Saturday, June 16, 2007

End of the week blues..

Ever have one of those weeks that doesn't really seem busy but at the end of it you feel really drained and then you look back on your week and discover that it actually was really busy and that's why you're so tired?
OK, maybe that was a silly question.
My week looked like this. On Sunday I went to my friend Steve's birthday party. His Uncle cooked, it was fabulous. Before my husband and I could go we had to arrange for the redispursement of the children, and that was hectic. Monday was recover-from-the-weekend and laundry day. I did about 7 loads. Tuesday I got called in to work and started this blog. Yeah! Got home and then had to do the random kid shuffle again. Tuesday is Dinner-with-Dad night. Then I get to go out to dinner with my friends, who were sick, so I took dinner to them at home so they could stay in nightgowns. Wednesday I worked in the morning got home and discovered that tending to sick people makes you more suseptable to colds. I drank lots of fluids and did the dishes. And my eldest son invaded for his weekly Dinner-with-Mom. Thursday I read a book, served leftovers for dinner and spent alot of time talking to my youngest sons teacher and father. Oh and I went to Costco. Friday my youngest son had a field trip to the beach. My son's teacher specifically requested that I attend to keep him in line. Literally, it was two special ed. classes taking a city bus down to a state park. Hearding cats is easier than hearding twenty 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade autistic kids. We walked alot and it rained.

Now don't get me wrong, I love my life, I love my kids, I even had fun on Jarret's (my youngest) feild trip. The kids thought it was funny that Jarret's Mom was knitting while walking on the beach and one of the teachers wanted to know what stitch pattern I was using for the mesh on my bag. Knitters are the universes way to keep other knitters from going insane. Knitting loves company? It was a busy week and I'm tired.

In the world of knitting I managed to knit a set of felted nesting bowls for Great Yarns, my LYS. I finished the cuff and the heal flap on a pair of socks in Opal on size 1's. And got most of the way done on a cotton mesh bag, the 'Rutabaga Bag' in some issue of Knitscene. Then I discovered I've gone and lost the darn pattern and have to tear my apartment apart to find it so I can finish the bag. Usually I get more knitting done.
On the book front I finished reading 'No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting' by Anne Macdonald. I'll post a reveiw later when I have more brain cells. I'm also reading 'The Second Summoning' by Tanya Huff. I read the first in the set 'Summon the Keeper' and howled. I'm mostly done with second book and so far they're both a scream.

I should pen some sort of pithy closing but it's quarter of one and I'm out of pithy right at the moment. It'll have to wait for the next post......

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