As I write this, we are still up in the air about whether the federal government will shut down tomorrow night at midnight. We’ve been in a tizzy all week at work — so many things to think about should we be on furlough for a while.
Lucky me, I am on leave tomorrow and Monday so if indeed there is a shutdown, I will not have to deal with the odds and ends and fuss and bother that go along with wrapping up operations for it. for I will be in Chincoteague, at Carodan Farm’s SoXperience 2011. Well, that’s through Sunday and I’ll be coming home Sunday night, but I did schedule leave for Monday, as I always need a day to recover from a teaching gig.
A shutdown is very likely. But one scenario is that the government will shot down Friday night and remain closed all weekend while Congress scrambles to balance the budget, and will open again on Monday. Another scenario is that it will take longer and all us “non-essential” federal employees will be on furlough for a while until the budget is sorted out.
I’ll say it out loud here: if I get some unscheduled time off, I swear I will do some spring cleaning and work towards de-cluttering my home and getting rid of a lot of stuff I don’t use or need.
There. It’s out there. Now I have to do it.
In knitting news, I’m still working on my Antimacassar Shawl. I’ve done very little evening knitting this week (and my commuter knitting has been on something else — an unbloggable project) so it is not done yet. But it is close.
I’ll either finish it later tonight or, more likely, finish it this weekend during downtime at SoXperience.
I’ll likely not be blogging on Sunday because I’ll get home late.
See you next week!
“I must perfect my ballet moves for my weekend alone with my Daddy!”