I think I’m having a problem with communication this week…..
Lady on train to Jeanne: I’m going to visit my grandchildren tonight.
Jeanne: Oh, do they live near you?
Lady: Well, they live in that development right off Route 31
Jeanne: (thinking that Route 31 is at least 60 miles long) Which development?
Lady: The one right past the Ford place
Jeanne: Oh, in Flemington?
Lady: (now sounding impatient) NO! I said near me. You know where it is – its the one right past that restaurant
Jeanne: What restaurant
Lady: The one near the Ford place
Jeanne: Oh, right, yeah, I know what you are talking about (walking backwards)….I think I forgot something back there
Later in the week
Jeanne: Cieara, your teacher sent me an email and said that you are doing much better in algebra!
Cieara: <<stares at mother>>
Jeanne: She said you even volunteered to put a problem on the board
Cieara: I don’t know what she’s talking about – I never did that
Jeanne: Well, did you volunteer but she picked someone else?
Jeanne: Well she must have thought that. But that’s great! You must be working hard
Jeanne: You aren’t working hard? Why would she send me an email saying you are if you aren’t?
Cieara: <<blank stare>>
Still later in the week:
Jeanne: I think we need to talk about my priority list; there really is just too much on it, and I can’t handle this and meet the timelines. Can we assess and readjust some of the dates – I want to do this, but with this and that also going on, I just can’t do it.
Boss: Sure – let’s take a look….hmmm…well, this one is important….and we have to get that one done…..hmmm…..hey, you know what I also need you to do? I need this….and that…..and this……oh, yeah, I meant to tell you I need you to also do that……and I need all of it done by ….well, I know you are busy….so let’s say next Tuesday.
Jeanne: OK, but you do realize that I started this conversation by telling you that I currently can’t meet deadlines because of the number of priorities, and that you added 4 more things?
Boss: Well…..hey, did I ever tell you about my pets?
I think its me. I’m the common denominator in all these conversations, right? Apparently, I just don’t know how to communicate effectively to a) understand where people live; b) motivate my kid or c) manage my boss. So ….I’m glad its the weekend because I’m only going to communicate with yarn this weekend! And it looks like a perfect weekend for knitting, relaxing and spending time with Larry, kids, friends…..this is my Saturday Sky
It is going to rain all weekend – too bad its not a bit colder so we’d get snow. But I’m planning on a serious amount of nothing this weekend. I have knitting group today – always a good time. Then perhaps dinner out tonight. Tomorrow, nothing. And Monday? I have off work….maybe we’ll go shopping. Or maybe I won’t do anything…..aaahhh….there is nothing better than the start of a weekend! Some many possibilities.
One thing I will be communicating with this weekend is my spinning wheel.
I started this a week ago – its alpaca (and maybe silk? maybe something else? maybe I have no idea and am making this up….) that I bought at Rhinebeck in October. Its really beautiful – and soft. I’m spinning to get worsted weight – I have 8 oz of it, and this is the first bobbin – the second is on my wheel. I am hoping to spin enough to make a Irish Hiking scarf. I love the pattern, and think it would be so nice in this – so, and I think the variation will go well with the cables. My goal is to get it done and plied up by Monday.
I hope you have a nice weekend – I know I promised a finished pair of socks….but….maybe Monday. Maybe not. I’ll leave with a picture of what I plan on doing for the next few hours….