Friday, June 13, 2008

Lazy Days of Summer, wuh?

Really? June 13th? Happenings (in no particular order): finally have grandparent's house cleaned out and ready for demo, two mammograms (every thing is fine), fridge repair (he has to come back Tuesday - waiting for parts), tag sale, electrician installed lighting in the front room (book shelves to be installed next week), dentist appointment for 2 of the kidlets, doctor's appointment later today (just a check up), babysat neighbor's kidlets for 10 hours yesterday (without a working playstation, DVD player or cable), attended Masonic ceremony where the Beard (father-in-law) was installed as the Grand Poobah (not official title) of his lodge, birthday party for the Girl (for her friend Lucy).

Not happening: knitting or blogging. I did do a quickie weeding of the garden. I thought it was time considering the weeds were taller than the tomato plants.

Still to come: dentist appointment for me, extra merchandising calls (covering for someone while on vacation), aunt's company picnic at Coney Island, turn off fridge and buy ice for cooler in preparation for fridge repair. Thankfully, my calendar is quite blank after June 18th. Unfortunately, I'll be spending that time painting the front room, before we install the floor, recover the furniture, find a window treatment...

This isn't how I pictured my summer to be. I saw myself sitting on the swing on the deck with a glass of lemonade knitting away on sock after sock. Curse you, reality!

I did however find a few minutes to cast on the Sitcom Chic cardigan. I caved. I'm weak. All this while trying to finish the Husband's aran. I've lowered my expectations. I don't think I'll have it blocked and seamed before June 21 when the Summer of Socks begins. I figure if I just have it off the needles by then I can block and seam it this September and it will still be ready for him to wear by the time it's cold.

I'll have pictures for the Sitcom Chic later. I'm working on the Husband's work laptop and I don't want to download any knitting pix to it. We gave our desk top to my brother and bought a new one. We're waiting to connect it until the dusty work is done in the front room. Which reminds me, I need to buy some of those plastic tarp thingies to cover my desk.

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