Saturday, March 12, 2005  

Sunny New Mexico

Right now, I'm sitting in short sleeves and flip flops in the sun, conscious of the fact that I very well may be burning my arms right now, but so happy to be able to bare my skin to the sun that I don't care. Tomorrow? Back to 40 degree highs.

The only down-side to this beautiful weather I'm enjoying on vacation? The fact that I'm attempting (and largely failing) to write a paper, due on Friday. Perhaps I shall be productive on the airplanes tomorrow.

In some ways, knowing that the week ahead will be terrible, busy, and insane, helps me to appreciate just lounging in the sun with good friends. We're having a s'mores party tonight, and it is impossible to feel stressed or unhappy around s'mores. Especially when you make them the old-fashioned way, over a campfire.

And next week, I get to deal with the unfinished (and hugely important) paper, the complete lack of reading/preparation for any of my classes, and this whole "summer job" thing. Good news? I currently have 2 jobs - 1 with a professor that I'm really excited about, and the other with Knit Happens, which hardly counts as work since I'll only be doing it 1-2 days a week. There are two possibilities for a third job - 1 with another professor - I'll hopefully find out on Monday, and the other with a non-profit organization. But I can't find out more about the non-profit without first squaring things away with the professor, so it'll be interesting. And then there's always the third option - stick with what I've got, and possibly enjoy some genuine relaxation before the second year gets going.

I knit like crazy on the plane-ride out here, and am almost ready to start the decreases on the top of the first mitten. I would take pictures, but I forgot the drive to transfer pictures from the camera, so that'll have to wait until I get home.


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