Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sheepie's List

I spent today composing a mental list of things I would rather discuss instead of knitting.  Here it is:

1.  I am happy to tell you all about how sticky and humid it was today and how the rain did absolutely nothing to help with this situation.

2.  I could go on for hours about how the kids in my small class have reached the stage I like to call I Am Going To Get Suspended Because I Am Stupid Enough To Believe That This Is How I Can End My School Year Early And That No One Is Going To Consider Making Me Go To Summer School.

3.  I would enjoy nothing more than adding to #2 by telling you that I am currently planning the summer school programming for at least one student and gearing up to put together stuff for another one who thinks he is bullet proof.  I've had the latter in my class for five years now and see no reason whatsoever why I couldn't survive one more year with him should he decide to not attend school long enough to pass the 8th grade.

4.  I could wax philosophical over how I had to sneak the Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty's pink blankie away from him so I could wash it.  I would then proceed to ponder why he is now perfectly happy with the green blankie at which he turned up his little nose not a month ago.  Suddenly, the green blankie is the finest blankie to ever grace a sofa and I have no earthly idea why such things play out in this manner.

5.  I find the idea of telling you all about canning maple-walnut sauce yesterday simply intoxicating.  The fact that it looks a little bit like brains in a jar in this photo does little to diminish that joy...





I just won't think about it too much because that would give me nightmares.  But I'm still finding it a preferable topic.


6.  I have no reservations when it comes to sharing that I spent all day yesterday (and a bit of the night before) watching a Deadliest Catch marathon and am still looking forward to watching tonight's new episode.  I don't feel even the least bit tired of my crab fishermen.  Not one little bit.



Yup.  There are lots and lots of things I'm willing to discuss.  Just not knitting.  Knitting is stupid and has a tendency to fling itself off the needles on a day when you have deliberately set aside lots of time to knit for miles and miles and miles.  Knitting likes to laugh in your face when you say things like, "This shawl has been going so well that I'll bet I can knit without even thinking about it and finish the whole thing before lunch!!!"  Knitting wants to know what you are going to do about those three little stitches that you didn't manage to get back on the needle because it doesn't think for a minute that you are going to spot them before it's too late.

Seriously.  I'll chat up a storm.  Just not about knitting.  That is going to sit in the basket until I work up the state of calm needed to tink alllllll the way back to a point where life (and the pattern) made sense.  Meanwhile, please feel free to enjoy the other topics.

It is the end of the school year.  It may be a while before I get to those three stupid little stitches...

SA

14 comments:

trek said...

Entertainment at its finest. I do not click on the FiOS box, I navigate to the manse!

Yum: love wet walnuts!

Beth said...

The maple walnut sauce looks delicious! Good look with the knitting.

Donna Lee said...

Braaiinnnssss. Are you deliberately trying to lure the zombies?

My cat just came in and stood there and just yelled at me in a demanding way until we figured out he wanted to go back out.

twinsetellen said...

Donna Lee makes a good point. I now know what to serve at my next zombie party.

Kath said...

Maple. Walnut. Sauce. Wow that sounds like something that would be good on fresh waffles. Or ice cream. Or cake. Or...I dunno..anything edible! Who cares what it looks like?

PICAdrienne said...

I am encouraging you to expound further on the maple walnut sauce, and how it fares over things like vanilla ice cream or pound cake.

As far as kitties go, we have one at work who is not absurdly ginormous, but does like to leave muddy footprints on payroll files, and whine.

mehitabel said...

I think you are talking about my Clapotis. Yes, the easiest most popular pattern in the world, is now in time out in my knitting bag.

Bah humbug. And I've almost finished Birch, which has been OTN for way too long. I'm running out of yarn. Seriously!

I'm going to take up scrapbooking. Who cares if it's not portable?

PICAdrienne said...

What do vegetarian zombies say?


GRAINS...

son who could be in your class just told me that one, thought you might like it.

catsmum said...

if the zombie apocalypse happens your fake-brains-in-a-jar may become an important survival item.You could use them as decoys and scarper while the zombies stop for a snack.

[ scarper = run away ]

Karen said...

I still find myself cringing whenever Phil is shown on Deadliest Catch. I want to reach into the TV and tell him what's coming.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I agree with Karen about Phil! I keep yelling at him in my mind to stop smoking! Love Deadliest Catch!

The maple walnut sauce looks amazing!!!!!

My last personal day of the year, then 11 more days!!!

Anne said...

Even long-distance I can hear the... what shall we call it?....longing? in your voice for the school year to be done. You gotta be super close.

Julia G said...

Hooray for Deadliest Catch marathons! Maybe your prospective summer schoolers would benefit from a few weeks crab fishing on the Bering Sea -- as Capt. Phil says, stay in school and learn something!

The maple walnut sauce looks delish, if a mite cerebellar. Back in the day my brother-in-law tried to trick me out of my dessert by telling me the canned blackberries over vanilla ice cream were really Rats' Brains in Liver Juice (much to his dismay, I ate them all). I like Donna and Ellen's Zombie buffet idea.

Lynne said...

I think you have enough on your plate without three little stitches! ;-)