Rather difficult to believe that in a couple of days, it will be the new year...you know, the year the Mayan's said we would self destruct on December 21, 2012. Yep, it's that year.
And while there might be some great big disaster coming in the middle of the winter on the solstice, you know? Who knows what might be around the corner? It's better not to think about it too hard, and remember the happy times.
The weirdness visited upon me by my hubby has apparently resolved. I reminded him that he had told me that Wednesday was the day for me to do all the running around because he was going with his buddy for most of the day. After that, he started talking to me again. Then today, we worked on the chair covers and the fireplace mantel--that puppy is cleaner than clean now. Except of course, I have lots of knick-knacks that I have to figure out a place to go, because he doesn't want them on the mantel where they are supposed to go...my little memories. He keeps trying to make deals:
"If you don't put all that 'STUFF' up there, I might keep the mantel dusted once in a while, but if you put anything other than those candles and those hurricane lamps up there, deal's off."
Yeah, that kind of stuff.
Then he wants to put a great big mirror on the same wall as our television--which will look pretty stupid--because the mirror is nearly as big, but in the opposite orientation--aka, portrait, instead of landscape...if you get my meaning. The result would be an off balance wall, that would totally destroy the room's chi. Or something like that. The mirror is too much of a focal point, to put next to the television. Ideally, it should go on the wall next to him. Perfect place for it. Then there's the matter of the clock he got when he retired...there's no real good place for that either. I'd like to put the clock above him, and the mirror above our bed, but he wants it in the room where everyone can see it. I get that part. Then he's telling me "it's too bad that we can't get another one just like it to put on the other side of the television." To which I reply "Okay Mr. Monk!".
So we're still trying to work through all the issues with the living room, and at some point (probably in the spring), I'll have to take a lot of my yarn and toys back downstairs, to go with my other yarn and toys and patterns and--and--and...I don't even want to think about it. The shelving that I put up on milk crates has fallen over, and there is glass broken all over the floor. I have to carefully go in and clean before I can get in to organize and let me tell you, organizing is not going to be easy...mainly because he THINKS that I'll be getting rid of some things.
Well, what he doesn't know now won't hurt him, right?
But there will be some dealing with his attitude in the spring. We'll see how it goes.
In the meanwhile, I'm knitting another shrug, this time in a bright jewel-tone blue and green, with a little rust tossed in there occasionally, and it really is quite beautiful. I'll likely have it done in a couple of days, and there will be pics when I'm done. In the meanwhile, the pattern for it is HERE, and it's REALLY easy. If you stay with it, you can have it done in 5 or 6 days. I substituted Lion Brand Homespun, which seems to work quite well, and the end result is a really warm, slip on your shoulders and go type sweater with no buttons, one size fits most, and if you LIKE buttons, you can add one, without too much trouble, because the stitches are not so fine that you can't make a buttonhole of one of them.
That said, I'm going to head over to Ravelry and see if anyone has responded to my postings on the forums. I'll let you know when I'm done with the shrug!