Saturday, June 09, 2007

Round Em Up

Why can't I actually get off my butt and blog daily? That way I wouldn't have to write such a large post.

Let's see if I can simply summarize:

1) book progress is going well. I have 8 projects swatched and ready to write. Then I just have to knit the large-size versions, find an awesome way to present the remaining projects and write the book proposal. It's all in the head, someone's just got to stop getting distracted and actually DO THE WORK.

2) It's hard to do the work when you're traveling every other weekend, but that's the choice I make.

3) Last week I was in Missouri for my grandfather's funeral. Every time I mention it, people get very sympathetic and offer condolences, which is strange to me because I didn't feel so terrible about grandpa's death. The funeral was as nice as funerals can be. There was a little teariness, but it's hard to feel sad when you know that grandpa lived a full life, he was a believer of Christ and heaven he has possibly found his maker, and he went as peacefully as possible and had accepted his fate and wanted to go.

The only part that really bugged me was that his funeral was on my birthday, but that in itself was a gift. My birthday ended up being celebrated multiple times over the course of the week and I got to spend it with my family. It made for a bittersweet day and my favorite moments in life are those that are both happy and sad, as if those days are the most balanced, having experiened the full spectrum of emotion.

4) I'm in LA this weekend, once again taking advantage of a cushy hotel. Last night we drank a heap of wine and shockingly enough I'm not hungover.

5) Did I mention that I got a job? It's part time, with the possibility for more time when I need it. I'm answering phones. That's it. They just want me to answer the phone. Some people would be bored by this, but I might, just might be able to knit on the job...

GG

3 comments:

Brena said...

As a project manager that's basically my job now... answering the phone, knitting, and watching TV. I adore it.

Matt said...

Hello!

I am contacting you because I am working with the authors of a book about blogs, and I'd like to request permission to use the photograph you have posted in this book. Please contact me at matt@wefeelfine.org, and I'd be happy to give you more information about the project. Please paste a link to your blog in the subject field. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Matt

Hannah said...

Hello!

I am contacting you because I am working with the authors of a book about blogs, and I'd like to request permission to use a photograph of yours in this book. Please contact me at hannah@wefeelfine.org, and I'd be happy to give you more information about the project. Please paste a link to your blog in the subject field. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Hannah
hannah@wefeelfine.org