Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ups and Downs

Up: One of my classes is watching a movie this week, which has cut back on my class prep time enough to give me time to grade.
Down: I have to grade.

Up: I discovered I have something else in common with one of my new favorite bloggers, the Knitting Linguist, besides being faculty, which is that she's also a faculty Senate knitter like me!
Down: I had yet another Senate meeting this week at which we continued to not resolve anything and will have to continue meeting weekly until we do.
Double Down: I almost finished the wrap in said meeting but couldn't size it to be sure and have now discovered it to be too wide. Have idea for fix. Will post about that next time.

Fact: My husband is out of town.
Up: More time to craft and edit my writing. Perfect opportunity to acquire his birthday present.
Down: My husband is out of town.
Double Down: His wallet was stolen last night, so I was up and down and up again circa 2 a.m. As a result, I am now less than up. (I think that might be triple or even quadruple down, but I like alliteration, not repetition, so I'm sticking to it.) Oh, and that means there's no one to take pictures even if I get the wrap right.

Up: I don't have to go in today.
Down: That doesn't mean I don't have plenty of work to do. I really shouldn't just spend the day crafting. Grading it is.
Double Down: I'm jonesing to try something with crochet that I thought of last night. Jonesing, damn it.

I guess that's all for now. If I give in to my crochet urge, I'll also give in to my urge to find camera batteries and take a picture to post later.


PHD Knitter said...

I see we're in the same boat. No husband around, grading to accomplish, and crafty desires interfering. I'm showing a movie next week and I was so excited when I remembered that I wouldn't have to prep a lecture for that day!

Knitting Linguist said...

Senate meetings every week?! That's criminal! Ours are bad enough once a month (not to mention the emergency college meeting the Dean called for tomorrow). I'm buried in grading, too, and really shouldn't be doing anything else, but I bribe myself with little blog-reading breaks :) I didn't even bring my knitting to work today, because I knew the temptation would be far too great. Good luck with your pile (and to phd knitter, too!).