Actually I've never spoken of paranormal erotica. I don't think I've ever even paired the two words together until this evening. And frankly, I doubt I'll ever have anything to say about it. Someone used the phrase today while knitting at my favorite LYS and I found it very comical. And I felt the need to see what what kind of searches it'll bring to my blog. If that's how you got here and you were hoping for something a little more frisky...well sorry. I have a total potty mouth at times but I'm not too inclined to blog it (though that isn't a promise).
You All Are The Best
Thanks everyone for the wonderful, kind comments in response to my last post. I didn't want to say it for safety's sake, but I was alone in the house that week and you all made me feel a lot less alone during a rough time. I was so glad to have my husband back home, even though he arrived with a nasty case of the flu and a temp of 103.4. He's on the mend now though and we are doing alright.
I found some things to help me feel better, both emotionally and physically (remember the sprained ankle)? Spinning is helping me get some strength back:
This is from Crown Mountain Farms - I think it's the Wild Thing colorway - though I'm not positive. Jasmin and I did a trade - she'd spun the first 4 ounces and gave me the remainder. I did the same with mine in Albatross. I just can't get over how different it looks spun up - there's so much white in the roving but it nearly disappears in the singles. And it'll have a totally different effect when it's plied (I'm planning on 3-ply this time around).
I'm also enjoying another form of therapy - my herb garden! I'm so excited - it has been several years since I had one and it feels so nice to be getting back into it. I'm doing mostly culinary herbs (basil, thymes, sages, oregano, tarragon, etc.) but I'm also growing a host of moth-repellant herbs: Southernwood, Wormwood, Costmary, Rue, Patchouli, Lavender, Santolina and Rosemary. So really it's a knitter's garden, right?
I've got one small bed (out of four) planted. Here's some of the Thyme:
I've got 5 different varieties.
Here are some of the remaining herbs waiting to be planted. Most of the moth-repellent ones were still on order at the time so I don't have a picture of them. These are mostly sages, some purple basil and some Santolina.
We've also got vegetable beds and fruit trees; I'll show those off when we've finished the back yard. There have been a lot of changes to our landscape this year!