Thanks for all the interesting lunch ideas you guys left in the comments yesterday. I was particularly charmed by this Flickr set of photos of lunches that Mama Cat posted about — what fun to look through the photos!
A lot of you offered cool ideas for ways to transport a lunch to work, which I don’t really need — I am the self-proclaimed queen of bags and totes, after all. But it was certainly fun looking at the different options that are out there.
And a lot of you gave great ideas for incorporating leftovers and suchlike into lunches. If I actually cooked at home, that would be great. But my dinner usually consists of an Amy’s Kitchen frozen entree nuked in the microwave. Wish I could do something like that for lunch! (Nope, it’s verboten to have a personal-size microwave or fridge in the office.)
And I’m not gonna be having any salads anytime soon, even ones I make myself. After last week, my thought processes are such that I can’t even consider it. Eeeeeek!
Picky, ain’t I?
Thank you to those of you who suggested hummus — yum. I love hummus and may have to get some and some pita bread. Added bonus: if I get some with a lot of garlic, my coworkers will stay away from me after lunch.
Rest assured that anything I bring to work is kept very securely wrapped up and sits on top of my desk until lunchtime, not hidden away in a dark drawer, in an attempt to discourage wee creatures from sampling. I notice that they rarely make an appearance under the glare of my fluorescent desk lamp. I never store food in my office — that’s just asking for trouble. I think that’s a big part of the problem in this building. A lot of people habitually store a supermarket’s worth of food in their office, which only encourages the beasties.
But enough about vermin. Here’s today’s Still Life With Sock in Progress and Emu Egg.
That’s the second sock — I finished the first one last night.
Yep, I finished a sock at home. While I am still slogging along on the first Cromarty sleeve, I wasn’t feeling the cable love last night so I worked on my sock. But the first Cromarty sleeve is nearing completion.
Just a few more rows and then I cast off for the shoulder strap. I’m on the 10th skein of Kersti, and I’m still not certain I’ll be able to finish half the sweater in 10 skeins. While I have long been aware of the “1/3 for the front, 1/3 for the back, and 1/3 for the sleeves” rule of thumb, the fact that the sleeves extend into a wide shoulder strap makes this estimate less reliable. It’s just a matter of “wait and see.” So I will. Wait and see. First sleeve should be done in the next couple of days if I don’t flake out and take to knitting socks 24/7.
Clearly, I just like the drama and am dragging it out as long as possible.
Why does Lucy have this look on her face?
Because she’s listening to “Meow, Meow,” the new single from Rap Cat, of course.