Officially it is not summer, but with the temperature around 95, it feels like it is pretty much here.
For me, summer comes at the end of the school year, in a flurry of finals, grading and graduation. By the end of it I am always drained and go into mental shutdown for a few weeks. It wasn't hard to do this year, my computer got a bad virus and had to hang out with the tech guys for a few days to be fixed, and there were other things to attend to.
Such as cleaning the apartment. I try hard to keep things neat during the school year but this spring life got away from me and I had a dusty, out of control apartment to contend with. Let me tell you, my apartment is barely bigger than a luxury garage (it is cozy-- I like the small size) but it was a DISASTER. So I took this week to get things in order. It took me three days to clean the place (this included the major reorganization of closets, and the kitchen cabinets, moving the huge sofa to clean behind it, etc) one day to deal with the installation of a new cable modem (I got a better deal with a different company) and a morning to take Chloe to the vet (its allergy season.)
Meanwhile I found, and re-set up my loom. (It had been hiding in a closet)
The loom is now out, so I can actually weave again. I need to finish this first trial project that I started way back in the day..... and then maybe actually try to make something. I have to see if I can even remember how to warp it again. I feel bad, because I bought the loom when I lived in Ohio but never really got to weaving on it-- life just seemed to pull me away. I figure with it now out and in my living room, I can no longer ignore it.
Milo as you can see is tired after all the cleaning. Look at him, sticking his tongue out at the camera!
Meanwhile, the baby blanket continues to grow- it is now slow going as it is big and just seems to be in a black hole of knitting, but remember how I said that I was making this blanket for no one in particular? Well one of my friends (I just discovered) is pregnant-- so for once I am ahead of the game. Need to get blanket done! And I think the colors do well for either a boy or girl, what do you think?
Finally, it is summer and I will be working on a manuscript during the days but in the evenings I generally try to watch a whole new news that is on DVD. In summers past I have watched all of The Tudors, Big Love, Sex and the City, The West Wing, Ballykissangel and Upstairs, Downstairs. Anyway, I need a recommendation for a good series-- do you all have any?