*I had a delightful Thanksgiving break. From the teacher's perspective, it's one of the shorter vacations, I'll grant you.
*But delightful nonetheless.
*It's been rough going back to work after all that delight.
*I made cranberry juice, played with the cats, knit lots of stuff, the TV blew up and I read quite a bit.
*Hmmm? What's that? The middle one? You didn't quite catch that?
*No, you heard me correctly. The TV blew up.
*Friday night. There was lots of smoke and everything. Very dramatic.
*No. I have not yet replaced the TV. Payday is Friday. This most distressing state of affairs will be rectified at that time.
*And the first person to suggest that my life might be better without TV will the the last person to suggest that my life might be better without TV.
*TV is all that is good and pure in this world and a beauteous thing in mine eyes.
*Plus, I have no idea what time it is without TV. TV tells me when I am hungry or tired. I have been eating dinner at odd hours and have no earthly idea when I am ready for bed.
*No. I am not addicted to TV. That is ridiculous!
*Thank God for the internet and streaming digital media.
*A few weeks ago, I went to visit with Mommy and Daddy Sheep.
*They have a TV. It's a nice, big one.
*Mommy Sheep gave me a pattern she purchased for a cute, little scarflette.
*That's what it's called. The Sassy Scarflette.
*She also took me to a yarn shop and bought me all sorts of pretty yarn.
*Including some lovely, single ply, variegated wool in soft browns and greens.
*Then she asked me to knit her a scarf.
*More specifically, she asked if I would knit her a Sassy Scarflette.
*Since I happen to think that Mommy Sheep is pretty swell, that didn't seem unreasonable to me.
*Plus I was going home with a boatload of yarn and this was the least I could do under the circumstances.
*So I knit her a scarf (lette).
|Did I mention that Mommy Sheep has crazy good taste in yarn?|
*I still had TV while I was knitting this.
*I knit it in two pieces and did a three needle bind off because I cannot stand it when the bound off edge doesn't look the same as the cast on edge.
*Not as neat at the join, granted. But that part is in the back and I can live with this.
*It is possible that the TV blew up in protest, but I don't think so...
*My Other Favorite Librarian told me that she should have Lord Sunday (The Keys To The Kingdom) ready for me today.
*She also said she'd bring it down to the classroom for me, but she never did.
*I was disappointed, but she is very busy and it's kind of hard to get mad at the librarian who ordered books for the school library just to make a teacher happy.
*I'll go pick it up tomorrow. Then I can rest easy and finally know how this series ends!!!!!!
*To recap: I have no new book and no TV.
*I do have one last piece of pecan pie left over from Thanksgiving dinner, though.
* I might manage to get through this night without chewing through the sofa cushions.
*I've been watching Twin Peaks online to pass the time.
*I don't think I followed it very well back in the day and it is important to be able to discuss such cultural phenomena intelligently.
*Plus I don't have real TV so I might as well watch that...
*I practiced knitting hats while I watched.
*I don't suppose one really needs to practice knitting hats, but I haven't done one in a while and Daddy Sheep wants one.
*He knows about the Sassy Scarflette. I don't want to be the cause of any spousal rivalry.
*Oh, for crying out loud! It's 7:00!!!
*I have not eaten dinner!!!
*No TV to tell me that I'm hungry.
*Must go deal with this situation...
And there you have it. My Wednesday. The kind where scarflettes work out and TVs decide against working. Plus my growling stomach. In hindsight, that should have been a clue regarding the passing of the dinner hour, but I don't trust my stomach. It always thinks it's hungry. If I had TV, I would have known what time it was merely by looking at the screen and seeing what was on. I could have confirmed the hunger instead of accusing my stomach of being overly needy and wanting pie.
It is very confusing here.