Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The semester begins, and my allergies go into overdrive...

*delicate sneeze* This time of year is always hard on my nose, but this year has been particularly bad. This past spring/summer combo. has been the second hottest on record for this area in 140 years. As you all know about me now, this makes the Catholic Librarian super unhappy. I don't like hot weather. And this week, we've had a resurgence. The highs are predicted into the 90's for today and tomorrow (highly unusual for this area; it rarely gets above 90 degrees here, even in mid-July) and the humidity has reared its ugly head again. Along with it, so has my sneeze reflex. Yucky. As soon as the weather cools, my allergies usually abate. And the first week of school is usually so crisp and fresh and happy. It feels a lot different this year. But I suppose, variety is the spice of life.

The library has been crazy busy, with people stopping me to ask questions even on trips to the restroom. It'll abate, which is what I tell myself each time I struggle to find a parking spot in the mornings. The first week is always the most challenging.

My knitting has been blossoming, despite the heat, and I'm nearly done with Hank's reconstructed hat. I've already tried it on his head, and it fits perfectly, so my size modifications to the pattern appear to have worked. The yarn that I'm using is so, so nice. KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, in Coal and Semolina. It's incredibly soft and warm. I'm loving it. And at $1.99 - $2.19 per ball, it's a steal! As soon as I can justify it, I'd like to buy more to make a hat and scarf for myself and maybe some gifts. I love holiday knitting :)

Later in the week, we have to have a school clothes shopping trip for Hank *sniffle* plus other school-readying tasks. I'm feeling sad, but as prepared as I can be.

1 comment:

  1. ah the beginning of the school year is always a challenge, I hope your allergies clear up though! :)



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