Of course this is the worst time in the world for being sick. I was recently put in charge of a silent auction/raffle for one of the groups I volunteer with. (And, oh yeah, the party's October 22.) Another group needed a blog post (still not written). And of course the stitching challenge ended, and I wasn't even here to create fanfare!
So while I am trying to get back on top of everything, I signed a freelance contract (don't get all excited, the first job they gave me will take an hour). And on Thursday, my neighbor called to invite us to her one year old's birthday party on Saturday. Yesterday was full.
8 am drop Stella at daycare
8:45 pick up yarn at AC Moore for present and cream cheese at the Giant (one mall shopping) for cake
9 am shower, read email, gather all yarn supplies for present
10 am old lady stitching where fortunately the old ladies helped me figure out how to use the yarn and the needles I had to make the pattern I found in one of the books I brought. Knit like a mad woman.
12 pick up gift card for raffle from Fresh Grocer
12:30 bake cake
12:45 clean house for dear friend dropping by any time between 1pm and 3pm.
1:45 phone call from friend she's in the neighborhood but needs to take a business call at 2:00 will show up when that is over
1:47 vacuum like a madwoman
2:30 debate whether I can wash the floor before my friend shows up. Settle for wiping the bad spots (and now she knows!)
|cotton hat, Last-Minute Knitted Gifts|
Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton
in Petits Four.
Modeled by the Ribbon Jar.
2:46 doorbell rings. Fortunately she's the kind of friend who can let herself in and occupy herself while I finish up the call. So maybe I didn't need to bake or clean. Well, yeah, I've been sick for a week, I needed to clean. And that cake? Amazing.
4:30 say goodbye, run to pick up Stella
5:00 collect dog
5:30 still in traffic, order a hoagie for dinner
5:40 drop off and feed dog.
5:45 run back out door, pick up hoagie, drive to Stitch Night at the Strawberry Sampler
6:30 enter bitching about the people on the board who put me in charge of the silent auction and now won't make a donation themselves.
8:30 finish knitting baby hat
8:31 return to work on Frost (is on the Pumpkin)
10:00 cares of the day finally recede with last stitch
10:40 back home to dog licks and human kisses
I'm feeling more relaxed today because I have a present.
I'll have the challenge pieces up and open for voting soon.
Edited: Thanks for your healing thoughts, but I am better. That's the only way I was able to do any of that on Friday!