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It’s Been A Long Time May 19, 2011

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It’s been a long time, been a long time, been a long….

Out there in the world of blog reading there hasn’t been a break, (May 8 was the last post, so maybe a bit of one), but on this end, it’s been quite a while since I blogged. You see, in a time of blogging ease I was able to stockpile blog posts, and for months I worked hard on maintaining a “stash” of posts, so that if there was a week that was extra busy I wouldn’t be torturing myself at 2 a.m. trying to put up a post.

And then came a volcano of work. The ground rumbled and I innocently looked up from my knitting wondering, ‘What could that be?’ A toxic cloud of tasks and emails spew into the atmosphere. I ran screaming to my computer trying, with fingers flying, to stay ahead of the molten hot oozing stream of deadlines, forms, drafts, etc. The only breaks were for food and sleep. I didn’t knit. I didn’t clean. And I didn’t blog. My family forgot what I looked like and called the police when my haggard countenance appeared.

All my carefully stashed blog posts were eaten up by the greedy work volcano.

But, now things have returned to some semblance of normal, and with a sigh of relief I return to my blogging. I’ve missed you!


I’m Ba-aack (Cue Eerie Music) January 19, 2011

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And now to resume our regularly scheduled programming.

After months of chaos and disarray I have internet at home. The rooms are unpacked. Most of the art and pictures are hung. I can cook in the kitchen and, most importantly, knit again.

Not all is in order, of course. Boxes have become part of a small fiefdom in the basement and garage ruled by a malevolent gas dryer resentful of attempts by the rival queen (me) to overthrow its rule.

The yarn is corraled in the yarnmoire, but I have evidence that psychotic yarn hating monkeys hyped up on uppers snuck in at some point.  Nothing else could explain the disarray. Despite the monkeys, the yarn is now safe from the dog, whom I discovered with dismay, will ignore all other temptations including an open pantry door, in favor of sussing out my favorite yarn left at dog level and mauling it, leaving it like a dead bird in the middle of the living room floor. I wonder if she associates yarn with decreased petting? Regardless, she hasn’t been left alone with yarn access since.

In conclusion, this post marks my resumption of regular blogging at kniftybits….I hope.