Thursday, August 21, 2008

this sums up Olive

Did I mention why I went to Stumptown this morning? why I needed a 16 oz latte? because monstercat kept waking us up all. Night. Long. We really value our sleeps, and she steals them. This is an extra-accurate pic because we squirt her with a water bottle when she does something it's not uncommon for her to be drenched in the course of the night and look completely disheveled when we get up.

*le sigh*

morning commute

-10 points for City of Portland for blocking the 39th Avenue roundabout this morning, blocking the bus stops, NOT telling TriMet, then blocking their own detour route. Steer clear if you can.

Good thing I stopped at Stumptown this morning before boarding.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

the worst is over

This weekend has been a really, really good weekend. Praise the Lord! I just needed some of the weight lifted from my shoulders at work. Once that was done, I felt light, free, confident, and excited again. My boss is back from Japan, which of course is reassuring and energizing. That doesn't mean everything is going smoothly at work all of a sudden. Oh no no no. We had one of our speakers cancel, we're postponing an event, our journal went to print and we found editing errors in the proof, school is about to start and my boss came down with the flu in the middle of faculty training...but it's not overwhelming to the point of paralyzing me anymore. I feel up to the challenge again. It's better now.

I've finished 2 projects so far for the Ravelympics: A mug cozy (so my coffee stays warm in my freezing office) in the Cable Steeplechase and Homestuff Hammerthrow events, and a teapot cozy in the WIP Wrestling event. I've still got 2 more projects: finishing my green sweater for WIP Wrestling, and my Inga Hat for the Hat Dash and Colorwork Cross-Country events. I hope I can finish!