I didn’t do much tonight. I had to stay late today and bring work home, which meant not going to SNBWB. It’s a long trek and because I didn’t know when work would be finished, it was best not to plan on going. A lot less stressful. I’ve been pretty stressed out lately, which kind of makes me feel like I’ve been kind of not fun to be around. Sorry guys! Hopefully once the busy season at work dies down, that stress won’t be nagging at me. And I won’t be such a pain in the rear.
The holidays are upon us. I’m excited as my mom will be gainfully employed this Christmas. And since this is my favorite holiday, I am looking forward to Christmas movie marathons, bake-a-thons and present making. I’ve gotten a small head start on this but I’m afraid I won’t be able to do all that I had planned, like my mom’s sweater. I haven’t bought the pattern (Shona from Rowan: A Season’s Tale) or order the yarn (Rowan Rowanspun DK, which is discontinued). I know I could finish this in time if a magic little elf would find a substitute that had a cheap price online and figured out a way I could get the pattern without buying the whole book. However, there’s just too much going on in the next few weeks for me to do any of that.
My weekends in November are nearly full with family get-togethers, holiday plans, parties and work. December is starting to fill too, leaving maybe one weekend that I’ll probably end up baking cookies over. It’s nice to be this busy but also stressing because I can’t see everyone and I need time to downshift. Weekdays just don’t seem enough for that, especially the past two and half weeks when I’ve been working so much, or when I suffered from the mild concussion. All of this is another reason why my blogging has been sporadic and random. I don’t mean to fall off the grid, but it says a lot when I come home and can’t knit. If I can’t knit, I’ve worn myself out. I also slept a ton this weekend. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. Probably a consequence from lack of sleep during the prior week. Gee I wish my sleep patterns resembled those I had in college.
… and on the hopeful side, I’ll be throwing myself a little party Saturday and I can’t wait. It’s going to be a blast (sans head smackage) and I just can’t wait. Something to look forward to.
But for now I need to get to bed because I need to get to work early again. I will dream of Maui sunrises on the beach.