Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tales of a Slacker's Life

Slacker WRT blogging, that is. I've been remiss in blogging -- my schedule and priorities have shifted, and something has to go with the precious time I have.

So here's a rundown of my recent schedule --

4:40 AM -- wake up
5:20 -- bike ride
6:30 -- shower, dress, kiss family goodbye
7:05 -- get in car
7:13 -- arrive train station, walk to station
7:18 -- get on train, knit during commute
8:20 -- arrive at desk, read email, skim blogs

9:00 -- coworkers arrive, start working on very stressful project
12:00 -- eat through lunch

4:30 -- run out the door to catch the train, knit during commute
5:35 -- arrive at station, get DD from daycare before the 6 pm aftercare fees kick in
6:15 -- arrive home, feed starving DD, play, read
7:15 -- start DD's bath, knit through her bath
8:15 -- say good night to DD, revisit her 2 times
8:30 -- eat dinner with DH
9:00 -- knit while vegging in front of the tv
9:30 -- clean up, get ready to do it all over again
10:00 -- face plant in bed

I'm a little obsessive about some of the details because the times are really tight. 35 min in the morning from the time I arrive home to the time I'm in the car -- that's roughly a 4 min shower, 6 min to dry my hair, 3 min to put on make up, 1 min to get breakfast, etc. Don't ask what my hair looks like. It's a good thing I'm already hitched, cause it wouldn't be happening now!

And that kind of rush just doesn't stop through the day

Thanks to Netter for bringing me out of the woodwork. I may not be posting, but I am reading (but sadly not commenting).

I see Amy has found the root of her abominable computer problems. Let's hope they clear up this next year. Get through those detested "units" so you can get to the thing you love -- writing!!

BTW, I'm sending more packages soon (of course, note that "soon" for me means in the next three months, so don't hold your breath).

Heather is sadly preparing for her husband's departure. As for TV, well, my 3-yo DD watches TV only on the weekend. She watches a lot (IMO), but only on the weekend. I'd say she watches between 1hr - 4hrs Sat & Sun each. All taped shows or movies; no actual TV. She pitches a fit after watching TV. Is whiney, cranky, and generally unpleasant. So, I limit her TV and follow up with some joint activity -- reading, playing in her room, or going outside together.

There are a slew of others I've read but missed in this post. But rest assured, I am reading!

In knitting news, I'm also knitting. Monkey socks are delighting a slew of knitters. Bells and Cara in particular gave me the bug to knit them. I loved both of their enthusiasm, and I stole Cara's picot edge. One Monkey is done, the second is CO, and then I CO for this month's STR pattern (the name escapes me). The yarn is UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL. Very ME colors! And I like the small cable twist in the pattern.

Monkey has become my "DD bath time" and "TV time" knitting. STR has become my train knitting. Both are progressing, albeit slowly.

I abandoned the ankle socks for my grandmother. I think I really dislike cotton yarn. I hate how flabby it is. I like how lightweight it is, but I intensely dislike how out of shape it gets and how it has NO negative ease at all. I *do* like KnitPicks (from Amy's package a month ago or so), as it has nylon in it (I think). But, I've put that project down, despite how quickly those socks knit up, because it's just too darned boring, produces a boring sock, and who has time to knit boring projects??

Netter tagged me for a recent meme, but I'm sitting on it for a bit.


KnitTech said...

Life happens. Sounds like you're very busy, but keeping your priorities straight.

Kim said...

As a fellow commuter, my morning and evening schedules are planned out to the minute so I don't miss a train, etc. I'm impressed with you discipline in getting up before the crack o' dawn to bike ride! I haven't cast on for monkey #2 yet.

Bells said...

oh wow. Your schedule is tight. I'm impressed. I love hearing other people tell of their routines and schedules.

Go Monkeys! Photos???

Amy Lane said...

That is a tight schedule--but I'm glad you're getting out on the bike! You were missing the whole excercise thing...there's something very empowering about exercise!! Btw--speaking of packages, yours is still high on my wwwwooooooppeeeeeeee!!!! List... I'm thinking of knitting up the Monsoon that colourway!