Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Calm Before the Storm

 Just a quick heads up: I'm starting a really busy two week period, so I may not have a lot to show you. But for today, let's look at my progress on Powder!

I've done the first of four repeats of the three-section pattern (got that?) and I think it looks good. I'm really glad I decided to do it in off white--it gives it that Aran feel. The yarn is Cascade 220 that has been in the stash forever, so I'm happy to be able to use that up (quite honestly, if I hadn't moved my stash out here, I would have never know I had it).

So we're coming up on the end of the term. Tomorrow I have back-to-back doctoral dissertations (I'm already tired) and a late afternoon thing. Friday I drive back to Eugene for a 3pm meeting and a 5pm gathering of my colleagues IN PERSON! Tim comes to Eugene Friday evening and then Saturday morning we meet with a realtor. Then Memorial Day weekend will be spent cleaning and packing, cleaning and packing. Tim is taking next week off to clear out the house. I have my last few class things, grading, and cleaning out my work office next week to do. We'll spend the following weekend in Eugene too, then Monday June 7 and Tuesday June 8 are the final presentations for the masters program I run. And I'm getting crown prep on June 7.

I'm exhausted just thinking about it, but I think we will be able to clear out most if not all of the house (honestly, a huge amount is done so if we can get a good clean out of the garage, we'll be all set). 

Like everywhere else, houses are selling like hotcakes and we expect ours will be no exception--it is in a good school district and is close to the University.

I have to tell you, I'm kind of filled with anxiety about all this---I'm a girl that really likes her down time, so I'll just have to make sure I give myself nice breaks through all of this. 

Thanks for reading!




4 comments:

KSD said...

Breathe. Walk the dogs. Look out your window. Remember you're loved.

Delighted Hands said...

It is going to be fast-paced for for a two week period and then you will have accomplished so much the rest will be greatly deserved!
the shawl is a beauty--take some time to knit when you can, it helps.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Off white is perfect for that pattern! It beautiful and classic.

Kym said...

Those busy-times are always so stressful! It sounds daunting . . . but just imagine the downtime-for-days you'll enjoy once this particular busy-time is finished! Hang in there. Sending the good juju your way. XO