How are you on this mid-week day in the middle of October? (I'm not sure how we got to the [almost] middle of October already!) Yesterday was a study in frustration in so many ways. Fletch and I headed out around 10:30. We stopped at a local farm stand and got some pumpkins for our front step. Then we headed to the Acme (grocery store) where we had seen signs over the weekend for booster and flu shots. Turns out we can't get the booster until after October 20th (our last vaccine was April 20th and you have to wait a full 6 months). OK, no problem, we'll take the flu shot and come back for the booster. Turns out that Acme is not an accepted provider for our insurance (BC/BS of NC). OK, we'll head over to CVS where we get our prescriptions filled. No appointment and it could have been a 30 minute wait, so we decided to skip that. I called them later in the day to make an appointment and was told you have to book on line. Went on line, no appointments available. Grrrrr. Called them back and was told you can just come in, the wait is never half an hour - at most 15 minutes. We will give it a try tomorrow.
Work was crazy too. As I mentioned, it is bonus calculation time. Bonus payments are funded by excess profit at the unit level. So if you beat your budget by $10K, you have $10K for bonus payments. Requested bonus payments cannot exceed available funding. One of my RDOs sent in his bonus calcs for his region yesterday and...you guessed it...the first one I checked showed payments in excess of funding.
This is the type of thing that makes me crazy and ultimately makes more work for me. I don't know if he didn't check, or didn't care, or forgot, or what. But it sure is annoying.
However, it is Unraveled Wednesday and I am linking up with Kat and all the Merry Unravelers to talk about knitting and reading. A little bit of knitting has been accomplished. First up we have the first sock for Peggy.
The heel flap has been knitted and the heel has been turned. Only 2-3 rows after that however as work email exploded and yesterday afternoon and evening were busy.
There was also a bit of knitting on the 2nd French Market bag.
I'm loving these colors together. Especially the grey and the green. I think the purple just adds a nice pop of color, but the primary tones will be grey and green. I'll keep going round and round on this as I definitely want it to be larger than the first one I made.
On the reading side of things, I finished When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor. It was good, but not what I would call compelling. It was easy enough to put down. I think I'm just tired of books set in the time of the 2nd World War. I've started The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker - the second book featuring Bruno, Chief of Police in a little sleepy (maybe not so much) French village. An enjoyable read.
Well, I've got a very busy day ahead at the office and it is now time to pour another cup of coffee and get dressed and ready to head in. Wishing you all a marvelous Wednesday!