First, I’d like to start by saying thank you to everyone for the support and comments on my last post – I’m happy to report that I went the remainder of the week without having anything like that said to me! I can’t really say or do much about it right now – things aren’t looking to positive at work right now – we are hearing that at least half the group is being offshored. So maybe I’ll go quiet and just keep my head down, work and hope for the best – I just don’t think it is a good time to make an issue about something like that – but I’m hopeful that he got that it wasn’t a good comment to make.
So I had a bit of a rough week back at work – and to make up for it, I have to say – I just had the nicest weekend. Yesterday we ran errands, knit, napped and then went out to dinner and mini-golfing with the kids. We love mini-golf (however, it is torture to Cieara) and had a great time. Followed up by amazing Italian ice. Just a good day. Today was golfing with the kids (and we all had a really good game!) followed by floating in the pool, beer, homemade salsa and a nap. Can life get any better? I have chicken cooking on the grill, and a salad with home grown peppers and lettuce – and am looking forward to a relaxing night of knitting, watching TV and having some cake. I am relaxed, rested up and all ready for the work week! Weekends like this remind me of how very lucky I am – the job stress is sucky, but I am really blessed to have such a great family and life. I need to focus on that, and let the rest of the negative stuff go, eh?
We had the oddest things growing in our flower beds –
Aren’t those odd? They look like sea anemone or something. Or something worse. I think they are stinkhorns – has anyone seen these before? They are really freaking disturbing looking, but I don’t want to touch them to dig them up…and they are all over. Ewww..
OK, onto the knitting – I’ve finished up my test knitting, so I’m back to the Shetland shawl….
The pattern calls for 8 repeats, but I have a lot of yarn left and want a big shawl so I kept on going. I’m on 10 now, and think I have enough yarn for two more repeats after this. Then it is the last chart and I’m done! I hope to get this done this week – and then, I’ve decided – it is time to finish up all of my UFO’s. No really. Really! No more new project – I need to finish the throw, the sweater, socks, scarf and tank. So my goal is to get them all done in the next month and then I’ll start a new project (or two).
OK, I’m off to finish my dinner – I hope you all had a perfect weekend too – and have a good week!