13 April 2007

Sleepyhead

I've been awfully tired the last couple of days, and I'm not sure why. Wednesday was understandable. I had to get up at the ungodly hour of 6:30AM to go to a continuing education event in New Hampshire and only got about 6 hours sleep after being up for about 34 hours before. It was a good day, though, as the speaker was a friend from school whom I hadn't seen for probably ten years. On top of that, one of classmates - who I didn't realize lives less than an hour from me and whom I also hadn't seen in nearly 3 years - was also there, so it was kind of a mini-reunion.

And there was knitting ! I took along my sock-in-progress and started knitting away when the lights went down to help keep myself awake. Then I looked over and saw the woman sitting next to me was also knitting (a poncho, on a very nice wool/acrylic blend that had been gifted to her). Then later I noticed a woman on the other side of the room was knitting (a pink sock on two circs for her daughter - I asked during a break).

Today kind of defies explanation, though. I slept pretty solidly for nearly 12 hours, which one would think would be sufficient to recover, but I still woke up feeling rather zombie-ish. This evening we went to see Karen - the laughing sweater model who can be seen here modeling some of David's 2007 line (scroll down a bit) - in what I believe she said is her second public performance with her four-woman acoustic band, and I was using David as a pillow for most of the show (not a reflection on the music, though it was kind of soothing).

Anyway, aside from the sock, which is very near to completion...

041307Sock

...it's been a fairly unproductive week off so far. This is not good, as the major item I need to get done this week are my tax returns. I put the basics into TurboTax some time ago, but with all the alpaca stuff (both owning them myself and treating those of other people) it gets a bit more complicated, and it's all that complicated mess that I need to haul out and get sorted. At least I know that I didn't make any money at any of it, but it still needs to be documented. First, though, I need to deal with this:

041307Messy_desk

After I've gotten more sleep.

5 comments:

Norma said...

It totally must be the weather, because I've been feeling exactly the same way. It's unusual for me. I took a nap yesterday, but woke up feeling even more tired than before. This morning is no different, and we have to hit the road in a little while.

Good luck with the taxes. Bleh.

Julie said...

My desk at work is beginning to look like that! At least you get a couple extra days to deal with the taxes :)

knitnzu said...

If you need to 'deal with it' so you can reduce clutter to do taxes, well, I'd just move the computer someplace else! I like how the stripes worked around the heel.

Sheepish Annie said...

Sleep is good. Very good. If I'd had more sleep this week, perhaps my taxes would be done now. And mine are not all that complicated. I just don't feel like doing them. Bleh!

Good luck finishing them up. And I love the sock!

Scoutj said...

I see that picture and freak out. Are you going to have enough for the second one? I'll dye you more if you need more okay???