Sunday, November 17, 2013

Is there anybody out there?

I am still here! I know I have been quiet the last two months, but I am still here! I am currently working full time and I headed back to school this fall. The schedule has been hard to handle and I pretty much just work, study and attend class. So even when I think I have a little time to do an update here, I tend to stutter to a stop as I don't have a clue what I would talk about. I think everyone hits that point with a blog from time time. It seems like the only way to get your mojo back is to jump in and start babbling!

So I am actually making pretty good progress on my class-load for this semester. I finished my Excel 1 class, my Access class, and my Computer Careers course. I am hoping to be done with my Introduction to computers class tomorrow, and that will just leave me with my online Word class, and my Excel 2 class. So far I am doing really well, but boy am I missing just hanging out and knitting while watching some crappy tv! I know it will all be worth it in the long run. I really need to get out of my job, and this is a great direction to head if I want a new career. Maybe one day I won't dread going into work everyday.

I have been picking up a little knitting the last week or so. I knit up a pair of mittens for my niece and I kind of wanted to keep them, so I immediately cast on a pair for myself! I am making mine out of a ball of chunky Malabrigo that came from deep in my stash. I will have to take pics and post details this week. I know I will regret knitting mittens in Malabrigo as they will be a pilled nightmare in no time, but boy are they soft and warm. Sometimes you just have to do it even though you know better.

I have also whipped out a couple of crochet items. They go so fast! I have a scarf I made for my neighbor's child, and a cowl I knit from stash. So hopefully I will get some pictures taken this week and will be able to give a proper show and tell.

So that is pretty much what my world has been revolving on lately. I am looking forward to getting back into the blogging groove!

2 comments:

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I found your blog via Ravelry. I was looking for comments about the pattern for Pocketbook Slippers, and found your blog post from 2011. It was very helpful and I think I will be making a pair soon.

There are several things I can relate to in this post. I am also a 40-something who just went back to school. You are even taking some of the same classes I've taken! I'm currently unemployed but taking a full course load kept me quite busy this past semester. By the time I got to exam week, I was dreaming about knitting and reading books. Right now, I'm on winter break and I am trying to fill the days with leisure projects that I didn't have time to attempt before.

I can also relate to what you said about your blog being quiet. My blog stays silent for months at a time because I don't feel like I have much to say. When I feel guilty about that, I remind myself that blogging is a hobby and nothing to beat myself up about :-).

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Dani S Hi Dani! Sounds like we have a lot of similar things going on in our lives! Hope school is going well for you. I just had my last final this past Thursday and I am trying to catch my breath! :)

Glad the blog helped with the pocketbook slipper pattern. It's a cute pattern and an easy knit from what I remember. I think they are pretty cute on top of it all - so pretty much a win. :)

Thanks for the advice. I need to remember that when I beet myself up for blog silence. You are right - it's a hobby!

Thanks again for stopping in and for the comment! Have a wonderful holiday season and good luck with school!
~Jen

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