Not much in the interesting department

I’ve figured out knitting rows (thanks to a lovely pair of hands on YouTube) and I’m working on knitting from there. Why knitting you ask? Well, to be completely honest, I want to quit smoking (yes, ***gasp***). The only thing that has worked in the past is being pregnant. I’ve since learned that this is not a practical way to stop. Yep, doh! But, there it is. I’m tired of it. I’m tired of sneaking around and I keep thinking I might as well be what people think I am instead of just pretending. I’ve tried to quit many, many, many times. I’m thinking knitting – which I’m finding kind of time-warping and involving both hands – might be the answer. So, you, my loyal blog readers will just have to live through my chronicles of knitting and cleaning and other strange compulsive behavior as it comes up. I haven’t totally quit yet – but it’s close. Be nice.

In the meantime, I’ve organized the house, cleaned the house and tried to streamline things. But, I live with other people. Five other people. Five other people who all share socks. These socks have been under my desk for the past four days. When I ask the boys to clean up their stuff, they do. They clean up every single thing but this particular pair of socks. I’m using this picture to document how long it might take to clean up the socks (the socks that belong to no one). Sure, it would be easy for me to scoop them up on my daily laundry runs throughout the house, but this is different. This is becoming an issue.

Today, January 20, is day one of the Sock Chronicles!

9 thoughts on “Not much in the interesting department

  1. I don’t blame you. I do wish it was just one pair of homeless socks, here. But, no. I seem to have spawned some kind of sock-planting cult. They set them down, bury them, and wait… to see if they’ll grow? You’d think if they need more, they’d just write it on the list.Good luck w/ your plan! Call me if you need someone to talk you down. And have you looked at trying Rescue Remedy? I’ve heard it’s awesome for the nicfits. 😉

  2. I wish you luck with the socks.. I am also a closet smoker. I am now taking Chantix. It is working (a little)… It was so easy to quit while I was pregnant (everything made me sick).. I wish you luck!

  3. I have the sock issue too. But I can’t complain cause my tree is still up.Luckily have have itty bitty socks compared to your big boy smelly socks.

  4. Ah, I am not the only one. I’m a smoker, too. I just placed an order for a stop smoking CD book Stop Smoking the Easy Way by Allen Carr, because of nearly 475 reviews of the book on Amazon, over 400 gave it a 5-star rating and said the book gave them what they needed to quit. I’ve owned the book for nearly two years, but can’t make myself read it. I figure I will force myself to listen to it and maybe, just maybe, I can kick this nasty habit.Good luck to you!I’m laughing about the socks.

  5. Good luck with quitting the cigarettes. I quit 16 years ago for the final time. (I quit while PG, too.)It was very hard. The withdrawals sucked. And it was worth everything I went through to be free of it.I hope you can break free, too.At our house, everyone’s socks look different, so I always know whose are on the floor. But it makes no difference. Unless I specifically say to kid one or kid two, PICK UP YOUR SOCKS, the socks will sit until they’ve been walked on so many times that they’re carpet-colored.

  6. For some reason, I keep finding Other People’s Socks in our laundry — socks that no one in the family can identify. It’s a mystery. We seem to have an opening into a parallel universe in our laundry room.Of course, the first tip off that the socks don’t belong to anyone here is that they’re actually IN the laundry instead of strewn around the family room.

  7. Yay you! You can do it! I quit nearly six years ago after smoking for *eighteen* years. I still crave (not gonna lie), but I am definitely FREE.And I don’t wanna talk about socks…sheesh, they’re worse than rabbits!

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