Saturday, February 27, 2010

Busy week but nothing done...

Well, it has been a long one. Dramatic in more ways than one. Historic in more ways than one. Histrionic in more ways than necessary.

Naturally, I've spent way too much time in front of the television, trying to time channel flips to catch the most Olympic moments I could. And they have been wonderful. Heart-warming. Heart-breaking. And occasionally, embarrassing. Particularly embarrassing is the first half of a pair of mittens I started knitting to keep my hands busy and actually feel like I wasn't being completely unproductive while I cheered for Latvia, Russia, Ghana (Go, Snow Leopard!!), Norway, Germany, Australia, Slovenia, India, and the rest of the nations gathered in Vancouver. It's not pretty. I'll show you, if I ever get them finished, the consequences of knitting while watching hockey.... It's sad. Homeliness, thou art a hockey mitten.

I did get the shop updated. Not that I made anything this week but I had a few items I was selling locally on hand and have added them to the inventory. Made a bunch of dust covers for some equipment at work. Ran a bunch of errands. The usual.

And, in what may prove to be pure folly, I snagged a pair of used cross-country skis for the budget-busting price tag of a whopping ten dollars. They will have their maiden voyage tomorrow morning before I settle in to watch the last game. (I predict ibuprofen with a Pepto-bismal chaser.) But after two weeks of watching the best athletes in the world while sitting on the chesterfield, I'm feeling a distinct and inspired need to get off my marshmallow-y behind.


  1. I found cross-country skiing very relaxing. I used to take a pair around my parents' block, which had a gentle slope down and a moderate slope up between the flat stretches.

    At some point I'm going to buy some oilcloth to make appliance covers for my kitchen, but I'm waiting to find a pattern (or solid color) I really like.

  2. Your etsy shop looks great!
    Have fun with your new skis. I hope they don't cause you to need the ibuprofen and pink chalky chaser.

  3. I spent a whole weekend pushing the foot pedal of my sewing machine. That is some kind of sport, isn't it? Isn't it??

  4. Good luck with the skiing. I'm tired just thinking about it!

    Off to peek at the shop!

  5. Skiing! That's fabulous. I think it would beat jumping around in your living room cursing at Jillian Michaels. :D


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