Hello and good Friday!
Yes - TGIF!! This has been a week (at least for me). You all know that I am itching to retire...that is no secret. I am *trying* (key operative word) to hold out till the end of the year so that I will get a nice year-end bonus as well as a kicker in November for 25 years with the company. Many days are just fine, but then there are days that seem unending and I wonder if I can even last another week. This week has been filled with that type of day - idiot people, idiot questions, etc., etc. No gory details and I have not (yet) quit. My mantra right now is "you are 5/12ths of the way through the year - just hang on a little longer." We shall see.
Meanwhile, it is a holiday weekend here in the States and that is a good thing. I'm not quite at the weekend, but my 10:00 conference call has been cancelled and I'm hoping my 1 p.m. call will also be cancelled.
Nothing new or spectacular in the cooking/baking department, but last night I did make a favorite - spaghetti and clam sauce with mussels added.
Yesterday also found me finally swatching for my Shakerag Skirt.
Gauge was attained! Hoping to cast on a bazillion stitches today and start the skirt. I cannot wait. The little round box with the cross stitched top is one I made decades ago. The box contains my blocking pins.
I also did a little bit of knitting on the green socks and came up with my own pattern which I think will work. I've only knit 5 rows of it, so more to come on that later.
We have no plans for the long weekend. I am meeting up with Dee as usual tomorrow morning where, once again, we will attempt to solve the world's problems. And I will call Leslie tomorrow afternoon. You may remember that Leslie is my friend going through cancer treatment again (4th time). She had her last radiation treatment yesterday and has her last chemo next Tuesday, the 30th. We texted back and forth yesterday, but she was too tired to talk, so we agreed on Saturday afternoon. She's a wonder and a trooper for sure.
Do any of you have plans for the long weekend? Anyone heading to the beach? Or the mountains? I think I will be content just to be a slug at home. Whatever you do - make some fun!