Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Retraction

OK. So maybe I was a little premature with the whole Apocalypse prediction thing. With temperatures dropping somewhat and weather conditions looking a bit more normal for late October in Maine, I am forced to admit that I might have jumped the gun. Sorry about that. My bad. You may now stop hoarding snack cakes and battery operated fans in anticipation of the rain of fire from Heaven On High. I hope I didn't cause you any trouble, there.

Boy, is my face red...

In my defense, though, you have to admit there were a few signs. I mean, it's not like I'm the sort to go all panicky at the drop of a hat or anything. I feel that donning a sandwich board sign that reads, "The End Is Near" is a perfectly reasonable reaction to eighty degree temperatures at this time of the year. Although I will admit that the mass emailings might have been something of an error in judgement. I have had several rather disgruntled responses and am quite shocked by the language, frankly. Who knew that my old elementary school teachers, (who should have known better than to have MySpace pages and easily accessible email addresses) were capable of such "creative" wording?

That's the thanks I get for trying to help. Hrumph.

There were even those who suggested that I should be punished for causing such an uproar. For what it's worth, I had a very long and tiring day today. That's kind of like being smote, right? In fact, I would rather have been smote than to have worked the schedule I was handed today. Eight and a half straight hours of teaching. No lunch. No preparatory periods. No bathroom breaks. Straight through. Anyone who was maybe a little irked by my misinterpretation of the signs should feel pretty darned good about the karmic response to my rumormongering.

Now that we are not to be consumed by the unholy fires, I find myself a bit concerned with the fact that I have not finished any of the knitting projects slated for Christmas. It's not like I haven't been knitting. I have...I really, really have! But everything is going slowly and I find myself having to accept the fact that I will not have finished knitted goodness for friends and family this year. At least not for everyone. There is still hope for my getting one or two things off the needles in time for a quick block 'n wrap. It is going to require some focus, though. I must push through the pain and make those needles fly. I will give up sleep and maybe even a meal or two. Unless I'm willing to purchase a few things, remove the tags and call them my own, that is. And, as the big day draws a bit closer, there is every likelihood that I might resort to such unsavory tactics. But, for now, I'm just going to have to make finishing things a priority.

I'm really starting to miss that Apocalypse...

SA

13 comments:

trek said...

If it makes you feel even the least bit better, it ws over 80°F here today.

Really. Honestly. Pinkie swear and everything.

Mouse said...

It was unbelievably warm here in GA today too... and we've supposedly only got 80 more days of water before we wither up and die as a state.. so I'm pretty sure that's apocolyptic enough.

kmkat said...

Yeah, that Apocalypse thing can be really convenient, can't it?

Quit smoking? Don't bother, the Apocalypse is coming.

Lose weight? Exercise? Why? We'll all be dead soon.

Clean the bathroom? Nope.

Knit from stash? Nah.

See? The Apocalypse really doesn't deserve the bad rep...

Donna Lee said...

Yeah, we had another 80 degree day, too, so don't write off those apocalypse warnings just yet...Although I did hear something about a cold front coming through and pushing all the warm air away. I say, bring it on! I hate it when it's too warm on Hallowe'en. The pumpkins rot faster.

kmkat said...

Just had a thought. You were right on with your Apocalypse timing, just 3,000 miles too far northeast. It is poor San Diego, not Maine, that is suffering the fires of hell.

Send good thoughts to Yarnhog, who is in the evacuation area and has been packed and ready to leave with her family and pets for at least 2 days.

Mel said...

Well, coming home from Chicks with Sticks this evening I noticed that the breeze was really downright tropical. I wouldn't give up on that Apocalypse thing just yet.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you're overreacting at all. But I do want to know how you can go all day and not get a bathroom break.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Teri S. said...

It's still way too warm for October but rumor has it the temperatures are going to dip into the 30s this weekend. And I can't believe you are already making the "final" push for the knitted Christmas gifts. My push doesn't come until two weeks before Christmas. Ha! I haven't even decided what I'm going to knit this year!

Cursing Mama said...

Darn -
I was really hopping for some warm weather.

tenacious knitter said...

Do I have to stop hoarding snack cakes? :)

Susan Pandorf said...

OK, I'll stop hoarding snack cakes, but does this mean I can no longer raid the 150 piece (or at least it USED to be)bag of Halloween candy? I figured if the Apocolypse was coming, I didn't have to worry about working it off...

Darn!

Oh well (sigh) blessings anyway!

mehitabel said...

101 degrees here today, sky covered in smoke, ash falling everywhere, and I'm not even that close to any of the fires! I think you were right on with your Apocalyptic predictions, just a few miles too far east! Just to make things even better, there was a "nice" 4.3 earthquake this morning. I am watering my yard to try to save a few of the rosebushes. Doesn't change the ambient temperature or humidity levels, though!
Who can knit when it's over 100?

Bobbi said...

If it makes you feel any better I don't have my xmas knitting started and I realized it's less than 2 months away! ahhhh!