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Friday, January 20, 2006


Do you ever have one of those ADD days -- when you just can't seem to focus on anything for more than about 30 seconds at a time? That's today. This always seems to happen when (a) I'm getting ready to leave on a trip, or (b) when someone's coming to visit. This time, it's (b). My brother and sister-in-law and the kids are on their way. They've never actually visited us since we left Michigan almost four years ago, so I'm too excited to sit.

So here's a sample list of the things I did today:

- Finished up the Barbie vest for Kaari (I was going to do a matching skirt, but I ran out of time)
- Ordered new contacts
- Printed off the rest of my manuscript
- Paced through the house
- Proofed my daily quota of 32 pages of my manuscript (which is due back at the publisher on Feb. 1)
- Cleaned random things that I forgot to dust before (like various edges of floor molding, though I didn't dust *all* of it, which is fine, since who the heck looks at people's floor molding, anyway?)
- Made coffee
- Went for a walk and got the mail
- Read a book I'm supposed to review
- Changed all the towels in the house
- Ran a load of whites
- Tried writing something for about a minute and a half before giving up
- Flipped through a couple of pages of Vogue Knitting
- Charged the batteries for the digital camera
- Made cup-a-soup for lunch
- Flipped through the new WEBS catalog
- And the latest Joann ad
- Put together my list of things to order from KnitPicks (Julie talked me into using my very own hand-dyes to make Klaralund)
- Scrubbed the kitchen sink
- Visited Elann and a few other good yarn sites
- Talked to Julie on the phone -- twice
- Started reading a book on yoga, which just arrived today (even though I still haven't finished the horrible book that I'm still trudging through
- Snapped some pictures

The last time I saw my sister-in-law, she said that the kids could use tooth fairy pouches. So I came up with these:

I finished knitting them a while ago, but I just needle-felted the teeth (do they look like teeth) the other night. I didn't sew closures on them yet, but I haven't been able to decide what to use, so I'm going to let my SIL take them back to Mom for the finishing touches.

And here's my Birch update:

When I look at the picture, I think Geez, is that it? but I really have gotten quite a bit done. Just ask Paul -- I'm well past half-way. I'm getting the hang of it, and the rows are getting shorter. The only things holding me back are the markers, which I have to move every 8 rows (and I know I'd jinx it if I went without them), and the lifeline, which I reposition every 16 rows (I could probably go without the lifeline, since the pattern's pretty easy, but again, I don't want to jinx it).

The countdown for our guests' arrival is at about 2 hours and 20 minutes now. Maybe I'll try a new yoga pose. Or maybe I'll actually fold the laundry. Or maybe I'll try reading. Or proofing a few more pages. Or maybe I'll bake some cookies. Or maybe I'll finish dusting all of the floor molding...


Blogger Knitterheid said...

Alright... okay, wait.... I'm laying on the carpet trying to recover from reading that list. *pantpant* Sheeze. And I have ADD, dudette.

2:40 PM

Anonymous Lil said...

Cute tooth fairy pouches! What a great idea.

11:04 PM

Blogger Jay said...

Love them... lucky kids! Money from the tooth fairy and something to put all that loot in!

11:48 PM

Blogger kdk said...

Thanks Lil and Jay! I have to credit my sister-in-law with the inspiration, but I think they turned out pretty well. Apparently my nephew still has a tooth that's been sitting around, and he's been waiting for the perfect opportunity to hit up the Tooth Fairy. I have a feeling he'll be testing out the new pouch soon...

10:49 AM


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