Well, Spring is not sprung-ing today in Philadelphia, that's for sure. Right now, it's about 38 degrees and POURING! Gah. It's that kind of damp that makes you cold even once you are inside.
Anyway, this is your occasional post of random things from my brain. Feel free to look away.
You may have read about our Vice-President saying at one point that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife. Which I find terribly weird, but I also think it's creepy that he calls his wife "Mother." In any event, this picture of Mike Pence and the expression on his face, along with the headline from the Onion made me laugh out loud. He does look rather concerned ...
I'm doing something new (to me) with the pair of socks I'm knitting - I'm going to attempt an Afterthought Heel. I don't know how well it will turn out, nor do I know if I'll want to do it after this pair of socks - it feels like it's making the knitting of even just one a long slog, since there's no "progression." I think I like the feeling of cuff, leg, heel flap, heel, gusset, foot, toe - they are all progress markers for me, and it starts to look like a sock. But who knows, I may feel differently once I actually install the heels on the socks.
Have you watched "The Detour"? They are on season two, and it is the most ridiculous show (gross sometimes, too), and we laugh ourselves silly watching it.
Apologies to the blogger who mentioned this, since I cannot remember where I read it, but they recommended the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast. I've listened to the first two chapters' episodes and the teaser, and so far am really enjoying it. It's not preachy, it just looks at the books from a whole different perspective.
Since it was raining so hard, I put on my rain boots to go to work. It was the first time I've worn something other than the cast or my walking shoes on my right foot since January 11th, when I broke my ankle. It was extremely uncomfortable, to say the least. At least once I make my way home today, I won't have to go out again.
OK, this falls into the category of Blowing My Own Horn, but ... last Sunday, I went out to take a little walk around the block, and I saw a couple walking their little doggie. I asked if I could pet the dog, and they said that it was the last walk for her, and they were on their way to the vet for the last time. The young woman was sobbing, so I gave her a hug, because I know only too well how she was feeling. Then on Monday, I got a notification of a post on the Nextdoor site for our neighborhood, and when I opened it, this is what I saw:
"To the stranger who saw me crying in the street this morning as I walked my dog one last time before I had to let her go- who hugged me and told me everything was going to be okay- thank you."
My Monday was a little better because of it. :-)
I saw this picture on Facebook this week, and ... well, let's just say that I think we can all guess how this would go over ...
OK, that's it for now. I'm glad the weekend is just a matter of hours now. I'll probably watch the Final Four games of March Madness, and do the usual weekend things, but so far I have no specific plans. Which is fine, since some busy weekends are coming up. I hope yours is a good one!
I saw this the other day. I think it's worth keeping in mind, for the weekend and every day. :-)