Thursday, February 23, 2006

I'm a terrible person!

I really am. Really. I confess. I think it's all this Olympic Knitting pressure. See, I haven't exactly been taking care of the house. I know, I have high standards of cleanliness, but no cleaning has gotten done around here lately. I decided to give the house a quick once over today - you know, the kind where if someone came over for coffee they would think the house is clean . . . as long as the lights are dim and they didn't look under or behind anything. It had gotten really bad. I mean, I actually found SmartFood crumbs on the living room floor!!!! YES, NOT CRUMB . . . BUT CRUMBS . . . PLURAL!!!! One was near the couch and the other was under the coffee table. Hey now, I hear you . . . stop laughing at me. That's not very nice, I though you were my friends. Anyway, I also washed the kitchen floor with the Clorox Readymop instead of my bucket of ammonia water . . . AND I didn't empty the vacuum bag. Yes sir, I put the vacuum AWAY with a FULL BAG!!!! Oh the horror. We are living in squalor in a pig sty. It's a good thing this Olympic stuff is over next week.

As if that isn't bad enough, my next confession is even worse. It's really, really bad. You see, when I click on a feed in Bloglines, and the person has blogged about how they just finished their Olympic project . . . . I curse in my head. I actually call them names. Isn't that mean???? I know, but I just can't help it. Damn, we're all supposed to be one big, supportive, happy family. "You can do it" and MWAH and all that. I am a poor competitor. I should be struck down by the Knitting Gods for my selfish behavior. I'm ashamed . . . I'm very ashamed.

Don't worry, karma has gotten me back. I didn't get much knitting done today. I knit a bit of a swatch for the Sunrise Circle Jacket this morning while waiting at the lab for my ever so fun, quarterly blood draw. (I didn't bring the cylinders of hell socks because I couldn't see juggling the yarn around in the waiting room). Karma got it's revenge in the form of a vein that did not want to bleed for the nice lady with the needle. She had to probe it around quite a bit - ouch!!! My arm is still sore, which is not so good when you've got Olympic knitting to do. I know, serves me right.

The ribbing is looking quiet good now though. There just isn't enough of it. I knit and knit and knit and then knit some more . . . and I swear these damn things are not growing!!!! It's the karma again, isn't it.

****UPDATE***** I forgot to mention, when my mom and I watch a skating competition and someone we don't like is skating, we quietly chant "Fall fall fall". They usually do. It worked at the 1995 Worlds men's competition. Terrible, huh? Don't worry, I won't be doing it tonight. I like them all this year!!


amandazen said...

Oh you poor dear crumbs! LOL you are so funny.

Go Karen! I am cheering you on in your olympic knitting!!!

Amanda :)

Sonya said...

Oh, Karen. I know now that I can never have you over for dinner. The dog and cat hair alone would kill you.

Seems like there's a lot of non-growing knitting going around. I'm spinning my needles on Must Have's sleeves and getting nowhere.

chris said...

I think it's pretty funny that you curse at people in Bloglines! Then again, my sense of humor is pretty whacked. ;-) You're soooooclose to finishing those socks...I know you hate them already, but just think, in no time, you'll be standing on that podium receiving your gold, and then other knitters will be cussing you out in Bloglines. It's the Knitting Circle of Life, so don't feel bad. ;-) And your crumb*s* story cracked me up... you REALLY don't want to see my house, LOL! Would it kill you to know that I found a stray slice of bread under the couch yesterday and that it was not brown or white, but a definitive green?! You por thing, I hope your arm is feeling better...I feel your pain on that one. Technicians can never seem to get my vein on the first, second or third draw... it always takes at least 5 times and I dread and hate it!! Take care, Karen! :-)

Stephanie said...

Ok - the fall fall fall thing IS pure evil. But at least now I know why so many of the skaters are having problems! ;)

Unknown said...

You are cracking me up! How about dust bunnies who are having babies. That's what we have at my house! Crumbs. I can't identify which crumb came from which food item my youngest decided to take into the living room to eat. I exploded over that very subject this afternoon.

Laura said...

You are a bad, bad girl. LOL!

Come on, I have to know. Who did you will to fall in 1995?

Cathy said...

crumbs? crumbs? you have TWO crumbs? Good Lord, you can NOT come over my house! lol I looked around here today and there is no hope, none whatsoever! You are too cute! I have no doubt that you will finish those beautiful socks in time for your medal! I am enjoying the skating also, sans chanting!

knittinmom said...

OMG - don't ever come to my house. You would be absolutely HORRIFIED. Especially when you consider I allow my child to crawl around in this squalor... Sigh.

Ragan said...

Heh-heh! You are too funny. Hope that you have a great day!

MissyJoon said...

Karen--Stop looking, touching and swatching your pretty flying fingers yarrn and finish your socks;0) Okay, I admit while I was sitting here knitting like a mad woman I had my flying fingers yarn sitting in the box (opened) right in front of me so I could admire it (I knitted 5 rows on the back with it!!!). Now ask me if my Olympic project will get finished. And ask me about the dust bunnies my cat thinks are his friends.

jessica said...

Hi Karen, I'm visiting you because of candsmom, she told me too. You sent her such lovely gifts!

Upon reading your blog I'm positive that I'll be back for more. You crack me up! Cursing at people for finishing. hehe Too funny, but its true. I'm a bit upset with those who whip out projects like they are talking about it and *poof* it magically appears. arhg. Love your blog, I'll be back!

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