Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rode Hard


What a week it's been for your friendly on call hospice nurse. I haven't been worked this hard in awhile. I'm not whining much though, I like the overtime pay, I just don't like it in a holiday week. They don't pay OT until we hit 40 hours and since I had Monday off with pay that comes out of a different bank of time, I won't hit 40 hours. I guess my two hours of OT will be paid at straight time. Oh well, it funds my vice.

For some reason, around 9 PM tonight, I had an overwhelming desire to throw my phone down an elevator shaft. I was trying to write orders, manage calls for problems that should have been handled during the day, and smile at doctors giving me walk-by referrals. I swore every time my phone rang and as soon as it was silent, I thought about it ringing and because I thought about it ringing, it did. It was a no-win situation.

Time to stop b!tching.

You remember this, right? It was my fledgling shawl just a couple of weeks ago.


It looks like this now and I don't think my best friend can continue to call it a shower cap anymore. It's beyond that. Once again, I've lost count of the stitches, but at least I'm on top of the rows. I am being encouraged to finish it and enter it in the Michigan State Fair. It makes my heart beat fast to think it even stands a chance. I'm worried that just like the phone ringing when I think about it curse, that something will happen to burst my bubble with this shawl. Best not to not think of entering it in a fair until I've knit the last stitch.


I've been spinning this week too, but if you want to see what I've been doing with my Ladybug, you're going to have to go look here. Yes, the hyperlink color is a clue.

9 comments:

Kathleen said...

Sure does sound like a tough week. Love the cartoon! I felt like that all week, too. But it's the weekend-yahooooo...oh yeah, need to clean house.

distracted by shiny objects said...

oooohhhh Rudee, that is gorgeous. Love that color. Would look particularly nice next to a blue ribbon...no pressure...

Stephanie V said...

That's great that you have your State Fair still does that kind of exhibit and prizes. Our fair here stopped doing that kind of thing years ago. Hope the knitting helps to stay calm...

Brenda said...

I think you should enter it. Just entering and not winning an award is good also. Or I would feel that way about a quilt, anyway.
Heading over to check out the spinning. Have a great weekend!

Sandy said...

What a week it sounds like you. Hopefully you will be blessed with a better week coming up. I bet you look forward to the day you can retire. Your shawl is coming along...hope you feel it is worthy to be in the fair, cause I bet it will be.

Rudee said...

Kathleen-the cartoon made me laugh.

Distracted-what pressure? hah. I have until August 6th to enter it. I hear one of the judges will be someone who spins at the same place I do. I wonder if I can bribe her with fluff?

Stephanie-I forgot all about the fair, but the store owner where I spin is encouraging me to enter. If it looks as good off of the needles as it does on, I will.

Brenda-you're right. At least, an honorable mention would be nice, but just in case, I'll stock up on fluff.

Sandy-I'm off to check the lotto numbers right now. I can't wait to retire.

Rositta said...

That is definitely a blue ribbon shawl, no question. It will look lovely when it's blocked. I love your spinning as well, the color is gorgeous. Nice wheel...ciao

Gail said...

Love the color, you are much more talented than I.

Jane said...

Hope this week is better for you. That shawl is looking fantastic!