Tuesday, January 31, 2006

It's over.

They strung us along for almost 2 weeks, then hired someone local. We're not going home. What else is there to say?

Friday, January 27, 2006

Crap. Crap. Crap.

Prescience? Or just my usual pessimistic attitude being held out by cold hard facts? Looks like we're not going home at all. Still no contract letter for Dave - the letter, btw, which he was first supposed to have on Monday, and then by end of workday today. No reply from his contact, either - so not a good sign. So it looks like we're going to have to cancel our trip home & the showings of houses we're interested in. We won't be listing our house fs either - this after a backbreaking, nervewracking, exhausting week for me of replacing ceiling tiles, fixing holes in walls, chipping off cracked paint, spackling, priming, painting, cleaning, straightening, freecycling everything we can't use...dammit dammit dammit. Motherfuckers, as Jane would say. The disappointment is huge. Oh, and now I'll have no income this semester, and for no reason, since I'm going to be an official nonresident of Hopkins - which means I won't even be able to use the library. Not a problem if we would have been in Columbus - OSU's library is better - but now I'll be left only with the resources (hah!) that Harrisburg has to offer (negligible might be understating the case). See previous comment re dammit. I just want to cry, but that would make Dave feel bad, and I'm sure he's feeling bad enough already, he really wanted this damn job. This really really sucks.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

As promised

Here is a pic of Dave in his Jayne hat. Ian's hat was knitted from the same pattern. Both were knitted with Jamieson's DK, which I really really love. Definitely my new favorite yarn. Aren't they cute? (The guys, I mean, not the hats.)

Friday, January 20, 2006

Click your heels together...

and say "I want to go home. I want to go home. I want to go home."

Yep. Looks like we're finally going home. Why do I not sound ecstatic? B/c the contract for Dave's theoretical new job hasn't been signed yet, which means this could still fall through - and that would be a major disappointment. So I'm trying not to get too excited. Never mind that since Dave's first interview I've been trolling realtor pages, making lists of things to keep & things to get rid of, and planning out all that needs to be done to move from one state to another. Nope, no pressure, Dave. Really. None at all.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Random thoughts

Wow, been a looooong time since I posted on blogger. Guess I don't really need 2 blogs. Especially since I haven't been posting on the other one either. Sigh. If only I could go without sleep, I could get so much more done. (How many working moms have said that over the years?) Anyway, my knitting progresses. What knitting, you might ask. Well, since I last posted here, I have become both a knitter *and* spinner. In other words, I've found the perfect method of procrastination re the writing of my dissertation (which, incidentally, needs to be completed - COMPLETED - and defended - in, oh, two months. Back to the whole non-sleeping idea...) But who needs a PhD when you can knit your own darn socks & sweaters?? (yeah, yeah, those who want to actually get a JOB after more years in college than a sane person would admit to).

Anyway...I've finished Dave's Jayne hat (I'll post pix later when I find the darn camera) and Ian's super-cute earflap cap & mittens (see previous comment re pix). And I broke down & bought a Debbie Bliss baby patterns book (don't know why I have this prejudice against Debbie Bliss, I just do) - just for one pattern, a super-cute double-breasted jacket, which I plan on knitting for Ian in yarn that coordinates with his hat (2 colors of Jamieson's Shetland DK) and mittens. Then I'll need to knit him a striped scarf using both colors, and a pair of pants using the contrast color for the jacket (aka the main color for the hat) - and then he'll have an entire ensemble! Nope, got no time to waste writing a dissertation, no siree bob. There's knitting that needs to be done. Oh, and I need to finish my mil's log cabin sock (yeah, yeah, and knit the second one) - and I'd love to start working on my Duncan pullover from Jamieson's Shetland Knitting 1. Why the hell didn't I start knitting years ago????!!! Question: is spending time imagining all the things one *could* have knitted if one had begun earlier (e.g. Kaffe Fassett designs using the original Rowan yarns - whimper, sob, moan) a sign of obsessive behavior, or merely a sane and logical reaction to time wasted on education, work, socializing, sleep, and other unnecessary activities? Discuss.