Friday, January 18, 2008


That’s pretty much my attitude lately; eh. Everything in my life seems so unfinished, or unstarted, or stalled, or idling. It’s wearing me down and tiring me out.

I was at the psychiatrist on Monday after work and as my appointment was ending my phone rang. I looked at the caller info and saw it was my SIL. I knew she’d leave a message so the Dr and I looked back to our calendars to set my next appointment. The phone rang again. My SIL NEVER calls back twice like that so I knew there was an emergency.

They are in the last weeks of having an addition put on their house. Monday was the day scheduled for the subcontractor to come and sand and polyurethane the hardwood floors. They show up at 4PM. So she wanted to see if I could take the boys for the night so they didn’t have to breathe in fresh chemical smell all night.

Now the boys are never any trouble when they stay over, but they do interrupt my very busy schedule of knitting, TV watching and cat refereeing. Not to mention that I don’t sleep well when they sleep over. It has nothing to do with them but I’m always listening, waking myself up to make sure everything is OK. They were with me for 2 nights. Wednesday night I was exhausted and still I ended up watching Project Runway till 11PM. By that time I had a bit of a second wind and I read till midnight, which is very late for me.

I’m walking around in a haze today. I’m definitely not “Claritin Clear” and I didn’t even take anything that could make me groggy. So I’m very uninspired to do anything today. Except go home and take a nice long nap.

I have been knitting and crocheting tho. I finished the Embossed Leaves socks. I’ve stepped up the production on my afghan. I started a snuggle blanket for my charity project and started another pair of socks with the new Noro sock yarn. This is a pattern of my own design because I didn’t want a plain ole pair of socks just to see what the striping did. I wanted the sock to have some interest besides the striping.

So this is what I came up with, a twisted rib sock.

I’ve also been trying to finish up the Argosy Baby Blanket for next week some time. The baby is due on the 31st, so I probably have a little bit past that date since this is a first child. Although I’m not going to count on that.

Oh and did I mention I’m in charge of planning an office baby shower? I better get on that huh?

My current WIPs I’m feeling very “eh” about too. I know when they’re done I’ll be really pleased but they’re not inspiring me to pick up needles or a hook. I’d rather play Puzzle Quest on my DS.

And, because you haven’t seen pics of anything I’ve finished recently here are the Embossed Leaves socks (finished in 2008) and Rosebud Scarf (started and finished 2008) and the Striped Vest (which isn’t striped at all) which was my last finish of 2007. It was also the first time I steeked anything. I didn’t even have to drink or lie down. I sewed, I looked at it carefully for a few minutes to make sure the stitching was OK and then I cut. It would have been useless if I hadn’t cut it and I wanted it done. It’s my favorite sweater.

Katie and Noel seem to be getting along OK. There are the usual kitty chases at 6AM, again when I get home and again when I get in bed. Other than that, there is no playing together. Not that I expect Katie (who is 5) to be all thrilled to play with an 8 month old kitten, but well, Noel isn’t even allowed to touch Katie like at all.

You should have seen the look on Katie's face a 1/2 hour before this...

Katie still has her favorite spot on the love seat. Noel isn’t allowed there which was established really early on. But Noel isn’t even allowed on there when Katie is there. Noel keeps trying to clean and cuddle Katie, but she’s having none of it. I know it’s just a matter of time, and there have been instances of almost cuddling. I also know it may change and it may stay this way.

ize luuuuvvv dis toiz.

But in the mean time, Noel is a bundle of unbridled energy. She can’t believe that she gets treats, and toys and a mom to sleep with. She carries her favorite toy from room to room to be with us. She is fascinated by the shower. I am so happy that I rescued her. She makes me laugh every day and I need that.


Bezzie said...

Silly kitties! You gotta love 'em!!! Did you line that vest? I'm muy impressed!

turtlegirl76 said...

The vest looks awesome! And did I spy embossed leaves?

Here's to trying to rest now. =)