These are the slippers I knit for my oldest granddaughter. It took 2 months to get them done. (I know the photo makes them look misshapen, but they aren’t.) The pattern is so complex that nearly every stitch was ripped out and re-knitted, in some cases more than once. I am now working on the second pair. I think I shall have them done in 2 weeks. I have five more pairs to make! And then hats and mittens for the son and grandson. I am considering taking a week of vacation so that I can just knit instead of this crazy working stuff that interrupts my knitting!
I am grateful it is Friday. I am exhausted. There is so much to be done, so much to be repaired, so many thorny conversations to have. And all day long, there is a parade of people through my office. Problems. Problems. Problems. By the end of the day I haven’t got one more ounce of wisdom left…. not to mention patience!
When I got back from lunch yesterday, I was greeted with the above. I told everyone there was never any evidence of a mouse being in my office. But when I opened my desk drawers, there were little black droppings over everything. And I recalled that all morning I was wondering what the little noises were that I was hearing. ugh. I went to the nursing office to get some gloves and alcohol swabs, and came back and started cleaning and throwing away. When I was done, I opened one of the drawers for something, and out leapt a little grey mouse! And just like a little girl, I screamed. I heard someone across the hall in the nursing office say “found it!” Gross.
I put in the work order, as you are supposed to, but then I got on my informal network and found someone who happened to have a mouse trap, who was willing to come over and set it for me. My stomach is starting to turn just thinking about it. We’ll see what today brings.
Got to get ready for Mass. Oh, my new life is so wonderful. I know I sound like I am complaining, but I am just where I want and need to be.
Thank you God.