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Tuesday, April 28, 2009  

One More Day Of Werk

You might think that you've already worked hard enough for five people and that you're due a little time off. Perhaps you feel like you should be allowed to indulge yourself in funny daydreams and all manner of romantic escapism. And of course, to an extent, you should. Certainly you need to give yourself a break from time to time. But the skies today are adamant about something - for Virgos now, the path to happiness is pave with good old fashioned hard work. So keep on doing what you've been doing oh so well.

Well MsHoroscope – you couldn't be more accurate in your prediction for today. I have a library board meeting for which I am only partially prepared. I am going to have to scramble to get my act together today – but I shall, never fear. I spent a good bit of last week assembling the facts for my reports – today I just need to write them down.

But I can assure you that after today I am On Holiday Mode. Not that I am off on a holiday quite yet, but the work from 5:00 p.m. today on is all play and fun, not werk, for Wednesday is Story Hour day, which is my favorite day of the week, and Thursday I'm off to a library director's meeting in Madison county and then it will be Friday.

Not just any Friday, mind you, but the First Friday in May – and you couldn't be reading this and not know that the first Friday in may is Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Yes! It's fiber time again and I am off with my girlfriend K, my companion from last year and I'm going to meet up with my girlfriend C from Florida and we are going to have two glorious days of fondling, strolling, eating, petting, shopping, ogling, spending, perusing, lusting.... you know, just your average weekend out with the grrrls.

I am still glutted with yarn from last fall and am not actually lusting to buy anything but I'm not stupid enough to think I won't come home with new yarn or a new spindle or something new in the fiber play category. But I am not looking to pack the car full. I'm actually torn between being surprised with what's out there and buying one thing I truly know I want ... and have wanted for a long time.

Rats. I can't find a picture of it. It's a sweater kit. I know someone in the Southside Knitters group either knit this or knows someone who knit it because someone posted a photo – and I've seen it at both MS&W and at Stitches. I can't believe I don't have a photo of it and I can't remember which booth sells it. It's mostly yellow, but it's multicolor and it's a proprietary design, a diagonal knit sweater with every stripe different. It is a cardigan. It's also fairly priced at about $125 but I just haven't ever had the oomph to plunk down the $ for it.

But Stitches East has moved to Connecticut and Stitches South is in April – Duh, Thanks - when I'm saving money for MS&W. And with the economy the way it is – untrustworthy – I am thinking it might be a good idea to get this sweater kit now. Who knows what will be happening next year. So. I may pop the big bucks this year and buy nothing else.

I just don't know. But I do know this. I'm sure ready to have a heck-uva good time this weekend. If only I can keep my nose to that grindstone for 10 more hours.

posted by Bess | 7:16 AM