It's been a crazy Spring. Not only do I have an insane full-time job (which is the job of about 5 people), but I'm teaching a graduate level course this semester too. What was I thinking! I was at a conference last week (Code4Lib - see the Van4Lib and Code4Lib photos) and realized how old and crotchety I'm becoming. Yes folks, 35 has already been a life changing year. I mentioned to one of my fellow Van4Libbers that I feel like I'm getting stupider as I get older too - I suspect that this has something to do with technology and the fact that the more I use it the worse my self-diagnosed ADD becomes. Does anyone else spend hours on the Web looking at stupid rabbit cartoons and open at least 40 Firefox tabs in any 1 session? As much as I love the Web, maybe my colleague is correct in that it's making us dumb (this should spark some comments :). I can't get away from it either! I'm a Web Apps Manager for goodness sake! I did decide at the conference that while I really enjoy working in the academic environment, I'm doggone tired. I think that a long vacation is in order. (But, Susan, didn't you just go to Prague? Yes, I did, but I already need a another vacation!) Maybe a yoga and yarn retreat?
Despite my ADD and inability to concentrate on technology, I have been knitting fairly consistently (Photos to be posted later). I finally (drum roll please) finished the GGH lace scarf I worked on for almost a year and a half. I also just finished a capelet from Wrap Style using Noro Aroha. And, I'm almost down to the body of Ben's sweater (oh my gosh, I've never knit so much sts in my life!).
This weekend Ben and I are off to our favorite state park (no, I won't tell you where it is because you'll fall in love with it too ) to stay in our special 1930s cabin. I can't wait - nothing to do but knitting, hiking and watching Poirot on my lappy. Hopefully, we'll see some wildlife since Spring is right around the corner.
Happy March 9th to everyone!