Archive for February, 2003

I brought my knitting

Posted by jackie blue on February 5th, 2003

I brought my knitting to work yesterday but it turned out busier than I thought it would be and I didn’t get more than 2 lines done. I also missed SnB again because freelance is piling up. I’m thrilled to pieces to have all this work to do but it’s also daunting. Right now I have 3 projects all at once with a 4th waiting in the wings. I also have homework for my class tomorrow night. And one of the sites I didn’t even start yet, which I really want to do a great job on, has an initial design deadline next week. In between that I have a meeting, my class, 2 full days of work at the newspaper, and 2 other projects. I’m afraid I won’t be able to join friends to go down to MD this weekend and see Mary Jo. I was hoping to go for at least the day on Sunday but it would take my whole day and evening and I have a Monday deadline for one of the phases of one of the projects. I feel terrible but I will do everything I can to support my friend in another way.

One of these days this blog will return to knitting. I appreciate the nice emails I’ve gotten from people about this site, and I’m sorry that blathering on about work and other stuff has taken over. I never expected 2003 to have started out the way it did, but I am hoping to soon find a balance and learn to budget my time better. It’s hard when you had nothing but free time for over a year
and a half to suddenly find yourself with so much responsibility.

I had a low-key

Posted by jackie blue on February 3rd, 2003

I had a low-key weekend, home most of the time with the dog, who went through a bit of trauma on Friday. What should have been a routine trimming turned into a complete shaving because his fur was too matted underneath to comb through. He looks like a *completely* different dog now. But I think what really traumatized him was being left there and caged. He must have thought I wasn’t coming back. He’s been really subdued and very clingy since then, and I stayed home to give him some extra TLC. So, I got a good deal done on the second sleeve of the Caterpillar, and will move on to the next and sewing it together pretty soon, work depending.

On a very sad note though, my friend Mary Jo’s father died suddenly this weekend. I feel extremely sad for her and terribly upset that I can’t go down to Maryland for the funeral, which falls on my busiest day of the week. With all my freelance work piled on and the fact that the newspaper is my only steady pay, I just can’t get away. I know she knows my thoughts are with her but I still feel really bad an unsupportive.

Lunches were very good last week (sorry you didn’t make 11 Madison after all, Deb, and I wish I could have gone with you) but now I’m putting myself on a healthy food routine, and going back to the gym as much as I can, in between work. I think I’m changing gyms, to the new Y that opened right near me. It’s much closer than my other gym, cheaper, and has a pool and a sauna, which we don’t have in the other place. Hopefully the very close proximity (right around the corner) means that I will go much more often – even on a very busy day I can manage to squeeze in a half an hour or an hour, right? We shall see.