Wednesday, January 17

An hour of ripping

Yep - at least an hour of ripping out the sleeves on my Pi Shawl last night - and all I ended up with was this! There's a lot of angora in this part of the shawl, and it's been sitting for 5+ years. I know you feel my pain - but I do want to get this done - and I am determined!

Might just take a few nights of rip fest though.

And I guess you can tell I was actually able to go on my walk today, it was slightly warmer - and I had warm, lined pants on. I stopped off at Ross last night, and bought myself some new clothes - The boss was expected today, and I really really need to do laundry - was dreading doing it in the cold last night (not having a washer and dryer is such a pain sometimes!) so I took the easy way out! So bad, I know! But I do like Ross - I shop the clearance rack - and you really have to look - but I came away with three pairs of nice slacks for work (two pair lined - which is good because it's always freezing in my department). Two pairs of comfy sweats, a 6pack of socks, and two comfy shirts for bumming around the house, and I spent less than $60. I do like a bargain! Makes me kind of wonder... Maybe I should just stop doing laundry altogether - I mean clothes are pretty cheap these days. My ex-husband once came up with an idea of a whole social structure just based on laundry. He was stoned at the time though. But just think about - the very structure of society based on how often you do your laundry. Can you afford to just buy clothes because you can't be bothered to wash them? Or because your boss is coming into town, and you really want to look your best... Well - I certainly couldn't afford to just live like that - but you know, it's tempting.

So yeah - my walk today. On the way down to the bay I saw these. Someone is spraypainting my name with arrows on the street?!? I'm sure it's something standard that they do - not some weird stalker thing or anything like that... But I just thought it was really weird that my name is painted on the street where I walk as often as I can! And the arrows? Well, I never know which direction I'm going in anyway.



I also saw this great grey heron - isn't he just spectacular?

9 comments:

Sarah HB said...

Nice walk!

I don't hate doing laundry itself,it is the actual folding I HATE!

Monika said...

It looks so beautiful where you live! I would love to go for walks there! We finally have minus temperatures and a little snow. Yesterday the sun was out and I went for a walk three times. Once with my husband, twice with Sam. I do love me some snow. There's more to come today and I will get to make a snow angel! ;o)
You've got yourself a GREAT bargain!!!

Anonymous said...

You're brave to go out in this weather! If I had my druthers, I'd be inside with a heat lamp, some blankets, and a whole lot of wool until June.

I hate doing laundry too... My boyfriend makes fun of me because I will go out and buy clothes rather than wash what I've got. It's hell on my budget. :P

Anonymous said...

You're brave to go out in this weather! If I had my druthers, I'd be inside with a heat lamp, some blankets, and a whole lot of wool until June.

I hate doing laundry too... My boyfriend makes fun of me because I will go out and buy clothes rather than wash what I've got. It's hell on my budget. :P

Anonymous said...

Argh, double post. Sorry Abi. :(

Anonymous said...

The heron is lovely and gracious. Admiring the yarn in the last post as well. A true artist.

Kris said...

You are a good bargain hunter. I'm lucky if I get out of a store for less then 60.00, uhg. I agree the spray painting is a bit, odd.

Sner said...

I'm with Sarah - doing the laundry is fine - it's putting it away that sucks!

Sorry that the ripping is going so slowly. It will all be worth it in the end right?

I think it's cool that your name shows up on your walk. I love random stuff like that

Anonymous said...

Awww, rip-fest.

The heron is great though. I love those birds. So majestic.

I'll do your laundry if you clean my bathroom!

(Oh, thanks for answering my question about the UK...I lived there on and off as a kid, Dad's a brit...then we lived in Southampton recently when my hubby was getting his MA).