Sunday, August 15, 2010
The weekend went by far too quickly. Pretty sad considering I only worked one day last week. Not looking forward to the next 2 1/2 weeks. Earthquake girl is off on vacation and there's a couple of important last minute projects which will be coming my way while she's gone (I'm covering for her). Egads. Ah well, I'll muddle through it somehow. The good news? It will be refreshing to be free from the drama that has been following her throughout the office these past few weeks.

Today, I took a break from the treadmill and I'm feeling very lazy. I'm tempted to hop on it and start walking but my body needs a break and I don't want to overdue it before the race this weekend. What's that? Oh. Did I forget to mention? Mom and I are doing a 10K walk on Saturday evening (yes evening...go figure). I think I mentioned it before but if not...there you go. I've gotten so used to an almost daily 40-60 minutes on the treadmill that when I don't do it, I feel like a fat-assed slacker. Or I would if I had much of an ass. Oh well, the day is winding down, so I'll have to get over it and focus on tomorrow.

I've spent the better part of the day, hunkered down in front of my laptop and/or television, checking emails, watchin a documentary series on Crime and Punishment in the UK, and knitting. I've made quite a bit of progress on my Fruit of the Vine scarf. Yes, you read that correctly, MY scarf. This one is for me. Finally. I'm knitting for myself. Woot. Speaking of knitting, I shouldn't be allowed to own a credit card. As soon as I (literally) finished Milla's mittens, I was checking out the colours online at Knitpicks and ordered 4 balls of yarn to make another 2 pairs of Komi mitts, one of which will be - hang onto your hats - for myself. I was planning on making the 2nd pair for Mom for Christmas but she already has two pairs that I've made for her and has asked for a "really soft scarf" instead. No problemo. Instead, I'll be giving them away to someone as a present whenever they get finished.

And finally, some reading while listening to CFL games on the television. The Eskimos are currently trailing the Stampeders (surprise!) but it makes concentrating on my book much easier. I'm deeply engrossed in Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea which was the book I received as a gift from a friend who was originally nameless. I've since figured out who it was but I shall let them remain anonymous. They know who they are... Anyways, it's a fascinating story of a whaling ship which gets attacked by, big surprise, a whale and the ship sinks leaving the crew to try and make their way across the Pacific to the coast of South America in small lifeboats. With limited fresh water and almost no food, the threat of cannibalism hangs over them. The story of this ship, the Essex, apparently inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick which I could never read more than 30 pages of before tossing aside.


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