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Thursday, March 22, 2007


Today's horoscope, per Yahoo: "Stress is not always a bad thing -- in fact, it can bring out the best in you."

Let's just hope that's true!! I was "spoken to" again today about my chronic lateness. Usually 10-15 minutes, which wouldn't be a problem if my start time wasn't 9am. It looks like the department is going to be cracking down (again) on the tardiness factor and my direct boss wanted to give me a heads up (which I do appreciate). I'm not the only one with a tardiness issue either, and if they want to discipline anyone in the department for it, they have to discipline everyone. So, I need to really work on it. And it is a major problem for me to get out of bed! (Very sad for one of my advanced years, I know.) I actually asked one of my co-workers to call me in the morning tomorrow to make sure I'm up. It's helped in the past. Wish me luck!!

In other news, I've still been working on The Purse, and have decided that guage swatches are totally misleading. If you remember, I actually made swatches until my chosen hook made the desired guage called for in the pattern. Then I started the purse, second guessed myself, started again, screwed up, and started again (not sure how many times now). After all that, I thought the purse still looked gargantuan, so I decided to measure it... (See massive base below.)

Nineteen inches!!! If I keep going on like this, I'm going to need WAY more yarn. And of course, it won't be cute anymore, because it will be bigger than me. So, yet again, I've decided to rip this puppy completely apart again and start anew. And the rows that I've worked and reworked a thousand times have worn the yarn down to a nice nubbly old sweater, I think I'm truly starting fresh this time, and not reusing that half-skein that's already in there. (If I need it towards the end - yes, I am determined to finish this!! - I will use it to join the handles to the purse.)

Okay - back to Ugly Betty. :)


Dagny said...

Maybe if you didn't stay at work so late, it would be easier to get up in the morning.

Fluffycat said...

Sucks on the lateness. You should get an alarm that makes a really loud noise and put it across the room for you so you have to get up to turn it off.

Tami said...

Funny thing, alarm is already across the room. I get up, hit snooze, and crawl back into bed for 9 minutes. I've started putting my cell phone next to my bed and setting that alarm too, which gets progressively louder. Even with the dueling alarms...I'm still late.

I did make it in early today though. (Thank you Christyn, for the wake up call!! I owe you big time!)

Calamity Jen said...

Have you tried opening the curtains/blinds and turning on the lights as soon as you get up to shut off the alarm? (Take my advice at your own peril; I'm at least 30 minutes late each and every day.)

Christyn said...

Glad my call helped! Fair warning, Jim wants to call you on Monday to wake you up! LOL!! BEWARE!!

So did mgmt notice you were in early on Friday?? If I am in extra early, I always try to make a point to walk by their office, to go to the breakroom or something, or send then am an email about something, however, now that we've moved, it's made it a little difficult to walk by Her office!

I've noticed that if the blinds are open, and it makes the light shine on my face in the morning, it makes it easier to wake up!

As you know, I used to always be 5-10minutes late, but I really don't know what got into me this new year, but I really haven't been late at all...except twice maybe due to traffic. And heck, I have no clue HOW I am doing each and every day!! :)

Have a great weekend!!!

Christyn said...

Maybe the baby is putting me on a schedule before he comes to the world!!