List Format because I am to frazzled to think of anything else

1. I am n I have ever been in my entire life. I don’t even really think that is much of an exageration either. This week I’ve got three tests, a paper due Monday, one due Tuesday, and to be honest things are starting to get to me. There are peroids where I just lie face down on the bed for five minutes. But then I’m getting ¬†And I must apologize for my lack of blogging lately, I really I can do.

2. I have been knitting . . . not that much really. I don’t think I’ve done this little knitting in a week for years. (Another reason for the lack of blog content.) I’m still working away on the Stonington Shetland Shawl. I’m on the border right now, but I haven’t even finished a full repeat of it. I started that either Monday or Wednesday — I can’t remember which. (I know I was in History, that was it. I Googled lace edgings and started knitting one right in the middle of class. I was bored, and I was sitting near the back.) But I still haven’t even done a full repet of the pattern, so I’m not sure if it is a keeper. Let me show you a pic.

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Not much to look at, I know, but It mean a lot to me. It was mostly knit while waiting for classes to start and while reading text books. Someday it’ll be great. (Sort of like a college education.)

3. I am working tiwce as hard this semester as I did last one, but yet I’m getting worse grades. I don’t know how this is happening, but I don’t like it. My father will most likely freak out if I bring home anything less than an A, and I’m not sure that I will be able to manage that. Another reason I’ve jsut been so heartsore recently.

4. My roommate and I aren’t really getting along. My old one moved out, and this one moved over break, and while we co-exist, things are often awkward and cold between us. He isn’t very friendly. He’s one of one word answer type guys, who simply want to go to the gym, get a girl, and get drunk. then you’ve got me, on the other half of the room, with my books, and yarn, cozy to the extreme, old movie posters and James Taylor. Different people entirely. Not like the old one and I were much better, but we still conversed and go along. I’m just hoping this one will just feel awkward and move out soon.

5. Another reason for the radio silence would be the lack of computer in my life. Last time I visited home I forgot my charger, so the thing has been a big black waste of space since then. Of course, I has to have the kind of computer that no one else has, so I can’t borrow a friend’s charger. Also, I can’t find my flash drive Either, so you can imagine how fun it was to write all those papers. (Which are pretty much done by the way.) This entry is being written on my tablet, witha ¬†keyboard hooked up. And I complained about the lack of S. (Which also explains some of the grammar oddities in this entry. I am the world’s worst English major.)

6. On a brighter note, I did have a wonderful complement paid to me the other day. I was working on a paper in College Writing, for the same class , and I asked her if she would read it. (She’d already done that for the entire class — she knows that I am an Englsih major and I feel like I’ve got higher expectations beacuse of this.) She read it and said that she really liked my writing style, and then told me that I should apply for a few internships in New York publishing houses over the summer. I was flabbergasted, but also very flattered. I probably wouldn’t be able to take any of them (can’t afford it), but I still would like to try for it.

7. I think that’s about it for now. Funny, I thought I had so much to write, but it turns out that I didn’t have that much to say. Most of my stuff now is pretty personal, and that isn’t something that I’d care to plaster all over the internet. (Hint, it involves my life as an adult, and all those adult things.) I will try to keep you all better posted though. .

This Day

I have other things that I should be doing right now, I just feel the need to say that, but I’m not doing them, so ha! Fuck you school! (Just kidding Kent, I love you so much. Don’t fail me and try not to snow to much. I promise I’ll go for more walks soon.) I’d made the plans to write this earlier, but then I had a few professors dare to assign me homework (what do they think I am, some kind of a student! Let them to their own math.) But I’m doing this anyway, just another update with a minimal amount of knitting.

What have I been up to? Well, a lot. The most recent would have to be Bronchitis! Yep, over the weekend I started developing this awful, wet, wheezing, hacking cough. I originally thought that it was just a cold — a combination of the wet and the freezing cold temperatures manifesting themselves into my lungs. But thankfully at the urging of a friend I went to the health center. I was a little worried too, and was hoping it wasn’t more serious, like pneumonia or something. (I had pneumonia once in the fourth grade and I hope to never have it again.) Well, it wasn’t as bad as that — but it still was pretty bad. Yesterday evening I just laid down on my bed and coughed away like a character out of a Charles Dickens novel. I’ve got my anti-botics and I feel a little bit better today, so here’s hoping that tomorrow will be even better. (Also, can I get a cheer for those Z-pack things. I swear, six pills and zap zap, no Bronchitis. I will never stop marveling at the wonders of modern medicine.)

I would also just like to say that I’m proud of myself for not waiting till I couldn’t breath to go running to the doctor. I got in early and kept this from being much more than a mild problem. (Like I didn’t even miss a class though I was sort of “absent” from History and dance class was problematic.)

Other than that things have been moving along. Classes are hard — which I expected, but that still doesn’t mean that they are any less hard. At least I’m done every day but four o’clock. But still, a lot of work is going into this semester and I feel nearly certain that I won’t be able to achieve the same GPA of last semester. (I had a 4.0 till finals week. Freaking Finals week.)

I’ve been knitting a little bit, though not as much as I would like. I even pulled out the Fair Isle last night, though only long enough to work on it for a row or two. I’ve been knitting away on the Stonington Shetland Shawl in between classes and in the evenings. I’ve got about one and a half of the trapezoids left to knit, then a border and blocking, and then I’m done with it. When that will be — no one knows. (I’ve discovered that the knitting of a border takes nearly as long as the knitting of the shawl itself, or at least it feels that way.) But I’m excited to have it done with — not that it hasn’t been fun to knit — all that garter stitch is getting a bit tedious to knit — but because it is freaking cold here and I’m liking the idea of having a new scarf to wear under a coat. (The Pi shawl was taken out of this coveted spot due to the fact that I kept tearing it, and then having to fix it.)

And I had a few minutes today when I was idling around my room. I pulled out the list of what was to be knit and lo and behold I discovered that I’ve got 7 things left to knit. 7. Only seven left and I’m nearly done with one of them already, and one of them is halfway done. So that’s close. I mean really close. I mean, I could finish this off in a few months if I wasn’t in school. I still have to knit an Aran, and finish the Fair Isle sweater, as well as knit another lace shawl, but I think that it is pretty manageable list. And considering what I started with (31) I feel like this is good progress. It’ll be two years this June since I started, and in this time I’ve knit 24 things, mostly sweaters and shawls, but a few other things like hats and baby blankets.

This isn’t exactly a landmark, so I won’t be maudlin or introspective for any longer. I’m saving that for the end, when I finish this Zimmermann Project off once and for all. You’ve been warned about that upcoming (long time coming) post.