So it’s been a month. Finals got the better of me, sucking up loads of time, stressing me out, and driving me insane. I can now officially say that my first semester of grad school is over and done with! I’m ready to work my ass off and be a real grad student now. I’m excited to get some stuff done and learn a lot. Whoo!
After finals, the rest of December whizzed by. I flew out to Tucson for Dave’s graduation (we made a glorious, impromptu, blasphemous [maybe?] beer bottle menorah), we drove up to Phoenix for Christmas, and then we packed up Dave’s car and moved him out here, stopping for a few days to visit my family in Albuquerque. So not only have I survived my first semester of graduate school, but I’ve also survived the long six months alone up here!
I made some Christmas presents. Dave got socks, Mom got a scarf, and Brian got a hacky sack. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the hacky sack, but the socks and scarf turned out beautifully! (Links are to patterns!)
Since we’ve gotten back, I’ve done a little bit of work and a little bit of knitting. We’re getting this ridiculous snowstorm that’s all over the Midwest right now, so that’s been exciting. Fortunately, I also finished my thrummed mittens a few days ago! They’ve come in handy. (No pun intended.)
I hope the rest of the world has been doing well! Apparently, going out of town means completely neglecting the computer for me.