A few thoughts that are on my mind…..
1. I am not opening up my Etsy shop anytime soon.
I hope this will not lead to distress on your part because I KNOW you sit around wondering where on the Internet you can order lopsided knitted washcloths.
In my second attempt to learn to knit in the round, I got together with Heather and Amy on Friday night at Panera to have a little remedial lesson in how to learn that confounded method as well as to indulge in all things carbohydrate.
I spent 3 1/2 hours attempting to wrap my brain around how you’re supposed to knit with four sticks and not ruin your Christian witness when I finally gave up and instead, wrapped my hand around an apple bran muffin and two vanilla latte’s.
You know, for medicinal purposes.
Those nerves were not going to get unstrung by themselves.
I spent most of Saturday stewing and fretting and trying to visualize what I was doing wrong, and decided that I was not going to turn 40 without figuring it out, so I sat on the couch while Mr. CPQ watched The Natural and when I wasn’t being distracted by Robert Redford, I think I managed to make some sense of it, so I’m pleased to report that I am now happily on my way toward making some legwarmies for the baby I will never have.
2. I have squirrels in my attic, and not the mental “nuttier than a fruitcake” kind.
No, we have the rambunctious ” living in the walls behind the headboard of my bed” kind and it’s creeping me out just a little. Squirrels are cute and all, but not when I envision them chewing a hole through the drywall or, worse yet, finding the cable cord and ruining my access to Days of our Lives Meet the Press.
I think this is going to be deemed a boy job.
Besides, I already changed a lightbulb plus successfully wielded a screwdriver in completion of a plumbing repair job BY MYSELF this weekend, so I’m covered in the housing repair department for at least another decade.
3. School starts back today.
4. I’m back on the straight and narrow at the gym after being derelict for three weeks.
I cancelled this week’s session with Nadia the Gym Nazi because I knew that I would collapse in a giant quivering heap after three minutes so I could ease back into the routine, but I think we all know that it’s just not going to be pretty for a couple of weeks.
On the bright side, maybe there will be new people that I can use as blog fodder.
5. I’m going to have to turn in my Girl Card.
Fall is here and I had previously proclaimed that purple and grey/gray were going to be big this season, and I must now hang my head in shame because Mr. CPQ bought me the fall issue of Vogue (was that a hint?) which proclaimed that RED was the “it” color, the ’40s look is in, and so is the one-shoulder top and the peplum.
For those of you who’ve never heard that word, “peplum” is fashionspeak for “accentuating post-pregnancy hips.”
Hmmmm, maybe if I wore those legwarmies they could draw the eye elsewhere….
Have a nice day.
P.S. Gretchen wanted to know when we were going to do another Ask Sus (a real one, not the made up kind when I don’t know what to blog about), so if you wish, leave a question in the comments today.
I’ll be happy to oblige.