Life’s Little Barometers

So how am I doing? Pretty well. I have a lot to say about all of the big changes that are happening, but I’ll wait until I have photos to show for these changes – in true verypink fashion.

A good barometer for assessing how I’m feeling is for me to take a look at the things I’m able to do again. A few weeks ago, my work with Basenji Rescue came to a halt. But I’m back at it now! I couldn’t manage to put a meal together back then, either…but I’m actually able to cook and eat a few bites now! (The Divorce Diet works AMAZINGLY well, but I don’t really recommend it.)

And my knitting…

img_6405.JPG I know I must be feeling more emotionally stable if I can handle this much chaos in my knitting.


img_6406.JPG From barometers to thermometers…

The heat index here in Houston is probably 106 degrees (41 degrees Celsius), and where is Lou? Basking in the direct sun – on a black rug, no less.

He could burst into flames at any moment.

He seems okay with that.

22 comments on “Life’s Little Barometers

  1. Glad to hear you are feeling feeling better and are back to your usual routines. As much as I’d love to lose weight I never want to try the Divorce Diet!

    Curious to see what the changes will be, but I’m sure whatever it is you will make the best of it! My biggest curiosity is, who gets the dogs?

  2. We’re all still thinking about you out here as you go through all of your changes. I’m very excited about your latest knitting project! Perhaps the chaos in your knitting will lessen the chaos that you feel in the rest of your life.

  3. Oh I do know about the Divorce Diet–works great but not fun and I also do not recommend it. Lou looks as if he is dreaming about his African ancestors and an exoctic hunt . . . or he is just bored.

  4. Long time reader, first time commenter (woo?)

    Anyway… I’m sure divorce diet it up there with getting the stomach flu and losing 10 pounds. Try to enjoy that even if you FEEL like you need to hurl, you don’t acutally need to! hehe.

  5. Glad to hear that you’re up to cooking (even if you don’t really feel like eating it) and rescuing adorable dogs again. I do not envy you all of those bobbins. The results are stunning, but it feels like such a waste of yarn to have each color have it’s own little piece of yarn. I made two Wobbly Circles Totes that fortunately were felted in the end so my gaping holes between colors didn’t matter. Silly Lou! At least it wasn’t Abe…with all of his black fur he really would burst into flames!

  6. Can’t wait to hear about the new changes and I’m glad to hear things are starting to get back to normal. Lou’s channeling his ancestors and pretending he’s in Africa! This heat means nothing to him!

  7. Glad to hear you’re doing well. I’m looking forward to hearing about your new changes. When I got divorced it wasn’t as traumatic as yours, but I did enjoy finding myself again. Revel in the small things that make you happy. I had to laugh when I saw the picture of Lou. It’s hot here too (about 102 heat index) and Littles seems content sprawling out in the window and baking. When she gets up, she’s almost too hot to pet. That’s when she wants to crawl up on my lap and cuddle.

  8. I’m happy to hear you are feeling better and resuming old activities. Baby steps. When I first saw the sweater pic it looked like some weird little tulips on the front and I thought “What in the world is that girl doing!?”, but now I see it’s some crazy-ass intarsia project and I’m still wondering the same thing! Can’t wait it to see what’s in store for that! Cheers!

  9. Good to hear things are getting better. I’m with you on the divorce diet. Bread and water for two weeks really sheds the pounds (of course then you start eating normal again and its all over) but at least thins are getting back to normal!!!

  10. Looking forward to seeing/hearing about the changes. So glad things are getting better for you.

    That knitting looks insane. Can’t wait to see the final product.

    Lou rules. That’s a great shot.

  11. That diet is not a good thing for the body, but so glad to hear that you are cooking and eating again. And that you’ve picked up such a challenging project, I bet that stops your mind from “dwelling”.
    And I have a dog who does that too – granted it hasn’t been that hot here but she will still lay directly in the sun… and pants heavily but that’s where she chooses! She’ll take a 10 minute break in the shade and then get up and lay in the sun again! Some dogs are just plain silly! So glad you are still posting… sending you lots of love and support!

  12. good to hear you’re feeling better. eating will come back soon. (though i’m still waiting to want to eat regularly…)

    silly lou. he looks so content though. 🙂

  13. Hey Staci! I’m really glad to see you getting back in the swing of things. Amazing how we heal up from these things, isn’t it?

    I loved the crouton-munching video from the other day. I’ll have to send you the short video of my dog Oliver eating a carrot.

    I love Lou! He looks pretty blissed out in that picture. I think the sun transformed him into a Ba-Zen-ji! (Sorry, I just HAD to say it.)

  14. Anubis is thinking of chasing Cleopatra’s Abyssinians I think….

    That is an incredible pic, it really is the real soul of a B. My slightly chubby B’s have to come lie in the shade sometimes, they would not do as well in the heat.

    Hang in there, it is good to hear that you are feeling better. There are a lot of people sending you the love : )

  15. Lou is CRAZY for being outside in this heat. I’m considering trying to litterbox train Chloe so I don’t have to go outside for the next few months. What happened to the lovely 22 degree (Celsius, of course) temps of Europe? *sigh* (Seriously considered changing my ticket and staying longer.)

    Can’t wait to see the other progress photos and to hear all about it – I’ve been sending positive mojo vibes!

  16. I am so glad that you are back on your game hun!!!
    I know it sucks all the way around, (got left too and I went from 110 to 90 in a matter of days)….
    LOVE the sweater…and I will NEVER figure out how these dogs can be in such hot weather!!! Bella, who is mostly black, lays in the hot sand in the backyard in direct sun. Can’t even touch her when she comes in!!!

    Lou’s photo is a beauty…make sure you submit it in next years contest for BRAT!!!!

  17. Clearly, there is a collective consciousness at work here. My exact thought when I saw the photo of Lou:

    Now that? Is a dog that’s dreaming of Africa.

  18. Awwww, Lou! He looks so content basking away. I wish it was that easy for us! As the lady who checks in Sophie at doggy daycare says, i can only hope to come back as one of our dogs in the next life!

    (and the divorce diet does work amazingly well, sadly.)

  19. Ahhhh yes, the Divorce diet. Been there, done that. Lost the weight, got a boyfriend, gained it back, lost the boyfriend, lost the weight. Proof that I’m better off without men. LOL

    Little Louie. He’s got a semi-twin over here willing to burst into flames, as you know.

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