Wednesday, September 03, 2003  

Long Weekend

Ahhh, all weekends should be extra-long. Although, since I worked on Saturday, it wasn't THAT long, but still, not having to go to work on Mondays makes me a happy camper. I'm crossing my fingers extra hard that, in a few weeks when I get my permanent job assignment, I'll be able to do what the feds call a "compressed schedule"- work 4 10-hour days, and get 1 day a week (hopefully friday) off. But really, I'd take any day off during the week- Monday and Friday my obvious first choices. I guess I'll see!

Nothing too exciting this weekend- my good friend C (we're basically cousins) from California is in town for a year, so we've spent a LOT of time together. :) And the parents fed me a couple of times, which is always nice... and I did set aside some knitting time.

As you can see, I'm almost done with the back- I think I'll finish it today or maybe tonight at knit-night. :) Then I have to sew the whole thing together, wash (and shrink) it, and then go shopping for a zipper! And I've decided that my next project will definitely be a dark grey ribbie. Although (as usual) I have worsted instead of bulky, so I whipped out my calculator and have been altering all the numbers so that (hopefully) it'll all work out. AND the yarn shrinks 15% lengthwise, so I have to allow for that too! I guess it'll be interesting... ;)

Yesterday I mailed my first law school application. PHEW. 2 more to go, and then the waiting begins. I just hope they tell me SOONER rather than later... I'm not an especially patient person.

October is going to be a pretty hectic month- not only am I visiting my friend J in New Mexico over Columbus Day weekend, but I'm also going to North Carolina the weekend before to visit my cousin and her brand new baby boy. :) This is the cousin who will be the recipient of Menagerie:

My mom hadn't sent it before the birth "just in case"- she's a little superstitious about sending all the gifts before everyone arrives happy and healthy. I can understand- imagine how horrible it would be to come home without a healthy baby to a nursury teeming with gifts that just serve to remind you of what you SHOULD be experiencing. With my cousin, though, thankfully- everyone is healthy, and happy, and home. :)

Poor Cricket- with all this travelling, she'll be staying with a friend the first weekend, and then with my parents the second weekend. I bet she'll miss me, though!

credula res amor est
"a credulous thing is love (Ovid)"


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