I Hate Change
Did I ever mention that? I hate change, and I've faced a lot of changes in July. Besides summer, that's another reason I haven't been blogging as much. I needed the energy to hold myself together.
My husband's AT was in July, so that was two weeks as parent-in-chief as well as chief cook and bottle washer. If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that my husband cooks. I fix stuff. I can bake a chicken, but that's not so fun in summer heat. So we ate a lot of canned pasta.
Another change was that I got a part-time job.
It's a little difficult to find work that won't interfere with taking our son to school and picking him up. I tried mystery shopping for a while, but we live a rural area, and while there were a few local shops available, it wasn't steady work, and as a perfectionist introvert, I found it stressful.
Interact with strangers, get their names, note if they say hello when you get within a certain distance. Frankly, I'd rather be left the heck alone, and I've no doubt my body language transmits this. (When I was pregnant, not once did anyone uninvited touch my pregnant belly. If they had, I probably would have growled and then bitten them. See?)
So I am somewhat bemused to have found a great introvert job . . . cleaning a couple of local banks after hours. Dilbert's garbage man is my new role model. "You have a college degree and you're working as a janitor?" Heh. But really, it's great. I clock in and out by phone. I'm all by myself with nothing but a time limit.
Although this is a good change, having work again, it's still change, and I've been adjusting to it.
Yet another change is that we finally ordered a new washing machine. I found the parts online to fix the broken one: for $400+ ! At that rate, we have a friend who could get us a new front loader at an employee discount for only a hundred and something more.
It really grinds me to replace this one so soon after fixing it last year. Plus this will be another change when the new one is delivered Thursday.
Anyway, that's my summing up of July.
To start out the changes for August, I finally upgraded to Firefox 3.0.1. At least that one's not too stressful.
I took some pictures and later on I plan to post about taking the point off of an eyed needle in order to use it for knitting.
Meanwhile, I'm almost out of thread on the Valdani "Mountain Hike" bag.And Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple have a new sheep book out, Sheep Blast Off!