three days left

April 27, 2009 § Leave a comment

This last week of school is going to continue to be tortuously slow. I almost wish I had more than one exam per day, just to get them finished faster. Instead I’m going to be stuck here for four days, when I could have been gone in two or three. My mom is heading up here tomorrow and I’m happy to see her.

I am ready for home.

you can always come home

April 26, 2009 § 1 Comment

Well, it’s been a while.

Last week, I went to Copper Harbor with Cameron and Kristy. We had a great time playing in the snow, rocks, and ice. It wasn’t windy or all that cold. We all wore light jackets or sweatshirts. It was so peaceful; we were the only ones there. I love spending time with my best friends in nature with nothing to distract us.

I’ve been a bit busy with school. All I’ve got left are four exams and then I’ll be done. My mother is coming up to help pack on Tuesday and Wednesday. After my exam Thursday morning, we’ll be headed home!

We’ve had a couple thunderstorms this week. I’d forgotten how much I like the sound of thunder. Today was rainy and foggy. I’ve been reading on Facebook, Twitter, and Weather.com that it was warm and sunny everywhere else. I am incredibly ready to go home and put my feet in the grass at my grandparent’s house. But that’s a whole ‘nother post about my grandparents’ house.

I was able to finish spinning some yarn, the second installment of my handdyed top. It’s about four ounces of superwash BFL that I was able to get 324 yards of heavy fingering/DK weight. I was trying to dye and spin it for a stripy three-ply, but the stripes didn’t work out past the first few. I’m not sure what to do with it now.

I’ve started on another three-ply with some Muzzlepuffs merino top that is superb. Fiber like this, the dye job, the texture, makes me remember why I love spinning.

Ishbel

April 16, 2009 § 4 Comments

This was so much fun.



Raveled.

shine on

April 15, 2009 § Leave a comment

Today was the nicest day that I’ve had in a long time, weather-wise. I’ve been watching the weather at home and it’s been cloudy and rainy which almost makes me wish I were staying here for the summer. Maintenance has been mowing all of the little lawns everywhere and the grass is greening up since they’ve gotten rid of a lot of the sand and gravel they used for the icy sidewalks all winter.

I spent my morning finishing up some assignments and I just wrote a short essay about a movie, Gallipoli (Mel Gibson was so young in that!). The rest of the school day will consist of an hour and a half of lecture and then a study group meeting. It will be about 5 by the time all of that is over and I hope Kristy won’t have volleyball practice so she can join me for dinner.

Count down to summer: 15 days

It turned out that I was able to meet with Kristy, which wasn’t quite what I expected because her two teammates were there and I guess I’m not quite uncomfortable with them, but I’m not comfortable either. I’ve just got to work on being more open with new people.

After dinner, we walked up and down the length of campus, which can’t be more than a mile, but it felt great to be out in the sun in only a t-shirt and jeans. I tried to take a couple photos of the flowers on campus, but I feel so weird taking pictures in front of people, especially with a point and shoot.

I finished up some knitting today. I’m blocking my Ishbel shawl on my bed right now, which probably wasn’t such a good idea this close to needing to sleep in my bed. I’ve got to finish my geology lab between tonight and tomorrow because today was the last lab day! Lab exam on Tuesday which will be my first of six exams, but I’m not sure if this one really counts because it’s part of another course that also has a lecture exam. My weekend will be full of reading for my Business Law exam that is on Tuesday as well. I don’t think I could have found a more boring class (knock on wood!).

come back to bed

April 14, 2009 § Leave a comment

Yesterday was the first day in a while I forgot to take a self portrait. It’s more like I remembered, but I left it too late in the day and it’s hard to take a photo of yourself while there are two or three other people in your room who don’t leave.

Today has been a long day. I had to get up at 7am to shower and do my hair so I could look nice for an SBE Honors Luncheon. It was at noon, but I had classes from 9-12, so I had to be dressed up all day. I like to dress up, but them I realize how warm I get and how long it takes. I would much rather roll out of bed 40 minutes before class, have a little breakfast, and go to class, rather than get up an hour and a half early to deal with my hair. It’s gotten pretty long since I’ve been at school, with only a couple trims while I went home from Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. For example, my bangs aren’t bangs anymore which I didn’t do on purpose. I did take a long nap after my 2pm class. I felt so nice afterwards.

It’s finally starting to feel like spring is here in Houghton. They were grooming the grass and mowing to get the dead leaves off the lawns. Everything is greening up. Maybe I’ll get up a bit early for my 8am bowling class so I can get a few photos of the little yellow, white, and purple flowers that have started to grow in clusters.

I really should be catching up on some reading right now, but I have a quick math assignment (info that I’ve learned three different times before now) and geology lab questions to answer for tomorrow. I love that it will be light outside for at least another hour though. Studying always feels better in the daylight.

daily

April 13, 2009 § Leave a comment

Today marks the first day of my last two weeks of classes of my freshman year of college. It’s surreal right now; it’s gone so fast. I can’t believe that by May, I will be a college sophomore. I have the rest of the day dedicated to reading and studying for my World Cultures class. The exams are impossibly hard and he always gives at least a 20% curve. Why he would do that, I have no idea. For the past few weeks I have definitely figured out that I must do the readings for classes, otherwise I do not do well at all. A few tests have come back horribly and I hope that I can fix that by the end of the semester.

Beginnings of Ishbel

April 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

I’m knitting Ishbel from Whimsical Little Knits by Ysolda Teague. I’ve wanted to knit one ever since I saw Rachellake’s Ishbel. I just started yesterday and I’m already through the first chart. I’m making the smaller size on 3.75mm (US 5) needles.
This knit is going to go so fast. Hopefully, I will be able to tear myself away from it and the Deadliest Catch marathon long enough that I can get some school reading done which is not at all a thrilling thought.

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