school


Well, today was the first day of my last fall semester… being an undergrad.  Crazy.  I have two classes this semester, one of which I’m helping the instructor teach.  I went to my Advanced Linux Administration class tonight.  Found out the instructor is someone I knew at a former job.  Weird. Anyway, it should be okay, but I have to admit, I’m not going to administer Linux for real anytime soon, so it’s not really applicable to my life.

I did find out about a cool tool that perhaps others are already aware of.  It is TiddlyWiki.  You can find out more at http://www.tiddlywiki.org/wiki/Main_Page .  Basically, it’s a personal wiki, in one html file.  I can have some crazy fun with this.  I’m going to use it to create a personal wiki for each of my classes.  And, I think I’m going to try to use it to keep notes on my scripture study.  Could be really fun!

I haven’t stitched much lately.  I go in spurts.  But, when I was in Ogden on my mom’s birthday, I stopped in at Shepherd’s Bush.  I picked up their latest chart, “She Tends”.  I knew I had the fabric at home, and while they’ve presented four vignettes to be stitched separately in the chart, I could tell that those four had originally been designed in one linear form.  I thought I’d like them better stitched as one piece.  So, I’ve stitched most of the charts already.  Here is a progress pic:

Shepherd's Bush - She Tends;

She Tends WIP

It’s been fun to work on, as I’ve had a little time here and there.  But, now that school is back on, and work is still crazy, my stitching time is at a bare minimum.
I did decide to sign up for a beginning knitting class at http://www.blacksheepwoolco.com in Salt Lake for two Saturdays in September.  I can knit a very rudimentary dish cloth, but not much more than that.  I’ve wanted to learn and hone my skills for a while, because there are projects I could just take with me.  Of course, I should wait until next year to do this, but when I saw the class, I just decided it would be a present to myself!
And, I’ve added a few new bicycling accessories.  I’ve been trying to ride a few days a week, so that I can begin to strengthen my legs and get back into better shape.  As the fall weather is beginning soon, I’ll really enjoy that, and when it’s winter, I’ll use my stationary recumbent bike.
So, that’s it for now.  It’s been an interesting and busy life recently!
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I really don’t like my advanced C# programming class… I’ve been reading the text for several hours now and it’s all running together. So, I think I’ll go stitch. It’s already 11 pm, but I’m not going to get much more out of this book tonight. There’s only so much I can cram into my brain at once. I did get a lot accomplished at work today, but my day tomorrow is filled with meetings, so it will be like taking a giant step backwards in the way of tasks being crossed off my list. Good thing I have a laptop with wireless, and I can work while I’m pretending to listen in those meetings that aren’t as critical as what I actually have to get done!

And, I haven’t stitched much in the past week. I watched the second half of Jane Eyre on Masterpiece Theatre (PBS) last night. This was a really good adaptation. I love Jane Eyre, and I knew I wouldn’t even be able to concentrate on stitching, so I didn’t even pick it up. That’s amazing really. I did get some more homework done on the weekend too, but have a lot to do yet to be totally caught up. And it’s only the beginning of the semester.