Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hello? Is anyone out there?

I've been lazy. That's nothing new, but the longer it gets since my last blog, the harder it is to get started again. And there's so much to blog about.

I'm still unemployed and loving it. I got my last "real" paycheck today; it's going to be painful when that's not available next month. But it's not enough to make me get out and pound the pavements begging for a job. I like this sleeping till noon and staying up till 3 a.m. I'm reading lots and lots of books, knitting baby things hoping to sell them (and thus eliminate the need for a "real" job), playing in the pool a couple of times a day, running the vacuum occasionally (and picking up furballs of cat hair far too frequently; we now have my daughter's two cats, Rex and Little Marie, in addition to Chester and Beghera), thinking about getting a dog (Chihuahua; mix is okay, no puppies, please), meeting the neighbors (tonight I met the lady who walks her two Min Pins on leash while her scarlet macaw rides on her arm; I played with the dogs, stayed away from the macaw's beak).

In other words, life is fun, sort of like vacationing in a ratty cottage with a sort-of kitchen but a super cool pool. Wait--that's exactly what it IS. We're vacationing in a ratty cottage with a sort-of kitchen and a super-cool pool and a really great mattress set.

No tv, but occasionally we watch something online. It would be nice if we had something larger than a 12.1" monitor, but I bought a set of $20 speakers so the sound is good.

Maybe now I'll actually start blogging again. I have tons of photos to show, and I can tell about how we participated in a promo video for Tim Dorsey's new book, Electric Barracuda, and how I knit on camera and had my own line and everything.

If anyone is still out there......


Georgi said...

I am still out here and still jealous :-)

Georgi said...

see, I commented and you did not respond, are you slouching in the pool??

rita said...

Why, yes, thank you! Actually, I checked back earlier and there were no comments, so I just sort of sighed and forgot it. I have so many photos to share that I don't know where to start! I'm spending far too much time on facebook and playing a dumb computer game.

But I'm knitting like crazy!!!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Looks like BPK is treating you well!

rita said...

Hi, Nancy! Yes, it's wonderful living here. Is your friend still down here? Maybe you'll get down?

I've been too lazy to update the blog. I tell you, it doesn't take long to get into the island way of life!

I thought about you yesterday when went to Bahia Honda beach. I bought a year's pass, so I have to use it, right?

rita said...

Georgi--can you send me an invite to your blog? I can't get in.

--rita knits at g mail dot com