Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Somebody Get A Cattle Prod!

Well, this is just ridiculous. Other than one appointment bright and early this morning, I had a boatload of free time today. Scads...a plethora...a crapload if you will. So why is it that I have accomplished a grand total of nothing?

As a teacher, I have the summers off to do that which pleases me. I can spin or knit or card...whatever. I have a list of things that I really want to do. I just can't seem to summon the will to finish anything. Jaywalker #2? Languishing. Last of the corriedale? Whirled around on the wheel for less than thirty minutes. Rug hooking project? Oh, lord, don't even ask. I'm going to be buried with it in order that I might hide it's perpetually unfinished state from the world.

Part of the issue has been that I am still finishing up some paperwork left over from the school year. I have sworn on a stack of attendance records that it will all be done by month's end and that gives me until the weekend. I'm going to make it, but it has taken up more of this first week of vacation than I would have liked.

The other problem is that the rest of the world, enamored of what they view as my resting state, has decided to fill my empty hours with activities and lunches and purple toenails. Don't get me wrong...it has been nice to get out 'n about. But I'm looking at some of my dust covered projects and feeling that I'm not putting in the time they deserve. I swear that I heard the corriedale whispering to the Jaywalker late last night.

"Psst...revolt at midnight. Pass it on. She is going to finish us or know our wrath!"

The Jaywalker, being part of a set and something of a follower, did not respond. But I know it's only a matter of time before it throws caution to the wind and joins the resistance.

Lastly, we have some rain going on. Rain makes me sleepy. And it's not like I don't have some poor role models around here.


Napping and blocking my cookies. I mean really!!!

What is a Sheep to do? Well, lemme tellya: I gave in to peer pressure and napped like it was 1967. 'Cuz I was two and that's just what I did then.

And I've elevated it to an art form, if I do say so myself.

SA

6 comments:

trek said...

A Nap.
I wish I could have had a nap today. Enjoy the sleep, Sheep!

Sheila said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, Sheep -it is still the first week. Your brain probably needs the luncheons and shopping and toe pampering right now. You'll be cranking out FO's soon enough!

Anonymous said...

You need to decompress. Your body is telling you to rest, nap, regroup. Then you'll be ready to tackle that list.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Julie said...

Ahh, a nap. That sounds really good.

I have that same couch and there is always a furry, four-legged creature sprawled out sound asleep on mine too :)

Sheila said...

Hi again!
To answer your question, the pictures of the Victoria wheel on my blog are from Louet, as is the information. I wish they had photographed it beside one of their other wheels so we'd really get a feel for its size. One and a half feet high is beyond my brain's imaginative capacity!

Beth (big geek) said...

Okay, I am doing the math, that means you were born in 1965? Could we be the SAME AGE????? Yikes!

How cool is that?