I have had two bad days in a row. Between two days worth of migraines and a night of dreaming in which I was at work again and driving a car, I am in somewhat of a funk. My car accident several years ago and having to take medical retirement from work, after being attacked, continue to haunt me. These two incidents were ultimately the trigger that brought back all the experiences from WWII. In other words every fiber in my body and every neurotransmitter in my brain said "we've had it."
Themes of working or driving in my dreams always lead to nightmares, and the two together at the same time really throw me into a tailspin. Thus I was wide awake with a panic attack at 3:30 a.m.. Since I couldn't go back to sleep, I finished up the second sock of a thank you gift for a friend who was kind enough to haul the turkeys to the butcher. The truth is: they are the most expensive turkeys this family has ever eaten, so they better taste good.
Luckily I still remember how to cook a turkey without a pop-up thingie or saline solution in it. Think of it, at least us "older" folks, there may be a whole generation out there, that has never tasted a turkey that wasn't loaded with a saline solution or didn't have a pop-up timer in it to tell the cook the turkey is done. What deprivation we have experienced! (I think my sense of humor is coming back.) And think of it, it all started with Hamburger Helper and Pop Tarts.
In any event, the socks are finished, washed and blocked and can go to its recipient tomorrow. The pattern is Yarn Harlot's "Earl Grey" and the yarn is Regia, 4 ply, hunter or forest green.
Knit on merrily and thanks for letting me share my crummy night. I feel better.