Pk has been following the World Cup. He has watched the replays of most of the games and is in heaven. He's going to Kate's on Sunday to watch the Cup game. I got tickets for him and Kate to go and see Manchester United play the Philadelphia team in 2 weeks. The tickets include all the "food" they can eat. I say "food" because it's hot dogs, french fries, ice cream, pretzels, soda and water. Stadium food. They are looking forward to it. Funny thing is, the stadium vendors sell you a bottle of water (you're not allowed to bring in any outside beverages) and then take off the caps so you can't use a full bottle as a projectile weapon. Pk has been saving plastic caps so they can get more than one bottle at a time and carry it safely.
Work has been slow. We had one person out of seven show up on Tuesday. I called everyone in the morning and rescheduled the people who are medically fragile which was four folks. Only one of the other three showed. We had our consumer recovery meeting on Wednesday afternoon and hardly anyone showed. You can tell that as a region, we aren't used to the weather.
I haven't been spinning since the weather changed, the roving sticks to my sweaty self so I put it away for the time being. I'm plying some singles and if it's not too humid, I'll finish them on Saturday. I've been doing a bit of knitting on various socks so I can start a pile for Christmas. If I start now, there's no rush in the fall/winter. It sounds good in theory.
I wore one of my new skirts this week. It was serendipity that I had a short sleeved top that matched to wear with the brown/burgundy print. It looked fabulous. When I told people who commented on it that I had made it, they were surprised. I tried to explain that it's only a few straight seams and some elastic but they were still amazed. People seem to think that sewing is difficult. Then there was the "I wish I had time to do that" and I explained that I made two skirts in a three hour period. I asked, "how much television did you watch last weekend?" There you go. Now, I know that I have some sewing experience but even Kate who is a sewing novice, made one of these skirts to wear to work. In an afternoon. It's all about the priorities.
A good thing happened this week. Pk couldn't find his work ID badges (and he needs them to get back into the office after he uses the restrooms, so they're important). We had resigned ourselves to the fact that he was going to have to buy new ones when he got a call from the Lost and Found dept at the train station. Someone turned in his badges and since Pk has a plastic train card (that we refill every two weeks at the machine), they had his phone number. We stopped in this morning and retrieved them. The man said "you wouldn't believe how many ID cards and wallets we have in there!" We're just glad we got Pk's back.
We're all dreaming about snow here right now. Everyone seems to have forgotten all the shoveling and the inconvenience and just remembers the cool white stuff. It's the stuff of dreams.