Have I been writing? Uh…does a handful of sentences and an idea jotted down haphazardly count? Because that’s been the extent of writing unless you count twitter/tumblr.
Have I been knitting? Yes! I finished the SuperFoofy Halloweeny shawl thing and now I’m onto SuperSekritProject because it needs to be done before the month of October. I’ve got 37.5 inches left and I hope like hell I’ve got enough yarn.
I did buy some weird buttons in hopes of using them as a form of tie for some of the shawls. I have an idea of what to do, especially because the Halloweeny one doesn’t like to stay on your shoulders and I need some sort of clasp/holder for it, but I’m not sure how it’s going to work out. I ran across a few 2-packs of buttons for like $1 a packet and they just happened to be the kind I’d been thinking about getting.
I also realize that I should probably go in search of all the shawls I’ve made so far and get photos of them, and make Jamie be my model for them so I can take photos that don’t involve the giant sloth stuffed animal I have.
I got an update from my mom about dad. His stint in the rehab facility has been extended, again, until the 23rd. The first extension was because he’d come down with a mild case of pneumonia and had to be transported back to the hospital so they could treat him. But, he’s doing much better, talking better, and they’re even allowing him to “watch” television for a couple hours throughout the day. He can’t play his DS because he can’t see the screen, thinks fidget spinners are the dumbest thing ever, and his walking is improving.
He and mom are ready to go home. It’s been 2 months and she thinks she can get him into their house without us building a ramp for them. Dad doesn’t want to come stay with us, he’s ready to go home, and Mom swears she’s gained weight while staying up at her mom’s house (because my uncle has been driving her everywhere she needs to go while Jamie and I work all the freaken time) because it’s summer and she’s a huge salad eater during the summer and my grandma is a very Country Southern woman who believes in full meals at dinner and insists that you should take an extra helping, especially if cornbread is involved.
We’re a few short weeks away from Christmas setup. Jamie just got some new stuff for his department so he’s having to figure out what’s going on with that while dealing with people who steal his equipment or don’t actually do the job. After the inital setup for Christmas, we’re just a few short weeks away from the thousands of pounds of ham and turkey coming in. Hopefully this year no one will drop a pallet of turkeys. But, it’ll probably happen.
After watching the truck driver almost get crushed by a pallet that the warehouse set up wrong, it wouldn’t surprise me if we get a few fucked up pallets of turkeys. (I watched as a manager, the truck driver, and a department manager attempted to bring out a pallet that had another pallet set up on top of it. The bottom pallet was water, the top pallet looked like mostly canned goods. The top pallet was not wrapped correctly and you could tell that whomever put the pallet in the truck just set the pallet ontop of the water pallet and didn’t give a shit. I asked why they didn’t get the top pallet off first, because they couldn’t get them off the truck how it was already, and was ignored, so I got to watch while the top pallet almost came off, thus driver almost getting crushed. they were blocking an area I needed to walk through so it was kind of hard to not stand around and watch. they finally went and got the top pallet off)
I work with weird people.
I am excited though. I have 3 blankets left and 2.5 bolts of fabric left to wash and then I’m down to just the normal dog/human laundry (well, human laundry and towels). But this is awesome! I’ve been slowly working my way through the mound of laundry all summer (ah the joys of getting sick and working too much). I had no idea we had this many blankets. I have stuffed a tote with blankets, I have stuffed my fabric-mesh laundry tote with blankets. I have 3 blankets left (well, one duvet and two blankets, but still).
I can see most of my basement floor again. I have also found the giant extension cord that I had no idea was down there, but will be useful because I need to work on cleaning up around my poor, mostly dead roses (it’s been a hell of a summer y’all)
Speaking of which, laundry should be done in the washer (and then I can shove 2 of the blankets in the washer!) and I need to get my butt outside before it gets too nasty out (already 80% or higher in humidity, yesterday was like 90% at like 6am).
Honestly, all I really want to do is curl up and work on knitting or listening to stuff. or go back to sleep.