Of Rats and Jen

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Filed under: Daily Life,Knitalongs — folkcat at 6:46 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I know, this is later than I usually post. But there’s a good reason.

I just got home from three hours of grocery shopping, including getting myself lunch out, visiting the closest Asian market (13 miles away from home), then stopping at two different supermarkets. (One has fresher produce and dairy, the other has much better prices on crackers, and a better house brand of bread.)

Luckily for us, the stores we shop at are all in a relatively straight line from home, so it’s just a matter of going to the farthest point needed for the day, then coming back and making stops along the way. Still, no matter how efficiently we plan, the full run always takes at least three hours.

Normally, this is something that Gryphon and I would have done together. I’m not very fit, and running around doing errands tires me quickly, so Gryphon and I usually share the task, with him driving, and me making most of the shopping decisions.

But today, I did this without Gryphon. It’s part of an initiative to take more responsibility on my own head, and lighten the load where I can for Gryphon. Because he didn’t have to come along for the grocery shopping today, he had time to do the full cleaning of the rat cage, which was badly needed. The cage is far too large for me to easily maneuver into the kitchen for cleaning, and the process doesn’t really work if done in place in the living room.

You’ll forgive me, then, if I haven’t got pictures of the rats, or new progress in knitting, or other such fun things to share with you right now. That’ll come soon, I promise.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in Knitting New Scarves, there is a knitalong for the book at Knitting New Scarves Knitalong. I don’t do the knitalong thing myself, but it’s a good way to get some support and comraderie as you tackle the interesting topology of the projects. Thanks to Helen, coordinator for the Knitalong, for the link.

I’m still working on that book review I promised, too. I’ve heard back from the publisher with answers to my concerns, and I just need to gather a little data and some links to include before I post it.

I’m going to go sit still for a bit now. I feel a strong sense of accomplishment from my efforts, and the more I do this, the easier it will get. But I also feel quite in need of a rest tonight. ’til tomorrow, then!

1 Comment »

Comment by Carol

November 14, 2007 @ 8:21 pm

Look at the bright side….the more often you do this, the easier it gets and the more energy you have for opther things..like crafting! Or Second-lifing. etc…

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