Still no sign of my tax refunds but they will come eventually. In the meantime I go to work every day, spend quality time with Larry, do stuff at the local library weekly, and am enjoying my attic space. The knitting goes slowly, but a pair of socks are on their way to Jake and I have started another 1, that is not a pair, it's 1 sock, I did not divide the skein into 2 balls so will be doing first 1 sock and then the mate.
I did design and knit a doll sweater, or more honestly, I cast on, ripped it out, cast on, knit a bit, ripped out and cast on a 3rd time, knit the body of the sweater and then started to write the pattern out. It did not make sense to start writing anything down until I had something that worked. I'm currently 'playing' with my Goodreau dolls, I have 2 that are 16 and 17 inches tall, long slim teens or so they look and I hope to get some outfits made for both of them.
It is being a mild winter here so far, better for me than last winter. I make progress, the old house makes progress, the debt load goes down a bit, the mortgage goes down some.
And for the most part, the pain is livable, the life is pretty good and I am content.