Archive for August, 2019

Quick Status Update

Background check came through, I start work Wednesday.

I’m currently printing out the pre-employment paperwork (I-9, W-4, XYZ-123).  I know where my social security card is, I just have to find my checkbook so I can get set up for autodeposit.

I feel better now.

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Well, things are definitely moving, and they seem to be moving in the right direction.

Abby has a date and a venue for the wedding (mark your calendars, June 27th, 2020).

The shawl seems likely to be done in time for it, from this:


to this:


I’ve even had time ( tv and social time) to work on other projects.   Since I figure that both Abby and Dottie have friends who have married in the past several years, I’ve been working on an unclaimed baby blanket:


The pattern is Moe of Change by Frankie O’Randle, the yarn is Premium Sweet Roll.

I’ve also started on a pouch to hold my travel coffee cup, camp set, chop sticks and reusable straw.


No pattern on this one, as it’s a made to fit stashbuster.

I finished the giant mutant dishcloth (or lost at yarn chicken).


In other news…….


At least, if the drug test and background check come out clean (and there’s no reason they shouldn’t) I start work one week from today.  It’s a customer service position, and it’s within walking distance of my house.  How cool is that?!

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No FO’s this week.  Possibly not for some time to come – I’m trying really hard to average two rows on the shawl a day.  I do have a dishcloth for mindless/TV/bar knitting,  but it’s silly big for one (I was tired of shrimpy cloths).

Giant Dishcloth

Totally exhausted with the family drama.  Mostly emotionally exhausted, actually, as all kinds of evil weeds from the past keep trying to put down ugly roots in my mind.  I have to keep telling myself to focus on what’s happening now.   It may get to a point where I just have to walk away, but, again, that’s not what’s happening now.

The job I want (and had what I felt was a really good second interview for) was expected to come to a decision this week.  Sent an email to HR asking for an update (yes, I did send a thank you note after that interview).

Must remember to hydrate. sleep and eat.  This is a marathon, not a sprint.

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