Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Putting the Pro in Procrastinator

I don't quite understand how it's possible to be so behind on my To-Do list a mere 7 days until Christmas when I've been so busy. Sure, there may have been lots of what probably seemed like sitting around to the casual observer, but I've been pretty busy nonetheless. Can I help it if I can't multi-task while working on the Christmas knitting?

For instance, yesterday I was thinking about all the stuff I wanted to get done during Maxime's nap, after blogging of course, and the list was so ridiculously long he would have had to sleep for about 7 hours for me to get it all done. Hence the lack of my regularly scheduled post.

Friday I finally kicked myself in the behind and braved the malls for a day of shopping. Despite my best intentions, I didn't in fact get everything on Santa's list, but I'm pretty happy with what I DID manage to accomplish. Saturday I did the groceries with my daughter, and can I just say right now that I'm never, EVER doing that again??? At least not on a Saturday mid-morning in December. I have never seen so many people in an IGA in my entire life, which was stressful in and of itself, but when you factor in that Émilie was driving her little "shopper in training" cart like freakin' Dale Earnhardt Jr., I was completely knackered when I got home. Oh, and I had a concert in St-Jerome that evening (which went well, thanks for asking :)). Understandably, Sunday I was bushed, beat, and bamboozled. Much of the day was spent indoors, especially since both Émilie and Maxime are battling colds at the moment.

You'd think that with all that's been going on, I wouldn't have had much knitting time, right? Well, you are correct, but that didn't stop me from getting the Amanda Hat on and off the needles in record-breaking time! I looooved this project so much, I can't even tell you. Quick, easy, pretty, wonderful. And it only takes up half a skein of Malabrigo! So I can make another one! How's that for thriftiness.

This afternoon I'm picking up my cousin Jessica, and we're heading out to do yet more Christmas shopping. Hopefully I'll get everything bought (if not wrapped) and I can check the "finish buying gifts" item off my list.

In closing, I'd like to thank everyone who's inquired about my Dad's condition. I'm glad to report that he's now home and resting somewhat comfortably. Although the doctors were never able to determine what actually caused his condition, the bleeding has stopped and now it's just a question of letting time do its work. Thanks to everyone who sent the good vibes his way, I really appreciate it.


Caroline said...

I love the hat. LOVE. I think I need one.

Maggie said...

Ditto on the hat! It looks great on you. :)

I'm glad your dad is getting well! That's good holiday news. :)

Jennifer said...

Now I needs me some Malabrigo! Crap...I'm not supposed to buy yarn next year and have no way/time to get to Effiloche before I leave. Hmm...do you know if the Wool Shop in Pt-Claire carried it? Did you end up calling them?

By the way that is an adorable photo of you! And I'm really glad your dad is doing well. How freaky for something like that to start without a cause!

Knitting Mama said...

Glad to hear that your dad is doing better. I agree with Jenn - that photo of you is very cute. I love the pink hat! I sometimes need Sean to nap for like 7 hours too - in order to get things done - I know how you feel.