Merry Christmas Adam! I am winding down my afternoon at work. I have just over an hour to go until I am on vacation and I can't wait.
This has been an exhausting month this year. I think the stress finally leaving with Pk getting a job has left a void where my energy used to live. I have my pollyanna gifts purchased and waiting to wrap. Some cookies are baked and the rest will be done tomorrow.
It's been a bit difficult to locate my holiday spirit but I think it's finally coming around. Might be something about putting on my Santa hat (which I wore for my clients' potluck brunch this morning). I am starting to feel a bit excited and am looking forward to having the whole family together tomorrow night and decorating the tree and eating and drinking together.
I made some walnut shell kniting baskets for the people that knit/crochet with me at work. I've been saving perfect shell halves for months. Pk took one of the toothpicks and made it into a crochet hook for one of my coworkers who crochets. She loved it. I made new ones for my tree and one for Kate and for Em.
Otherwise, I have been slowly knitting the Rivendell socks for Pk and had to put the colorwork mittens away for a while. Too much thinking involved. Maybe over the vacation I'll get enough sleep and be more clear headed.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Today is Peter Kevin's first day of work since April. To say it felt odd is an understatement. I am so used to thinking "I can stop on my way home from work and.....". And that will no longer be as simple, at least for the time being.
Pk drops me off at the train at 6:40. I catch the train into Philadelphia. I'll take the same train home and then get the bus from the train station home. It's about 2 miles and will add 45 minutes to my trip at the end of the day (and about a half mile walk). Eventually, we're hoping he can take a different train into work and then I can use the car to come home and then go back and pick him up. It's all a bit complicated until we see how things fall out (and can buy a used truck for a second car).
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Global warming must be a reality. Our weather has been so up and down lately. Today, for instance, it is 26 degrees and a bit breezy. Cold. Last week we hit 65 degrees and were wearing light jackets/sweaters. Today I pulled out the scarf and mittens and woolen coat. Gotta love it.
This past month was a difficult one for us. Pete continues to look for a job and while he has what he considers "good" interviews, the companies always "go in another direction" (hire someone else). He had 2 really good ones last week and we are waiting to hear what happened.
I was sick the second half of November. I had walking pneumonia and spent two weeks coughing so hard my ribs hurt. I was so full of cold medicines and antibiotics that my brain wasn't good for much. At this point, I still have a froggy voice and some serious coughing but I am able to sleep and so am gradually getting my energy back (remember how easy it was when we were 18 to just go to bed and wake up feeling great?)
At work, we are having inspections by the State and also our Major Payor. Their regulations are so arbitrary but we try to follow them as best as we can.
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