Well, we are starting with second week of March with a couple feet of snow on the ground.
We are at that point where the temperature hovers around freezing, making walking and biking scary for me. A friend of my broke 5 ribs falling on the ice a few weeks ago, so I'm especially worried about falling these days. That poor guy has been in so much pain.
On the up side, if you can't be outside, you might as well stay home and craft, right? I am getting close to finishing my quilt:
I started the next one yesterday because I needed something portable. I spent the afternoon crafting with a friend at her house. I thought it might be interesting to try some different colors!
I worked 110 hours in the last two weeks, so I have been pretty brain-dead at night. I was making a lot of mistakes on the blanket I've been knitting, so I cast on a simple hat to work on while we watched Trapped.
I can't say enough good things about this show. We finished the season this weekend, and the end didn't disappoint. The setting in northern Iceland and the acting have kept us going; in the end, the plot turned out to be thoughtful and coherent. What more could you want?
We are coming up on the Jewish holiday of Purim, which features a jam-filled pastry called Hamantaschen. I thought baking and seeing friends might be a nice break from work, so I scheduled a tea and baked two types of Hamantaschen.
These are the vegan variety. The dough was the stiffest I've ever worked with. Very frustrating! But my vegan friend said they were good. I preferred the non-vegan batch I made from the Smitten Kitchen. The dough handled well and tasted great. For fillings, I admit I head to the grocery store and buy Solo fillings. This year I made poppy-seed, apricot, and raspberry.
I don't feel quite ready to dive back into work, but I'm blaming the time change for that. It takes me about a week to adjust to "springing foward." Do you struggle with it, too?