Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dear Readers: Send a file in a cake.

Olympic progress: Both sleeves are just past decrease #2 (out of 9). I'd include pictures, but top-down raglan sleeves knit at the same time look kind of sad. Trust me, you'll be happier with the pictures of the sleeves attached.

So, if you don't know me in the real world, I'm a little overworked. (See Title.) But, I got a new organizational toy, so that should alleviate some of the stress of trying to manage being a hundred places at once. Now, I just need to be 99 places at once. Baby steps.

I've been working on finishing up organizing my home office, and somehow, this is making the rest of my house tidier. Maybe the other rooms heard about it and are trying to keep up. You know, for appearance's sake. Since the house is tidy, and I've been so exhausted, it's easy to just stay home and enjoy it.

[Here is where I'll add that not going out is also helping with keeping me on the right track with the Social Pressure Experiment.]

The dogs are doing their part to keep me on my toes- Niki is blowing his coat, and we've brushed Elphie's volume in fur off of him. So far. Thank heaven for the Dyson.

Andrew and I are talking about the work that needs to be done on the house. I hate remodeling, but I also think that we live in the Ugliest House Ever. Actually, our house isn't ugly-ugly. It's like really pretty people: lovely on the outside, and ugly as all get-out on the inside.

We've talked about redoing the electrical, the kitchen, the bathrooms, the closets, insulating and adding cabinets to the garage, and/or adding a second story. I'm trying to convince him that it would be a really good idea to put in a hot tub FIRST, so that when we're done slaving for the day, we can go for a soak. So far, he's not going for it, but I'm not giving up yet.

The idea of going through a remodel is giving me hives, emotionally. I have no desire to live in construction, and we're going to have to do some sort of doggie day care while people are working on the house. The saving grace of my current job is that I can work from home while we have people working on the house, so we won't be bled *completely* dry during the process.

Coming soon: some semi-FO pictures of the sweater, and the office!


  1. I hear you. I have great dreams about buying a fixer and redoing it to my liking. But months of construction is a very daunting idea. Good luck!

  2. I found remodelling our house to often be a full-time job for me with all the constant decisions to be made that required I get out to lots of different showrooms to look at cabinets, carpets, materials, styles, etc etc.


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