Posted in cats, Knitting, Life, tagged cats, cleaning, fail, internet, Knitting, naps, vacation on August 10, 2013|
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I am on vacation. That is, I have a bit of time off between my summer job and the opera. I am spending it by cleaning up the cat hair and cat gack that accumulated in my apartment over the summer. That and napping.
Yesterday I accomplished part of my to do list by cleaning and mopping the bedroom and hallway. Then I set out to run a few errands, kitchen restocking and whatnot. I also planned to stop by the opera and check on some things and use the internet since I cancelled mine before I left and I needed to print out some receipts and that’s not possible at the other places where I can get online. Then I was going to meet up with the Friday night knitters.
At the opera, my key would not turn in the lock. This is not unusual because the door is out of whack. But, it wouldn’t work in the other door either. No access for me. It is now past 5pm and if people are still there I don’t want to disturb them since I am not on contract yet anyway.
I head to knitting instead. The coffee place we meet at is empty of knitters and there is no reserved sign on our table. I am hot and bothered. I order a smoothie and check Facebook on my phone. Knitting cancelled. I also attempt to check my opera email but either the password has been changed or I simply can’t type it in correctly on my teeny tiny phone keyboard. Another fail.
I drive home. It is hot and I have been in California all summer where it is hot but not so unbearably muggy. My car works better if I don’t use the air conditioning in city traffic so I have the windows down, sweltering and breathing in car exhaust from the other vehicles.
Once at home, all I want to do is lie down in my cool apartment. I proceed to the bedroom with it’s newly clean floor and behold: fresh cat gack.
Clearly I was just supposed to stay home and nap.
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I took the day off. I did that because I’m going to have to work Saturday and well, I had to work on Labor Day for crying out loud. I had every expectation of making use of my 3 day weekend to get ahead on a few things before the opera gets crazy. I had a nice do-able list. Did I do those things? Well……. nooooo…. So what did I do today? I went on a long fruitless train ride in search of interfacing for the opera which I’m going to have to mail order anyway. Then I went home, ignored the dust kitties and took a long nap that was far more satisfying than it ought to have been.
I can’t say I totally wasted the weekend, though because I cleaned the oven. I had to clean it because when I got back from California my oven looked like a ham and a loaf of bread had exploded in it. It was greasy with charred bits and ashy flaky stuff here and there. Now, mind you, I had a slight mishap with the oven over Christmas. Which you can read about here: http://sewforth.livejournal.com/2007/12/26/
I cleaned it then. So…….how did it come to look like it could catch on fire any minute? Particularly since I haven’t really used it much since last Christmas and I was gone for 2 months. I’m sure it wasn’t that bad when I left.
I don’t remember roasting anything that would produce that kind of mess. I must be in denial about more than a few dust balls. Like cooking in my sleep or a carnivorous split personality. Plus, I don’t think I can really blame Imp for this- I’m guessing she’d rather use the microwave anyway.
I did finish a project- a peasant blouse made out of the fabric I got at Britex- inspired by some of the blouses worn by Frida Kahlo I saw at the SFMOMA exhibit.
I’m not altogether sure I like it or that I will actually wear it. Anyone care to offer an opinion?
That is, I think you can. I think I’ve enabled comments. I can’t be completely sure until someone tries. I still haven’t been able to import my old blog to this one but I have added a link to the old one in the sidebar.
One thing I miss about the old blog is the location/music tags at the end-and I especially loved the fact that if you clicked on the location, even if it wasn’t a real place, it took you to a satellite map site that actually tried to find it. I guess I can add whimsical locations and music to my posts- but I’ll just have to do without the map link to a galaxy far, far away.
Location: On de Nile
Music: Little Egypt?
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