I am officially turning into a hermit....not the crabby kind either. It's strange but at this time of the year I normally find my agoraphobia recedes, but this year, the outdoor sunny type weather is making it worse. I realised today that I haven't left the house - except for the garden etc - in 9 days (oops). Today I have to leave the house and it's making me a little, no a lot anxious. Mind you, I think that trips to the dentist have that effect on a lot of peeps. The dentist is a nice guy and I have good teeth - I only need to go once a year because of that. No today my worry is J. He has good teeth too and doesn't have any fear but I hate taking him to the dentist because as a kid I was terrified of the dentist, the fear still lingers and I am so afraid he'll pick up on it and then he'll get 'the fear'. Silly of me I know....but that's the thing about fear/phobias etc. So I will be the discombobulated (love that word) one today until our appointment this afternoon. Hopefully once that is out of the way then I'll be able to get back on a even keel and sort my head out and get out of the house a bit more. This weekend there is a couple of things on locally that I'd quite like to check out but we'll see. Normally the closer they get, the less like a good idea they seem. The strange thing is, loads of people know I have this including friends etc and not one fucker ever offers any kind of support. Hmmmm I can tell you next time a friend asks for help they will get well and truly told to go fuck themselves!
It's official - we now have two males (Humbug and Diego), one female (Doris - still another moult would be good to confirm it) and two don't knows. Colemans moulted over the weekend, He's still all hunched up, clearly much bigger, but still a juvenile. Tiny is still juvenile too. Animal husbandry is much easier now that J's stick insects and the Triops have gone. All the furry dudes and dudettes are good!
Oooooo Rowan 4ply cotton - my poor sore hands. The area between thumb and forefinger is so sore. That yarn is so hard on the hands. Still Isabella progresses - albeit slowly due to the above.
Ribbed cardi - 2nd front almost done.
Sahara - am at the waist shaping.
Shawl - temp abandonment.
Socks - good progress but neglected for other stuff. I have 1 complete plain sock and 1/4 of its mate. 2/3 of Lorna's Laces Monkey complete. Ankle geisha socks - 1 complete and it's mate 2/3 done. J's bed socks 1 complete and it's mate - not yet started.
M's latest hat - in limbo.
Spinning - have almost finished the 1st plait of Corriedale Wizz - so almost 200g spun.
Reading - almost finished 'Roots' - about time I got around to reading this. Tis an excellent read.
That's it - up to date.