In which I find more boing

I was a bit blerg for a while, but now I have much more energy. I had been not just tired, but also losing the lovely spiritual energy I’ve had for the last month or so. If I’d gone back to normal, that would be fine — that sort of energy isn’t real useful for getting papers written — but I’d gone straight through normal and into being all tired and fuzzy. But then we went to Central Square and picked up some cow bits (they’re going to do monthly winter pickups, where you just sign up on the months you want and tell them what sort of meat you want, so long as it’s at least $50 worth — anyone in the area want to split with us?), then to the Co-op to get various staples, and had dinner at the Tibetan restaurant (noodle soup and chickpeas and stuffed bread!). After we got home, we cleaned the kitchen, which had been rather a disaster. Then I finished plying some pretty mottled yarn, which will be ready to ball up sometime today.

It then for some reason seemed like the right time to start spinning the blue roving. I’d been a bit worried about both the blue and the white, since they’re fairly crimpy, and seemed like they’d be more appropriate for fluffy yarn than worsted weaving thread. I’m still a bit worried about the white stuff, but my concerns were completely unfounded for the blue, and I appear to have found that spiritual energy again. The type of fine yarn that I need to spin is normally right on the edge of my comfort zone, but once I’d drafted out the roving, it practically spun itself. I just kind of sat there and frantically treadled while this fine, even string came out that’s strong enough that I can’t actually break it. I’ve been in this wondering state of “I push the treadle and YARN HAPPENS!” the whole time. This kind of wool results in a cute little halo but it’s not *furry* like the Icelandic was, so I think this will make fine cloth. If the white roving ends up too springy and fluffy, I’ll just keep it to practice dyes on and order undyed blue-faced Leicester (Yes, that’s what the sheep are called. Alas, they are not actually blue.) for the main body of the tallit.

I’ve been having oatmeal for breakfast for the past couple of days, but it remains not really enough food to keep me going until lunch, even if I eat enough that I’m super-full. I’m going to pick up some soymilk at the store to see if that ups the fat and protein. Or I could add nuts, but they’re a bit pricey to use every time. Or maybe peanut butter. I think that might taste a bit weird, though.

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    Emily said,

    Is the fuzzy brain correlated to the oatmeal? High-carb (especially carb-only) meals always make me kind of muzzy-headed and sleepy.

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    limesarah said,

    Emily — I don’t think so…carb-crash usually makes me light-headed and cranky. I’m pretty sure it’s just from the thyroid weirdness and overextending myself with a lot of social things.


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