Saturday, April 3, 2010
I had a vacation scheduled for the 13th through the 22nd, and had plans to produce chow chow and blackberry jam until then, but the fates and coworkers conspired against those plans. Purchase orders were in people's inboxes who weren't in, and the gardeners forgot their promise to bring me greens. No jars, no fruit, no veggies and lots of time on my hands, so I called my boss, changed the dates, shortened the vacation and am in the first few hours of idleness.
Idleness for me is a difficult concept, so I was up at 4, feeding the pets and working on the turned overshot project. I'm threading the plain weave section, shafts 5 and 6, over and over. I thread an inch--24 ends--at a time, get up and walk around, tidy, start bread, write a blog entry, and then go back. I'd like to have it threaded by this afternoon, invite Mom over for Mexican food and have her help me wind it on.
I will also be tackling the wreck I affectionately call my yards, front and back. The lawn mower is still at the repair place, but I think I can make some headway with the weed whacker and a pitch fork, not to mention the hedge clippers.
A spring picnic tomorrow in the mountains, lots of piano practicing, cleaning windows, preparing flower beds: It's going to be a lovely but too short five days.