Life on the line

Don’t worry folks, it’s a pun! We’re on strike at my place of work.

(I just love this picture I snapped of a colleague. She made this flag herself! In case the symbolism is lost on you, we’re both librarians).

I’m not the type of person to deal with this well. Four hours a day on the picket line is surprisingly exhausting, but I find my Type A personality makes me a little stir crazy after a couple of hours once I’m back at home. You’d think I’d be knitting, but I actually tend to knit to relax and unwind at the end of a work day. No work day = wired Erin = must partake of active pastimes. So far I’ve cleaned the entire apartment, caught up on all of the laundry, concocted a recipe (see previous blog entry) and baked not once but twice. I blame the baking on my developing Pinterest obsession. First came a rather complex (for me, anyway – two different glazes!) lemon cake, and then muffins. And it’s only Thursday.

Cleaning the apartment lead to a sobering discovery. This is how much yarn I own:

Oh no, that’s not all. See the edge of the chair with the grey and cream afghan over it in the top right of the above photo? Well, this is what’s behind it:

The fiancé doesn’t know about this secret hiding spot.

Well, now I definitely won’t feel tempted to buy more yarn during the strike…

5 thoughts on “Life on the line

  1. Striking is no fun. But sometimes things like that are neccessary. Glad you still have your sense of humour! You are a ‘no reply’ blogger, so I can’t answer your comments left on my blog. Can you change that?

  2. Two things:
    1. I’m really really really hoping the strike turns out well. The TPL is such a wonderful system and I’ve been so frustrated at the nonsense lately.

    2. I’m glad I found you (first on tumblr, then here)! I’m not a current librarian (I’m in immigration limbo, with my year-old MLS just chilling in my filing cabinet waiting on my work permit) but I’m always trying to find more GTA library folks. Hi!

    • Thanks for the support 🙂
      Oh immigration limbo. I am familiar with it, having had friends go through it, not to mention a lot of the patrons in the neighbourhood our branch is in.
      Glad to meet you too! Bonus – you have wonderful content on your blog and Tumblr 😉

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