Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Keystone Kops

My camera still isn't back from the shop, so instead, here's a glimpse into what my life is like today.

Got up, siphoned last night's bathwater out the window and into a five gallon bucket while I ran back and forth in my jammies watering the front yard, took shower, made breakfast for kids, folded lots of laundry and put it away -- my goal is clean laundry baskets by lunch time -- had the kids shoo the escaped chickens back into the coop -and started to work. Lots of good questions from students, I'm on a roll.

What's that sound? What do I see? It's the street sweeping machine, going east on my street. Eeek! It's Monday! My side gets swept today. It's not mandatory sweeping, in that we don't have posted hours to not park, but if I remember, I like to have my street portion swept.

So I toss the computer off of my lap, do NOT trip over the wire, grab my key and run barefoot to my car. Waving wildly to Mr. Street Sweeper, I leap in my car, start it, put it in gear, move it down the street, realize that he's nicely waiting for me, roll down the window to wave a cheery "thank you."

And with that, I knock off the plastic wind guard that looks like an eyebrow from my window and run over it.

I am nothing if not smooth.




At 3:04 PM, Blogger cpurl17 said...

That reminds me of the time I left a pair of sunglasses on my lap, got out of the car to go inside to a restaurant, came back, backed up the car and heard an ugly crunch...

At 4:02 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, my. Quite the morning!

It turns out I'm mint chocolate chip, nothing awful :)

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Morenna said...

Oh my! For what it's worth, I'd have probably done the same thing or else thrown my coffee cup while trying to wave.

Hope the rest of the day proceeded like the beginning. :-)

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Left Coast Knitter said...

At least the sweeper probably swept up the pieces for you...

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Robert van de Walle said...

I bet next time he sweeps your street, he drives extra slow to give you time to do something else entertaining.


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