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August 3, 2009


Already today my alarm did not go off, I missed the bus and arrived to Big Corporation, Inc. to find an email picking at something I made. Today will have meetings back to back, I'll probably eat lunch at my desk, work late, and I promised myself I would exercise every single day this month so I have to muster up the sports bra and do some form of exercise before puddling into a pile at the end of it all. How can you look forward to the rest of a day that sounds like that? It's like being pecked to death by ducks.

So I am going to lock myself away in my office at lunchtime and knit.

New project, a baby sweater! My first real garment.

For a while Jennifer and I were emailing each other with three good things each day, and it worked, especially on days like today. So, to offset all the ugliness, here are my three things:

1) I finished my entrelac scarf! I need to block it and then take pictures, but it's done and it's by far the prettiest thing I have ever made and I'm so proud of it.

2) Watermelon. They had organic watermelons on sale at Whole Foods for $7.99 each and I had watermelon for breakfast today. Delicious. It's my favorite fruit.

3) For lunch I brought grilled chicken that I made yesterday and one of my favorite dishes -- mashed potatoes with kale, or colcannon. I make it more like this version, with kale in place of cabbage. It's like sneaking health food into lunch without it being gross.

So there's my list. Two of them are food-related and one is about yarn. I think that pretty much says it all.

Posted by laurie at August 3, 2009 9:15 AM