Sunday, May 13, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The very short version is that I'm having a great spring break and that as of today, I'm the sole owner of my house!
Sunday, March 11, 2018
So, I slept late this morning, and then spent a few hours in bed reading, now I'm in my favorite coffee shop, browsing blogs, Twitter, and Instagram, and drinking coffee, before I wander over to the Slover library for more books. I've really been on a reading binge lately and while I love that I'm reading more, it means I haven't been doing much else. My house is pretty messy, my Apple Cider Donut sweater is still unfinished, although I am ready to start the sleeves, and there are numerous other projects I want to do that are still undone. Still, the cold weather is a good time for reading, so I'm going to embrace it while I can. I seem to remember lamenting the fact that I wasn't reading enough not that long ago. Apparently,questioning whether or not I'm using my time wisely is a constant comcern of mine. At least Gracie is happy when I stay home and read. She climbed right up on my lap, as usual.
I did manage to walk a bit yesterday, despite the cold and gloom. I was visiting a friend who is recovering from knee replacement surgery and we decided to drive to the beach; we went to Back Bay National Wildlife Reserve, which is not too far from his house.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Although it's only February, it looks like spring has arrived. The daffodils and crocus are blooming in my front yard, although by this time next weekend, there may be snow on these flowers.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
I had a lovely relaxing weekend with old friends watching football this past weekend and knitting up a storm. I'm working on the Apple Cider Donut Cardigan from the Rhinebeck Sweaters book, using the Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool yarn I thought I was going to use for the Mary Rebecca pattern, before I read the pattern more carefully and realized I needed DK for that one. Rookie mistake, especially since I had knit it up to the armholes already last year. The only reason I had ripped it out was that I needed to change the size. So that was kind of lucky, right? This is the pattern photo from Ravelry; my color is raspberry.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
I would have returned to work on Tuesday, except we were hit by the BombCyclone of snowstorms (I have no idea where that name came from) and school was out for five straight days, largely due to the extreme low temperatures that kept the streets and school parking lots covered far longer than normal. This was good news for me, as it means that instead of being charged five days of sick leave, I only used two! We go back tomorrow and will have two weeks left of this semester, before exams and beginning second semester, so it will be slightly anticlimactic, I suspect. But at least I won't have much grading waiting for me. I really got lucky.
I don't have too much time for a long post, but I wanted to catch up just a bit. Most of my photos are of Gracie keeping me company on the couch; today is the five year anniversary of her adoption from the pet rescue, and it turns out that if I sit long enough , she does like to sit on my lap after all. It only took us five years to discover this.
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and hopefully I will be back in this space soon.