Sunday, June 08, 2008

WIPS Stash and a Little Gift

Adamas Shawl in Zephyr Main Line 2/8 Peacock on US Size 5 Addi Turbo Lace Needles

Shi Bui Socks on Knit Picks US Size 2 (2.75 mm)

Rockin Sock Club Lucky Leafling Socks on US Size 3 Knit Picks


Schaefer Anne Mint

Yarn Chef Chalcedony and Cool Mint

Rocking Sock Club Shrinking Violet

Friday, June 06, 2008

Not Good

I had a bad day yesterday. I had to deal with several people that were just plain stuck on stupid. Then there were two never-ending meetings. . . and so on and so on. When I have days like this I call my sister and whine to her, or rant, or vent - whatever you want to call it. But, my sister was having issues of her own - so much so that her blood pressure was 200+ over 170. CRAZY numbers. So she had a headache and could hardly talk, which meant I could not dump on her. So, heavy sigh, I got very depressed. Since I have been van pooling I have been cut off from my usual resource of new friends - public transportation. My best bud cheap chick Peggy moved to Las Vegas, then Florida. Miss her loads. My best bud handbag fairie queen Kendall hates computers and I no longer ride BART with her. My best bud my-twin-separated-from-me-at-birth Jenn JUST started a new job in Palo Alto, so we can no longer meet for lunch in SF. The topic of my whining was not appropriate for any of my extended family members. I suffered alone and went silently crazy hashing and rehashing the madness of the day to myself. Happily I was able to contain it enough that I did not start talking to myself out loud about it. Which has been known to happen in the past - anyone having worked in a law firm can probably relate to that.

Well, today, never one to just let go - I told my sister all about my day yesterday and compared myself to one of our extended family members who has only my sister to call a friend. And she said - oh no way, don't compare yourself to her, you have so much more going on for you. You have (she listed all of the above) and then she said AND YOU HAVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR KNITTING FRIENDS. OH MY GOD, being stuck on stupid must rub off. What was I (not) thinking? I could have whined to y'all yesterday and had a good night's sleep!!!! so - now y'all are back in the loop. SO THERE, thanks for listening/reading.

Hi Amy - waving up the street - I hope you like your new job!!!! I might take you up on your offer, this iPod Touch has about a bazillion features. I got the AV Cable TV hookup yesterday, now I can watch Lost Season 4 on my television. I can even watch Cat's "Let's Knit Together" video podcast on TV. I am loving it.

Funny story. For some non-sensical reason if you are under the age of 50, you must have a pregnancy test before you have surgery. The lab sheet I received at my pre-op appt had the WRONG hours on it, the lab no longer closes at 7:00 p.m. (for those of us who work for a living) - it now closes at 5:30 p.m. Yep this is one of the "and so ons" from yesterday. We rush from the vanpool and get to the Lab at 6:15 p.m. to find it closed. My ever ready Mom says "don't worry. I have a container - my doctor gave me an extra one to keep on hand to monitor diabetes. You can use that and I will drop it off for you." Cool. She takes the package to the lab for me today and she says the receptionist swiped my med card and looked up at her and says, Mame do you know this is for a pregnancy test? My Mom says, yes that's what it's for. My Mom is 72 years old with glorious gray hair and could not possibly be pregnant without a bunch of scientific help. And she did not explain to the poor girl, she just left her completely confused as to why this old chick was being checked to see if she was pregnant. Gotta love her.

I am on the 10th (out of 14) repeat on my Adamas Shawl. I have got to get a photo up, it is really pretty. I would love to get to the 14th repeat this weekend, but I am not gonna stress about it.

Awwww, I am feeling much better now. Blog Therapy, there is nothing like it!! Cheers.