All day long, it's felt like Saturday to me. Let me tell you, nothing ruins your Saturday like realizing it's only Wednesday. Sigh...
The good news is, we actually get a Saturday this weekend! We're getting a three day weekend, but our Production Superintendent told us not to get excited. This is not the start of a trend, he said. We'll be back to working Saturdays next weekend.
People are asking me what I'm going to do over the weekend, and the short answer is: sleep. I'm going to sleep, and sleep, and sleep. I may just sleep the whole weekend away. All three days of it.
Realistically, the plan is to finish stripping my mantle. I found my extension cord, so I can finally get those spots back in the corner. I also took some advice and returned the stain/polyurethane combo back and got the separate stuff. I like this color of stain better anyway.
I got the pre-stain conditioner, too. Yes, it may not be necessary, but since the wood is old, and has been painted more than once, I figured it wouldn't hurt to apply it. You can see how pretty the grain of my wood is. I think it's going to look great.
Speaking of my house, it's been one year ago today that we closed on it. A couple of weeks ago, a guy at work asked me if I had it the way I wanted it. I know it shouldn't have, but his question irked me. Why in the world would he think I'm made of money when he works at the same place I do? It's slowly coming along, but it'll be a long time before I get it the way I want it.
First thing I need to do is call that guy back about cutting down that tree. I meant to do it Monday. Then I meant to do it Tuesday. Then I meant to do it today. Now, I'm meaning to do it tomorrow.
Did I ever mention that I have telephone issues?
Let's move on to a more pleasant subject, knitting. I still haven't found my size 7 DPNs, so I broke down and ordered a new set. On this hat, I'm about to the point I need to switch to said DPNs.
So, while waiting for said needles to arrive, I decided to cast on with the last of my neon yarn colors.
I just have to decide on a pattern...
Look! I've been practicing with my dip pen.
It's betting better. Nifty how even my manky handwriting instantly looks better when written with a dip pen.
When I get good, I'm going to invest in a really good quality fountain pen. I've wanted one for ages, I just haven't wanted to spend the money.
My birthday is in November. Just thought I'd throw that out there.