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Ok I’m not sure how back and please don’t lick me to check on the flavor.  I’ve been playing with the idea of blogging again for a while.  I freaking miss it and I miss all my knitting and blogging peeps! When I surrendered to the overload in January I had my day job, was teaching a class at the university and was prepping to teach some workshops. There just was no spare time.  But all that’s over and I took a new job and I moved to Georgia! Georgia! I’ve been here about 2 months and its seems like a good time to reclaim my life.  I still don’t have a lot of time to knit so I’m not sure how much of that you’ll see.

So what have I been up to?  Let’s see.

The new apartment has super low window sills so Simon can keep watching for invading hordes really easily.
Simon keeps watch over his kingdom

Fretting about Oscar – we had to change his meds again and he goes in for a check up next week to see if the new dosage is working. Cross fingers and toes please.
Oscar

Chilling at the pool – only in the early morning or late evening I’m far too pale for most of the day.

At the pool

Meeting local knitters
Knit in Public Day

I went to Chicago for a conference
The Bean

Checking out local attractions – Butterfly gardens! hurray endless photo possibilities
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Speaking of photos – I got a new camera! I finally made the leap to an SLR. I’ve signed up for classes at the university but wont start till September. In the meantime I’ll probably be shooting mostly in auto mode.
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Picture 106Wow I think I’m going to cover more topics in this one post than I normally do in a week!

First up – I am still in the hotel, the electric company told me this morning that it’s not safe for me to be going in and out of the house. I’ll be hitting Target this afternoon for a few necessities. They have no idea when the power will be back on. I haven’t heard from my realtor but I think it’s safe to assume at this point the sale of the house isn’t going to go through. No idea on the damage to my house etc until I can get back inside.

Picture 145The boys seem to be ok with hotel life. They get to be on the beds and they aren’t allowed to at home. I got them some toys and chewies and rigged a chair so Oscar can look out the window. This his favorite past time at home. He was so happy he let me take this picture. Usually he turns his head when I try to take pictures of him. 🙂 They aren’t barking and seem to just sleep all day which is what they do at home anyway 🙂

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I’ve been picking up my mail at the post office everyday and yesterday this came! It’s Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace. As soon as I saw Juno Regina I knew I had to knit it. It seemed like fate since my upstream pal in the latest Secret Pal was Emily (she works at Lorna’s Laces, I’ll give you a moment to be alone with your envy) This is Cranberry and it’s stunning! I can’t wait to have time to knit with it!

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In the middle of all of this I had a hair appointment Monday that I kept. It has been rescheduled twice already and given how things were going I figured it might be the only good thing for a while. Unfortunately I’m not happy with the cut. I love the color, she always does a great job. But I’d say almost every other time I don’t like the cut. She always cuts the top layer way to short. The over all length is ok, but the layers in general are way too short. I’ve spent the last two days feeling like I had “mom hair” I think I got it styled ok today, but I’m considering having her take another 1/2 inch off the bottom so I don’t feel like it’s so much longer than the top layers. Then I’m done with her. I’ll be getting my hair done somewhere else from now on.

Picture 113In knitting news! I finished a pair of Fetching. They’re not Christmas knitting, but when you’re tired and stressed out you want to knit what you want to knit. Tab asked me to make a pair for her and I said I would after Christmas. The yarn came on Saturday and was so scrumptious I started knitting them as soon as it was daylight on Sunday. More details tomorrow since I think today’s post is long enough. Here’s a peek.

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