Why, oh why, do I delude myself that things are going to quiet down? Seems like I'm always going from the frying pan into the fire. Just when things start to down (they're not quite calm yet, though) at home they heat up at work. I have to steel myself. Prepare for battle. Not really battle. Just nose-to-the-grindstone stuff. Make lists. Keep on top of things. Meet deadlines.
Thank goodness for the memory of International Pajama Day*. I discovered the most delicious combination of lounge wear last Sunday: silk pajamas, a cashmere sweater, and hand-knit socks. I have each of these items and they are color coordinated! Delicious, soft, and warm. I can put myself in a calm frame of mind just thinking of how they feel when I'm wearing them.
I got the most comments I've had yet in this flegling blog on my post about International Pajama Day. Seems like everyone likes the idea and Vicki suggested that we have it on a monthly basis. What a marvelous idea, in fact I need Pajama Day at least once a month in order to stay sane. And why do it alone, when there's a virtual community out there ready to celebrate calm and rest and delicious soft warmth? So kids, the next Pajama Day will be...Superbowl weekend, Sunday, February 6. Get your PJs ready folks. I'll be celebrating on my own, as the tradition is for Ron to meet his friend, Smith, at a location where they can watch the Superbowl on TV and then play golf the next day. This year they're going to Phoenix. And both kids will be on different continents. So it will be me, the dogs, the kitties, movies, and pajamas. Who will join me? Will you send photos please?
In knitting news, this evening Janine is joining me at Jill's knitting night in San Francisco. I'm still working on the feather and fan kidsilk haze scarf and last night I cast on a sleeve to swatch for Blaze. I'm using Nature Spun worsted weight from Brown Sheep Co. in Silver Sage (color #107). On my
lazy Sunday productive Pajama Day, I knit up a little Bow-Knot scarf in fuchsia merino to go with the fucshia angora sox that were in my Christmas stocking (Thank you, Santa!).
I have a million BIG projects but, darn it, these tiny fast projects are so satisfying, aren't they?
...and the angora sox:
Well, it lowered my stress level posting this. Now, off to "do battle" in the workplace. Please put International Pajama Day #2 on your calendar (Sunday, Feb. 6).
*I researched it online and found this site for International Pajama Day, which takes place on April 5, 2005. A TUESDAY? And they are encouraging people to wear pajamas to work? and on errands? I'm sorry that will just not do. It's all about lounging and quiet and calm. And not having to leave the house. And knitting. Wearing pajamas to work would simply ruin Pajama Day for me. I like this monthly thing much better.