You are all wonderful - thanks so much for your words of advice and encouragement.
Haven't actually acted on any of it yet, but I hope to this afternoon once I find where the puppy has hidden all the tennis ball.s
Yesterday was an unintentional non-knitting day. Had to shop for some essentials like food, a digital camera and an MP3 player which all took longer than expected. I'd saved up for the sales and ended up with a 20g portable hdd/mp3 player and a cheapie Kodak digital which is still better than the 2 mega pixel thing I've been using or borrowing from work. Had to do a clothes shop for Mum, too, and then babysitting for my SIL. Lots of giggles with 4 little girls and no knitting at all. Then cracker-night with all the neighbourhood kids and a night at the computer loading software and learning how to rip to my mp3 player.
I am such a dag that the first things I loaded were 3 audio books and a cd of Renaissance choral music. It's pretty easy but quite time-consuming. Still, I have about 35 hours of audio books loaded which should keep me going for a while.
This morning I took Mum shopping for new shoes and a quick trip to The Warehouse. The list of projects to finish this long weekend hasn't got a lot shorter, but I think I'm making forward progress.