Thursday, October 1, 2009

Minty fresh OR the only people I will give forty dollars to poke me with a sharp stick.

You guessed it.... The week from HELL included a visit to the dentist. I have two cavities. I have celebrated by getting Krispy Kreme donuts. (Oppositional personality disorder? Who, me??)

And the week isn't even over yet!

I tried earnestly to get a picture at the dentist's office, but they didn't leave me alone in the room for even a minute!! I wanted to do the covert picture snapping while alone so the hygienist didn't call the guys in the white coats to come and get me for documenting on film the semi-annual cleaning of the teeth.... I didn't know if they would believe my story about the blog needing visual interest....

On the bright side, I previously thought that my computer had gone to the big scrap heap in the sky, but my brother performed some kind of miracle resurrection. All it took was the laying on of his hands. No kidding! For him, it came back to life. I am too happy that it is working to be irritated that it made an IT liar out of me!! (My mom said "Isn't it great to have an IT expert in the house?" the other night..... And she didn't mean me!)

New duties at work, which is GREAT news. I am pleased when they can give me more to do. There is nothing worse than being stuck in the cube when I don't have anything to do.... I am helping with the documentation of the service desk processes. It is a bonus that it is something I even LIKE to do. I am such a nerd!

I blocked the back of Kingscot last night. You should all be very impressed that I pulled that strategic feat off in this house! First, I had to find something big enough to spread out the whole back. My blocking board is less than 24x24", so that was out. The ironing board, despite my fantasy of its dimensions, is significantly more narrow than 24"! I managed to set up an old card table with towels and pin it out.... (Wow, did the back grow when wet! I pinned it to the right length and width, but that was by doing the OPPOSITE of stretching the piece.... Hopefully it drew up some as it dried.)

Then the fun began. I had to find some way of keeping the cats off of it! I tried shutting the doors to the kitchen with the ironing board inside for the fronts, but when my brother couldn't figure out why the door was shut, he decided there must not BE a reason and left it open. Cat fur on the wet wool. (Which is salvageable but not ideal!) This time, I put it in the den where we watch tv, and cats immediately decided that it was absolutely THE most desirable spot for lounging in the entire house.... I battled them back for a couple of hours before bed, then carried cats to other rooms, one at a time.... Elaborate warnings were given about leaving the den cat-free.... And SUCCESS! A significantly less furry sweater piece.

As a matter of fact, tonight after the blog posing is done, I think I will sew the shoulder seams!! Sweater love.... Pictures won't be far behind.

1 comment:

barefootrooster said...

yay for blocking! can't wait to see it.