Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Still I push my barrow all the day
I was talking to a friend recently about her long service leave and how anxious she is to make use of it. We've talked about it a bit, yet it didn't occur to me until she pointed it out, that since we started our careers at the same time, mine is due early next year too.
I've never given much thought to my long service leave. I guess I just don't really look ahead very far. More that that, it's like those times when I don't realise there is a long weekend coming up. Then on the Friday, someone takes off early and says 'See ya Tuesday!'. There is no better feeling. (Am I saying good things are better if you don't look forward to them too much? That sounds a bit sad.)
As it is, even with Wednesday quarantined largely for my own purposes (I work 4 days part-time), at least some every week is spent in a frenzy of woolly ideas when I should be focused on my job.
It's an entertaining idea to entertain: three at-home months to knit and create and write all about it. I would probably go bit nuts and/or develop knitting-related injuries. It would be hard for me to choose to use up all of the leave in one go. (As a kid Í used to eat my Easter eggs over a period of several months, making my sisters crazy) But I do have a big project in mind that might benefit from some intensive time.
Meanwhile here is the slightly taller, orange/red/green/beige pot from a few posts back, finally felted. With an avocado for scale. I might have to give a bit more thought to my use of scale objects. This is a biggish avocado, if that helps. And, the little blue bowl that Bells has given a home.