Working Wednesdays: The Work Never Ends

Krissie was here and we spent the week cleaning my living room.  It’s still not cleared out.  That’s how bad it is.  But it’s BETTER.  And Krissie has a car full of yarn, and I can see the floor.  I also took some of my WiPs (Works in Progress) and gave them to Krissie, frogged them, or threw them out.  I still have baskets of them, but the ones that are left now are the ones I want to finish.  Goal for today: Get the dining room table off the front patio.   BIg Plans.

How was your work week?

25 thoughts on “Working Wednesdays: The Work Never Ends

  1. That threw me: I thought you’d given her a load of half-finished novels.

    I’m editing. Also putting next year’s programme together for the photography group I belong to. And not finding any spare time for my photography and writing. But hopefully there’ll be a gap once I’ve finished the edit.

    It’s turned cold, which affects my photography. Well, it means I have to bundle up, and won’t want to sit and commune. Plus I should chase the last flowers before the frosts start next month. Although I’m more pulled to landscape at the moment; and am not producing anything exciting.

  2. Office Wench Cherry says:

    Actual work was rather thin on the ground yesterday so Tall Boy and I put up Christmas lights and cleaned the front gutters. It’s 9 a.m. here and he’s still asleep so I’m thinking he was up half the night. I was going to go to aqua fit but I have no clothes to wear since I’m not waking him up and all I grabbed when the dogs and I got up at 6:30 was my bathrobe.

    We were going to clean the back gutters but it’s too nasty for that so they will have to wait for spring.

    We are going away for a week so I have to get some good work hours in and make arrangements for the dogs at the boarding kennel and have someone look in on the cats.

    Tall Boy has given me the go ahead to paint our bedroom furniture so, even though I have at least 3 projects to finish before I start that, I’m agonizing over colours and such. That’s the best part of any project!

  3. Carol says:

    My work week is crazy, thankyouverymuch. Juggling many projects at the day job, scribbling snippets of scenes in a notebook in stopped traffic on my commute, and my evenings are spoken for all week (worth it – saw Hamilton last night!). On the other hand, my dining room table is in my dining room, so I feel good about that. (Not judging!).

  4. Jessie says:

    I really need to finish the current projects but am giving serious thought to painting the dining room a dark teal blue instead of the light brown it currently is. Winter is coming and I need more color. Of course, the color is probably going to make the dining room look like Merlin’s cave so that may not be so good for the dark months.

    • How about a rich gold or purple – colour with more warmth? I know dark greys, greens and blues are in at the moment, but though they look great in magazines, I think they’re likely to be depressing to live with.

      • Jessie says:

        I have sweet gum built-ins and molding which after 90 years are definitely in the gold to orange spectrum and they would get lost. Purple sounds wonderful but my husband is vocal in his opposition. I had an agreement for the teal for about an hour but I did not get to the paint store fast enough and so we will continue with the dark taupe color we currently have.

        I am lucky that I got the celadon green painted in the kitchen before he discovered that in some lights in looks mint green and in others baby blue, neither color that he particularly likes. But it was very tricky to paint with lots of curves and difficult areas and I like it and am refusing to repaint it. It looks spectacular with the fir cabinets.

  5. Thea says:

    Can’t *imagine* moving our dining table. Heavy Italian glass and metal, and it’s firm about not moving. Not that we have anywhere to move it.

  6. JenniferNennifer says:

    What is this verb I am unfamiliar with – frogging????? Everyone else seems to understand this………. I am in California for work – doing the “time for more clients to show up” dance (also known as sneaking in some internet time).

    • I thought it was some advanced editing technique she hadn’t shared with us, when I thought it was her unfinished novels she was sorting out. Frogging: diving into a long-abandoned story and seeing if you sink or swim.

  7. KimM says:

    I also drew a blank on “frogging” so did a little Google search. Seems it is a term used among knitters (and other folks who create with yarn) for ripping out the work you’ve done, because of a mistake. Frogging sounds more active (and fun!) than unravelling does. Some items begin to unravel without assistance, I’ve discovered.

  8. Lynda says:

    “Frogging” is a slang expression, originated in the early 90s, for ripping out needlework such as crochet or knitting. Comes from “rip it, rip it.”

  9. Bridget says:

    Hey, Jenny, I’m getting the message about Argh Ink being down again.

    You may already know but I thought I’d say something just in case.

    • Yes, we know, but thank you for the head’s up anyway.
      It’s the Russian and Chinese bots attacking it; they eat up the bandwidth and the hose shuts us down.
      The host will either fix it or we’ll find another hosting site.

  10. Sharon Bates says:

    I found it was down as well and I always look forward to getting lots of good reading advice on Thursdays. Molly will work her magic, I am sure!

  11. Jill says:

    Got my 1961 Metropolitan back from the shop. It looks great , so cute . Ordered an 11 piece Cuisinart cookware set from Zulily. I figured after 30 of use I could get rid of the old set. Cuisinart sent the wrong set. Bought a new bedding set at the hospital linen sale. Unpacked it. It is still sitting on the bedroom floor.

    Liked the pic of Krissie and Milton and the yarn laden car.

  12. Jill says:

    Jenny, I looked at the picture of your table and that picture immediately came up in an ad above my Yahoo news feed. That happens to me a lot. I look up something or order something and it comes up right away on my yahoo home page. Does this happen to anyone else ?

    • Yes. It’s the reason e-commerce is so successful and the Russians could hack the election: there’s an algorithm that tracks the stuff you look at and gives you more of the same. Very annoying, especially if you looked at something by accident.

    • Jessie says:

      I finally installed one of those free ad-blockers. It doesn’t catch everything but it gets most ads. There are some sites, like newspapers, that won’t let me unless I remove it so generally I go to a different site. But life is a lot easier since I installed it.

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