Friday, July 31, 2009

eom


i've always been more cautious driving at the end of the month. i once heard a rumor that cops had a quota of tickets to write and the eom was a last minute scurry of legal fingerwagging.

MY eom quota is finishing up knitting projects that i've started, making sure the house is relatively straightened up and getting pissed at property taxes which drive my mortgage bill up higher and higher.

actually, i don't get too crazy about the taxes, i'm a closet socialist/communist so i can make my peace with that.

i don't really get that crazy about cleaning either. usually that comes with PMS and it mainly involves mark and his shit strewn about his side of the room. i have this thing with cleaning. i actually LOVE doing it, but won't if other people's crap are REMOTELY in the way. by this i mean, if i can see other people's crap everywhere. which i can. all the time. so if i see said 'crap' then i get lazy about my crap. such an inner struggle.

but the knitting thing...
it's part of my 'becoming a better person'. trying to finish what i've started.
and i'm doing pretty well. i will admit that i've frogged two sweaters this month, which i will resume with one when i can concentrate on it. the other one is TOO DAMN HARD. i know what you are thinking... but pacasha, vivian has tons of cables and looks really difficult blah blah blah. i know that. i love cables. just ask mark. apres surf involves COUNTING and DIVIDING and stuff like that. i can't do it. and the yarn i'm using scares the crap out of me. it's hemp and wool and laceweight. SCARY.


moving on:
I DID finish an endpaper mitt, so now i have a set.
and i made mark a bday present
and i seamed up my minimalist cardigan

and i started Tim's bday pressie. i'll also start a baby sweater for a cute little girl i watch at the RAC. but i have to finish that by monday, so it might get downgraded to a hat!

i also finished this, which i am thrilled with. so now it has to get cold so i can find some way to use it!

and i started Tim's bday pressie. i'll also start a baby sweater for a cute little girl i watch at theRAC. but i have to finish that by monday, so it might get downgraded to a hat!

i also finished up my sewing projects and cleaned off the kitchen table. imagine that!


my good things:

took bags to grocery store
using line to dry laundry
washed out ziplocks for reuse this week
eating from the garden
planted late season crops with mark
trying to live without air conditioning... just occasional fans and rolling down the car windows
waiting patiently for natural, safe laundry soap ingredients to be delivered
looked at yarn porn but DID NOT buy, in spite of the beautiful new sock yarns at knitpicks

my not good things:
chocolate doughnut(s)
didn't go to gym as much as i should've
i spent too much at fabric store
ate out more than we should
was not as calm in certain situations as i would've liked to be
bought diet coke even though i said i would drink iced tea instead. i'm a liar.

tonight i will redeem myself with a great workout and a pleasant attitude... unless i look at mark's mess. then all hell will break loose.

back to laundry!



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