Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Longest Week

This week just feels like it's lasted forever, and not in a good way. Maybe it's a combination of being indoors working when the weather has been spectacularly warm, maybe it's pre-holiday burnout, or maybe just a lack of sleep, but I am beat and ready for the weekend! I'm so worn out tonight I couldn't even work up the energy to knit...sad, I know! Especially when my mom's Rat Race scarf is so close to being finished! Only about 3.5 rats left to go, and they'll knit up quick when I get the time and energy.

Mini wants to know where the rats are...he's practicing his stalking techniques...

With the writers' strike and my general TV apathy this week, I've started reading Atonement by Ian McEwan. I'm dying to see the movie, but it's just not playing around here, so the book's the next best thing. I'm only a couple of chapters in, but so far, it's intriguing. Unusual, very visually evocative, and well-written, but not what I expected. I'll let you know what I think when I finish.

I did get some knitting done though...I finally finished my Knit Unto Others hat! Yay! I took some quicky pics at work, then sent it off with one of the lovely admin ladies at work to contribute to her church's winter clothing drive. I hope the bright Manos del Uruguay brings some much needed warmth and joy to a special person out there! Check out the completed work!

And here's a nice shot of hat sunbathing in my office window and showing off those fabulous jewel tones to the world...or at least the pigeons...

Yes, my lovely office has a fantastic vista of a giant air exchange fan and heated pigeon races. Sometimes I catch myself cheering for one pidgie or the other, chanting to myself "Go Pidge, go!!" Unfortunately, others in my office don't quite understand how fascinating pigeons can be...or maybe I'm just a crazy pigeon-watching nut. In order to discourage Pigeon Derbies, the maintenance people have strategically placed fake owls glaring menacingly down at the pigeons...who summarily ignore them and continue their quest for gold.

No fear for the pidgies! Maybe we could all learn something...or perhaps I could just be less bored at work occasionally.

Today, I leave you with this: my pitiful attempt to add some Christmas cheer and happy pine smell to my office. Merry Christmas!! Happy Pidgie watching!

1 comment:

Paper Tiger said...

Sounds like a Mom with a sense of humor... to go along with a cat with a sense of purpose!