take the edge off.
  • And there is a towel wrapped around the shredded skin on my foot.
  • Odin is on his way home with salt for the stairs and sidewalk – I realize I should have just waited 20 more minutes.
  • Yesterday we spent the day in Milwaukee so Ellette could attend the birthday of her oldest best friend. They have been friends since they were 6 months old.  We have done our best to keep their relationship thriving, despite our distance.
  • In Milwaukee, I stopped by Sparrow (etsy shop located here) to drop off top hats.
  • If you look at the top of the page, you will notice a “Find the Faery” link, which is not only a calendar of my year with the festivals I am working, but also a list of consignment shops and online methods for purchasing and special ordering my stock.
  • You will also notice a “Patterns” page, which is also newly added and contains many of my original designs to date along with a secure “buy now” button provided by Ravelry.com.  No account necessary, it goes through paypal.
  • While chatting with Odin this morning, we got onto the topic of qbasic video games and how they are inspiring my current knit designs.
  • There are now several more designs in my head.
  • You have to wait and see.
  • The Tetris afghan, now at 80% completion – is never ending.  I have found the knitting black hole.
  • My next project is going to be Ambrosia for myself.
  • And I also have a commission for dragon scale gauntlets, which will be an interesting project.
  • My foot is still throbbing and I am dreading returning to the chilly basement to continue doing laundry.
  • Ow

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