on 07 March 2014

In an effort to catch everyone up on what's been going on, I thought I would give it to you in bullet points...

  • Chris had his birthday.  He turned 34.  
  • And he was passed up for the manager of his department position, again.  For those of you who were counting, yes, that's the second time that he's interviewed for, been a finalist for, and been passed over for that position.  Consequently, he's been hating his job a lot lately.
  • Which has lead to a Funk of EPIC proportions around here.  For all of us.
  • My Dad had surgery on his foot, which means that he and Mom have been a bit house-bound and more than a bit bored and stir crazy.  So I've been trying to take the kids down to play and distract them a bit.
  • I'm only a month behind on the new year, but I've been trying to get a grip on exercising again and not eating half a dozen cookies at a stretch.
  • Freelancing.  The work I was expecting in November, finally showed up and it is colossal.
  • I had the dumbest idea imaginable to potty train the Girl.  She had showed the signs of readiness back in December, but I was losing my mind and could not, would not face the idea of adding potty training into the mix.  So I turned a blind eye.  And now I suffer.  I tried doing the same things that I did with the Boy, but to no real affects.  She's enamored by her underpants, but not enough to keep them DRY.  So I'm sticking a pin in that and will keep trying.
  • I finished my first sweater of 2014!  Want to see?  Of course you do...(I love the color patterning, but I'm not sure I would knit another in this style again.  It's cozy and warm and big enough that I can wear over a t-shirt and a cotton sweater, so I'm good.)
  • I'm working on finishing up some unfinished projects now.  I'm down to the foot on the second sock, the hand of a fingerless mitten, half of a sweater, and the crown of a hat.  I'm being disciplined about this, when those are done, then I can plan the next project...
  • The rest of February was absorbed in the daily niggles and worries of life.  Taxes.  New tires on my car.  Lots of baking and school with my Boy.

Needless to say, we're all glad to see the back of February.  I don't know why, but I'm trying to be hopeful for March.  Hope hasn't gotten us anywhere in the past, but I can't seem to stop myself.

After all of these years, I assumed that I was a cynic, but now I'm starting to think I'm more of a compulsive optimist.  Go figure.


Celeste said...

That is one gorgeous sweater. Congratulations!