Not sure about all of you but it seems that my mind thinks I have all the time in the world before I am supposed to leave on a big trip. What do I mean by that.
Well, instead of getting packed or even planning to pack for the trip I usually get a urge to totally clean my office and clear out anything that I absolutely don’t need. Why do I do this? I don’t know…is it because I want to feel like I am coming home to at least one room in my house that will be clean after I have left my husband and three kids and three dogs alone for 6 days? Or, is it that I want to make sure that if something should happen to me I have made it easier for my fiber friends to clean out my office? Or is it that I am just a procrastinator and of course spending the night before I leave on a big trip cleaning out my office, unraveling my long time WIP’s and purging unwanted yarn (yes, I said unwanted) is the best way to really capitalize the P in PROCRASTINATION!?!
Really, I am not sure what it is but it happens to me every time. The night before I left for STITCHES West I decided that I couldn’t sleep and that I should get my office picked up. What was supposed to be an hour of my time turned into me spending 6 hours putting unwanted yarn in bags to give away, seeking out WIP’s that have been on the needles longer than I care to admit then unraveling them, and organizing my future projects that I have to send to contractors.
What projects you ask? Um…one is the Pea Pod Baby Set. I had cast on for this puppy in 2007 and it was still on the needles! This is when I was first starting to knit and I had read the pattern wrong so instead of ripping it out I just let it sit in my knitting bag for nearly 5 years. So, I pulled the needle out (which was a really BAD needle) and threw it away, attached the end of the yarn to my ball winder and way it went!! Must say, it did feel good to let that thing go! I took pictures to prove it 🙂
Not only did I spend these hours working on the office but my body decided that it was a good time to get a tickle in my throat which caused me to start coughing. NOT GOOD…can you see where this is going? Yep, I finally went to bed around 1 am and when I got up the next morning that little cough had become a full body ache, fever, chills and a bad ‘OMG, I can’t get sick I have to teach 3 classes this weekend and host a PJ Party’!!
My flight didn’t leave until 7 pm so I spent most of the day in bed until I finally had to get up and pack my bags around 3 pm.
You are going to have to wait until my next post to find out how my weekend went!