Things haven’t really slowed down for me since we got back from our little trip at the end of last month. So, I know I talked about not getting the supervisory position, but what I didn’t mention was that I’ve been job shifted (with choice, I wanted this). I get to learn about Air because I’m the new Air Quality Manager. But, in agreeing to do this, I’m dual hatting it until my position can be backfilled. So I’m still doing work on Superfund sites.
The end of May snuck up on me before I realized it. I spent it down in my fiance’s neck of the woods, meeting family, friends, and doing all of the sight seeing. So, I got in Thursday evening and then Friday we hit Universal Studios in Orlando. It was amazing. We explored two of their park areas (not the waterpark, but that’s on the next set of choices in future trips). We did King Kong, Jurassic Park, and spent a ton of time in the Wizarding World and Diagon Alley. Diagon Alley was probably my favorite.
I did not realize until I was checking comments that I have not bothered to write here in nearly a month and a half. I don’t even know where April went to… it was blink and gone. May is starting to feel the same too. Like my days have been merging into a muddled mess.
My dad’s birthday was this week and at the beginning of the month, I decided to send a gift this year. I haven’t done that in a little while because I hardly have time for gifts and stress enough with Christmas. It’s not a really good excuse, but it’s what seems to happen with me (personal time management aside). So I decided to make and send him a Yoda.
So, what I really want to write is about our brief time down south to a big city to get away for a little bit. What I’m actually going to write about is the panic attack our oldest puppy gave us today… and the reason I’m happy that we didn’t have to make an extremely hard decision this afternoon.
And I have another cowl to add to the collection. I love the color of this yarn. It’s so pretty.
I really enjoyed this pattern. It had a variety of ways of stitch patterns and the change between a double strand and a single strand kept me interested in continuing it to work on it. I also learned an interesting way to join together that took me a second to figure out (it wasn’t simply sewing the two sides together, like most patterns I’ve worked on). You can find the pattern here.