I usually sleep pretty soundly, but last night, I woke up with way too many work-related worries on my mind.
Go Back To Sleep!
No matter how hard I tried to will myself back to sleep, these little "to-do's" kept wafting through my mind, keeping me awake.
I finally realized I needed to write all my reminders, get them out of my head, and get my tired ass back to sleep.
It worked. I wrote down a list of five items that were on my mind, turned out the light, and fell soundly back to sleep for another few hours before waking to my alarm clark. It's so great when one of these little sleeping hints works so well.
I've only made it through two of the items on the list so far, but I'm doing it on a rested mind, which is a helluva lot easier.
I got to have dinner with my out-of-laws last night, since I'm working in the city where they live (she's an excellent cook), so I didn't do a lot of knitting in the hotel last night. But I have made some progress on the dark tweed pullover, and even got a little more done on the colorblock sweater.
Honestly, my biggest concern with this sweater is that it will be too ordinary looking. I never would have expected my own reaction to all this color, but I still think I'll like how it turns out.
I did do some plying this past weekend, but didn't even finish the first bobbin of triple-ply. I hope to get it all plied in the upcoming weekend, and I'll be sure to post some pictures. What I've done so far is very nice looking yarn, and the color is very different and very beautiful. I can't wait to show it off.
Actual, it's not my current reading, but my reading from a week or so ago.
Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul is one of those bestsellers intrigue novels that tries to incorporate strong, brutishly handsome desert guides, with Arabian rebels from the past, with "blood-diamond" searchers and freelance, former CIA, security experts, all jammed into one little paperback. If you like a book where the action and the excitement never stop, and all the characters glow from the pages with a certain aura and charisma, this book is for you.
For me, it was adequately written, and I was able to enjoy the ride, but it wouldn't be a book that would inspire me to look for more by these authors.