A very, very, very kind man who used to be my boss (a few years ago) has taken pity on me and given me a laptop on "indefinite loan." How cool is that? Say it with me - "Jenn is the luckiest girl in the world!" Well, jobless, but lucky.
The job hunt is going well. The recruiters are making me nuts, and when I try to take a day off from the calls and resume revisions they all freak out and think that maybe I've accepted something that someone else was offering and call me even more. I have had a couple great interviews and just got a call today for something that could be awesome too. The worst part, should all these opportunities come to fruition, will be deciding.
It's been 4 weeks now and I have done absolutely nothing that I thought I would. Well, I did play a lot of video games, but I haven't done any of the serious housework, knitting, reading, or relationship maintenance that I thought I would. The apartment is such a mess I prefer to just be elsewhere. When I'm home, though, is when all the nagging anxieties of the situation creep in and I just shut down and play video games instead. I guess I'm entitled to a little time to just play and try to stay happy and upbeat, but the Simpsons game, though fun, is not doing my dishes. And neither am I. Good thing I use paper plates. (Yes, cringe away, I am filling a landfill with my laziness and poorly-allocated resources. I feel bad too.)
While it's difficult to knit and read subtitles, it's impossible to play video games and knit, so there's not much going on. But I have realized that a red scarf needs to be finished pretty darn quick, so that's been toted around. And there's a little girl who is growing every day who is now the size of the cabled coat, so my wiggle room has literally evaporated and I'd better get it finished. How is it that I always find myself in these obligation knitting stretches that frankly aren't as much fun as when I'm knitting whatever/whenever I want? And here I was so proud of myself for not having any xmas knitting pressures. Mine were just delayed until January.
In the knitting world, however a lot seems to be going on. Blue Moon's bank? Muggles. (Check out the Yarn Harlot if you haven't - silly me, of course you have, but the story is just so surreal I wanted to make sure that you did.) Lion Brand is making cotton ease again, in much better colors. I've got a blanket in mind .... NO! STOP! NO MORE KNITTED BLANKETS! There's a monk who doesn't even live in the desert anymore who still doesn't have his.... What else is going on in the knitting world? At a knitting group on Sunday we were wondering what happened with the whole "is it really cashmere" KFI scandal. Anyone know? And has anyone heard about this "delightful blog" thing? Evidently I've been accepted, though I don't remember applying. It feels a lot like that "who's who among america's high school students" thing that I was bombarded with in high school. I think I was supposedly in 4 or 5 of them, but weren't they really just a reason to sell $35 books? I didn't buy them, so who knows.
I would probably knit more just to show you progress, but I don't have a working camera. I think I told you that, but didn't tell you the problem. My camera has gone blind. It all works fine, functions like it's supposed to, but it's acting as if the lens cap is on. Everything is just black. It's only 2 years old, and is a Nikon (which wasn't cheap), so I'm a little miffed. The on-line assistance dude told me to send it in, but can't tell me how long it will take or how much it will be. Hmmf. It would probably be cheaper to just buy a new one. In fact, there's a snazzy one that does everything that mine does but is much smaller and cheaper, and still a Nikon so I know how to jump right in with it. I'm seriously contemplating it, job or no job.
Again, thanks for all the messages of support. I've gotten to hang out with some of my favorite knitters, too. I had drinks with Shannon last week, lunch with Ann on Tuesday, and dinner with Kara and Mindy last night. Thanks for listening and helping me feel like much less of a loser. You guys are the best!