Before I forget I want to tell you to watch Oprah tomorrow (Friday, Apr 4th). Lisa Ling is doing a story on puppy mills. I've heard it's very moving but really gets the point across so I'm anxious to see it. Speaking of... Dan got to meet and have lunch Saturday with the woman that actually rescued Lucky from the mill in Missouri since he's there right now for a course. He's less than an hour from the mill where Lucky was rescued. I tried to talk him into sneaking there in the middle of the night and letting all the dogs out of the cages but, being a stickler for the law and all, he wouldn't do it. Not that I thought for a minute that he would but it was worth a shot. Dang it all. I posted new pictures of Lucky a few days ago so be sure and check those out too. He's become a beautiful little dog and is sweet as can be.
I hit a snag on Lilly. I didn't want to knit the lace edging by itself and then sew it on. I like short cuts and I find one anyway I can. Even if it ends up costing me more time than if I'd just done it the long way in the first place. I want to attach it as I knit it but I can't think for the life of me how. Me. The woman that used to knit lace edgings onto countless shawls can't figure out how to knit it onto the edge of this sweater because of the pattern stitch in the main part. I'm too stubborn to move on and I'm too lazy to try it out. For the past several days I've said I was going to sit and knit on it and just couldn't pick it up out of frustration.
I've been in a weird funk. Dan's been gone for two weeks and it's the first time he's been gone for more than a couple of days since he got back from Afghanistan. It's thrown me out of whack. I've been jumping from one thing to another over the last two weeks and I don't have one thing to show for it because I haven't finished any of them. I've jumped from polymer clay to stained glass to sewing to spinning to knitting and quiting (sometimes all in one day). I just can't seem to focus. Dan comes home tomorrow night so I'm hoping that'll kick me back into gear.
There's other stuff going on too. The winds of change are starting to blow for us. Anyone know someone hiring a really experience Federal Law Enforcement Agent? Dan hit 20 years in the Army about three weeks ago. We're done. Done. Done. Done. As in we've had it. The move here was the clincher. And let's face it, the pay in the civilian world is about three times what he's making now. As you can imagine though, putting in retirement papers is still pretty scary. He was told about a possible job in Austin with the Texas National Guard and he just found out a couple of days ago there are a lot of really great jobs in his field mostly in the Houston area. That would be great because we'd be near his sister who I love and adore. We'd also be near Tracy, who I'm pretty fond of even though we haven't met face to face (that'll be remedied in July)! I've been looking at houses online just to get an idea. If we go to Houston, we'll most likely live up north, out of the city limits, near my SIL. The houses are HUGE (we could fit three of the one we're living in now in most of them) and the prices are very good so that's promising. This whole process is going to take a while. At least a year once his retirement paperwork has been approved so it's going to be a long haul.
Wow. I guess I just needed to get all that out. Now I'm really going to sit and knit that lace edging. Hopefully I'll have a finished sweater to show you in a few days.