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yM And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.


Whew.  Now that I’ve got that out of my system…

This was a supremely bad day.  I won’t go into details, because it’s all work-related, and if you really wanted to hear me spew about my Java application’s clustered server environment’s failed attempts at connecting and transferring data to a centralized hub, well… you’d be in worse shape than I am.  

Knitting would be a nice release from all that, wouldn’t it?  The thing is, I knit tighter when I’m angry, so I’m wondering if I should just leave it alone for now.  I definitely don’t want to watch TV – at this hour, I’m usually watching this network, and as good as it is, it’ll make me feel worse (unless someone decides to drop a stimulus package on my head.  Then I’d be alright.).  I could read – this book is really excellent, but it’s long, and I read slowly.  I could devour the pan of brownies my husband baked up for us last night… hmmmmmm…

While I ponder my next move, what do you all do when you’ve had a day like mine?  Is knitting the answer?

P.S.  Here’s a great book to read to the younger set about this very topic.

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My Knitting Has Been Hijacked By A Book.

It’s true.  As much as I want to knit on this sock,

Knitting a Sock on Two Circular Needles

Knitting a Sock on Two Circular Needles

and as much as I always intend on knitting on this sock, it hasn’t happened… all because of a book.

John Adams by David McCullough has both me and Husband completely absorbed.  As early as the first paragraph, you’re completely thrown back in time to the winter of 1776, with all the fascinating people and places of that most heroic time.  For those of you who have forgotten (and I was one of you until this week), Adams is the one who had the idea of a “declaration of independence”, and is also the one who believed our fledgling country’s government should be comprised of an executive, legislative, and judicial branch, rather than a monarchy.  Along with so many of his other beliefs and values, it’s difficult not to be impressed with all that Adams achieved in his lifetime – in fact, if certain (soon-to-be-ex-) Presidents had read this book, perhaps our country would be in better standing, on our own shores and abroad.  An engrossing and extremely apropos read for our times.

Anyone else reading anything great these days?

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