Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sunday Ramblings


Sunday again and really nothing new and exciting happening around here. 

I think I just might be coming down with Covid fatigue, if that is in fact something that is real. I am tired and achy, losing focus, and just plain feeling blah. Pretty sure I don't have Omicron as I did a rapid test and it is negative. May do another a couple of days down the road.

I am still carrying on with all my usual chores and hobbies. It is just I have really slowed down doing them. My usual joy in completing or getting close to completing projects seems to be taking a nap. The projects I am working on are taking longer to do. Heck, I haven't even gotten one pair of socks completed, though I almost have the t-shirt rug done (with added strips of leftover knit fabric from sewing projects). Pictures will happen come the completion. It actually looks pretty cool, if I do say so myself. 

Then I think I could just be a bit spent from getting all the projects done for Christmas. Perhaps I am just crafted out and should take a bit of a break for a week or two and cuddle down with a book or three. 

Still following the frugal pathway and finding a few ideas that just might fit in with our lifestyle and might actually become a habit. One of them is something I already do without even knowing it was saving energy and thus saving us a bit of money. My computer is set up to go dark (screen saver is just black no bouncing lines or balls) after 15 minutes of no use. Those bouncing screen savers almost use as much power as when you are typing or working (playing a game, blogging, checking out YouTube videos) so having it go dark so to speak cuts the power usage. I also have my computer set up to go to sleep after 20 minutes of no usage, and after 45 minutes of not being used it automatically shuts down. This saves power (cash) and as most computers have a finite life (they want you to buy the newest model) leaving them running cuts into that life.  Much rather not have to buy a new computer in 5 years or so.

So far we have a mix of CFL and LED lights. Once all the CFL's are gone I will be only using the LED bulbs. They last longer (even though CFL's can and do last a long time) and give off more light with a lower wattage. I have only had to replace one LED that was 9 years old and I believe the only reason that I did was it is in a light fixture attached to a fan. 

I started using my rolling pin on tubes once again. Once I get it as flat as possible and can't squeeze the last bit out I will be again cutting them open to see what I can scrap out. This is something I got out of the habit of doing and really need to do once again. Now if I can just get Hubby doing the same thing.....

That's it for today. I am off to visit with all of you before cuddling into my chair and picking up my sock knitting.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


It has warmed up so much we are getting rain now. Just lovely as that means no walking outside for awhile now. I also will not be attending Harvey's cousins funeral tomorrow, as I just do not drive on ice.


  1. Hope you get your energy back & are feeling better!

  2. Sounds like you've got your computer set up to be very efficient. I wouldn't know where to start to be honest.

    I've been very demotivated lately. I think my energy levels are gradually returning. Sometimes you just don't realise how burnt out you are, until you stop and then it's hard to do anything productive until you've recovered. Enjoy a bit of reading for a change.

  3. I'd recommend another rapid test in a couple of days as the symptoms you mentioned are possible Covid symptoms. Hope you're feeling better. I find my mood improves when it's sunny outside..even if I don't go out into it.

    The rain wasn't very nice, but the highways weren't too bad though there were some slippery and icy sections for part of my drive.