At the beginning, my vacation week stretched out in front of me all the way to infinity. Sure, there'd be the usual necessary interruptions for the holidays, but there in that week loomed huge chunks of free time for me, me, me!
That was theory. This is practice.
Not that I haven't managed to complete at least some of the items on my to-do list from the day after Christmas. I did complete and photograph the felted purse, finish my sister's scarf, and hang out in Portland on Thursday (well, not exactly "hang." Greg and I visited the Portland Museum of Art and the art gallery at the University of New England's Westbrook campus). I skimmed Vogue Knitting from cover to cover, and am looking for a nice big chunk of time to devote to actual reading. Likewise, I did start pricing DVD recorders when a few showed up in the Best Buy sale flyer yesterday.
About the one thing I didn't do is frog my "World Series" afghan. This afghan doesn't really have anything to do with baseball, except that I started it during the World Series and got so excited during the games that I made a bazillion mistakes. Ah, well... that will get redone at some point between now and opening day at Fenway.
Greg and I change the water in the hot tub every three months, give or take a few days. Usually, the end-of-December change is particularly difficult because the weather's brutally cold, and the water has to keep flowing quickly enough so it doesn't freeze upon exiting the hose. Today is an uncharacteristically warm day for January in Maine: it's almost 50 degrees out, and for a while the sun room (where the hot tub lives) was warmer with the door open than the rest of the house was. Once the tub is full again, we won't have to hassle with this process until April Fool's Day.
The rest of today will probably pass uneventfully. Everywhere I look around the house, there's some task that needs doing or some surface that needs cleaning. I need to stop blogging for the moment and pay attention to some of those, and by evening I'll feel like a real Spartan for having gotten some work done.
More later? We shall see. I'd rather be knitting than scrubbing, but it's time to do something.