02 September 2009

Nothing in Particular

Well, here it is, the second day of September. Accompanied by weather that turns thoughts to fall, which is fine with me. (To all of those people that have told me that "it's freezing!" or "it feels like winter!" - it is not, and it does not. Geez.)

I haven't done much on the computer this week, as our primary computer has a pretty nasty virus. Poor The Tim has spent hours trying to get it all straightened out, and at last report, was making some progress. It's a good thing he's here to do it, 'cause if I had to try and figure it out, well ... let's just say that I probably wouldn't know we had a virus in the first place ...

Progress is being made on my various knitting projects. Today I plan to pick up Dotty and start the finishing touches, such as sewing the shoulder seams, picking up stitches for the neck and armholes. It may actually be completely finished in another week or so, and then I will feel an incredible sense of accomplishment. Fair isle and steeking are things that - to me at least - seem like "big-time knitting" knowledge.

In other news, I had yesterday and today off, and it has been great. The Tim even took me out to lunch yesterday, which was such a treat. I've been marking things off my "to-do" list, but I haven't been driving myself crazy trying to get things done, so it's been enjoyable. Today my "official" activities will be finishing the laundry, making a couple of doctor's appointments, and baking a raisin spice cake from one of my fave recipes.

In other news, it occurs to me that November is closer than I think it is, and I have no job lined up. My current job ends at the end of November, and though I have been applying for all kinds of jobs, no one has contacted me. It's frustrating, but also understandable, since so many people are looking for work. However, in my Bridget-centric universe, *I* should be the person being called for interviews!

That's it for now. I'll be back with a book report, vacation pictures, and who knows what before long.

10 comments:

Channon said...

Another job hunt? Good luck! May you soon get a call or three, an interview or two, and an offer.

Maureen said...

"Bridget-centric universe"....so cute! Hope you get some action on those job apps.

Quilting Mama said...

Focus on the good side- Raisin spice cake - YUMMMMM

Still missing nothing here!!!!

Carrie K said...

That would be the focus I'd have myself. Crossing fingers for you! East PA Pen isn't a year round job?

Raisin spice cake - yum.

Steeking and FI are definitely great tools to add to your knitting skilz.

mary said...

I've enjoyed your stories about the prison so much, I didn't realize it wasn't a year 'round job. Will you be able to go back next spring?

Good luck with the job hunt. Ugh. My most unfavorite thing in the whole world.

Marie said...

May I echo Mary's comment; she said what I wanted to. I'm 60, and looking for a job at my age just terrifies me. I'm hoping I won't have to. I've enjoyed the prison stories, too. M

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Good luck in the job search. The prison gig was so fascinating.

KSD said...

Hopefully, you'll have an exhaustive account of how you did nothing on your days off. 'Cept maybe read and knit.

Kathleen said...

Good luck on the job hunt - it's tough out there, but we're intelligent, talented people. We will find rewarding things to do!

knitseashore said...

I didn't realize you were job hunting too. It's tough out there, but glad I have some good company!!

Hope you have a nice weekend!