My plate is full, full, full here at Chez Pickyknitter. I'm trying to pretend it is not far too much for one woman to handle.
Work - We've been on full schedules (8 hours x 5 days, minimum) for a few months now and I am starting to miss the slow weeks when we had 6 hour days. It was a nice break after the week of 14-18 hour days during month-end. However, I like the paycheck and won't complain too loudly.
Reading - I have several books partially started & then set aside (Don Quixote, The Awakening, & Bleak House all spring to mind) but my current pusher book is An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon. It is a weighty tome, but good for dipping in and out of, unlike the classics which require my full attention (and often, my notebook). In addition, I am re reading the Harry Potter series and finished book 1 this week. I will exchange it for book 2 tomorrow.
SciFi & Fantasy class (online) - I am behind in my reading for this unit... I'm not even entirely sure who the authors are. I need to "get a move on" as the next essay is due by Tuesday. I should at least watch the introductory video for the unit tonight before I go to bed.
Gamification class (online) - I am caught up in the videos and the quizzes, but need to prepare the exercise / essay for the first class which is due in, uh, 19.75 hours. Yikes.
Knitting - I am almost done with the Springy socks but mislaid the contrasting color yarn at the last minute and now they are on hold. I picked up a scarf in progress to keep my hands busy, but am quite miffed about the socks. I am in a Harry Potter themed knitting team on Ravelry (Soar, Ravenclaw!) and am planning 6 small projects to be complete before the month is out, plus trying to keep up with all the chatter on the forums. Chatter is my favorite part; my Gamification instructor would nod sagely and approve of the social aspect of Ravelry being a huge part of the fun I have there.
Things being squeezed out - Soap. I have got to make soap. Washcloths. I have got to knit washcloths. Pets. I have got to walk / wash / snuggle / groom the pets. House. I have got to clean the house. World of Warcraft. I have got to catch up and get ready for the new expansion.
All righty, enough procrastinating. Time to do some reading for class!
End of a (dyeing) era
1 hour ago