Quantity of deadlines before xmas eve: Three.

Guestimate of costume drawings to get done by next week: Eighteen.

Headcount of completely unknown new assistants to break in before deadlines: One.

Amount of days notice given by ol' Alma Mater for 14 hours worth of fully prepped teaching: Two.

Tally of anal-retentive guests arriving for pre-xmas drinks whose presen
ce (not presents) requires a total cleaning of house so it looks like no one actually lives here, it's just been styled : Two.

Amount of landlord inspections of house before xmas ev
e which requires ditto: One.

Quantity of cleaning items that need to be purchased: Unclear.

Number of partners whose work
is making them totally stressed out (unless forced to do Yoga): One.

Number of pets who've managed somehow to ingest entire fruit stones resulting in puddles of dog spew all over yard: One.

Sum total of exhaustion/denial/ complete and utter inertia: Off the scale.

I know! I'll play around with some balls of yarn and some fabric for a while...

Yarn: Jo Sharp DK. You've seen it before, and you'll see it again, but let's take comfort in familiarity shall we?


Blogger kgirlknits said...

must be landlord-visit-season all over - mine arrives tomorrow. Hopefully I can convince child not to destroy cleanliness before then? (doubtful!) rest easy that it will all be done - knitting seems the only sensible option, really

12 December 2006 at 5:15 pm  
Blogger Heather Moore said...

Combo yarn/blog stress therapy. There's gotta be a bestseller in there somewhere. I shouldn't be here in blog land either - heaps 'o deadlines. Good luck with everything (and cancel those anal-retentive guests. Who needs 'em?)

12 December 2006 at 7:22 pm  
Blogger AMCSviatko said...

What IS it with pre Christmas flat inspections in this country? I think there should be a law banning them in December (or maybe it's a ploy to see your house as it really is not gussied up for the occassion).

I, too, have dealt with the stress of too many deadlines and not enough time by gratuitous and unnecessary knitting...

12 December 2006 at 9:42 pm  
Blogger Madge said...

Sounds like comfort knitting is definitely needed. Hope you can squeeze some in!

(what's a landlord visit?)

Ear scritches to the pup.

13 December 2006 at 9:23 am  
Blogger Jesse said...

Not much use for landlords, but for guests, hide an open tin of floorwax under a couch - everything smells clean!

15 December 2006 at 4:34 pm  

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