This is what a cat looks like when he thinks he's being neglected because mom has been working ALL DAY! Literally, I rolled out of bed at 9:30a this morning, did a 10:00a-12:00p rehearsal, a 12:00p-1:00p meeting, a phone call including some sad news from Mom, a 2:00p-6:00p rehearsal, a drive to the studio, a 7:00p-11:00p rehearsal, and then paperwork after that! "I can't, I have rehearsal" is a creed we live by and often joke about, but I've had to use it far too often lately. Now, okay, I don't mind being in rehearsal when it's actually useful to be in rehearsal. When I feel like I'm wasting my time (and talent, to an extent, this should really be an intern's show), though, it's just pure torture to get stuff like this:
More after the cut. If we only had started rehearsal half an hour later this evening, instead of ending half an hour early this afternoon (and this evening! We totally didn't need that half hour!), I could have used it today, too. Sadly, I was forced to hurry and pick it up over dinner (okay, so I wasn't forced, I just really wanted to go get it and spend even a little time in the studio and away from work today!). Sir and Mr. R were teaching a kids' class when I came in, but Sir saw me and just grinned. I shook my head to let him know I couldn't be there tonight, and he looked disappointed. He couldn't have been nearly as disappointed as I was! This once a week thing is killing me!
Now I'm trying to decide if I really want to go down to LA on Monday or not. The original plan was to meet up with one friend at Disneyland and spend the morning there, then stop by and check out some new toys of John's on my way out of town, getting back to Santa Maria in time for class. It would be awesome to get out of town, and of course, no one has ever had to twist my arm to get me to spend time in the warehouse. The problem is that I know from experience both Disneyland and the warehouse can be Twilight Zones when it comes to time, and the odds of me actually leaving in time to drive the 200 miles and make it to class are not stellar. Monday is also the only regular class I can make next week (I'm definitely going Thursday - first sparring class!), it's been a really long week for everyone, I'd have to get up super early, and Disney friend can't confirm that she'll actually have that morning off until Sunday. Dilemma!
On the knitting front, I still haven't decided on beads. You all are no help at all (comments, emails, and people I've hounded irl have been split pretty much straight down the middle!) but it's not your fault. As someone pointed out, the yarn (and beads!) isn't true to color in the pic. It's KnitPicks Shadow in Jewel, and is that shade of blue violet that in some light looks royal purple, in others looks royal blue, and all sorts of varying shades in between (including navy!). I took the swatch to work with me today and kept looking at it in different lights during breaks. I like both sets of beads for different reasons. I've never worked with beads before, so I didn't really think about the "effect" I wanted to create with them. Maybe I'll wait until the first clue is revealed and see where the beads are supposed to be worked into the pattern.
And I need to get a new profile pic! I went to use this one on Ravelry and realized that it's almost four years old now! My hair looks nothing like that right now, although I still might get it chopped off again - I HATE having my hair in my face or having to pull it back!