What's new in YOUR life?

I always say "not much" and then go into a laundry list of details. Anyway, this weekend was.... well, interesting. I gave blood Saturday morning without incident - or so I thought. Then Diane picked me up so John could use the car with A/C and off we went to see Olney Theatre Center's production of The Rabbit Hole - a well acted play about a very sad topic: the loss of a child. The set was state of the art and the acting was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed this thoughtful exploration of the pain of loss, its impact on the characters' other relationships, and the very unique personal expression of grief. I found myself really liking the protagonists - people who found their lives horribly altered, yet wanting to remain good people despite terrible odds. You feel for these people and you never ever want to be in their place.
After the play, home, a little bit of e-mailing and a small supper. Then, but 6:30 I had to get to sleep. I was feeling weak and shaky and achy and wondered if I should call the Red Cross 800 number, but wait, this wasn't West Nile Virus, LOL - it was exhaustion just made a little worse by having given blood. So, I toddled off to bed for what I thought would be a two-hour nap or so - and woke up at 8:30 the next morning! I missed church, which was OK by me because it's never the same when someone else is in the organ loft (but I really don't like to do that!). The rest of the day prepping for John's work guests was spent with a case of the shakes and blurry vision, but after some lunch and a lot of water, I was feeling a lot better. After dinner and drinks and dessert and some good conversation watching some of the Olympic games, our guests left. I can safely say a good time was had by all, LOL! But I'm still kind of wiped out. Funny. I gave blood in 1972 and had similar symptoms, but had totally forgotten it. I just need to drink more water and lay off the other stuff, LOL! (I was referring to diet sodas - high in sodium - and coffee!)
OK that was majorly boring! What else is new? There's a possibility I may be starting with someone in a new business venture. We'll see. It's just an idea right now, but it could be something really good. Again, we'll see.
On the work front every day is something new, none of which I can safely discuss here, so ....
On the knitting front, I've done some of my ravelympics work on a lace sampler scarf I'm making for someone for Christmas. It's in a bunch of neutral colors. I started with ye olde feather and fan and moved on to a pattern I found here . I think I'll stick with this pattern until the last five inches and then back to feather and fan for a little symmetry. Hope the recipient likes it:)
And of course, I'm obsessed with how good the beaded swatch for the SOTS-III turned out, so I took some pics in daylight and am posting them here.
Well, it is a Monday, though I've missed a meeting this morning because I felt so cruddy - and it appears there are no pending shelter hearings, so I'm in the clear there. And my paperwork is done, so all I have to do is drop it off to the office. So I need to return calls and arrange some visits, which I can do in a few minutes. I think I'll go get some sunlight and then back to work!

Bye 'til later!
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