Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nothing to See

But there might be tomorrow if I work my plan.

Tom is off in Wyoming running the Big Horn 50-miler again. They started at 6:00 this morning and I expect him to finish in about 12 hours or so, depending on the snow conditions at the higher elevations (they got four inches of fresh snow on Friday)(actually, given there heat and humidity here at home, snow sounds quite refreshing).

Tom is also running slightly injured, having pulled a muscle in his lower back last weekend. He has until 9:00 p.m. Wyoming time (11:00 p.m. ET) to finish.

I took Friday off and managed to get a fair amount accomplished around the house. I played hooky from running this morning and got even more accomplished. Then it was up to College Park to visit Ikea with my friend Val and her daughter, the newly-minted Dr. Molly. The trip was very productive. And I absolutely love how Ikea can take something that looks big put together and package it so it can fit in a regular car. Of course, being able to creatively pack a trunk has its benefits.

Traffic on the way home was horrible; it was slow all the way to the Dulles Toll Road, so my time was not used very efficiently there. But the cats are fed and walked, I've eaten (and blogged), and now it's time to get back to working my plan.

Hopefully, there will be something to see tomorrow.

Happy knitting!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Inspiration and Motivation

I've had this problem with Inspiration lately. And Motivation, now that I think about it. Both seem to have left the building, leaving me feeling decidedly...flat.

Blogging? Not feeling the love. So, tonight you'll get another bullet point post (BPP).
  • I love Radio Paradise with all my heart. Go give them a listen and if you like what you hear, become a member. They are listener-supported.
  • I bought new shoes last week: Jambu. The Cherry model in the All Terra line. I love them almost more than I love my Birkenstocks.
  • I got stung by a bee today as I was retrieving the cats from their evening constitutional.
  • I hope it wasn't a honey bee. I don't want to be responsible for the death of more honey bees.
  • There's enough eco destruction in the Gulf right now
  • I'm feeling guilty about buying a car that isn't either a hybrid or a very high mileage car
  • At least I won't be buying a Hummer
  • Have you noticed there aren't many new cars saleswomen? Why is that?
  • The cats like going for a walk
  • They get to catch bugs and eat grass and roll around in the dirt
  • There's been some knitting
  • Another pair of Monkey socks is on the needles
  • Sadly, the needles were too small, so the sock is now off the needles
  • I don't care; I love knitting these socks with a passion that is unrivaled
  • As soon as the larger needles arrived in the mail, I cast on
  • I might stay up late tonight, knitting and listening to Radio Paradise (and wearing my new shoes)
  • Or not. The weekend runs start at 7 a.m. now. It's 10:16 p.m. and I'm still eating dinner

That's it. Dinner is finished and I'm feeling rather somnolent. I suppose I should get my beauty rest. Tomorrow will be busy: run, test drive more cars, and prepare a dessert to take to a barbecue. And let's not mention the usual chores. And the room renovation.

Happy knitting!