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Thursday, February 24, 2005

I took a fantastic picture of Oscar this morning - really showing off his muscles and adorable coloring - out playing in the snow... and I forgot to load it. So you'll see that tomorrow. I'm still spinning the Princess Blue, and will finish that (including the plying) this weekend, and ship it off maybe Monday. I'm also working on the Christmas stockings (remember them?) which I stopped when it became clear I wouldn't get them done before Christmas no matter what I did (and the customer didn't mind that) I got to the toe of the first one, and decided I didn't like it. Turns out the sample she gave me was at a much tighter gauge than the pattern, and the pattern gauge is too loose for a stocking. So it's back to step one. They go pretty fast, actually, so I don't even mind. I'd rather it be right than give her less than my best. I'll be focussing on them for now, setting aside the great Time Space Contiuum Shawl, and my brother's afghan (which I'm sure he's given up hope on ever seeing anyway) for now, to get the stockings finished.
To answer Erica's question from yesterday... I don't know.
Lauren and I are going to talk a little about library school, since there are a few good ones, and I'm desparate to not be doing this job anymore (I started composing my resignation letter yesterday. I don't have a reason to do this, but it made me feel better). I know and love quite a few librarians, and I love books and libraries in general. But it doesn't feel right. I tend to be (and this is going to shock you) a very decisive person.
(Hey, I warned you)
I don't generally have a hard time making decisions. I tend to go with my heart pretty easily on most things, and usually if I can't make up my mind, it's because the outcome doesn't matter to me. (This characteristic, by the way, is what caused me to be told no less than 78 gazillion times that I was the calmest bride ever when planning my wedding. If it mattered, I already knew what I wanted, and if I didn't know, it was because I honestly didn't care.) When it comes to my career, I feel horribly indecisive, but career obviously matters a great deal, and I'm dreadfully uncomfortable not knowing what steps to take.
So I'll talk to Lauren and keep an open mind... even if I don't think that's where I'm headed right now, I'm not opposed to the path, and maybe she can give me information that will make the path more clear. And in the meantime, I do have a little something brewing which I think IS closer to the direction I want to be pointed, but I won't know more until after March 5. And I won't say more until then!
So as pennance for not having pictures today, how about this fun thing that Shaggy started on KR. Name three things most people don't know about you. Here are mine:
1. My birth certificate is wrong in two pretty important places (birthdate and name)
2. I have a deep seated adhesive-tape phobia. Seriously. It sets me into a freakish panic. Mock if you must, but don't show me tape.
3. I am sincerely surprised when people seem to like me.
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Hours Spent Knitting: 15
Rows Completed (of 222): 30
Estimated Time of Completion: 111 hours

12 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

Regarding the tape phobia--you'd be comfortable at our house. We have a cat that EATS tape. So we have to keep it well hidden and at a minimum.

I like you! Please don't be surprised!

Good luck with the library school research.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I was told I was a very calm and easy to work with bride by every one of my vendors. Like you, we knew what we wanted and went from there. Thank you for the kind comment about my grandma. I appreciate it.

So when are we gonna get those 2 pits together? :)

2:31 PM  
Blogger erica said...

Indecision in a career? How can that be? :) I've already changed careers once and am going to a second time. I understand the not knowing if it's right. I had that feeling last summer, I had no idea what to do with myself. I knew two things, I hated my job and still do and I wanted to leave the company.

I was told that I was a very calm and patient bride too. I think when you know what you want and you know it will get done the way you want it, then you're patient and calm. I guess the vendors have dealt with so many brides that just want "the perfect day" but don't know exactly what they want that they expect it and when you're calm, it throws them for a loop.
erica

2:57 PM  
Blogger snowballinhell said...

Perhaps you're indecisive about your career because you're so happy with other aspects of your life, so career takes a backseat to the good things.

I wanted a very small wedding. We wound up having a big one and a divorce several years later. You're wise to have done yours in a way that made you happy. I think it sets a good tone for the marriage.

3:10 PM  
Blogger vi said...

darlink...... what is NOT to like
you have impecable taste in animals.
you are kind to strangers and strange people.....
honest, generous, and loyal
and cute as a button
silly girl....what is NOT to like
vi
who is a crusty old sour broad, but folks seem to like me too

4:13 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Amie, I know about indecision in career--I think every person goes through it. I wish you the best, and hopefully we can get together and talk soon about the joys of library science :)

4:58 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

As a Person of Many Phobias, I completely understand about the tape thing. Even if it isn't one of my own personal phobias, I can totally imagine how tape would freak you out.

Should you ever venture to Boston, I'll keep the adhesives out of site. ;)

I am sure when you hit on That Thing that will make you happy, careerwise, you'll feel certain about it. All you can do for now is be open to all possibilities.

Oh yeah, I like you, too. ;)

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shaggy likes Amie

I don't know if you wanted us to name 3 things about us but here goes

1) I am a perfect person
2) I have a secret agent partner
3) thinking about getting a face lift (don't tell anyone)

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!

Someone who is also #1, would never betray #2 confidences by telling others about #3!!!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

As someone who is *this* close to finishing her library degree, I have to say that you should really try to picture what you would do as a librarian. I'm thankful that I landed a job as a library assistant and am fairly sure, now that I'm almost done with school, that I do indeed want to work in a librray. But going back to school is a bitch. I had no idea how rough it was going to be, and the thought of going through all of this to then discover that I don't actually want to be a librarian, well...

Anyway, if you ever want my perspective, feel free to give me a shout. :-)

Nancy
http://goteweinstitches.blogspot.com

PS - This truly wasn't intended to discourage you! I just believe in being truthful.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Bess said...

I have been told by those who went there, that Maryland's MLS program is not strenuous. I find the work interesting and challenging and fun - but then, I'm the boss. The pay sucks, but then it's a wee small library.

3:26 PM  
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3:26 PM  

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