So, what have I been doing since the last time I posted? Well, working a lot, thankfully, is the short answer. But I have also had time to do a few other things.
The day Nathan and I sent off the paperwork to start the adoption I got home from the post office and immediately began knitting baby booties. After a few false starts in which my booties always came out looking like socks, I finally figured out where I was going wrong and have been thinking about booties and hats ever since. Most of my scrap yarn that I'm using for practice booties is blue, brown, or a green. I told Nathan I think this means our first child will be a boy.
I have also had the priviledge to spend a few of my Wednesdays (which are really Sundays to me) watching our niece, Sophie, who is almost five months old now.
Unfortunately I had to stop my babysitting gig because my gall bladder decided it wanted no more of me. I have been sick several times since its revolution at the end of last month and have yet to see the surgeon about getting it out. I was put on some fairly strong pain relievers and anti-spasmodics and am doing fairly well now, but I go to the surgeon (finally) on Wednesday.
I won the Netflix war. That's right. My very first Netflix movie was a foreign film called Rosenstrasse which I had seen part of on TV one day and wanted to watch again. Since then I have enjoyed a getting many movies in the mail and watching more on line. I still use the library ordering system as well.
And that is most of what I have been up to since the last time I wrote. I have yet to go back to my beloved Alton, but Elizabeth has been enjoying her summer in Minnesota with Eric, her fiancee and hopefully, I'll get back there after she goes back down for the fall semester.