Monday, August 11, 2008

August is not looking better at this point!

Well work in general has been a bit of a bear of late. And the stress does seem to be making me do stupid things like slamming my hand in the car door last Sunday. By now that's pretty much better. I really got lucky I think having the main spot be between two knuckles. Given how swollen it was most of the week, I had to think what it would have been like if I hit a knuckle directly!

But the stress causing self-injury continues. Monday I'm opening a plastic bottle of tea and there is a sharp place at the mold seam on the bottle. My mind registers dimly registers the pain, but I keep opening the bottle and in the process slice up the side of my thumb.

And the work stress kicks up a notch last week, which means I never get home before 8pm any night, and I get up at 4am because of my long commute. Except for the day I get up at 3am because I have to be in earlier than normal. And what does my cat Baloo do while I'm in the shower that morning -


I think she was taking all my mumbling about my crappy life too literally!

This past weekend I did find time to go through the pile of mail. A lot of yarn was in there! I've added 5412 yards to the stash so far this month! Luckily, the only club that I'm still expect is Webs Skein of the Month, and even if they send laceweight how much worse can it get. But I think its a good thing I did get back to knitting last weekend, but I'm really going to have to kick it up a notch to even come close to breaking even!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Overall, July was a very bad month

Life in general. I seem to be having a string of bad luck. One of the more dramatic was when I got back to where my car was parked at the commuter train lot, got in, closed my door, and had the rear liftgate shattered. Pretty much scared the P out of me. And then I had a mini nervous breakdown.

And unfortunately, it seems to be carrying over into August, as I managed to slam my own hand in a car door yesterday.

Overall, I did pretty bad on the July resolutions. I did manage to get rid of more yarn than I had coming in - 5904.6 yards vs. 4054.63 yards. Mostly this was because right at the end of the month I learned a coworkers daughter knits and I put together a bag of stuff that I've had listed as "will trade or sell" on Ravelry to give her. At the time I was motivated by being just a few items short of my decluttering goal of getting rid of 1000 items last month. But it also helped here. Still negative for the year though.

And as for projects, well I already confessed to starting a new one. The knitting is done on that, but I just can't seem to get around to felting it. Then the only knitting I've been in the mood for is the Arctic Lace stole, not the projects I had planned to work on!

Oh well, and I just can't think clearly enough to make goals for this month, other than wanting the stash to continue downward.