Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Today was a day of not goofing off. I got sick of feeling like such a slouch at work. I have things to do and, while nothing is pressing, there are some deadlines next week and I have this suspicion that if I let all of these tasks sit idle, I'm going to be in trouble when something actually important comes along. Not to mention I have a conference on Thursday and Friday, so I can go without feeling guilty.

In that spirit, I made a to-do list with about ten things on it. Of those, I've completed six and made a good start on a seventh. The other three tasks are very low priority but I think I've left room to get started on them today or tomorrow. Each will take quite a bit of time so they probably need to be broken into smaller chunks. Still, it's amazing what actually working at work can do for one's self-esteem. In fact, I didn't even mind doing most of this stuff. Hmm. It's nice not to completely hate my job for one day.

Last night I had one of those evenings where I didn't want to go to bed. I stayed up until 1am watching tv and knitting. I'm working on a cardigan. I have the front and back done, except for the button bands and collar. I'm working on the right sleeve, which is now completed to the elbow. Because I'm decreasing as I go, it gets faster and faster. It's exciting to see a blob of wool turn into an actual sweater. It may not fit quite correctly, though, since the armhole started out much too wide and I had to decrease very quickly. I hope the spot where the arm meets the body of the sweater doesn't look "bunchy." Trying it on, it seems ok, but I'm still not sure how it will look in the end. Still. Fun.

Other than that, the working at work is good for keeping my mind engaged. I'm doing ok, not  worrying. Actually, what I have is a lack of focus and clarity about my personal life. But, is it necessary? I don't need to know everything. What fun would that be?

Grateful for: uncertainty.

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