Some Days

Sock on a dog

Some days it barely pays to get out of bed. This was one of them. Let’s just say I’m sick of other humans particularly those who aren’t making the best decisions. We need a way to hold these people accountable that won’t send us to prison for life.

My day started early with an email to my governor and state representative. They’re both on the naughty list this year. I’ll remember the next time I see their name on a ballot.

We’ve been told that after the fourth visit our new furnace is fine. I know they said it the last three times. I’m sure the fourth time is the charm. No, I’m not. I’m skeptical as hell. I’m also angry that they arrived almost three hours later than the scheduled appointment. I’ll be informing them of my unhappiness once I’m calm enough to compose an email without cursing.

I went to Target today to Christmas shop. Some things have to be touched and can’t be ordered blindly online. I forgot how much I dislike shopping. Hate was too strong a word but that’s how I feel. From the moment I entered the store I wanted out. I couldn’t find the things I wanted so I made two trips around the store to buy half of what I wanted. I will not return to Target to complete my list.

Look I knit. That is the start of a sock. It’s not the bright shiny yarn I had planned to cast on but the yarn had been balled and was reclaimed deep stash. The yarn is Aslan Trends Santa Fe in antique, now sadly discontinued. I bought this yarn at a local yarn shop that is now sadly closed at the yarn crawl in 2011. Thank you to the blog for reminding me. On the first attempt at knitting this I tried a fancy sock. It was a complete failure. This time I’m going with a plain stockinette sock. Hopefully it works out and the yarn isn’t cursed.


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17 Responses to Some Days

  1. Stefanie says:

    Sorry you had a rough day. I hope this sock WIP will help ease the frustration for you.

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  2. Laura Kate says:

    Wow, you are grim today. I hope you feel better in the morning. For the record, I’ve done almost no Christmas shopping, and I can’t even imagine going to Target. I think everyone on my list will be getting a used book and something home made.

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    I think that yarn looks really pretty, it will make excellent simple socks. I do hope the furnace is finally sorted for you guys!

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  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Some days are like that. Hope the next one is better. The yarn looks very pretty.

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  5. nancyb422 says:

    Sorry you had a rough day! I would be PISSED if a service person showed up 3 hours later than expected. I’m in the remodeling business and I know how that can set the tone for anything. I do understand how the appointments prior can affect things down the line but they have to let
    You know!!
    I also hate shopping so I am right there with you! But I’m the type of person who given this year’s circumstances would allow the holiday to just go by and I have do do something to not let that happen. I need to get moving and at least put together stocking gifts for my husband, son, and daughter in law!

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  6. Alissa Head says:

    I’m so sorry you’re having a rough time of it right now. It is definitely rough all over! Hang in there. There’s a little something in mail heading your way that I hope will brighten your day.

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  7. Simple soothing sock knitting – may it smooth your soul.
    If the furnace quits again, send a paper letter, with a copy to Consumer Protection/AG’s office, whatever works in your state. Rattle some cages! Unfortunately, the only thing that might reach the jerk in the Governor’s office would be publicity – and I don’t know that I’d take on the letter to the editor campaign or picketing that would require. What a jerk! You are totally justified in feeling outraged – but don’t let it get to you and stress you to where you are vulnerable.

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  8. ReginaMary says:

    Oh, I can totally relate to your day. Do you find there are days when you just don’t have the patience necessary to deal with stuff? I can cruise along just fine for quite a while then wake up one day and everything seems to piss me off. It doesn’t get better until I go to bed.

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    • You’ve hit the nail right on the head. As long as the level of stress/aggravation stays at its standard elevated Covid level I’m fine but it takes just a moderate dose of someone being stupid to send me right over the edge.

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  9. Meg Hanson says:

    Starting a plain sock sounds like a good plan to get you through this rough patch. Hang in there.

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  10. That’s a perfect storm of a bad day! I hope starting a plain sock in a lovely yarn color helps, at least a little bit.

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  11. sewadilly says:

    It does seem life is way more challenging — will not bore you with all my rants — some same as yours. I, too, hate shopping — my husband really loves that about me 🙂 There’s other things about me that could be annoying to him — yep, can you believe it. 🙂 Seems you are having day of “out of control” just able to roll with it… 😦 Wait, do I hear you knitting needles clickin’ sure hope so. You will get through this .. hope we all do. 🙂 Stay strong you got this.

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  12. IdleEmma says:

    Sounds like a very rough day indeed. Hope it was just one the one day and that things have improved

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