Friday, September 30, 2005

Calm

I finally have two seconds to spare from an otherwise insanely crazy week. We had a huge deadline at work and I have been working OT, because this was a deadline that couldn't be missed. I ended up at the office from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm yesterday - ugh! But it's over and I relaxed last night with a Tiger Roll, beer and Six Feet Under (We're renting the disks so that we can catch up - we're only halfway through season one and already hopelessly addicted - B had to actually keep me from watching another one last night. He said - I wouldn't be a responsible husband if I let you watch one more. You have work tomorrow - Such a bummer, man!). Any hoo.

I haven't done a ton of knitting, but I am making slight progress on my baby Kimono - good thing the baby doesn't come until February. I've been avoiding my sari silk OSW because sometimes it's just such a #%^#*^$@ to work with. One thing that I did start this week was our little office version of Warm Up America. The original thought was to hopefully get enough squares together to make a baby blanket that B could take with him to LA when he got deployed through the Red Cross. But then he told me that he wasn't allowed to take anything (to keep things even and fair they don't distribute donated items to anyone - Salvation Army does that). Fortunately Nonnahs found a project that a girl scout troop in orange county is working on where they collect the knitted squares and send them through a hospital here to a hospital there. So, we are proceeding as planned to help out with the Katrina relief efforts (I've got my first square about 1/2 done). Which is good, because we found out yesterday that Red Cross can't approve B for deployment because he has allergies. He's super bummed. I just don't understand why a condition like allergies can't be at the discretion of the individual, especially when they are really hurting for people. It's probably a liability concern or something. Oh well, he tried.

1 comment:

Nonnahs said...

That's such a bummer about B not being able to go to New Orleans. You would think that someone's allergies would be the least of their concerns when they need volunteers, but I'm sure they have a good reason for it. It's too bad though.