Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lofty Goal?

I don't mind working: I just don't like working ALL of the time. It's so disheartening to have more to do than you can possibly accomplish well. If you're giving everything you've got just to keep your head above water, eventually it seems pointless to try so hard. I periodically find myself overwhelmed by work, which is my fault since I choose to do the extra college classes. Case in point, last semester I had almost 60 students in two college classes I was teaching online. I sometimes felt like I couldn't breath let alone keep up and be creative at home in any way. This semester I have just over 30 students total in both classes. It's so wonderful not to feel guilty just because I'm not working on school stuff every single minute, but I have no intention of filling that void by setting too many goals in some other area of my life.

 I do, however,  have a small resolution concerning my blog. I'm going to try to write at least one more entry per month than I did last year. That's it. As of this post, I've achieved my goal for January. Considering that I had three posts last year, it was fairly easy to achieve. I love low expectations.

I've finished my Wool Peddler' Shawl  from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls this week. I really enjoyed knitting it even though I did have to do a little unraveling several times, which amounted to a lot of stitches once I got to the lace section. It's been an extra special project since my friend Julie at Jewel Tomes gave me the pattern and yarn as part of a Christmas swap. I'm sitting on my couch this minute with it wrapped around me watching An Affair to Remember with Paige. What a perfect Thursday night!

6 comments:

Willow said...

I knitted the same shawl in red mohair several years ago and gifted it to a friend who battles a chronic disease. I wanted her to be wrapped in warmth! Maybe I'll knit one for myself this year; after all, I am a yarn peddler...

Love yours!

Thimbleanna said...

Ohhhhh. Sounds like a perfect evening. Your shawl is just beautiful. And lucky us -- we benefit from your reduced student load -- yipee!!!

TheBlackSheep said...

Very pretty!

It's good you've got a bit less on your plate. There really is something to stopping to smell the roses and I'm glad you can do so.

How are the pooches by the way? We need us some Beagal photos!

Kate said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! That is such a great shawl- and a wonderful color!

marit said...

Love the shawl!

JayJay said...

I totally understand about having work be overwhelming. I am hoping my semester is easier as well.

Love the shawl! I could using something warm to snuggle with these days, what with the rain and all.