Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Once more into the blogging breech! Ok, this is not serious business. This is me coming out of some kind of funk. I've decided to try a little experiement. For the next seven days, I will write for approximately 15 minutes and publish it on the blog. That's it. No heroically long posts. No super deep mediations. Just a little 15 minute writing exercise. Maybe I will be very strict about it. Maybe, if I'm enjoying the writing, I'll allow myself to go longer. Let us commence. (1:55)

When I last wrote, I was in Seattle. It turned out to be modestly productive on the work side. On the Mom side, things went better than they have for a long time. I managed to remain calm and when I noticed that Mom was frustrated with me, I didn't react. I just remained calm. That gave her room to settle down and she allowed me the same courtesy. I hate that Mom feels like she has to be on pins and needles around me and I think she felt less this way this time.

I provided my usual tech support for her and got her up and running on wifi. I honestly really enjoy doing this service. I like to help and she's very appreciative. It's win-win.

After getting home, I got a couple semi-desparate calls for tech support, which I provided to the best of my ability. I find it hard to help her on the phone without getting frustrated. Still, she understood and all is calm on the Mom-front. For now.

Work is, well, status quo for now. Semi-incompetant boss who seems downright deferential to me. My co-workers aren't so lucky, which makes things awkward. I will admit, I LIKE that I am finally (?) being seen as the most valuable person in my office. It's been true for a while, but now that we have the big work to do, I get to shine. That's it for my pride and vanity. Oh, and I'm getting new business cards. What, it's only been 11 years, what's the rush? (7:45)

I've clearly been in a funk. At least, it's clear in retrospect. In the last couple of weeks, I've initiated a few social outings and had modest success. I still need to get back in the habit of grabbing a beer on my own every once and a while. But why go spend too much on a beer that you don't really want when netflix and knitting is waiting at home?

Speaking of knitting, I finished an honest-to-god sweater while I was in Seattle and I've been wearing it. It's so amazing to me that I MADE it. I love it! Even though, really, it's a bit funky for my style. Still, why not switch things up a little? Have fun! Go crazy with yarn. I'll show you a picture eventually.

In other yarn craziness, I'm still knitting for Pele's future baby. So far: mitts, booties, bonnet, vest and soon, blanket. I'm itching to KNIT MORE for the baby, but I've promised myself to stop after the blanket unless a specific request is made.

Here's some of the baby stuff: Bonnet

Mitts, baby

Baby vest, front view, right side

Tabitha with a bootie

I will now refrain from critiquing the quality of the post and just publish it for goodness sake. Cheers! (14:31)

(After proofing and adding photos: 21:48.)

Grateful for: focus.


  1. Cool mittens! Pattern?

  2. Regan: this a link to the pattern: http://blog.lionbrand.com/2008/11/05/my-magic-baby-mitts/

    It's dead simple though I made it even easier by knitting it in the round magic-loop style. they are baby-sized with no thumb, in case you can't tell from the pic.

  3. bạn có thể dậy mình làm như vậy được không. Mình không biết làm bạn dậy mình nha

  4. Thanks! I've been looking for something like this.


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