At 6am this morning it was dark as pitch. It was raining and looked like the middle of the night. It was all I could do to get myself moving. The coffee maker was set up, all I had to do was have C push the 'on' button as he passed it. Even before the coffee had finished brewing, I could hear the school bus. You know what?? when it's this dark, I can't figure how parents are able to motivate their kids into getting ready and out there on time. I can hear my neighbor driving hers up to the top of their driveway. I know we all did it, but whewwwwy! Back to my morning... the delivery truck was due for 7:15 and the guys
had better would show up before then. So, armed with a BIG cup of dark roast, I made my way to the office (thank God it's in my basement and NOT a long commute.. another kudos to you all who do it) and cranked up the volume on the newest Santana album: All That I Am. There is just something about Santana that can really set me up right. And, there is a cut on the album with Steven Tyler that grabs me everytime I hear it. Now, here it is 3 1/2 hours later, poinsettias have been unloaded, reloaded, two trucks are out on deliveries, another set to go, and I have NO idea how many bows have been made already. LOTS! Works for me.
My plan last night was to work until 9pm, then quit and go up to get a bit of knitterly relaxation. I've had the ribbed V-neck sweater on hold, at the split for the V for nearly a week. All it needed was for me to get into my stash pile and pull out another ball of yarn. That's all. Instead, I had gone on to the little Lady's Hat. Check that one off. This sweater has the back and front joined at the shoulder seams and the stitches for the sleeves picked up and knit down. From the looks of the front and back, it would be a really good idea to block it out first. The ribbing has the pieces pulled in so that they look like it will be a tight fit for a child, impossible for me. I've been joking about it, but its looking pretty serious.
I managed to fit in a visit to a woodworker friend. He had been working on bobbins for my Dixon. When I picked it up there were only two, not nearly enough. I know that everything can be wound off onto larger bobbins, other bobbins, all kinds of bobbins. Nothing takes the place of enough bobbins of the kind that fit the wheel your project is spun on. Nothing! I had asked for three more. He made me EIGHT! This man even machined the little brass inserts that fit into both ends. All cherry.
All along, there has been a problem with my Typepad. I do not have any 'stats'. I've been using their incredibly slow Help Ticket system for no help at all. They send me a question back each day and no offers for a solution. Do any of you Typepad users have any suggestions?? Everyday my stats reflect a change in the overall count, but it always says, '0' page views for today and there have never been any stats for referrers. Weird, huh?