Once again, I find myself typing a blog post after an extended absence. Life definitely gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it? Nothing crazy going on here, just the day to day stuff that seems to take over. I also haven't been feeling that blogging mojo because I haven't been able to download pictures off of my camera. I pretty much only read blogs that have pictures, so I hate not being able to slap a few on my own posts.
Luckily, because of this new job (and in in reading over my paperwork, I see that HR has written that it's contingent on the teacher asking for leave - if this falls through, I am going to be one cranky cookie....) we decided to get me a computer. With both The Professor and myself vying for computer time (when you're a teacher, you spend lots of time at home working on teaching stuff), we decided that it would be in everyone's best interests to get a second computer, thus avoiding the inevitable marital strife that would stem from computer waiting time. As I'm aging at an alarming rate and my eyes are no longer what they once were, I got one with a big screen (which still ends up having tiny writing which I can't read without my glasses), and so far it's working out dandy. And, I was able to download pictures. Here's some of what we've been up to:
We went to the local nature preserve and learned all about how horseshoe crabs lay their eggs.
Tobie had his first (and last!) visit to a hotel. My sister booked a pet-friendly hotel for her wedding, so we thought we'd take advantage of it and avoid kennel fees. The dopey dog barked every time someone walked past our door or opened their own door (which, you can imagine, in a hotel happened hardly ever....). I decided around about 4:00AM that the kennel fees are worth every penny.
And I continued to knit on the sock yarn blanket - it's coming along nicely! The kids have been using it as a throw on the couch, and have been trying to convince me that it would make a good blanket for the dog. Clearly what every dog needs - a sock yarn blanket knit on size 3 needles - makes it easier to chew!