Friday, October 12, 2018

Finally Friday

This has been a bit of a long week. Like last spring term, Fall term has become very busy, but in mostly good ways. I'm recruiting for the next group of the new Master's program, I'm seeing lots and lots of students on Mondays and Wednesdays, and I'm on an interesting new committee. Plus all the other stuff.

We don't have required office hours (maybe we do--2 maybe?). Anyway, what I decided is that I will be available most of the day on Monday and Wednesday between 7:30 and 3:30 (except for class from 10-12). If my door is open, come on in!   Sometimes students ask when  I'm in and we'll set a time but also I'm getting a lot of drop ins. I do have times that I'm 'always' there but the extra hours are fun and I'm meeting a lot of new students and enjoying it (although basically it wipes off Mondays and Wednesdays as days to get anything done).

I have two papers that are close to submission and waiting for three chapters to finish off a book and then there's editing the book I wrote with Charlie, which in some ways is hard because his voice is there on the page but also such a lovely reminder of him.

Last night was our Hall of Achievement dinner for the journalism school. Sometimes this is fun, sometimes the food is good. Rarely both. Last night was one of the two. I'll leave it to your imagination.

But I did nab these:

It's hard to do fall flowers, and this arrangement is in my untrained opinion really nice.  Basically white flowers with some sparkly fall leaves and some things that look vaguely weedish. And some berries, and a curlycue thingy. Can you tell I don't have an advanced degree in plants? Here is a close up.

And I want to cast on for all the things, although so many things are cast on. Yesterday I figured out a gift for someone who sometimes reads this blog and started on it, so you will only get extreme close ups of said thing.

Let's just say it is STR and it is lovely working on it.


Delighted Hands said...

The yarns in your surprise project match your bouquet! Looks like a nice stranded work project!

Tired Teacher said...

The floral arrangement is sweet and attractive. Love the start of your surprise knitting, too.

kathy b said...

You seem to enjoy your profession and that is so wonderful. The flower bouquet is just lovely. Simple and gorgeous at the same time. Love your sneak peek knitting .

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Great flower arrangement! Funny, I could picture it perfectly from your description. Apparently, I'm not floral educated either.