I'm all about balance :)
So tonight I had my first seminars of the new term, and I'm feeling pretty good about these classes. They are higher level courses so the seminars aren't graded which means that if I miss one, I don't have to make them up. That's great if I fall a little bit behind, although I do try to make it a habit to attend the seminars because it's easier to stay caught up that way and I can ask questions before a major assignment is due. I'm taking a humanities class, which is turning out to be pretty interesting even though I thought it was going to be some dull art-history type class (no offense to any art-history majors...or teachers). Just in the first two chapters (which were grueling to get through by the way) I found that I'd read many of the works that they mentioned and had viewed several of the films so I picked up on a few of the references. That felt pretty good. I'm more well-read than I thought, lol. Sometimes it pays to have the occasional nerdy habit :) And my screening & assessment class is just fascinating! I love anything psych related, and so far this is right up my alley. I think this might end up being my fun class this term! But either way, they're both better than my last two, and any time I've completed a math class, the following classes always seem lighter in terms of the work load.
Aaron's working the golf tournament up near the Comcast center again this year. He's gone for 12-14 hours at a time when he does this. This year he's working nights so Linda is taking Alex tomorrow and Wiena is taking him on Wednesday so that Aaron can get some sleep while I'm at work. He'll have to miss the family reunion this year, which isn't that unusual in and of itself but this year he's gotten over much of his problems with his father and was actually going to go...now he can't and everyone was looking forward to his being there. I'll take the boys myself. So anyway, with his schedule, I won't be making any of my knitting groups again this week. Craft night is out again. I'm not sure how I'll work out Young Men's but I'm sure it'll fall into place (it usually does).
Another draw back of Aaron's schedule...my cousin-in-law had her baby this morning at about 5am, and I can't go see her in the hospital because I can't bring Alex in there. My MIL will bring her my warm wishes but I really wanted to go in and visit her at the hospital. I'll just have to hustle to finish the monkey blanket (which I steeked today!) and bring it to the house. The blanked it considerably smaller than I thought it would be, which is probably due in part to my stranding (gauge always gets smaller), but I checked my gauge pretty carefully for this project...at least I think I did. Anyway, they can use it in the car to cover the car seat or something. And she's only about 6lbs & change so she may actually get to use this for a little bit. My boys were horses. They were born the size of an average 3 month old, so nothing small ever lasted more than a few weeks, lol. So, I'll be trying to fit in the final stages of this blanket, while working on the swirl shawl and doing home work. The only productive thing I managed to do in the last 24 hours was to steek the blanket-halves, and to organize my pattern folders by putting loose patterns in page protectors and organizing the binders. Let's see if I can get some decent photos of the final stages of the blanket, and put them up by the next post.