Hey all...is there anyone still interested in my random ramblings? Hope so. Anyway, it's been very busy here in my neck of the woods for the past several months, so I figured a list is the best way to summarize what's been going on:
1. I had to teach evenings and Saturdays last Fall, which really messed up my personal life and my blogging mojo. The students were great, but the schedule wasn't. On top of that, I was "lucky" (the word being used loosely here) to get a second class during the 6 week winter session. The good thing was that I didn't have to work at the tutoring center (which I am hating with a passion. Not the working with students part - well a bit - but the coworkers and annoying boss part. There are dirty hipsters at my job. Gross.) but I had to teach the equivalent of 4 classes and get the papers back to students twice as fast.
2. Knitting took up a lot of my time because it was the best way for me to relax in spite of all the craziness at work. Yes, teaching can be a psycho profession at times. Especially when you had to speak with a student outside in the hall and security got involved. Let's just say I have learned from that and moved beyond it. But I have been getting into knitting alot more - so much so that I have a podcast now! I keep it a bit separate from this blog but if anyone is interested, check it out.
I've been interviewing designers, talking about my knitting projects and the learning experience as I try and become a better knitter. And talk about knitting on the subway and travel knitting because for those have have read my previous blogs (the one in Japan and the one when I was in grad school) you know I like to travel. If I do mention knitting here, it will probably be when I finish a project. Currently working on a sweater and socks.
3. Speaking of traveling, I did do a bit of it recently. I went down to Florida with my sister to see my yiayia and my mom's family. That will be a post in and of itself. One of my personal goals is to go somewhere every year (preferably international) but you see there is this thing that comes with being an adult called taxes. Ugh. I got so screwed this year because my paperwork got messed up. So that meant even a trip to Montreal (which is an 8 hour drive) was out of the question simply because of the expense of staying at a hotel and paying to eat out.
So, The Aussie and I are driving down (with my parent's new car, they trust The Aussie with it) over my Easter break to the Middle of Nowhere, South Carolina (aka Greenwood? Greenville? I get the 2 mixed up) to see his parents because they recently moved down there. I insisted on a side trip to Savannah. We got a deluxe room at the Holiday Inn Express with a balcony and view of the bay in Savannah for $50 because his parents are Platinum members. So, in a way we are going somewhere new.
4. Twitter. It totally killed my blog. I got a twitter account to keep up with the girls in my knitting group (who are all over the country) so we save on text messages and I just got hooked. Did more tweeting than blogging.
So, all in all it's been a crazy past several months. I do plan to finish up my Italian honeymoon recap, and a summary of my Florida trip and how I did on my 26 Before 26 List. A few months late, but I am going to work on a 27 Before 27 list.
Oh, and by the way, like the new layout? I figured it would be perfect for Spring, even though the weather has been such a bloody tease. Today is the Greek Independence Day parade and I refuse to go because it's 10-20 degrees below the normal temperature.