Monday, September 11, 2006

Finally, a post

... to tie me to and flog me. Oh, that was last week.

Every year, I get amnesia about how bad the practice of family law is the week after Labor Day. All those summer visitation issues that arose; all those litigants back from vacation. All those parents who can't decide whether or not their child should go to school A or school B, or be home schooled. All the trials that Judges schedule because they are lucky (read, well paid) enough to take the entire month of August off, every year! By Saturday, I was lucky to have a single hair left on my head. Just one example. Friday? 4 court appearances, including a half-day hearing. 3 counties. arghhhhhh.

So the knitting has been sporadic. But we do have ....

Sock for Big Brother for Xmas. Opal, and I'm hoping that one 100 gram ball will be enough. This, believe it or not, is the first man's sock I've done. I'm about a third through the heel. And when I'm not sneezing from ragweed season, have been able to put in a few inches a day.

Here's a fun, but blurry photo:

Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal, and JUNIOR! It's the first time I've seen a fledging, and it looks like it's a male, too. Think I can knit it a pair of birdie booties?

Tonight is the knitting group at the local library, and I'm looking forward to it. And this coming Saturday is the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival in Hemlock. I've never been, but it sounds fantastic, and I can already see the money flying out of my wallet.

Whoa -- my upstairs colleague just IM'd me that she has both diet Cokes and chocolate in her office. I'm there!


Susan said...

Oh, that's pretty cool -- I've never seen anything other than an adult cardinal before.

I can't believe people are organized enough to take each other to court over their kids' schooling. I'm lucky I can get my kids in clean clothes, with all necessary supplies for the day, in the right place at the right time, nevermind arguing with someone about which place was the right place. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

twig said...

Well hopefully now that the week is over, you can enjoy the lull until the rush that comes about Christmas time.