Sorry. Still haven’t finished that other post. And it doesn’t look like it’ll get posted any time this weekend, either.
I’m headed to my parents’ place in a few hours. They have dial-up, and I finally remembered to deactivate my AOL account last April so now I have no way to sign on up there with my laptop. Their computer is very slow and uncooperative. I don’t know if it’s the machine or the server. In any event, it’s going to be a low-tech weekend.
That suits me just fine. I need some time just chillin’ on the porch with my folks, some knitting, and the dog. I’ve been having a bit of a Time at work lately. The projects I’m working on have me getting a bit bored and grumpy—there’s a lot of repetitive processes—and something just got dropped in my lap because a) it’s a lot like what I’m already doing, and b) it started out as a small favor but has morphed into a Beast That Will Not Stay Fed, and c) I’m kind of a pushover when someone runs to me in a panic with a deadline they don’t think they can meet. I am starting to wonder if when all these projects wind up I’m going to even remember how to do my actual job.
Sophie hasn’t been around me long enough to be suspicious when she sees me do laundry then pack it into a duffel. She’s asleep on some brown paper at the moment. That cat. I buy her toys, she’d rather play with the ring from the milk bottle. I buy her a cat bed, she’d rather sleep on a towel, or on packing material from some box or other that came in the mail.
She’s a cutie. We had a game for a while, called Shoot the Mousie under the Entertainment Center and Cry ‘Til the Human Fishes It Out with a Bamboo Knitting Needle. Guess how it’s played? When I got sick of doing that, I found that the phone book fits perfectly under the TV stand, and that’s where it lives now. It acts as a backstop, so now the mousie bounces back out when she bats it under there.
I have a pictures of her now. I’ll upload some when I find the thing that lets me do that.
Off I go to pack. I think the dryer’s finally done. Have a good Labor Day, everybody.