Ohhh I just love knowing that even after today, I have another day off.
Yesterday was a great day. Got some more cleaning/sorting done but instead of just pushing, pushing to do more, I stopped. Managed to get the scroll saw loaded into the car ..it's going to be a pay it forward thing and I have to take it to work to give it away. Heavy little bugger and it was behind other stuff. All that stuff is where it belongs (or in the trash).
Had a serious talk with sock 2 and actually got the heel gusset done and am rolling along toward the toes. So both socks are now much closer to being done. I have NO idea why I have had so much trouble. It's not the yarn or pattern, I know it's me. But things that I've never had trouble with before have been quite stubborn. Almost scared me. Or maybe I just freaked myself out. I have been known to do that. heh.
Zoey the wonder dog and I played beauty shop this morning and she's much lighter now. Poor baby is getting fat. The prednisone that she has to take for her weird allergy has succeeded in keeping her from eating her feet off, but she has an appetite more suitable for the Jolly Green Giant. Next bag of dog food will be some sort of diet stuff. She doesn't get table food except on Saturday when she gets the ends off 2 weinies. And she only gets 1 "cookie" a day, and I break it in half so she thinks she is getting 2. She and I both have waist problems...maybe it's contagious. Or Mel's fault.
I knitted through most of the Sunday morning news shows and now I'm fixin' to get dressed and go shopping. Well not for much. But I need some interfacing from Hancocks (Walmart doesn't have what I need) and oh whoa...Michael's has a 50% off coupon. Maybe yarn for the Red Scarf project. Surely I can find something there that I 'need'. Yep...betcha I can.
And maybe on the way home I will have another sort of adventure. There is this cool place that I've always wanted to visit but always had something else that needed doing...but if they are open today, I think I'll stop.
I've been hearing on the news a lot about how American workers don't take vacations much anymore. For a variety of reasons, but the main one seems to be lack of cash and/or demanding jobs. I have almost a month of vacation days in the bank...and am close to losing some which means occasionally I take a day off in the middle of the week. I have no problem with asking off if I am going somewhere, but I feel really bad about asking for a week off to just stay home and play. And I don't have any extra $$ for trips. They have downsized us so much that it's really hard to keep up, and sometimes we don't but we try hard. And if one person is missing it gets really crazy. And I really like them and don't want to put them out like that.
However, I've been lately feeling a bit resentful. I am taking a couple days off in October for a fiber thing. It's right here in town so that will be fun. In the meantime, I've been making a list of places close, museums and such that I either haven't been to..or at least not for a long time. And I shall go be a tourist if even for a couple of hours. And maybe I will come home refreshed.
sheesh...this was going to be a really short post and I've babbled on forever. And I don't even have a picture. oh well