Saturday, July 5, 2008

I Need to Make More Dolls

I was not a very happy camper today. I was awoken by the pager at the ungodly hour of 645. Someone had not shown to do their assigned run. No problem. The other drivers in the area were able to help out in that department. Thank goodness. I have very excellent people working with me in the summer months. It makes my job a hell of a lot easier. I went back to sleep only to be awaken again at 915. The police had located one of my buses in a field in the country. Great. That is what I want to hear with a head full of sleep. According to the police officers I was speaking with, someone (possible a group of individuals) had stolen a bus from one of our yards and decided to go joy riding.
People! Listen up! A yellow school bus is not the ideal escape vehicle. You can't miss it, especially when you have the school lights and alarms blaring. Please kindly avoid stealing my buses and go for someone else's vehicles. I don't sleep enough as it is and I really detest being woken for such foolishness. Thank you. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated by both myself and Napoleon whose sleep was also disturbed when the bloody pager went off yet again.

I will have you all know, that I am creating more voodoo dolls for the shenanigans that you have caused me on what was supposed to be perfect balcony weather!
On a happier note, I did some knitting. I had to kill time somehow while waiting for phone calls, providing statements, reassuring drivers of their whereabouts, et cetera, et cetera.
I started working on my Rattlesnake Creek, by Anne Podlesak socks for the Pentathlon group on Ravelry. I chose this particular yarn because it reminded me of a snakes colouring. OK, so the pattern is drawn from inspiration from a location and not a snake, I like the snake idea, so I'm sticking to it.

I went to my sock group at the local yarn store. The current sock we are working on are the Philosopher's House Socks from the Cat Bordhi book. It doesn't look like much now, but you can see the colour I have chosen:

I guess I have vented enough. I hope your week end is going much better than mine. I hope to enjoy my balcony tomorrow with little adventure to be had. I wish you all a good night.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Voodoo Chile

I have been scheming. Revenge if you will. Actually, it is more like just trying to take all this frustration I've been experiencing and channel it into something not so destructive. My version of a voodoo doll,
Voodoo Army Dude:

He almost did not make it to his destination. Rebel took a strange interest in him.

I am giving it as a joke gift to someone who I have deal with at work. He has to constantly change his plans because someone else is re-arranging theirs, which makes me have to create alternate plans. It is a vicious cycle.

Here he is supervising the work environment:

Bon voyage Army Dude. Enjoy your new surroundings:

On a side note, I have been working on my Dad's vest:

It is a very slow work in progress. I plan on making some serious headway this week end. It is supposed to beautifully sunny and warm. Perfect for balcony use.
Have a good night.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Time

I love this time of year. I get super charged and feel like I can go on forever. This is the view from our balcony. It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.

The weather was not all that favourable this week end until today. I'm on call for work, so it was probably best anyway. I completed my socks for the Pentathlon on the Ravelry group.
The rules state somewhere that a picture must be posted before 2359 on the last day of the second month. I posted mine at 2353. I was always one to work well under pressure. I was the kid in school who wrote their paper in the car, on the way to that class.
My supervision was close at hand to give me support:

It was a long haul.

Today was most excellent. I had on my favourite knitting tools:

Hubby on hand to keep me company:

There were only a few clouds in the sky and most of them were caused by jets and planes. I don't really know the difference. Hubby explained, but I had my earphones on and was rocking out while I worked on my father's vest.

It was much to warm for Rebel. He has pretty much remained in the same place for most of the week end. He actually hisses at sunlight.

We are going to rest some more out in the sun before it changes it's mind and hides on me. I also want to go and check out the fireworks at the fairground. I will take some pictures to show you if I can. Have a great Canada's Day!!!