How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Just freaking quit

Ahh the kids' birthdays are over, now the lists for Christmas wishes begin. I asked my husband if he could ship me off to a deserted island until December 26th but this just isn't going to happen.
I seem to have no trouble starting things but a heck of a time quitting them or finishing them up. This freaking dog is a huge source of stress in this house. He's a great dog if you like a 50 pound mutt on top of you and following you wherever you go. Yeah, I have 2 children who already do this so adding this dog on top of them pushes me over the edge most days. The freaking barking! The dog barks to hear himself. He's a pitiful watchdog and never lets me know when a complete stranger is IN my house. I have sat down to write the email asking for the rescue group to take him back and the eldest son breaks down in tears and I end up saying to myself , "let's see how it goes for just one more week." This has taken place since we lost our old dog over a year ago. Yep, for a year I've been wanting to place this mutt with another family and just can't seem to close the deal so to speak.
I went in to work today to finally quit my job. Somehow they always talk me into just 2 more weeks. I started this quiting process back in January. I just freaking hate to quit anything I start apparently since I'm on the schedule for the next 2 weeks. Oh well more Christmas spending money I suppose.

Knitting items this past week:
I started working on 2 squares for the WarmUpAmerica charity.

I ripped out the hat from last week and created a hat with lots of cables running up and down. I'm not sure I like it any better but this is what I'm sticking with. I'm searching for a reversible scarf pattern to pair up with this hat for a gift set. I'm not a big animal fiber person but this Andean silk from Knitpicks works up into a very soft knitted fabric.

Go Bears!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

quit! quit! quit!
You already have enough to do.


1:11 PM

Blogger KathyMarie said...

Winners never quit and quitters never win. What would have happened last night if the Bears had quit in the third quarter? They'd be 5-1 instead of 6-0 (six and oh!).

Okay, that said, I'm all for quitting some projects that just drive you nuts. And yes, sometimes dogs can be considered projects.

10:24 PM


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