It's been so long since I've been here that I tried to log on 4 times before remembering my screen name. Yikes, was it really in July when I was last here? Eee-ghads!
Just to update anyone who's interested, Zach and Godzilla, my two old men ratties, both passed away in November. Zach recovered from his surgery rather well overall, but it was really downhill from there just because he was so old already. He was eating, drinking, moving around, and taking treats from me until the very morning he passed away, so at least he didn't suffer for a long period of time. Almost 2 weeks later, Goz passed away in almost the same manner. They had good lives.
The two new boys are doing well, and are as mischievous as ever. I can't remember if I posted but Skit was renamed Dexter and Paws was renamed Dieter (or DeeDee). They know their names pretty well now and like to come out and watch me spin (on the few occassions that I actually spin).
I just finished my first class for my program...well, sort of. I have one last assignment due on Monday that I'm working on. The sooner I get it done, the better I will feel. At that point, I will officially be 1/12 of the way through. Ummm...yippie? It's going to be a long ride.
Work is still work, and I'm hoping that some other things work out by next fall that will allow me to move on and concentrate more on getting through the graduate program more quickly.
I got to hang out with KB's family on Turkey day, which was a lot more relaxing for me than Easter. I actually had a good conversation with his mom. They all seem to like me alright, and I really like them, so that's good, right?
For any of you L&V listeners out there, V accidentally lost several episodes that we had recorded, one of which included my post-birthday thank you to everyone who sent emails and e-cards. Oops! So for what it's worth, thank you to everyone who sent me a birthday wish!
I'm knitting sometimes, when I can, but I honestly don't even know what I'm knitting right now. I have too many things going to keep track and just grab the nearest WIP when I have 5 minutes, regardless of what it is.
And on a completely random note, has anyone seen Tinman? It's good! I have seen the same bit of it twice now because I keep missing the beginning, but in spite of that, it's really enjoyable. I like the storyline and the cinematography.
Hopefully, if I can find the motivation to organize myself, I will get back here to post some pics of knitting and whatnot. I will admit that I am not of the personality type that can get motivated to become involved extensively in online goings-on, even when I mean to do so. If I had two of me or if our clocks had been based on a 48-hour day cycle, I might have better luck. Just don't be upset. I like you all. I think about you all. I'm just not here often enough to say it.