Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ravelry and Fall

Well Ravelry is really going through the waiting list! According to their news post they are trying to do 500-600 a day! Here is my latest standing:
You are #15526 on the list.
1522 people are ahead of you in line.
18171 people are behind you in line.
41% of the list has been invited so far

Am I ready? Do I have alot of photos and items to add to some of the varied parts? NOPE!

On another note, it has been Fall type weather here in NYC. Cool in the morning and in the evening/night and more summer like in the afternoons. But it is supposed to get warmer towards the weekend.

I have so much work to do at the office that I am stressed just trying to figure out how to prioritize it. It didn't help that I had to set up a new cell phone and a laptop as well. I have to find all the accessories for the old phone to turn it all in as well.

I still haven't managed to transfer everything between the old and new but at least the worse of it is over. I am getting used to navigation on the phone and I can get onto our wireless network with the laptop. I still have no idea exactly what the magic combination of actions was that made it finally see that the network was available and switch from the more unprotected SSID to the more protected one. *sigh* I swear there are Gremlins at work!

Things are a little more settled with caregiving and my Mom. Still not sure if this aide will mesh enough with us but we will see. Unfortunately the issues are the same as I have at the office. Consistency, common sense, communication, and general awareness. *sigh*

The aide just arrived for the day and I am not sure at all if she will do for long term. She asked Mom what she wanted for breakfast and went to look for the frozen waffles (which she has given to her before). She just opened a fresh box because she didn't see the zip bags of waffles that she had taken waffles from before and are on the inner door. Also asking me if we put anything on the waffles (Mom likes everything plain). Last week she opened a fresh box of oatmeal from the extra boxes on top of the fridge when there are 5 flavors opened in the cabinet. She has seen me take oatmeal packets from the cabinet and I have gone over where everything is several times.
So I guess I have to move extra supplies to places she would not look in.
I just don't know.

It doesn't help that the service company also schedules the aide for a physical first thing in the morning on a weekday. Which for the location she has to go to is 9am. She was told to go to the physical and then to the client. The assumption is that the client or someone can let them in no matter when they arrive. Not true here. Mom doesn't always hear the lobby buzzer and can't remember what to do to buzz someone in. When she did she would let in anyone since she couldn't hear them correctly and would assume it was UPS or someone.

I have no idea how long the physical will take and when she will arrive here. I have a meeting that day and I assume I will late to it.

So like I said it is a bit more stable at home and yet not really stable.
One day at a time, that is all I can do.

Perhaps the lace knit-a-longs will cheer me up. I have to get a tiny crochet hook for the beading for one of them. I am going to see if one place is open and carries them on the way to work today.

Photos of swatches, etc. to come!

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