man, a crunch week at work really cramps my lifestyle. seriously. enough of the rush projects! three more landed on me early in the week, i had others already in process, and more are coming. did anyone mention thanksgiving? yeah, i didn't think so.
not that i'm complaining. i am a true type a, love to be busy, thrive on deadlines. i worked like mad to get everything done and was amazed to find last night that i finished everything i had. i worked for a few hours this morning, then went to the mailing center to send the architectural drawings to the code-enforcement office (yay building permits!), and then...the new yarn shop! squee! it was fantastic. so many yarns i've never seen, oodles of color, plenty to fondle. it was fab. i bought a little here (three new addi turbo lace needles for socks magic-loop style). and i spent a little here
(eight skeins of lorna's laces shepherd sock in black watch
(not my photo--from yarn for socks) to make the pretty as a peacock shawl. the colors are very peacock-like. i am so excited to cast on tonight.
alas, time at the shop ended after two slow and longing trips around the store and paying the nice lady for my purchases :) i found lots and lots of things to get on another day, and i told smartboy that a gift certificate to the shop is hereafter the perfect gift for me :)
but i had to hurry home to pick up around the house a little, because today the general contractor, the insulation subcontractor, the hvac contractor, and the architect were meeting us at the house. the hvac guy never showed :( + ! but we had a great meeting with the other three. WE CAN HAZ STAIRS ON NOVEMBER 28!!!1!! omg ponies! i am SO excited. we'll finally have a third floor! we will have a master bedroom! we can buy a new bed!! squeee!!! i cannot wait. and the insulation guy is awesome; we're getting blown-in cellulose (made from recycled newspaper) in all the exterior walls, which should make the house a lot warmer and of a stabler temperature than it ever has been (currently i'm pretty sure that there's zero insulation--we had heating bills in the several hundreds in the coldest months last year).
i didn't make it to the grocery store like i'd hoped, though; i wanted to get some nonperishables today so that my just-before-thanksgiving trip would be a little easier. but i've made my list, so if i get up the nerve to walk into whole foods tomorrow, i'll know what to get. i'm making two batches of soup--one with bacon and one vegetarian--two batches of brussels sprouts--one with pancetta and one vegetarian--and vegetarianizing the stuffing recipe. we're having two vegetarians (actually, one wants a salmon steak instead of turkey, so she's not *really* a vegetarian), so i'm making everything good for everyone :)
and tonight i'm casting on for the peacock shawl, and i get to knit more of it tomorrow with anna and beth. yay girl time!
AND i got my ravelry tees and buttons today! i'm going to wear one of them tomorrow along with my juliet (provided that i can make myself put some buttons on it). yay ravelry! yay knitting! yay weekend!!