Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li

Eyes, Socks, and Editing

Been busy. Jet's doing running club and wearing through socks, his feet are now the same size mine are, so I'm making him socks with the idea in mind that when he outgrow them they're now *mine*.

Had two weeks' worth of single-digit or even below 0° F (-17 C) around here, and a couple of days ago it flipped into 60's (15 C) and everything started to melt again. Dug like crazy in the garden to get rid of the weeds and grasses that were coming back that I really didn't want, and planted green onions and things that would be happy to freeze a few times before spring actually arrives.

I'm contemplating spinach, lettuce, and kale and the like too, but not too sure, but the continuing warm weather is flaunting possible growing season prospects in my face. Bah. Heck, I could even get some things started in the OUR center garden for that matter...

Been knitting and spinning a bit too, lately. The knitting has been at doctor's offices, so I've gotten two sets of socks done for Jet. I've also been spinning a 3-ply for socks and wonder if they'll wear any better than the two-ply Sock Hop which seems to sprout holes faster than I can look at 'em. *sighs*

The eye doc had me back in and he didn't like how the antihistamines weren't really keeping the inflammation under control, so he put me on a weaker steroid drop and will check the pressure. It cleared up like that with the drops, but it's not treating the base causes, as there seem to just be too many to deal with. So we're keeping the symptoms in check and keeping the eye from getting infected, which is good, but I'm going to taper off of these completely for the summer, I hope.

Had another asthma and allergy check as well, and I'm not losing anymore lung capacity, been keeping it even since the start of when I went to see them, so the doctor counts that as a win. I keep wanting more back, though. *laughs* But... maybe I should be happy with the victories I have.

Valentine's Day was celebrated with Jet doing Running Club, Odyssey of the Mind, and us fitting in an orthodontist visit first thing in the morning to take care of a dangling wire. We ended up just going to Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburger's. It's a Kansas-based chain with thin burgers with crisp edges and shoestring potatoes for fries. The custard is all right, but not as good as Good Time's, but the chocolate is better than the vanilla. Both of the boys like the top-cut hot dog buns and we just enjoyed our dinner together, gave each other cards, and I got a tiny box of chocolates and shared them with the boys.

Simple and easy, though Jet got a whole bag of candy and cards from school. *laughs* He liked that.

Been watching Watson, the computer created to answer complex questions, on Jeopardy! with some fascination. I love when they show the decision weightings. It has voice recognition as part of the workings, hearing Alex's voice to determine what the question is. It's fun as I've been following voice recognition back when people were doing research when folks still thought of it as science fiction.

Now very PC ships with a rudimentary version on Windows Vista. On top of that, it's kind of fun seeing my ATM doing pattern recognition on checks, reading what is written by hand, having me check it, but using that information to make deposits easy. Stuff that seemed impossible is now common place, where machines sort and move mail by reading the handwritten addresses on the envelopes. When not that long ago those things were assumed to be only doable by human beings.

It's kind of fun to contemplate...
Tags: gardening, health
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