Wednesday, January 17, 2007

One of my New Year's resolutions was to put more effort into this blog and post at least once a week. Of course it has taken me three weeks to get around to the resolution. That's my life. Those who know me are not surprised.

So far this year has been all about weather. I got home from a Christmas vacation trip just in time for a funeral on a day when it stormed so bad we had to revise all our normal entrance and exit plans to try to keep people dry. Since then the storms have come about every 3-4 days, keeping us all damp and wishing we could trade winter for the summer we complained about six months ago.

On Monday I drove down to Austin, TX to be here for the next class in my doctoral program. I got here just ahead of a record-breaking storm. Yesterday we had rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow - sometimes all at once. Needless to say, class was cancelled. I did manage to get to the grocery store in the late afternoon, after spending 30 minutes clearing the ice from my car. When I went in the store things were in good shape. When I came out it was raining and sleeting, and the parking lot was crunchy with sleet. It makes you believe the saying "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes."

The good news is that I've had time to catch up on some of the preparation work that I didn't get done before I got here. I'm still behind, but not quite as far. I'll spend today reading and working on my project proposal. And of course I have my knitting with me, and a nice supply of fun yarns to make into caps. And if I'm very lucky, I'll have time for a nap.