The only problem with getting to work an hour before I have been lately (though only about fifteen minutes before I usually do during the school year) is that the morning seems interminably long.* It has been a more or less productive morning, though I won’t bore you with the details.
In other news, I’ve been invited out to a friend’s friend’s farm to help them shear their Clun Forest lambs next weekend. I’m very excited by this, even though I don’t know yet if I’ll be able to snag a fleece (they have an arrangement with the shearer for their fleece, so I’m not sure if they can do “outside” sales). And of course, if I do snag a fleece, there’s that whole “WHAT NOW?” thing.. *chuckle* But I learn best by doing, so I see no reason to expect this to be any different.
Plans for this weekend are indeterminate. A dear friend who lives far away will be within a couple hours drive Saturday through Tuesday, but this is not a month to just decide to go for a jaunt (at $3/gallon and the need to arrange for a place to stay not only for us but for the little black pig and then the money to go out and such), so we’re trying to decide if we can go. Of the concerns, what to do with Jali is really the most limiting, which usually means that one of us ends up staying home. Since said dear friend is arguably closer to Jack, I’m either facing a weekend with a couple hours car-knitting time, or a weekend mostly home alone with the pig. I’m undecided as to how I feel about either, really. *shrug*
* Well, and that I had to go to bed early last night so I didn’t get nearly as much done on the Candle Flame Wrap as I wanted. I did manage to get almost finished with next-to-last pattern repeat in the car this morning, though.