Thursday, February 15, 2007

Aargh!

Please bear with me for the next few entries, while I try to figure out this new version of Blogger.

So far, the biggest problem that I've run up against is having to set up new accounts, both for my personal and my school-related blogs.

It's a real headache. Mainly because I already have entirely too many accounts - of one sort or another - to try to keep track of!

Of course, I'll soon become so used to the new log-ins and so forth that I won't even notice what my fingers are doing on the keyboard. The old, reptilian portion of my brain will kick in and I will be able to do it all without thinking about it.

That, however, is usually when problems set in!

It's like driving a particular route so many times that you don't even notice the signs. Then, one day, you're sitting in the passenger's seat and trying to give directions to a driver. Suddenly, you're actually looking at the street names and haven't a clue.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's!



Well, Blogger has forced me to switch over to the version-formerly-known-as-beta.





I held out for as long as I could.





So, anyway...





...in keeping with the day, I want to give a great big shout out to my Sweetie!

You're my Valentine 365 days a year!!

Monday, February 12, 2007

So, anyway....

Class work has kept me very busy, all Winter.

I took a Writing class over Winter Break and started a Physics-related class before the Writing had finished, so I haven't allowed myself much in the way of down-time.

That might explain why I have had such a hard time concentrating on doing any research or writing. And, given that I've got a paper due in less than a week, I should probably snap out of whatever funk I'm in and focus.

It's not just classwork that I'm having trouble concentrating on. I've tried doing some sewing this week but that's not been going very well.

Fortunately, embroidery is working out well for me. I have a project that my mother gave me a couple of years ago - pillowcases with a printed design and three different shades of blue floss. It's a Jacobean motif, so the placement of the colours isn't exactly crucial. I don't really have any decisions to make. Thinking is minimal. I can just sit and stitch for hours on end.

Last week, I finally bought a very pretty sewing box from Hancock Fabrics. I've been looking for an attractive basket for several years but they are usually either too expensive or crappy. I managed to find a very charming one when I was at Hancock Fabrics, last week. Mine is one of the ones in the upper lefthand box but the fabric is different and (I think) more attractive. It's large enough for my handsewing things and the tools I use most often. There wasn't room for all of my pattern drafting stuff but I have something that works for that stuff. What I've needed was a pretty basket to travel around the house with me.

I've only had one proper sewing box before now. It was a tiny thing that I got when I was a girl. Since then, I've tried any number of containers but none of them were either pretty or special. I think that the last thing that I was using was a recycled plastic box that once held wipes, so almost anything would be a better!