Addiction – Its a terrible thing
It’s a pitiful thing…
Hands are beginning that tell-tale twitching..
Next, comes the uncontrollable sweats and the shaking.
Wiping my face.. obsessive playing with my hair..
I cant sleep… I abjure food… I need… I crave… the sweet oblivion of c……
What’s happened you ask?
Does Amanda have some secret recreational pharmaceutical problem that she hasn’t shared with us?
No, she couldn’t afford it. She’s got a $40 a day Mohair habit, and horses. She couldn’t afford drugs.
So,why are we seeing these symptoms of withdrawal?
Has Toothbrush Three, under the shadow of the Rainbow Serpent (with regulation height windrows!!!) run out of… Coffee?
Or any other caffeine laden substance?
No.The truth is… and this is truly awful.
I’ve left my crochet bag back in Green Car…. back… 280 km away..
So I’m here… without a hook in sight (and trust me I even checked under the bed) and not a scrap of yarn.
I’m not so much going cold turkey but Frozen Pterodactyl.
Would you believe I seriously considered going to the workshop to see what they have that I could run through a drill or *something* and have been turning my hungry eyes towards the store cupboard where there are balls of cotton shop string…..
And I may still do it.
Even Worse…Because I packed my book in my crochet bag…
I had nothing to read last night…
And worse than that..I just spent two and half hours in the car with the owner of the company.
We only went round two corners sideways…
My initial job interview for the position of Safety Officer was conducted at 160kph.
Maybe that should have told me something!!!
I’m now at Toothbrush Two and hating myself massively for not having my crochet with me.
But a friend was glad to see me:
As does his mate…However… on the plus side – I do have my little TV and DVD unit that lives here and two movies in Bluebag…
It’s been six weeks since I was here last.
Simon’s desk has been taken over by the Maintenance Manager from Toothbrush 3 and someone has emptied out the little collection of bottle tops I had in my top drawer that I used to throw at him when he was being a dope.
I haven’t been out on site yet (too shaken from the lack of crochet) and so I’m sitting here compiling SOPs and drinking my Pepsi.
I am looking forward to seeing how much has changed though..
These are ore blocks and the tape marks out where the gold is …
And my bed here is much more comfysome.
And now… to answer questions (plus its just started raining!!)
Shellie! So glad to hear someone else is onto the Christening Gowns !!!
I think it is actually good to have a few projects on the go as it stops you going stale.
Also the wire was actually very easy to work with once I worked out how to keep tension.
The Pizzazz part has come to me too…
Michelle- Try Wire – you will adore it! Much much nicer feeling than thread (pick the convert…)Oooh – and thank you for the Kool Aid instructions. The yarn I bought on eBay was described as “alabaster” but its grey.. I think deep purple would look lovely over it…
Kris: Yes I always look small in dentists chairs as I’m usually trying to see if I can seep out of the chair and crawl across the floor without anyone noticing! And if you’re freezing I wont tell you how warm it is here…
Barbara – its funny you should mention the desert island thing – I’m 2/3rds of the way through writing a novel about something like that!! Its awful when arthritis stops you doing something you love L *hugs*
Hello to Barb and Jess and Bob and everyone else..
Oh and Mother_figure is feeling better I’m sure she’ll say hi and her own thanks soon…
And even though I am here at Shiny Rocks World… and I have wireless internet access to stave off the withdrawal symptoms , I may be reduced to whittling a crochet hook from a gum tree and working with copper circuit wire tonight…