Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sheep On The Move

Such a busy Sheepie...so much so that I blog to you at this later hour. So much to do, so little time.

I was up at the crack of dawn in order that I might get in a little workout in full defiance of my recent lack of interest in this whole subject. I really haven't been so good about the whole fitness thing over the past month. And the jeans are telling the tale. It had to be done.

That finished, I braved the hordes at the grocery store who, in their typical horde-like fashion, did their level best to block every aisle and keep me from the few items that I needed to procure. Stupid hordes. They act like they are just stopping to admire the olive displays or tie their shoes. They pretend that they didn't notice me attempting to get past them. But I know better. I was fortunate enough to have gotten the "Creak/Klunk Cart today. You know the one I'm talking about. That cart that makes its presence known by shaking and thumping its way throughout the store. It has two wheels that seem to have a marginal interest in shopping. The other two would prefer to head back out to the cart corral and hobnob with their other cart buddies. The shopper, in this case your friendly neighborhood Sheep, must use inordinate upper body strength to keep this contraption (allegedly designed to make shopping easier) on a straight path. There was no missing me. If you couldn't see me, you could surely hear me. The hordes were just messing with me. It was really too early for this.

But, I survived the trip and made it home to the kitchen where I made up some Cheesy Bread and flavored butter for tomorrow's Fourth Of July Festivities. I even cleaned up the kitchen when I was done. Yeah. That's right. I cleaned the kitchen. A little bit... OK, I scraped the raw bread dough from the cupboards after the mixer saw fit to fling it there. That's cleaning, right?

After some home-based knitting and impressive progress on my Monkey Socks, you'd think I'd be done for the day. Perhaps ready for a quiet night basking in the glow of a job well done. Not so!

I hopped in the truck, pointed her south and headed for Chicks With Sticks night with the famous Noolie! I do love knitting with others. And what luck! The equally famous Mel was there as well! It was like knitting with the stars for this stitch-challenged Sheep. A good time was had by all...I even stayed on a bit afterwards for a little visit. A yarn shop after hours...it was like that dream we all have but don't admit to . And the progress I made on the Socks Of Summer has yet to be equalled even with all the teacher trainings and summer down time. There is hope for an FO before the school year starts up again if I can make a few more visits to Knit Night!

And now it is 11:00, I am winding down and getting ready for another early start tomorrow. I've been a bit neglectful with the oil changes and the nice people at the garage are going to allow me to come in on a holiday to rectify this situation before heading out to Mommy and Daddy Sheep's house for the traditional burning of the burgers. (note: Daddy Sheep doesn't really burn the burgers...or anything else he cooks on the grill. It just sounded good) I'm reasonably sure that, given my track record with the truck this year, they will find many, many horrible things wrong with my vehicle that are all life threatening should I drive it and cost many thousands of dollars to repair. I'm fully prepared to hear their diagnosis of the situation. I don't even blink in the face of vehicular adversity anymore. I nod a lot and make noises that imply understanding of the situation. I'll figure out a way to get it taken care of later. No time now, I'm afraid.

I got stuff to do.

SA

11 comments:

Mel said...

Famous? Pshaw. I might easily have slept through it, too, but I made sure to get up and go this evening because "The Sheep might show up." I'm so glad you did.

Cathy said...

Glad you are combating your hermit urge. Have fun tomorrow!

Leigh said...

Ah. So you have those hoards too. The ones that rush madly to cut you off only to come to a full stop 2 feet later, shopping cart completely blocking the aisle. Sounds like your knitting adventure more than made up for it.

April said...

I always end up with the Constipated Cart, it's just my lot in life. That and the fact that any line I get into will come to a screeching halt. Occasionally, if I'm feeling magnanimous I'll tell anyone that gets in line between me that "you really don't want to be in this line."

catsmum said...

Have a happy 4th, Sheepie

trek said...

My vegetable consming self is currently salivating over the Cheesey Bread. What time are you taking off for M&D Sheep's? If I leave now, I could be at Casa de Sheepie by about 1pm.

lobstah said...

Happy 4th! Crossing my fingers that there will be absolutely no problems with the truck ;)

Beth said...

I wondered if there was going to be Cheesy Bread made for the holiday. Yum! I just got done making 4 batches of homemade ice cream. I'll trade you some for a taste of the bread. :)

Donna Lee said...

How productive you were! I had grand plans for yesterday but threw them all out the window for the chance to see the Transformers movie with my daughter. It was great. I just blew off the errands and chores(figuring that they will be there tomorrow) and had a great afternoon. That and fireworks, who can ask for more?

Jeanne said...

Good luck with the truck! Think positive. Have a wonderful cheesy holiday.

Diana said...

Cheesy bread and flavored butter... yum. You certainly are motivated to be in the kitchen!