Knit Picky: October 2007

"properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit...
 and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."
~elizabeth zimmerman

Thursday, October 18, 2007
…And That Is Why You Should Never Show Your Boss Just How Capable You Really Are

So...have you wondered where I was? Did you wonder if I was ever coming back? I did. Sigh.

I got a great review at work. Really great. So great, in fact, that my boss felt that I could take on more responsibility. Much more. So much more, in fact, that I no longer have time for anything fun at work like reading blogs (you don't want to see my bloglines backlog, trust me). Certainly no time for writing blogs.

It didn't help, of course, that the Whatsamatta U computer gurus, in their infinite wisdom, started observing our internet habits. So much so that they would call people and tell them what site they were on.

So, in summary:

Even The Boy has pointed this out to me, and he's not a blog-minded kinda guy.

So what have I been up to lo these two long months? Sadly, the answer is not much. Outside of work, I've been knitting some socks (Hogwarts Sock Swap II); I saw the Yarn Harlot in L.A. (as great as rumor says); we accidentally got a kitten (rescue a kitten, keep a kitten); Laura and I spun off from our knitting group and formed our own (the Orange County Knitting Meetup Group--represent!); new dental woes have surfaced.

Most importantly (to me) I've had some health stuff arise that I'm not quite ready to blog about yet. I've been hyper-emotional as a result and went through a depressive episode struggle. Doing better now, but it's been some work, and I literally now have a team of doctors that I get passed around all the time. So, yeah, throw into that super-busy-at-work mix the fact that I have tons of doctor's appointments (why do they all have to be between 9am and 5pm on workdays??), and you can imagine how fractured my mind has been lately.

Sadly, I haven't even had any good/weird injuries lately for Freaky Friday fodder.

The GOOD NEWS is that The Boy and I are heading out for vacation this Saturday for a whole week. We're going to drive up the coast to Morro Bay, Monterey and San Francisco. I cannot wait. I sooooo need this time. A full week of no working, no deadlines, no expectations except fun. We have made a couple of firm plans to see places (Hearst Castle and Alcatraz), but other than by the seat of your (our) pants vacationing. Of course, this has made work that much more hectic because I've had to work a lot of late nights to get stuff done so that I can leave with a clear conscience (damn work ethic). But it will totally be worth it. Next week.

Yeah, so even though I'm back today, I probably won't be able to write again till the end of the month. But I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still knitting and griping over here in my little part of the innernets.

posted by Stephanie at 4:00 PM