Yet Another Busy Week
So it pretty much just seems that the rest of my days in St. Louis are going to be extremely busy. Unless I find a job in Chicago for the summer, that is going to drastically change once I move. Hopefully I will find one though. The search has just begun. Interesting point about jobs in Chicago - it is possible to make $10-$11 an hour to walk dogs for a dog sitting service. What can I say? Thats more than I make now. They are only part time, but that and maybe another part time job could have me set for the summer.
On Friday, my mom put money down on a condo in Chicago, so I am making the drive home this weekend to take a look at it. This however means that I can't work on Saturday and was planning to, so I have to make up my hours yesterday and today. It basically just makes for extremely long days. Also, I have all of my regularly planned activities of work and the lenten book group. But also on Thursday evening, I am running a simulation called In Her Shoes which is a domestic violence simulation. I think it is an amazing simulation, but it is just one more thing to add to my already busy schedule of the week. Hopefully my friend Lindsay will be coming with me and my drive won't be so bad because I won't have to do it by myself. Last weekend I just drove to and from Little Rock, so basically I am spending a lot of time bonding with my car recently.
I am kind of sad to be going to Chicago this weekend for two reasons. One, I can't take my pledge daughter out for drinks like I was planning - she recently turned 21. And Debbie Stoller is coming to St. Louis and will be having an event at Knitourious promoting her new book, Stitch N' Bitch Nation. I have her first book and love it, so would have loved to meet her.
Saturday, Chris and I had lobster for dinner. The most interesting part of it was that we bought live lobster and I cooked it. Definitely an experience. It was an expensive experience, so not something we can do all the time. But it is defintely something I hope to repeat again for another special occasion.
I finished my sweater last week, so I am extremely excited. Even more exciting, I washed and dryed it last night (acrylic yarn) and it held up. So that was amazing. My new project is a purse which I am making a very pretty purple with yarn that I actually found on sale. Its chugging along slowly, but I have been busy and haven't had a whole lot of knitting time since Thursday night when I started. Maybe while the kids are sleeping this week I will get a bit of progress.
There are news stories bothering me lately - but I will comment on them later on when I have more time. Hopefully that will be later today. I can smell lunch now though, so I think that it is time to eat :).