Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Dude Takes Off

I'm a big believer in always staying positive, always staying excited, and generally I'm very upbeat and happy about everything I do.  It's really hard for me to ever get completely bogged down by life, minus major circumstances.
This week has been one of those weeks where I've felt very bogged down and never able to catch my breathe.  Don't get me wrong- I'm usually super excited and dancing through my days and keeping up with my ladies at night, but with extra meetings this week at work, tons of grading with the first round of papers for all my classes coming in, plus extra hours subbing at the dance studio, I'm pretty pooped by the end of the day, and Thursday feels like it's taken forever to get here.
When my week is like this, I try to focus on being happy about the little things.  For instance, last night Scott and I ordered some Pizza Luce for dinner instead of making food, then watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory while we snuggled on the couch and had dinner.  Tuesday I had another moment- after an entire semester of working at LSC, my name tag arrived!

It's something very small and silly, but it feels really cool to feel just that much more official.  Little things. :)
I'm waiting a bit to block the Snowflake Shawl, mainly because we haven't had any sunny days (all snowing and gross) and I haven't had time to stretch it out in the morning before work.  The only place I can block large knitted goods right now is on my bed, which means I have to block it in the morning to dry throughout the day, and it has to be sunny enough out to dry it in one go so Scott and I don't have to camp out on the living room floor at night.  I'm hoping to block it tomorrow morning before work, ready for a photo shoot this weekend when it snows yet again. :)  Plus, Scott's away tomorrow night, and if it needs additional drying time, I don't mind sleeping on the couch... ;)
In the meantime, I'm plugging away at other unfinished projects and starting a big new one.
A really big new one.

Last night, I cast on for "The Dude Sweater" for Scott.  After only two CSI episodes, I'm already past the hem and up to the first color change.  It's cruising like crazy, which feels great after working with such fiddly needles and tiny yarn in the shawl.  Plus, this project is so ridiculous that it's hard not to laugh every single time I look at it.  Or at a picture of it.  Or realize that Scott will be sauntering around our apartment wearing this ridiculous thing eventually.
Why did I agree to this again?

1 comment:

Katie said...

This pattern has been on my list for a while now! I think the hilarious movie association just makes it that much better. :)