When I was mentally composing today’s blog post in my head (bloggies, please tell my you pre-think your entries, too, before you start tip-tap-typing), my working title was PITA.
No, not this carb delight…
I mean PAIN IN THE A$$.
I was feeling like a pretty big grumposaurus because I had a few things on my mind that had my knickers in a knot.
Rather than just whine, I’m still going to complain, but then find a silver lining and switch the gripes to grins. Le’sss go!
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The new laundry time SUCKS!
I throw in the load at 7:02 p.m., (start of “green time”), it’s done at about 7:45 p.m., then the dryer portion finishes at about 8:30 p.m. at which time I can fold and put away the clothes. I’m just not into household chores at night. Plus, I can’t do laundry and go out on the same night (unless I reconfigure my brain – that is a possibility).
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Weekends are “green zones” day and night, saturday and sunday. I CAN do all the laundry I want on TWO days of the week! If I wash one load of clothes, and freshen the sheets and towels, I can finish those chores any time on the weekend. Maybe I can train myself to do just ONE laundry load Monday- Friday so that only ONE weekday eve is devoted to the washing machine.
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No Movie For You!
I tried to go see the new Woody Allen movie, Midnight in Paris, on Friday night and it was sold out! Who woulda thunk that Woody Allen would sell out on “Opening Night?” I was bummed that my plans fell through. I ended up doing a x-word puzzle instead – how lame is that!
I went back on Sunday eve (Father’s Day) and got in, no problem. The movie is good. It wasn’t my favourite Woody Allen movie (Vicki Christina Barcelona is the best of the last few years) but I did laugh, and the storyline is creative. I’m not so much into time-travel/switching eras stuff, so I liked the real-time portions of the film the best. It was a fun evening out on a gorgeous summer night!
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The Shale Baby Blanket is no more.
RRRiiipppp! I got six rows of pattern done and had to give up. If you don’t knit, skip this next paragraph. If you do, share my pain…
The silk yarn I wanted to use is super fine – I’m using 3 mm needles with it. The pattern called for ssssk and k4 together. Trying to work FOUR stitches together with this slippery yarn on such small needles was impossible! I was literally digging my needles together and each ssssk (think ssk but with four stitches, not two) was taking 30-60 seconds (multiple THAT over 300+ stitches…) – yea. I could not see continuing in that manner.
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I’m trying an aran pattern now! I got out one of my Sirdar pattern books and found an aran blanket I’ve always wanted to try:
I even did the math so that I could make my version bigger than the in the pattern book. Pat on the back for figuring how many stitches I needed to increase to, after the moss stitch border. It’s gonna work!
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Finally, the weather this past weekend was spectacular. Take a look:
Waterloo Park was crammed with people of all shapes and sizes and ages and personalities enjoying the sunshine. I ♥ June! I ♥ that I live across from a huge park! I ♥ when I can scoot of the house in tshirt and shorts!
Woody Allen movies: Yea or nay? You either “get” Woody Allen’s style or you don’t. I’m a fan.
What’s one negative thing, big or small, that’s happened to you lately, and how did you turn it into a positive? I ran out of Puffins (bad); I found them at Beechwood Zehrs for $4.19 a box (regular price) which is $0.80 cheaper PER BOX than at the health food store!