Not working

Supposed to be working on a presentation (job), registering (belatedly) for a convention, dusting floors (extremely belatedly) and (unrelated) a scholarly paper. Instead I’m playing with the internet. Shameful. Confession: Sometimes I am immobilized by too-much-to-do.

Baby Sweater

Last night, whilst waiting for Kate to emerge from her theory class at Eastman and sipping peppermint tea, I finished a wee sweater for another baby born recently in my circle of friends. Again, procrastinating, but I can hardly be blamed for not dusting the floors at home as I sat at Java’s, right? And the paper? Well, I had notes with me, but the venue was really too noisy to concentrate on the Torah. The registration materials were at home, and the presentation is on a large trifold cardboard thing that I could hardly be expected to tote into a crowded coffee shop, right? And the baby is no doubt growing rapidly even as I write this. It was imperative that I finish this little bit of knitting and pack it off to the mother as soon as possible! The child could hit puberty at any minute!

Ok, I cut myself some slack that I cannot afford, and took a break from the numerous demands on my time, and did a little handwork. I don’t regret a minute spent with the tiny task. At least I don’t regret it yet… Ask me again Saturday when I’m slapping together a shoddy presentation board.

Better yet? Don’t. Thanks.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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