Jan 20, 2009

Light Flurries (now with pictures!)

Snow Day 10So, I'm not going to lie, I just forget to post here some days. When I'm off work, I just want to be lazy. Yesterday was my day off, instead of posting or anything, I went to the store with Mr. Shad, played some WoW (yeah, that's returned), and did some knitting/crocheting. Today I had work at 0530...but last night the county school system sent out an automated call to let us know that schools would be closed today. Well, crap. That means the daycare will be closed too. My job is about 40 minutes away, nobody wants to drive 40 minutes to find out that they're closed. Especially in bad weather. So, I hunt down the phone number that is supposed to let us know if we're reporting to work in the event of inclementSnow Day 2 weather (hurricane area, remember? we're prepped for this). It's a recording, oh well. Call it in the morning and hear that all non-emergency/non-essential personnel need not come in to work. How am I essential? A cashier. Psht, back to sleep. Get a call at 0540, oh, we ARE open. Whatever. After being cranky and doing things I'm not getting paid for, they finally call around 0930 and say everyone in my area should get home! Sweet!

There was no real snow at the time, but we've got it now! The snow is even sticking. It's so awesome. I know some of you have already seen your fair share of snow, but this is the first time I've seen it really snow down here in NC. Also, this is the first time my boys have seen snow. Ever. At all. The last snow that I saw was in Maryland when I was pregnant with Ky Boo. Of course we went outside to play in it. Too bad that we don't own any sleds. I mean...why would we? You don't see snow in 3 years and you get kind of jaded. Honestly, I didn't think it'd snow at all today. :)


Oh, I have pictures too by the way. I just can't find the USB cable for my camera. Right now I'm still steady working on instant gratification projects. Finished the Snow Day 5Grim Reaper and a few pairs of the Bijouterie earrings. This is really difficult/awkward, knitting with wire. Not to mention that the wire I bought is absolute crap. I'm considering ordering this Artistic Wire stuff off the internet. Yes, by the way, I've completely bypassed my resolutions. Haven't frogged anything. Though I did work on re-organizing my queue. So...kudos to me on that. lol Deleted a few things I never plan on making, or that my interest in has waned. Currently I have 6 WIPs though; one I mean to frog, two that could be finished if I'd just sit down and do it already, and one instant gratification project. Well, Mr. Shad is home. I'm going to see if he knows where the cable is. I'll finish this later.

And my favorite picture from the day:

Snow Day 11
He's hiding from the snow. :)

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Jan 7, 2009

I Quit This Life

No really, I'm sick of my job. And I've only been working there for a a little more than a month. We're not even going to discuss it. Anymore.

My New Year's Resolutions...the ones I made anyways, are

  • Of course, not to start any new projects until I finish (or otherwise take care of) all my UFOs
  • When I start new projects I will maintain only three WIPs at a time, one pair of plain socks to carry around, a gift for someone else (starting my Christmas knitting early this year), and something selfish.
  • Blog more. Like once a week...or even a month.
  • Check my bloglines more, also once a week.
  • Try not to overreact when my husband upsets me.
  • Actually, try not to overreact when anything upsets me.

We'll see how long any of these last. I've got a gift certificate to the LYS, brand new yarn from my birthday that's itching to be cast-on, and loads of stress that needs to be soothed by the feel of new and yummy yarns between my fingers. Oh...and I really want to make those Bijouterie from Knitty, it couldn't take that long. Generally I find that maintaining resolutions is to make short term goals, and plans on how I am going to achieve these things. So far all I've got are: Inventory my UFOs (thank you Ravelry!) and frog anything I won't finish, then make a priority list. How long has that been sitting? Really, a year? Ugh...guess I should do that first. Prioritize/reorganize my Rav queue. That may not be so easy. I'm thinking I'll write them all down on a sheet of paper (or two), cut it into strips and reorganize it there first. May actually be easier.

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