Tuesday, October 09, 2007


I've been stalking my Ravelry invite. There's only 336 people in front of me so I should have my invite today or tomorrow. Yay!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Shhhh! Don't tell the "boss"!

Confession: I'm at work but I'm not working.

I have completely hit the wall today. The boss has a huge stack of things I ABSOLUTELY MUST GET DONE. I swear the stack grows when I look away. So what do I do about this? I read knitting blogs. I look at things I want to knit. I think about my second Monkey sock just started on my needles this morning and sigh wishing I was knitting them. I would love to skip out of work today and have some time off.

I mean, really! It's finally fall!!!! My favorite time of year. The air is cooler, the kids are in school, the days are getting shorter and there is finally starting to be the faintest hint of color or the leaves. It's time for casseroles and crock-pot meals for dinner. Apple cider and pumpkin bread. Yummmm, pumpkin bread.

My birthday was a few weeks ago but I've been so swamped with all of the work that it wasn't as relaxing as I would have preferred. There is just still soooooooooo much work to get done. August was insane with all of the shooting I did so I have absolutely got to get the post-processing work on everything done to get it out the door.

Really now, you'd think my boss would be a little more understanding wouldn't you? Especially since that slave driver is myself. Ahhh the peaks and valleys of being self-employed. The old saying is true, you absolutely do work harder than you ever have in your life when you're working for yourself as opposed to working for someone else.

I swear I'm going to have a little party all by myself when I get the last of these summer weddings finished up. Memo to self: do not work yourself to death next summer.

At least dinner is already finished and ready to go for tonight. I put a London broil in the crock pot and covered with a diced onion and two cans each of golden mushroom soup and cream of mushroom soup. I even made a batch of mashed potatoes to serve it on. I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago but didn't care for the combination of soups they used. And it was too salty with the onion soup mix. It was ok but I know this combination will be better. The meat however was amazing, super tender. Even the kids were asking for more! I threw it all in the crock pot at about 8:00 this morning so it should be perfect tonight before church. Love those crock-pot meals in the fall. Especially on days I'm "working." (or reading knitting blogs. whatever.)