Thursday, February 15, 2007

No knitty, no bloggy

There has been almost no knitting time in the last 72 hours, which makes for a very boring knitting blog. Hubbo and I celebrated V-day early on Tuesday with a lovely dinner out, and I've been doing schoolwork the rest of the time. It's the end of our grading period, which makes for lots of grading, averaging of grades, etc. It also means that I have to do regular weekly lesson plans and plan my next 6 week lessons in Science, Social Studies, etc. Add some standardized testing on top of that, conferences with parents of children who might have to repeat first grade, The Girl getting Salmonella poisoning from the peanut butter and having strep at the same time, AND finding out that I will be formally evaluated sometime in the next 10 days or so, and you've got one stressed out Jenn. Of course, the stress leads to me not eating, not sleeping, having terrible nightmares when I do sleep, and not knitting. I know we're supposed to knit on through all crisis, but I can't knit and write at the same time, so it's just not happening.

I did work a bit on my "24" hourglass sweater Monday night, and if the batteries in both cameras weren't dead, I'd show you that I'm almost to the armholes. I also started a sleeve/swatch for Salina tonight during The Office (hey, I was at school for 12 hours, I deserve a 1/2 hour of knitting time). So far, so good. I haven't ripped out what I had done on the back yet, just in case. I'll keep you posted. Other than that it's been a few rounds on hubbo's socks during the ride to and from school, but very few, as it's been too cold to knit in the car this week.

Hi, I'm Debbie Downer, welcome to my world. Oh, and I'm totally jealous of all the snow y'all are getting. Send some here please. I could use a mental health day. And if you can't send the snow here, chocolate would be a nice substitute. With a side of tequila.


  1. Funny how that works, the no-knitting, no-blogging thing. Hang in there. It will get better!

  2. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Sorry to hear you've had the week from heck. I hope you can get some good rest this weekend, and lots of knitting. But trust me, the snow only makes things worse as far as stress goes!

  3. You deserve whatever breaks you can take! Sorry you got hit with salmonella - I guess you're not the only one!

  4. Yikes!! I think you should take a few hours and curl up in a fetal ball in bed with the covers over your head...

    Your poor daughter was one of the kids who got salmonella from PB? :(

  5. I'm sending positive-yarny-happy-thoughts your way!! Maybe someone up there is telling you to cast on and knit your way through the stress... Or maybe just veg on the couch with some ice cream and cookies when it is all over.

  6. I understand how you feel. I work at a high school. While I am not a teacher, I have the understanding of what you go through:D Cyber hugs.

    I would be glad to send you some chocolate.....jsut let me know when:D

    Take a mental health day...I won't tell.

  7. Hope things perk up soon. I believe breaks are allowable if something comes in real life (wink)