Friday, January 19, 2007

Updates, and disappointments.

It's been interesting, to say the least.

Mom's socks didn't get finished, but two eyelash yarn scarves did. I know the pics are somewhere, but I don't have the energy to dig them out now.

I never wanted to turn either one of my blogs into personal exposés, but I feel the need to post why my productivity, both knitting wise and school wise, has dropped to nil.

We were gearing up for a great, relaxing Christmas vacation, with some knitting, some reading, even some work. It started off quite hopefully. But, it didn't last.

My husband and I suffered a miscarriage on January 3rd, a baby that we had planned, and welcomed, and loved.

Ever since it was confirmed, I haven't wanted to pick up my needles, even for a little stress-relief from my thesis. Knitting was integrated into this vacation, as much as the baby was. I know once we move, and my thesis is done (move in a month, thesis done by the end of April), I'll be able to relax and pick it up again. I'll probably relish it, particularly if I haven't found a job yet and have a little extra time in between interviews.

That was followed up by a family illness on January 7th, and we contracted Norwalk virus on January 13th, so those distractions have, oddly enough, helped.

Deep breaths help, too.

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