Thank you for your supportive comments. I do feel better, even though it looks like he's going back to his ex girlfriend. I really probably knew better all along and was only fooling myself anyway, but it still doesn't change the fact that I love him. . .
Knittingwise. . . I've actually been doing some knitting, but all of it mindless. The black shawl is *this close* to being done, and I cannot wait to finish it. The yarn, which was a WEBS special closeout cashmere/wool blend, is nice enough, though not as soft as you would expect from a cashmere blend (I'm sure it will soften up after a good wash). However, it bleeds like crazy. My hands look like I've been gardening after I work on it. I'm gonna give it a good wash and see how much dye comes out once it's done -- I won't be able to give it away if it bleeds to a faded color that looks old. If that happens I'll just keep it for myself, the yarn was REALLY cheap (19.99 for the one pound cone) so it won't be a big loss. I'd prefer to be able to give it to the intended recipient, of course, but if it looks crappy I won't give it away. Ugh, if that happens I'll have to make ANOTHER black shawl. Yuck.
I also picked up some sock yarn I had bought a long time ago and cast on for a sock. Add this one to the, oh, probably 15 pairs of in-progress socks or single socks I have going. I have TONS of sock yarn (though not nearly as much as some of the bloggers seem to have), but very few finished pairs. This is a Regia Ringel in shades of blue and green and I really like the way it works up. I have the first sock to the heel turn. Who knows if/when this pair will be finished.
Today was a beautiful day, in the 60's and sunny, and I spent a few hours sitting outside Starbucks reading a book, enjoying the sun. I think I may even have gotten some color. And tomorrow it's supposed to snow. What the hell is going on with this weather???