I am definitely feeling better. I just needed to go into my office and avoid the drama and it was gone. The drama does not have anything to do with me or my work so I can do this. I just don’t want to be involved. Plus, I can get my stuff done then.
On the knitting front, all I have left on my silk cocoon cardigan is the sleeves. It looks very pretty so far. I can’t wait to put it all together and of course wear it.
I am still dealing with drama at work. We all go away for the holidays. Then we come back and there are a million fuzzy memories to try to remember. This is important so we can all get our job done. Unfortunately most of my colleagues don’t take notes or work over our two months of break, so some are fuzzier are others. Miscommunication anyone.
So I work in academia. All my life I wanted to go as far as I could in school and see where that got me. So I got my Ph.D. and started teaching grad school at a university three years ago. I am not sure if I am happy there. First of all I am super young compared to my colleagues. I mean by 15 to 20 years. Plus, it is their department. I am new and a kid with no voice. I don’t quite fit into the social milieu. Second of all, my students are all my age. This puts me in a precarious situation. Basically I have to be more professional and stricter than all of my colleagues or they criticize my boundaries. I have no desire to be friends with my students. I just want to teach. I have many friends at home, I don’t really need them at work. Also if I ever get upset or frustrated with a student and they can sense it they parent me and tell me I am personalizing issues. I am not allowed to be human there. Not that I want to run wild or yell and scream. I just want the freedom to have a moment in my office every once in a while. Ugh! Rant over
Look what I have been up to:
Survived the snow.
Had a kid in the hospital
And of course knitted on about a million projects.
Hey I have moved here. I am loving Word Press much better than my old blogger site. It is much more Mac compatible. Here is a pic of the kids to get you by.
It has been great having the kids back in school. Don’t get me wrong I love my time with them but it is nice having some time to work without dividing all of my thoughts between the kids and work. I can do one thing at a time. Here is what the first day looked like.
And the second day. Max is watching her to make sure she is okay.
Yup Nora was sick the second day and by the weekend Lucia was too. Serge came down with it the week after. We made it work though. Serge’s job is less than flexible now so it is all on me. Whew it is busy! But it is all right.
I have not been around because we have been so busy. My kids have been everywhere…dance class, soccer, art, etc… We have also been on vacation. Plus, I have been teaching and facilitating at a group workshop. So I am tired… Here is a pic to tide you by. I will also be presenting a finish a day until I get through. More stress equals a lot of finishing.
I am recovering from a lovely week long bout of influenza. It seems everyone in the house has had it in the last month. But, because of my extended stay at home and the inability to look at my computer screen for long, I was able to complete two different projects.
OK really, I completed these a few weeks ago, but who is counting. These are ponchos created from an old Lilly pattern book. The girls chose the colors separately. Oddly enough, they chose the same colors for their ponchos minus the base colors. They are funny little beings. They were completed with Lilly cotton yarn. I have lots left over for dishrags.
This is a blanket that I made for a friends impending wedding. It is made from a Lion Brand Pattern in Lion Homespun Tudor. I hope they like it.
We started all of our garden seeds today. We decided on many different types of flowers, peppers, and tomatoes.
The girls were very active.
Serge on the other hand…
Happy Earth Hour! We will be enjoying candle light and Monopoly.