Monday, October 12, 2009

I Sharpened My Pencil

Have you noticed my countdown clock lately?  It seems it's all I can notice as I count down the days, soon to be hours, to my staycation.  As a little bonus, I have to go to a pain conference on Thursday, so I don't have to work until midnight.  My vacation officially begins at 4 PM on Thursday afternoon.

I'm making a list of things I've simply got to do:
  • Start and finish a pair of Monkey socks
  • Finish a pair of Can-Can mitts (mostly done)
  • Finish the thick and thin sweater
  • Finish Sebba's sweater
  • Felt that scarf
  • Knit and felt a hat
  • Attend a benefit silent auction and say goodbye to Ruby
  • Start the Peacock Shawl--I just knew this would be tough when the instructions begin with the warning, "some knitting required."
  • Finish Start plying the latest batch of yarn I spun.
  • Finish spinning Boomer
  • Make and freeze the beef stock for Thanksgiving dinner
  • Make and freeze the pie crusts for Thanksgiving dinner
  • Sleep late every day
  • Read Vince Flynn's new book
  • Learn how to do Fair Isle knitting
  • Take a fall drive
There.  That should be enough to keep me busy for a few days.  Did I leave anything out?


Miss 376 said...

I am sure you could find a few more things if you tried! Enjoy every minute

Rose said...

How long did you say your vacation was anyway? That's a long list. . .

Brenda said...

Yes, you forgot one thing. Email me or write a post about Dan Brown's new book. I want to know what you thought about it. I haven't bought it yet. Since Vince Flynn's book is on your list, I am assuming you finished Brown's book. BTW...Flynn's book is not at the bookstores yet. Did you get an early copy?
All those knitting projects make me feel like such a slacker....
Hope you take your computer or IPhone with you to keep us up to date on your vacation.

Renie Burghardt said...

Long and interesting list. Peacock Shawl caught my attention. Even thinking of Thanksgiving already. You amaze me Rudee. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...don't think I saw anything about making delicious egg breakfasts on that list...

That's a lot of knitting plans! Holy cow! Go for it!

Rudee said...

Miss-you think?

Rose--it's 10 glorious days

Brenda--Dan Brown's book was just OK. Flynn's book is on sale today. 70% of those knitting projects only need finishing. I started Sara's sweater 11 months ago. Talk about a slacker!

Renie--that peacock shawl is beautiful.

Amy--and you won't see plans like that!

Stephanie V said...

I'm ducking out of the way of those flying sticks! You are definitely making the most of this time off. You go!

Jane said...

Wow! That's some list, Rudee ;-)

distracted by shiny objects said...

Any day away from work (and above ground) is a grand one. Enjoy every well-deserved minute!!

Gail said...

I agree with the above comment!

Anonymous said...

It will take me a week to get over that wild party. I am counting down with you. I know you deserve this.

Anonymous said...

Disfruta tu tiempo libre!!
ENJOY your free time! But it sounds like you've a lot lined up! Are you going to relax and enjoy, also???
Nica Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your days. Hope you have a wonderful time. When I worked, I always enjoyed STAYcations the most.
Hope you're doing well

Rudee said...

You know me, Sister Jeanne. Knitting IS relaxing. So is spinning--well spinning everything except Boomer. That's not very enjoyable since he makes me itch, but I do want to finish it for Kim.

Hey, Betty! Long time, no see. I hope you're feeling well.

Miss T said...

This is what, a year-long vacation?

Anonymous said...

75 pages into Flynns book!!!


Rudee said...

Well FTM, I'll guess I'll wait to borrow your copy. No spoilers, please!