DATE: 12:18:00 PM
I had a very nice, very laid back Thanksgiving weekend. The family and I drove down to my sister's house (about 3 hours) Thanksgiving morn. When we were about half way there, my mom called the cell saying to come over to her house rather than going straight to sister's house. Apparently poor sister was on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
My sister is a perfectionist to a fault and pours herself into each task as if the fate of the world depended on her. While this trait is admirable, it also can kill you. My sis has been going through H*LL with a chauvantistic, micro-managing, "good old boys club" boss and had actually given her verbal 2 week's notice. The CEO (who is a personal friend of the "good old boys" boss and got him the job) begged her not to submit her written resignation yet as he wanted to investigate the situation. So "investigative interviews" were set up with each person in her department for Monday (yesterday). Needless to say, my sis was a nervous wreck and actually went to the hopsital the evening before Thanksgiving thinking she was suffering a heart attack. Well, her heart is fine, so they sent her home with some Xanex.
Once the Thanksgiving table was set and nothing was burned, she began to sing opera and laugh hysterically! Of course I joined her in a rousing chorus of "Harvest Home." The pressure was off. She could sit back and enjoy the day with her family (maybe it had to do with a combination of wine and Xanex - hum). Anyway it all turned out - it always does.
Still haven't spoken with sister to get the scoop on the "investigative interviews," but will try to track her down sometime today.
Friday I spent a bitter-sweet afternoon going through all my mom's old photographs. It was quite a journey coming across photos of my beloved dad and wonderful grandma through the years and missing them desparately. My goal to archive many of the photos, especially the old black and whites, on CD for posterity. We have photos as far back as the early 1900's just thrown in a box! Right now I am focusing on my mother's side of the family 1920-1940.
In knitting news I got three hours of uninterrupted knitting time in the car! I was able to knit up a garter stitch scarf from Ironstone wool and Crystal Place Fizz in varigated shades of green and purple - very pretty. The rest of the Thanksgiving weekend was knit-less (what's up with that?). Perhaps I just needed a break.
I have since started a matching hat to the Ironstone/Fizz scarf.
In Frog Pond News I ripped back the Clown Barf Boa and reknit it on smaller needles. The fabric was turning out too holey for my tastes.
I received the extra Colinette Boucle for the Berries and Cream Boa, but it just wasn't right So I ripped that baby out too. I've decided to carry the Berrocco Chincilla all the way through (as I have plenty of that) and alternate the Colinette Isis and Boucle. It will give the boa a slightly different look, but still nice.
The craft boutique is 8 days away! EEEK! I'm not quite sure how many scarves and hats I have - must go home and count tonight. I also have to begin pricing the items.
I need to finish both Clown Barf and Berries & Cream - oh, and the Fizz hat. I would like to make three more scarves. Don't know if I can churn out one more boa though - we'll see.
Sorry this seem to be a "fly by the seat of your pants" post, I've been rambling... But the rain has stopped, the sun is out, and I have some fun projects on the needles - it's a beautiful day. (Now I just have to get out of this work thing...)