Friday, October 24, 2008

sooooo tired

Okay, today I overslept.  I had to be at work at 11 am and I woke up at 10:40.  Not good.  I was about 40 minutes late for work (I have a 40 minute drive).  I just felt so off for the entire day, plus I was so tired and sleepy I just couldn't function.  There were the usual endless questions from team members and customers, and a few really good custie questions, so all in all it was a good day, just very exhausting.  Maybe I am coming down with something, headache, mild dizziness, upset tummy.  Who knows.

Anyway, started on 2nd sock and I am about half done.  Just finished the short row portion heel and about to start picking up stitches for the gusset.  Maybe top down socks aren't that bad after all.  Two weeks isn't that bad for socks, is it?  Okay, maybe it's actually closer to three, but still, It's not too-tooo slow, I don't think.

Thanks to K I have been up to my ears in Torchwood goodness.  She loaned me DeLovely (which I plan to watch this weekend) and she sent me lots of links to pics from the Torchwood conventions in England.  I wonder if they will ever cross the pond *sigh*  

This week I have also been vastly entertained by the Palin as president site.  Everyday there is something new added to the site.  Such fun.  

Thursday, October 16, 2008, not the Greek, the Yarn!!!

Okay, when I went shopping with K, I bought sock yarn.  I intended it to be for socks for baby bro, then I got selfish and decided they would be for me, then I tried them on and realized that they don't fit over my heel very well, so they will probably be for mom (unless I can block 'em to fit me - selfish little b that I am:-).
I'm not much of a photographer so I can't seem to capture the color correctly, but I tried.

Monday, October 13, 2008

strange day.....

Well, I arrived at work to find tons of emails.  One was from my boss informing me that a tm had come to work, left and not returned.  Turns out she quit, and her fiancee called to tell us she quit.  Seems the fiancee told her she had to quit because there were too many men talking to her.  hmmmmm ;;looking around, checking the date on my computer, the calendar on the wall, the date on the cable guide;;  I was right, it is 2008!!!  She is a very attractive young woman, and he needs to get a grip.  He hasn't married her yet, and he doesn't own her, SHE needs to get a grip.  This does not bode well for their future.

Next, another tm didn't show the entire weekend.  His last call was on Friday when he told me he would be late, then later, then very late.  He didn't show.  I called him and reached his girlfriend who said he was in the hospital and couldn't talk.  She is bringing a dr's note.  I told one of the store managers.  His response - "he's in jail".  Now does this guy know something, or is it because the tm in question is a young black male?  

Next, we had a customer service training.  They said give product away.  Concentrate on making every customer's visit a great experience.  Now, how do you reconcile giving away product with decreasing shrink, when sampled product (both the small pieces and the stuff you sign off on) is all shrink?  I'm confused.  I don't understand business *sigh*

Saturday, October 04, 2008

deep breath......

stitch markers

Options Harmony needles with 60 inch cable

Central Park Hoodie in Lambs Pride Red Hot Passion

Okay, I guess it's time to start that button band!
I checked on Ravelry and found a suggestion to pick up three, skip one.
Guess I better stop stalling and start knitting.  I so don't want to do this *sigh*