27 February 2006

Oh Frabjous Day!

Today is a HUGE DAY (and a red letter day, apparently). Today I shall be putting in the mail my last payment on Madelyn. Aside from the huge sense of completion at having her paid for, it also means that I will now have a LOT more money available for paying off debt. I'm very excited. See me smiling? :-D

This is Madelyn. Ain't she purty?

Aside from that bit of news, I also got three books from Amazon today: Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac and Sheila McGregor's Traditional Fair Isle Knitting and Traditional Scandinavian Knitting. I have some laceweight alpaca, so I'm contemplating a pi shawl.

In the not-so-smile-inducing category, I got a call from work yesterday asking me if I could fill in for a coworker who's injured his back. Ever the team player, I agreed to do it, but this means I will now be working the next two nights in a row, which means sleeping on the couch at the clinic rather than spending two of my nine available sleep hours on the road. It also means that instead of working four 15 hr shifts in 7 days, I will be working five 15hr shifts in 8 days, at the end of which I have an appointment for a routine checkup with a new doctor, then a hurried rush to Boston to fly to South Carolina to visit my grandparents. My grandmother has not been well lately, giving my previously vague plans to go for a visit a bit more urgency.


Sean said...

OH, isn't she beautiful. Congratulations!

Wow, that's a lot of work...hang in there an make sure to take care of yourself!

Tallguy said...

I love EZ's books, especially her Almanac. I have made the Pi shawl, and want to do another. Very easy, so satisfying, and very impressive looking! It's best with hand-spun alpaca, of course!

Good to see you around again!

Dave Daniels said...

Your animals are beautiful. I especially love the photo of the heard on a hill in the snow. So beautiful! I'm enjoying reading your blog. (I'm from down south in Boston!)