Remember these skeins? You wondered what they would become. Well, I'll tell you. Oh, doesn't that sound like Monty Python & the Holy Grail. I want to sing. Sorry, I got sidetracked.
The purple is in both hats and the cerise is the pattern of the right hat. The left skein I am knitting into a bag. I have a whole mess of tiny scraps that I've tried to lay out in some sort of color order and see if they'll make a bag. We shall see. What is your favorite color? African or European Swallow?? Sorry, sorry - I got the Python sidetrack again.
Today has been a little odd. Ian and I just got home from the wake for my ex-husband. Ian is a recovering alcoholic and Mike just died of the disease. The wake was at his favorite bar, and as a geologist, he had a plenty of drinking company. The wake was announced in his obituary and the bar was packed. Both of us ex-wives and kids were there. I visited with one of his girlfriends that he dated after his second divorce, whom he had brought over to our house one Christmas eve. Ian and I both liked her, but she said she had to break up with him because he was always drunk by 8:00. Life is not a 30-minute TV show and some cures don't happen. The kids took care of all the details in the end. He was a good guy. Alcoholism is, as Ian always reminds me, a baffling and cunning disease.
So. Had to get that off my chest.
So. I got the answer to my request for early retiremen. It's almost funny in a way since they asked me if I wanted to retire early in the first place. Our director called me today and told me he had to turn my request down - they felt that the expense of my early retirement buyout didn't match my value an employee and so he couldn't approve it. That's the nicest denial I've ever had.
Since I'm going to be working and drawing a full paycheck, and after your comments on shuttles in my last post, I've decided to reward myself for being the diligent valuable employee that I am and buy end-feed shuttles. However, after looking on the Internet today, I realize that there are quite a few to chose from, I sure would like to hear from any end-feed shuttle lovers. I need some advice. These puppies don't come cheap.
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