Hello friends! Your recalcitrant blogger returns. What is going on with me? Work is good. Really. No, my new boss isn’t any better than she ever was. Is she worse? No. Maybe we’re just getting used to her non-decision making, annoying as hell, dithering ways. Mostly, I limit my contact with her and that works because she is starting to respect my distance. Perhaps she understands that if I were to leave, as one of colleagues recently did, she would be screwed. Really screwed. The whole office would suffer since folks wouldn’t be able to absorb my workload. Yes, I am indispensible…at least in the short term.
Other than that, I think I need to move around more. I really, really enjoy sitting at home, knitting and watching tv/reading on the internet. This is basically my favorite thing right now. I don’t go to the movies, I don’t go drinking and I barely talk to anyone. (Ok, that last one isn’t true.) The movies—once one of my pure pleasures, isn’t working for me right now. The shows aren’t appealing and the timing is always wrong. So, I might walk around (yesterday) and think about going to a movie, then go home a watch a movie on Netflix instead. Whew, this is sad indeed.
I sometimes wonder about all this knitting. If I stay home and knit all the time, when will I actually wear the things I make? Actually, I wore a pair of socks I made yesterday. I’m getting better, because they were pretty darn comfortable. Also, half the stuff I’m obsessively knitting these days is for Pele’s future baby. It’s terrible bad luck, and I won’t give her the stuff until the baby is born, but I cannot seem to resist knitting for a baby who I will actually (probably) get to spend a fair amount of time with—I will see my baby knits in action! Baby tally so far: booties, vest, bonnet, and mitts. I also plan a blanket (a small one) and perhaps another pair of booties. And maybe a hat. What’s amazing is that I haven’t spent a cent on any of the yarn because it’s all coming from my stash. I am always prepared to make baby things!
So, a little update, to make me feel better about the blog. I think about it several times a week and wish I were more consistent. Not at all sure I have a solution for that, though.
Grateful for:an engaging hobby.