Three things on my mind this Thursday . . .
- Hannah’s graduation tonight! I’m so proud of her and the work she does already, having her Master’s in Special Education won’t make her a better teacher but it will make her eligible for advancement and a raise. She’s worked hard to get this done and I still remember how I felt when I finally got my Master’s in Library Studies – relieved and happy and proud – so I hope she feels all of that and more.
- Knitting. I’m currently only knitting a pair of socks as the sweater I had started is languishing – partly because it’s too warm now to care about sweater knitting but also partly because I think it’s going to be too big. When I was at SPA I bought a kit from Ball and Skein to make A Walk in the Woods and I’d really like to get that started this weekend. I’m hoping by putting it on the blog that I will remember to actually do it. I also need to block my Islington Shawl. It’s been on the arm of the sofa in the den for a couple of months now and I need to just.do.it.
- Making the blog more lively. I feel like I’ve settled into a boring routine around here. Weekending on Monday, Three on Thursday, Eye Candy Friday . . . it just feels a little stale right now. It’s easy because I don’t have to think too hard about what I’m going to blog about but . . . the goal here shouldn’t be to get a post written in 5 minutes, the goal should be to share my life and ideas and thoughts. I need to set aside more dedicated time for writing because when I go back and read what I wrote a few years ago it feels sharper and better and more meaningful.
And that’s what’s occupying my mind this day. What are you thinking about? I’d love to know!
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Can’t wait to see the Walk in the Woods come together. Such nice yarn…and a lovely pattern!
Congratulations to Hannah (and to all the family and friends who have supported this achievement)!! … I always look forward to reading your blog and I’ll be interested to see how you shake things up (because I probably need a lesson in that myself 🙂 Happy Thursday!
Robby H says
Shaking things up can be good, but maybe the routine served its’ purpose during the hectic campaign? Maybe we need the occasional photo made possible by that sassy convertible whether the top is down or not?
1 – Congratulations to Hannah! 🙂
2 – That Walk in the Woods looks super fun to knit! (And wear.)
3 – Shake it, baby! (It’s always good to mix things up when they start to feel stale.)
Big congratulations to Hannah! All of these things (education, knitting, and writing blog posts) require time and commitment. Making time can be tough, especially when that pesky work demand so much of it!
Congratulations to Hannah! And…that Walk in the Woods will be amazing! And…you do a great job here so I know anything you differently will be even more tip top!
A HUGE Congratulations to Hannah!! Brava to her!! That is an incredible accomplishment!
And, I love A Walk in the Woods! What a fun knit! (so yes… CAST ON!!)
And, finally… I have been feeling the same lately. Here is to shake ups, change, and growth! XOXO
Jeannie Gray says
Congrats to Hannah! What a huge accomplishment! A Walk in the Woods is gorgeous! Hope you can get started on it soon. As for your blog, I feel the same way about mine, specially during the summer months. Mine goes on autopilot due to my summer work schedule – and it’s quite obvious it’s on autopilot. Oh well. Fall will be here before I know it and I can get back to my lengthy, rambling blog posts. 🙂
So happy for Hannah and for you! You have an accomplished daughter and you have been a great role model for her! I think we were all better bloggers when we first started. Good blogging takes time and we all have so many more interests. I look forward to seeing your new ideas in the future!
Although it was in a land far, far away and in another lifetime, I clearly remember how demanding graduate school was, so Hannah can now be proud and have some free time! I am thinking that you put a lot of demands on yourself, Carole, but I guess that is just how you roll. Your blog is good, but if you want to shake it up, go for it! It will be a great change, I am sure.
Hi Carole, that’s awesome about Hannah. Yay!
As for changing it up, I’d love to hear about your thoughts about aging, family relationships, being a stepmother, what you have learned about friendship, your heroes, your teachers… you have so many great stories you have hinted at over the years, and I’d love to hear more.
Carole, My son Colin was a Westfield classmate of Hannah’s. He wants me to tell her congratulations and job well done! 🙂
Lydia S says
Yea for Hannah-I hear ya’ on the blog thing!