Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rough Day

Aye carumba. Do you ever feel like the universe is conspiring against you? This single parent thing is rough (and my kids are the kind with four legs that eat dry food from Costco.) Raul has been on an away rotation for almost two weeks, and I am exhausted. Walking the dog twice a day, working 9-10 hours every day, driving up to see him on the weekends. Pobrecita Shannonita. And today, I locked myself out of the house while taking the dog outside to tether him, so I could get a few minutes peace (he whines incessantly from the moment I walk in the door until I take him for a walk.) I climbed in through a window - the cat was inside, trying to bite me and the dog was outside trying to climb up after me.

It's too much I tell you.

I have been knitting. I am in the process of making the Indigo Ripples Skirt by Kat Coyle, and I am about 1/4 of the way done. I am starting to hear the call of Christmas knitting, so I think this skirt may soon be relegated to the bin of unfinished projects (remember the storm water shawl and glee.) At least the skirt will be in good company. If any of you out there figure out how to eek a few more hours out of every day, please let me know!


Anonymous said...

Pobrecita Shannonita!!! I agree with you. It does sound rough..
Love you....Myriam

David said...

I hope the kids give you a break soon. At least you were able to get back inside the house without having to call a locksmith.
I love you Sweetie.

J.Po said...

That is so so so hilarious - the climbing through the window thing. I'm sorry it's been so rough. My work life has been similarly crazy, so I feel you!

Hopefully the knitting will help ease your nerves!

grandma lorrel said...

Okay, tell me about the skirt, I hadn't heard you say anything about that before. Just think how much you are going to appreciate and love Raul when he gets back. I'm sorry life has been so tough but I know how strong you are and I also know you can handle much stress. Hang in there. Many, many people love you including me.

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