Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time Flies...

Wow, where has the time gone? I can tell you! At work. I've been working stupid hours for the past month and am just exhausted. Now, I realise that LL normally works 12 hour days, but I think (and I could be wrong) that 12 hours of physical labor, while physically tiring isn't as mentally exhausting as 12 hours of office work, especially when you take into account the lack of daylight. Zone D for Dungeon is so not a good time. I honestly don't have a clue what is happening outside ever. Summer, fall, winter, spring – it's all the same in this crappy area.

Now, you might think that once I got home I could write a blog entry, but I was so tired, it was all I could do to get a beer out of the fridge. Yes, I've been eating oh so healthily, too. And with it being October, I've been trying to knit as much as possible. On my trip to Atlanta , I met a young man from my hometown on his way to Afghanistan , and I told him that I would knit him a hat since Afghanistan can be bloody cold. I finished the hat last week, but am waiting on his father to call me back with the address. I have some of the yarn leftover (hoping half) and I'm thinking of making another for him to give to someone in his unit. It only took me two days (once I got going – had the damnedest time joining in the round w/o twisting it), so I could whip one out and that makes me think about knitting a bunch for the South African AIDS orphans. I started knitting for Knit-A-Square a few months back, but they need more than just 8" squares (to be sewn into blankets once they get to South Africa) and are happy to accept hats and pullovers. The idea behind the squares is that they're easy and quick and not as imposing as knitting a whole blanket. I mailed mine a while back right in the middle of their mail strike and so far, they haven't gotten them. I'm getting worried, although I'm sure they'll get there and help to warm up so poor child.

I'm home sick today. I don't know what is up but I'm nauseous all the time. I left work yesterday around 12:30 and went straight to bed. I've been up a whole hour and a half and am ready to go back to bed. I hate being sick. And with that, I'm signing off...because you don't really want to read about me feeling like puking.

10 Comments:

At Thursday, 29 October, 2009, Blogger Dr Jenn said...

yea an update. Cosmic Cat needs cat blogging for Thursday...

Hope you feel better.

 
At Thursday, 29 October, 2009, Blogger fermicat said...

Hope you are feeling better by now. Lots of us have been blogging less for whatever reason. I don't do Facebook, but I am reading a lot of sports message boards these days because of college football.

Knit-a-square sounds cool. I don't knit, but I do crochet. Small stuff is a lot easier than big stuff. I have a great book of patterns for "weekend projects" - mostly throws that can be crocheted in a couple of days. Perfect!

As Jenn mentions, it is Natl Cat Day. I figured it was a purrfect excuse to catblog one day early.

 
At Friday, 30 October, 2009, Blogger LL said...

12 hours a day? Erm... yeah... I... uh... yup. Sure. ;)

And don't listen to these two. They have no idea that there is no good reason to catblog. Ever.

BTW, a good steak will settle your stomach in no time. ;)

 
At Friday, 30 October, 2009, Blogger Dr Jenn said...

I crochet and will be getting my yarn when we go down at Thanks Giving. I do small things too. Scarves, King sized blankets, tam style hats...

 
At Friday, 30 October, 2009, Blogger Kathleen said...

Dr. Jenn - I tried catblogging a while back, but the pics wouldn't transfer from my phone website to my e-mail. I'm going to have to try again.

Fermi - They take crocheted squares, too!!! It was National Cat Day yesterday? CRAP! Although I did honor it by napping for four hours with the cats.

LL - Just reading the word "steak" had my stomach turning over. Thanks for that. ;-)

Dr Jenn - That's what I knit...squares, rectangles, etc. ;-) And super easy hats.

 
At Friday, 30 October, 2009, Blogger Dr Jenn said...

When i was dating Mandy's dad he talked me into crocheting him a Dale Earnhardt blanket. Black, red, and white with a big 3 in the middle. The damn thing must have weighed 50 pounds and took close to two years to finish. He wanted king size. I didn't finish it until around Mandy's first birthday and I was still under the impression that we might get back together so I gave it to him. DUMMY me! I have often regretted it because it was one of the nicest things I have ever made. Also the biggest. BUT... LOL... now I stick to simple quick, less than a week projects.

I have never gotten the knack of granny squares. Boy have i tried too~

 
At Saturday, 31 October, 2009, Blogger fermicat said...

Happy Halloween to you and the furry ones.

 
At Sunday, 01 November, 2009, Blogger Kathleen said...

Dr Jenn - Ah, the Boyfriend Sweater curse works on afghans, too, apparently. I think granny squares are just some of the most hideous things known to woman...not sure why they're so popular. Besides after you're done crocheting them all you have to sew them together - shoot me now!

Fermi - Happy All Saints Day to you and your menagerie.

 
At Monday, 02 November, 2009, Anonymous Suzy said...

Hope you're feeling better by now!

Have a wonderful time in Vegas. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

 
At Tuesday, 10 November, 2009, Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Hey Kathleen. Yeah, I understand. I've done both blue collar and white collar work. Now white collar exclusively.

Blue collar work though does usually lead up to needing chiropractic work pretty badly. However, after a hard day, I still have my brain. A hard day of white collar work, my brain is done.

So it's a choice - would you rather have your back or your brain when the day is over?

Awesome about the knitting. I hope you get the soldier's address soon and cool about the AIDS orphans as well. You got a good heart. :)

 

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