:) I hope it’s been nice!
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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.
I have a huge number of things I want to make, and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Through my adventures on Ebay, I have acquired 3 new pairs of socks to be (read: sock yarn). I still really want to make myself a sweater vest, and recently, I’ve felt the urge to make an afghan. Of course, this doesn’t even take into account the 2-3 (at least) Christmas gifts that I need to work on hardcore. However, I’m hoping that my first week at home and a few long flights will give me ample time for this.
I’m really relieved that finals are almost over. Studying is certainly not my best talent. In fact, this week has just felt like an overly-long apathyfest. At least it’s fairly stress-free! :o)
There once was a girl
Who thought she was real cool
She liked to knit and crochet
And studied plants in school
We met in the dorm bathroom
Our freshman year
And is basically the reason why
I know almost everyone here
Sometimes we can sit
In the tea house for hours
Just studying and talking
About Ron Paul’s OB powers
So here is a gift
From the girl they call “Teet”
For when you’re knitting or studying
Or making suama to eat
I think you’ll enjoy it
I know that I would
And I hope you have a good Christmas
Just as a Jew like you should
So Bianca made this amazing dinner (essentially kale + potatoes + cheese + sausage..add your own mustard). I don’t remember what it’s called, but it was delicious. She also made Taai Taai, a chewy cookie/bread thing flavored with anise, and Lindsay brought this awesome soup and cookies! Good times. I must become Dutch.