2007 is kinda fired. Today, on top of everything else, I got nailed with an overdue dentist bill for $800 and our dentist informed me that the youngest needs orthodontia. Like, now. Or her jaw will stop growing and it'll be 3x as expensive. But they'll take payments. Head, meet desk. Oh, and when I came out of the dentist's office? Hello! Hi! Yes! I had a parking ticket. Swell! FIRED. Not even laid off. I don't think 2007 gets to collect unemployment, at least not based on current performance. I am going to need to see significant improvement, and fast.
I think I've done half a repeat on my painter's scarf and two rows trying to turn the heel on my Baud sock since Thursday? Wednesday? I just haven't had time. Too busy trying to reclaim what's left of my life and figure out where we all go from here.
I am crediting Lime and Violet with my sanity during this process. I can sit and laugh while I do whatever thing I'm doing all by myself at the time, and I feel like I'm hanging out with my friends. Believe me, some nights, when the kids are in bed and the house is quiet? I need to feel like I'm hanging out with someone. Since I can't listen to L&V all the time, I should also give mad props to Target for my sanity. Running out to Target and wandering the aisles and looking at shiny things is also helpful. I can buy a 3 pack of wooden spoons for < $2 and it is therapeutic. They have a ginormous selection of nifty plastic containers for organizing things and I pretend that if I could afford to buy them, everything would work better and also make sense.
I know, I know. This is supposed to be about knitting. I promise, more sticks and string when things chill out. I will not be Whiny McNegativityson forever, I promise.
I am going to go organize something. I ponied up for a plastic container today and I'm gonna see if my theory really does work.