I do too much.

Georgia Fall by Jim Liestman.

(I got all excited seeing this photo, because I haven’t seen color like this in Georgia yet this year and then I noticed it was taken in 2008. I did see one yellow tree, though.)


Weekend recap, if you care (which you may not, but I’m telling you anyway):

Friday I had plans to do interesting things. Instead, we stayed home and I watched Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi again (I love that movie, even if it is cheesy; “accha accha accha…”). I didn’t get any sewing done.

Saturday we met Jennie, her beau, Gina and Gina’s husband at Kennesaw mountain and took advantage of the remainder of the fall foliage. This year has been so wet and warm that the trees aren’t as lovely as I remember. Georgia seems to be doing a rolling fall, so some trees are bare and others are green, with a few brilliant yellow gems in between. Afterward we had barbecue, completely cancelling out any sort of health benefit that came from hiking. I ate some pork rinds and felt decadent. The husband had a ringing thing that evening so I got a ride from Jennie, and got locked out of my house, so I hung out with Jennie’s beau for a while on the back porch, which was awesome. He’s a really cool guy (from Miami, parents from the Dominican Republic, well-read, and a huge geek). So then later we met up with them to go see Boondock Saints 2, which was funny but not quite as good as the first film. Oh, well. I did no sewing.

Sunday I read the entirety of a Sookie Stackhouse book. Then, we stopped by Raneez and I picked up my choli, which was lovely, and I was happy to remember that North Indian wedding bangles (haathi daant) are called “chura,” which earned me a high-five from Ranee. We left there to grab some takeout and watch a truly atrocious movie with the CG, in which a ridiculously wealthy Rajasthani family does nothing but be happy for three solid hours. We have decided that it is the polar opposite of Kabhie Khushi Kahbie Gham. I need to watch K3G now, so that I can balance the universe. Once again, I did no sewing.

Additionally, I discovered that all the shoes in the wardrobe are moldy. How in the world did that happen? I feel there is an angry call to my landlord in the future, to let him know that the moisture is indeed a problem, and the stain in the hall is not from the Killz. (I feel a little like Alexander and his terrible, horrible, no good very bad day)

Tonight is making mac and cheese for the Thanksgiving party at work, to which I will probably wear the green sari. The giver of the sari has expressed interest in meeting me and forming a friendship, so perhaps I will have an Indian friend, after all (I have one pen-pal type friend on LiveMocha, so I feel this is progress)! We shall see if the Thanksgiving schedule permits this.

I will most likely do no sewing today, either. But I have progressed to numbers and plurals in my language learning, and I am feeling more confident with my speaking skills, so I’m not too broken up about it. There’s always tomorrow, right?

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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4 Responses to I do too much.

  1. Hi everybody, it is Thanksgiving Day! I’m happy with my extra day off, and I am planning to make something fun that will probably involve a car trip and seeing something new in New Smyrna Beach I haven’t seen yet.
    You write new post at Thanksgiving?

  2. Katy says:

    Good: maybe having an Indian friend/pen pal

    Bad: moldy shoes? WTF?!

  3. Mouse says:

    Lowes or Home Depot have these containers that you open up and put in closets which wick away moisture and stop things from mildewing.. maybe this would help temporarily? I have no idea what they’re called.. but its like containers of silica gel.

    • HappyGoth says:

      Awesome! I may try those. The husband is on a mission to get a dehumidifier, which I think we’re long overdue for. The bathroom has always been a mold farm; I think it’s something about the proximity of the back of the house to the leaky part of the roof and the leaky basement.

      I feel that I’m partially responsible, though, for storing mildewy sandals in there. It didn’t cause the problem, but it certainly didn’t help.

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