So yesterday I had a staff meeting. We have them once a month, and I have to say that this month’s meeting was particularly boring. Not sure what it was, but it was one of those meetings where the following things happened:
1. At least 3 people were sleeping – which is distracting because I kept on looking at them wondering how long they were going to sleep. One of them was my boss. And he kept on tilting forward, so then I started thinking how funny it would be if he fell out of the chair. I know – I’m really a very nice person, right? Although I had to give him kudos for positioning his Blackberry to make it seem like he was reading it and not sleeping.
2. There was person reviewing a piece of policy – and going over the same thing to the point where I started hearing the Charlie Brown teacher voice instead of what she was saying. What should have taken 10 minutes ended up taking 50. Ouch. No wonder people were sleeping. Had I not been so busy watching the sleeping people, I may have slept myself.
3. There were two total suck ups in the room asking ridiculous questions to keep the policy conversation going….”so what you are saying blah blah blah” and basically repeating what was just said – while looking at the senior manager like “Look, see? This stuff is riveting – see what good questions I ask?”.
The meeting was so long that I actually could feel myself aging. I couldn’t look out the window because poor planning on my part – I sat with my back to it. There was nothing other than just trying to get through it. Painful, boring, long but eventually has to end.
I know – what does this have to do with knitting?
This is exactly the same as the staff meeting at this point. Really. I knit a row and fall asleep. I know that I go through this with shawls – but this one is really sucking the life out of me. I am on repeat 8. There are 9 repeats. And I just can’t do it. I looked on Ravelry and some people have stopped at 8 – and it looks big enough so I’ve made a decision. In 19 more rows, I am done. It is going to be a beautiful shawl – and the pattern is different and I enjoyed it for a long time. But I’m done. Now if I can just convince myself to actually work on it. Or if I could stay awake long enough to finish it.