Monday, September 8, 2008

Long Overdue

Wow…I can honestly say that I have not had the energy in me to blog. Blogging has been the last thing on my mind. Ever since mid-August, around the time TS Fay was here, my life has been turned upside down. I know I really don’t have a reason to complain because we are still alive and still have a roof over our heads and food on the table (if we had a table…nevermind). It just seems like everything happened at once and my mind is still trying to catch up. First of all, we got through the storm fine. My area did not flood (but unfortunately some of our friends did) but we discovered after the storm, when we thought it was over, that water had been seeping in through the concrete blocks and slab of the 2 bedrooms on the East side of the house. So that weekend we tore out carpet in one bedroom and were able to steam clean the other. Fortunately the room we tore up the carpet in was where I wanted wood floors anyways so it wasn’t a total loss. We will just have to live with the beautiful Terrazzo for a while. On the very same day that we discovered the water damage I had a “meeting” at work about my hours. As some of you may know, I had been cleaning the boss’s house for 10 hours a week to keep me at 40 hours. Well since it was widely known that I didn’t like doing it, I was told I was no longer going to and my hours were now cut to 30 hours. I even had the weekend to think about if I still wanted to work there. Gee Thanks… At least I still have a job, and I now get Fridays off. I am definitely keeping my options open for anything else. We can live with me working less hours but that pretty much stops our debt snowball. We are back to the minimums on everything. This sucks.

Well, I don’t want to dwell on all that, but speaking of our debt snowball, I got to see Dave Ramsey live in Tampa on Saturday. I had to drive alone and meet my boss there, but that’s another long story, and I did have a good time. He is so fun to watch. I even got to stop by Knit and Knibble to check it out and left with some pretty Colinette Jitterbug in Summer Berries. I also stopped by Knit & Stitch on Friday and grabbed some Dream in Color Smooshy in Nightwatch. Yarn always makes me feel better! I didn’t do a whole lot of knitting over the weekend, but since the hubby was out of town on business, I got a ton done around the house. I actually want to go home now knowing I can relax because I am caught up on housework, at least for now. It’s amazing what a clean house can do to my mood. I have been in a funk for a while so it really helped. I can’t believe that I have been so weird lately. I couldn’t even keep my eyes open at Knit night on Thursday. Joe from SWTC came by our knit night and gave us samples and we had a mini fashion show in the middle of Starbucks. It was a blast and he is fun to hang out with. It seemed like as soon as he left I was ready for bed.

I do have knitting to show off even though I have avoided blogging. I didn’t knit very much, but I did knit all day when my office was closed for the storm. I was able to finish the first Pomatomus sock and I am almost done with the ribbing on the second.


I love how the sock came out. I don’t know if it is the yarn, the pattern (Cookie A. is a genius), or both, but it looks amazing. I couldn’t wait to get started on the second sock. I also got around to reattaching the yarn on the Dream Swatch. It has been a year almost to the day since Diana ate the bamboo needle out of it. I forgot how much I like the yarn. I am using Lorna’s Laces Sport in Jeans. There are pictures here. I went through my knitting bag and decided to narrow down my WIP. I frogged the Boobholder since it was really small. I love the Malabrigo and would rather have something that I can wear. I also decided to put the Sweater Bag aside because it is just too hot to have all that in my lap. I decided that a sweater would be a whole lot better, I know I am weird. I cast on for Central Park Hoodie in Caron Simply Soft in a soft grey color. It is Acrylic, but it feels ok and I needed a bargain sweater. I think it will be perfect for when the weather does get a little cooler, whenever that is. I am only a few inches into the ribbing so nothing interesting to show.

That’s all I have for now so here’s the view I had while I was paying bills yesterday:


Isn’t she sweet!

3 comments:

Kris said...

Glad to hear you didn't have to much damage from the flooding. Our old house had terrazzo floors. That stuff is so durable. I really like how your Pomatomus sock came out.

Melissa said...

Hi Michele! I have missed you! I am just as quilty though. I popped over to your page on the Ravelry and saw it said a baby on the way! That is so FANTASTIC! I hope that you are feeling well! And most of all I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas!-Melissa B.

Melissa said...

Hi Michele! I have missed you! I am just as quilty though. I popped over to your page on the Ravelry and saw it said a baby on the way! That is so FANTASTIC! I hope that you are feeling well! And most of all I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas!-Melissa B.