Friday, January 19, 2007
my first finished object for 2007!
And I'm not too impressed with it. I've only done two lace projects (including this one--the first being the cloth I made for AR. This tells me I need to work on it some more. I need to learn the right tension. I had been eyeballing some of the lace patterns in the knitpicks catalog but I just haven't taken the time out to order anything out of any of the catalogs they send me! My first payday (in a long time!!) will be coming soon so maybe I can use some of my money to get some yarn for a lace project. We'll see. I have met all of my clients that I'll be working with and they're not so bad. That princess that I was complaining about last time, she's been taken care of. She just might become one of my favorites! The high-profile client that I have is quite high-profile. Let's put it this way, apparently Tom Cruise even recommended a tutor for my lil high-profile gal!!! Sigh...all I can do is my best, right? Also next month, I will start going to an elementary school two times a week two hours @ a time to work with small groups of Kindergarteners. :) It's going to be fun!! In other job news, remember how I was excited about finding out that the school I sub at has a 1st grade opening in the fall? They finally called me about it. Actually, they first called to ask if I'd be interested in their Spanish teacher position! (FYI: I've never taken a Spanish class in my life!!!!!). I can sort of speak it but not well @ all. I can get my point across. I suppose if I practiced more I'd be better than I am now...needless to say, I had to turn down that offer and I let them know that I wouldn't be qualified for that position anyway. Then they mentioned the 1st grade position. :D And since they know me (that is exactly what they said!), I don't even have to go through the preliminary interview process! I get to skip right on over to doing a model lesson. I'm going to do one sometime next month. I picked Language Arts. I haven't a clue what exactly I'm going to do. This would totally be a dream come true! Now, you might be wondering..what about this job I have now. I honestly would like to keep it. This job is the first one in a very long time where I totally and completely believe in what they're doing. I love my boss, I love my coworkers, I love where I work, etc, etc, etc. I talked to my boss about all this earlier this afternoon when I went in and she said as long as I @ least stayed on part-time and worked in the summer, she had no problems with it. She said, "You do need to make a living." I'm not holding my breath though...I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop somewhere and @ some point. I did that with my fiance too! I have yet to fix my broken 7 needle. I don't need it right now anyway. My sister is going to order me a new pair of 7s. I can't remember what I picked out. She's also going to get some pink yarn to go with that leafy green yarn I had been working with. She wanted a happy scarf not a dreary one. I don't know if she's ordered any of it yet cos she hasn't said anything. In the meantime, I'm going to attempt to finish my widdershin so I can get started on the second one. I actually could've started it a while back but I want to relish in my finished one first and then start the second one. Then once I get that underway, I'll finish my mittens. I don't know why I can't multi-task so well anymore!! I guess I just want to appreciate the little things. lol.