"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Separation Anxiety

It's supposed to be for babies/toddlers/young children, right? A sign of "insecure" or "disorganized" attachment, according to some developmental psychology theories. I mean, it is normal for most kids to go through a period of it for a bit, but you're supposed to grow out o fit.

I am having mixed feelings. I am SO happy and excited to get out to Colorado to visit my peeps and to go to Camp WannaKnitKnit 4. But I'm also very nervous leaving my sweet babies again. The last trip I took, I came home to a very very sick kitty. I can't go through that again. I have a cat sitter coming, who will feed and check on them every day. I am telling myself to chill out, chillax, but I probably won't feel completely better until I come home.

Summer classes are over (YAY!, so the rest of my summer looks much better. I will see clients (and get paid!), do research, and... and... have TIME OFF. I am only scheduled for 32 hours per week for the rest of the summer. WOO HOO! I took this week and part of next week off. It's been great to have TIME to do stuff, like buy a couple new pairs of pants, get a pedicure, and go to the bank. Sounds like such little things, but... they make me happy.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

ANOTHER post!!

It's hot.

Horridly, horribly, unbearably H.O.T. (aka horrible oppressive temperatures)

I know it's bad for the environment, and I am only contributing to global warming, but I need air conditioning when the humidity is over 80% and the temp is over 90.

My bio bases of behavior mid term went well. Thank GOD for extra credit. Even though I thought the multiple choice and matching would be easiest, I did the best on the diagrams.

Knitting. Still working on the Barn raising Quilt squares. Will upload them to ravlery as soon as i bite the bullet and buy more flickr use. Anyone have a good reason for me NOT to get the pro flickr account?

How perfect is THIS picture for me?

more cat pictures

no wonder I love that site. The cats look like mine, the chair looks like my desk chair, and I have too often seen the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

Hopefully NEVER when i get to the point of writing a dissertation though.

Hope eveyrone is staying cool. Wish I was going to the Estes Wool Market with my peeps next week!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


The last month was a bit crazy. Finals (I HATE FINALS). If finals in grad school still consisted of multiple choice tests or essay exams, they wouldn't be so bad... but when finals means turning in humongo (30 pages!) papers... well. I hatez it.

more cat pictures

Is that not perfect for me? If you know me, you know that I am a procrastinator. Grad school is my punishment/boot camp for getting rid of this habit. A good friend of mine (mom of LRHM- little red headed monster- who's NOT so little anymore!) gave me a plaque as a b-day gift... it says "I have not yet BEGUN to procrastinate."


After finishing finals, I had to give a presentation to the faculty of the research I am working on... THEN summer classes started.

MEANWHILE, Mr Cosmo, my sick kitteh, decided to give me a big gift, and decided he didn't need insulin for his diabetes anymore!! WOO HOO! I still check his blood sugar once in awhile to make sure we're on track, but he's still 'in remission' and is 'diet controlled.' For those of you who own kitty cats, I can not advocate enough for a wet food, low carb diet for your cat. I know that the dry food is super convenient, but it is also very high in carbs and one of the leading causes of diabetes in cats. If you are interested in switching, you can go HERE to find a couple charts of dry food and canned foods. the charts show a comparison of protein, fat, and carb content of the foods. Cosmo (and Danger) are on 10% or less carb canned food so that Danger doesn't BECOME diabetic and Cosmo can stay diet controlled. But YAY! He's doing so much better. We have another vet check up tomorrow, with more bloodwork. Bleh.

In knitting news, I haven't found a lace project yet. Looking for one that is either a stole, or a triangular shawl that is more like ENE (where you cast on a zillion stitches and DECREASE as you knit). I have started some Barn Raising Quilt squares, out of leftovers. A nice, almost non-thinking knit for me right now.

Hope everyone is doing well!!