Friday, December 08, 2006


I am sitting here at my desk at work listening to christmas music trying to get "in the mood". I am totally NOT in the mood for the holidays. My job has sucked for so long I can't remember what a normal life is like and now I was informed earlier this week that my boss is resigning. He is my lifeline - my mentor - my ally and mostly my friend - I am just truly devastated over this news. If my work life was not difficult enough - this is going to make things 10 times worse in the coming months. The other distressing thing for this week is that one of my dearest friends had to endure two really horrible surgeries on her back - spinal fusion - thankfully she has made it thru the 2 operations and will now just have to go thru the long healing process.

My mermaid rug is NOT finished - should be but is not - I have so little left to go - I would say about 10 hours of hooking. It simply must rise up and be more important in my life so I can get it done for our local rug exhibit in January.

I have not been stitching at all except a little needlepoint. Every time I try to work on a sampler I just end up making stupid mistakes and screwing up and having to pull out all my progress. I started a lovely new Quaker sampler ( Martha Brady) and had finished the first motif when I realized I had stitched the darn thing in the WRONG color - WOW - can I not do anything right these days???

In my knitting world - all things are right - I am doing a ton of knitting which is not unusual for this time of year. I always go crazy in the fall and winter buying new yarns and knitting like crazy. On my business commute to Alabama - I have 1 1/2 hours in the plane one way and I always knit knit knit - I am very pleased with my knitting projects - guess when things are bad - I always fall back to my first love of knitting - hence my board/blog name Woolwoman - I truly love all things wool.

Here's hoping my next entry will show some completions or at least a better mood for the holidays! Cheers!