Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Week that Was

It's been a busy week. As June comes to an end camps kick into gear, plans for our summer trip take on more urgency, and there are various finishing-up things to do after the end of the academic year. Here are a few highlights:
  • I turned in my annual report. Early!
  • I met with Claudia for coffee and discovered that she grew up in my neighborhood. I knew Richmond was a small town, but I hadn't quite realized how small.
  • I re-knit something I'd knit in March. It is oddly satisfying to rip out an entire garment (OK, just a stole, but still) and re-knit it so that it actually works. I did some more ripping out (of something as yet unfinished) yesterday, and that was satisfying, too. I realize I like the process of knitting enough that ripping and re-knitting is not so bad.
  • There's a lesson here, I think.
  • I finished a long article on fantasy literature and education that's been percolating for a while, and got friends to read it on a ridiculously tight deadline. Good friends. One more pass through the revision mill and I can send it out.
  • Friday night I got to go to a free "art-tasting" at the Visual Arts Center and made a fabulous glass pendant. Now I want to buy a soldering iron so I can make more!
  • The four of us went to see Wall*E yesterday--what a sweet movie!
  • Went to a "Unite for Change" Obama party last night and was blown away by the engaged, thoughtful, articulate group of recent high school grads there. They, almost as much as the candidate, give me hope about this election.
  • Heard the rough cut of some of the music we recorded earlier this month; now I can't wait for the rest of it!

1 comment:

Claudia said...

I'm glad we met (again)! We'll have to do it again soon. Saw Wall-E today with Madeline. It was a really cute movie, seamless animation (except, maybe, for the fat people). It would have been even better if the couple behind us hadn't been narrating the whole thing to their 3-year-old. Sigh.