Such random things I feel like mentioning today! In no particular order:
I've been using (sometimes) this app called MotionX to track my sleep. I don't use it all the time, because–hippie alert–I'm convinced that one shouldn't have one's cell phone too close to the body very often, so putting it under my pillow freaks me out.
But the app has convinced me that I do sleep more than I think I do. Often I feel like I'm awake all night, but what's actually happening is I'm looking at the clock every five or ten minutes, yes, but in between, I'm dozing. You can see that here, in this picture (on a work day, where I only got 3 hours and 1 minute of sleep — very sad): Yes, I was awake for a lot of the time, but also, when I was glancing over and over at the clock between 11:30pm and 1:30am, I was in light sleep.
This, somehow, is comforting to me. I'm getting SOME sleep. (Yes, I know the trick of turning the clock away from you. I'm not that strong.)
I show this to you in order to contrast it with Lala's sleep efficiency. This is from two nights ago:
All that dark blue??? IS DEEP SLEEP. She has a true gift.
And if that weren't unfair enough, she has another gift! Lala painted a picture of me!
I love this. I think she flatters me, and yep, I'll take it.
In knitting news, I've got my mojo back, I think. I'm deep into Cocoknit's Mishke, an asymmetrical cabled cardigan that I'm doing in Berocco Blackstone Tweed (delicious yarn, wool with mohair and a little angora for softness):
O, cables. How I love you. And how I don't care if any are miscrossed. (Thanks, Eliza Carpenter!) This is taking forever, but I'm loving every minute of it. It's one of those knits.
And it's San Francisco Pride weekend! Happy Pride, everyone! We'll be going to the city later, because I like to look at people and Lala does too, even though she sometimes forgets that. We started the weeekend earlier this week at an amazing Indigo Girls show at Slim's. Here we are in line.
Yay love. Yay sleeping artist wife. Yay Pride. Yay just about everything.