Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I am lame (excuses, and buy my spinning wheel... or not)

So apparently I've been busy. But soon enough I won't be! This week is my last week of work and today is the first morning I've had to myself in a while.

In my absence from the blogosphere, I have been knitting and spinning. I still don't have a picture of the paisley lace shawl, but I do have pictures of the socks I'm making Eric. (Psst! E! I forgot how to put borders on my pictures...)

Eric's sock

I've also been spinning...

Spinning progress!

I'm also gearing up for China. I was a dolt and neglected to mention what I'm doing there. I'm going there to work on my linguistic skills (i.e. learn Chinese, though 'working on my linguistic skills sounds better!). Yes, I've finally gotten tired enough of my illiteracy to do something about it!

I've cancelled my Medical Service Plan coverage (after a 15 minute wait on the phone... grrr), but I've also got to get my visa, cancel the phone, cancel the gym membership (HA! Like that got used!), take the blood test, physical exam, etc. In short, I've got my work cut out for me. I seriously need to make up a schedule, because between that I also have to go to Playland with Eric and another trip with the little one, spend time with some friends that I won't see in a while, and drive down to the States to pick up my new spinning wheel!

I was feeling mopey because I wasn't going to be able to bring my wheel with me to China, so I ordered a new Lendrum. I'm getting it shipped to my Aunt's house in the States and it should be there on Wednesday. I'm also trying to sell my Ashford Traditional in order to justify the splurge, particularly since I'm going to be unemployed shortly. I
posted it to Craigslist and I just got an email about it. That makes me nervous. Because, although I have posted it for sale, I don't really want to sell it. It's been an awesome wheel to me. I love it. It's my first wheel. A bond was formed between the two of us and I think it'll be hard to break. Though I suppose it won't be too worried. It's a cutie, see? (Click to be taken to Flickr, where I have pics of the flyers, the lazy kate and the distaff.)

The Ashford Traditional!

I hope someone wants it. And they'd better take care of it! *sigh*


jen said...

You really are doing this, huh? That must be exciting. And scary, considering all the things you have to get done. Stupid MSP... I have nothing but bad memories of that organization. When I lived in BC last year, it took over ten months for me to get my MSP card, but as soon as I quit my job they were very efficient in sending me bills for my health care. Figures, huh?

I guess with your move coming up so soon I may as well garbage the address I scribbled down so I could send something purty your way...

bradyphrenia said...

ooh, i can't wait to see the paisley lace shawl.

hope you don't have to wait too long for your new wheel!