We all have those days where we can't face the daily grind, when we want nothing more than to simply pull the covers back over our heads and pretend that the real world does not exist. Or those days when the promise of fun and laughter elsewhere beckons us to ignore the responsibilities of life. A mental health day if you want to call it such. Don't get me wrong I love my job, it is seriously the best job in the world, but even I can't be motivated all the time. Especially when the kids are on holiday and spending time with them beats anything work might have to offer. So today was such a day and I'm lucky enough that I can get an afternoon off easily but it made me think of excuses I've heard when people pull a sickie.
Here are my top 5.
1. I thought it was Saturday
2. The car wouldn't start
3. I had an argument with my wife and she hid all my clothes
4. My hamster died
5. I've got 24 hour flu
I have heard all of these, but never used any. What's the best excuse you've ever heard or used?
It's social knitting tonight and I have to say I am in a quandary over what to take. I could take the back of my touch peplum cardy which needs another 4 cm until I start shaping the armholes, or the front of the sweater from the huge brown ball, which is just stocking stitch and needs to grow another 20 cms or I could uncover the sock (note the singular) and work on that but I just don't get into socks. I love looking at the patterns and I adore the wool, and for the first 20 rounds I am happy enough but then something happens in my brain and I lose interest. We have several, well all right I admit it quite a few single socks that I forced myself to complete but never made them a partner. Bad knitter. So not the sock even if I can almost hear it crying, 'pick me, pick me' like a piece of fruit from a tree. No I will not pick you little sock, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin... oops sorry about that diversion into the realm of faiytales. I could go and rifle through my yarn stash and pattern stash and take something new. I really fancy trying the Shrug over at Purl Bee's site (see side bar) and I do have some Bamboo that I've been waiting for just the right pattern for but I think it requires a bit of concentration, and talking might get in the way. Decsions, decsions and I've even done a course on decsion making.
Ok I'm off to have a rummage in my stash and seek inspiration, otherwise I'll take the sock, no the cardy, no... I'll let you know what I eventually decide to take. It would be easier if I could go back to the days when I only ever had one project on the go, but that means being 16 again. No thanks.
How do you choose your next project or which one to work on?