Thursday, January 11, 2007

Getting Official

With a view to retiring some day, I decided to get certified. I've signed up for The Knitting Guild Of America Master Handknitter program. I got the first packet within a few days of enrolling. It's a deceptively small packet. They suggest a 2" three ring binder for the submission.

Joyce (at Wooly Wonders) is also interested. I'll probably get started with the first swatches this weekend. I think the big thing is to be obsessive-compulsive about the swatches. Ah, darn. It's so HARD for me to be obsessive-compulsive!

On Tuesday I'll officially be the Treasurer for the Nevada Library Association. Obsessive-Compulsive and Masochistic. Heck - it's BALANCING A CHECKBOOK. I can do that.

Tonight is Book Group. We're reading The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. At holiday time, I try to read something un-challenging and holiday related. This is a nice teen book about a boy who discovers he's the "last of the old ones", who must defeat the Dark.

We'll discuss Welsh Myth, Kids Dreams (This one is like Harry Potter, or Kim - normal kid discovers he has amazing power), and ... something else. I was lining these all up in my head last night, when I was mentally preparing my handout. Hopefully I'll remember later today when I actually start putting ideas on paper!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Yadda Yadda

The lovely thing about having an "undiscovered blog" is I don't have to worry too much about missing a day or two (or 10).

Here's what's going on now. They just told Joan she's going home this weekend. She latched on to "home", and totally spaced the "this weekend". 5 minutes later, she was on the phone to JtX, asking him when he was going to come and get her.

I'll go shopping for her, so she'll have groceries when she gets there, and I'll do a little (mild) decorating. Her apartment is lovely.

Did I mention that my sister's gorgeous Victorian house has attracted a nest of rats? The Rat Man and the rats are going at it now. It looks to be a long battle.

Off to work. Need to visit Joan, and then LYS tonite!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Ch ch ch ch ch ch Changes....

By Christmas, I was in the full throes of a nervous breakdown. Two days later, I was just about at the fetal position point. The next day I flew to the east coast to spend time with my family, and recover.

I did (thank heavens!)

While I was there, I realized that at some point I will retire from the library. And, I'll want to work.

So, Knitting. Maybe I'll design. Maybe I'll teach. I'd better learn how to do both!

I've just spend a frustrating hour working on my home page. I can't seem to get my web host to change their "Future Home Of..." stock index page. Grrr. Hoping to hear from them soon.