Yes! The spring term is finally over! It was a bit of a rough one...spring terms are always full of visitors and end-of-year stuff going on, plus I was sick, Shasta was sick, my brother was injured, and I had that conference to run. But it is over! And everything is happier. Graduation was nice, the honors event was fun, and now I have a week off before I start my 4-week summer class. Which should be pretty low key, I would hope. We'll see.
Also done: these socks using yarn I bought last summer when we were in Alaska. They're for Tim...they're knit with worsted so they're pretty thick, in the EarthSomething colorway from Rabbit Ridge Dyeworks in Alaska. Very soft yarn. Very handsome, imho.
We had a nice anniversary yesterday....Tim gave me a necklace he had made with a stone we bought together during one of our journeys, and I gave him a diamond stud to replace the one that disappeared somewhere a while ago. We took Cody and headed up the McKenzie river with the kayaks to a beautiful lake called Suttle Lake. It is a longish narrow lake, and there is plenty of room for fishing boats, kayaks, personal water crafts, and rafts. Cody met a new dog friend named Bella, and tried to teach her how to fetch in the water. She was a little skittish, but gave it her all. It did us good to see another dog that was rescued and now is in a loving family. I wanted to kidnap (dognap?) her and take her with us, but decided she might be pretty content where she was.
I have a couple plans for this week, mainly knitting related, and we'll hopefully get a quick paddle or two in also. I also need to finish up my book which is due to the publisher on 7/1. It is almost there.
Thanks again for your kind words during the past tough week. My brother is doing well...the treatment at the hospital seems to be working very well, and the last step...a skin graft...will probably be in a week or so. More importantly, we've had some great talks and hoepfully this will continue. So every dark cloud does have some type of lining there. Who knew?