On the homefront, Steve (rootbeer1) is still looking for work. The economy appears to be picking up just a smidge and he's getting a few nibbles on the line, so we're optimistic. We were planning a cross-country drive this fall when I get my 4-week sabbatical, but given that Steve will hopefully be in a new job by then we'll probably put it off till next year. In the meantime, we're going to Palm Springs over July 4th with some friends, renting a big house with a lovely pool. I plan to bake in the sun and catch up on my reading.
I'm back taking Prilosec for my reflux problem. I thought I was having an allergic reaction to it, but it turns out it was the shampoo at the gym. It makes all the difference (the Prilosec, not the shampoo).
Having finished the afghan I was crocheting for the last 7 years, I've been working on a few new little projects whilst we watch HGTV in the evenings (I like House Hunters, but Property Virgins is fun too--those newbies are so demanding and whiny--'There's no granite! No stainless steel appliances! And it's so expensive!!! Waaaaah!!!!') Anyhoo, here's a few of my recent crochet accomplishments:
A couple of close-fitting caps. The black one kind of looks like hair when I'm wearing it.
Another cap with a bill like a baseball cap.
And finally, My Little Cthulhu.
This is actually my first stuffed animal. It was really fun to make. The wings were challanging and a little tough, but I sort of figured them out.