Leave of Absence

I haven’t had much chance to update the blog lately. Too many things going on and not much to tell. Big project at work and it was consuming my life. After 43 months of this pace made me re-evaluate my life … so I quit. Well, sort of. I’m taking a leave of absence from work to figure out what I want in a new job. I either return in a new position in the same company or I don’t. I’m giving myself the entire month of April to figure it out. This way, I miss the entire quarter close drama (I support the financial reporting systems — or should I say, “I used to support …”?)

But now that the decision has been made, I feel much calmer. And it’s really odd to be only working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I don’t know when was the last time that I actually worked 40 hours a week with time to have lunch!

So, enough of the depressing news. Bush is doing enough of that for us. I don’t need to add more.

On to more interesting things … I took and passed my Motorcycle Safety class! Now I can rider my scooter (150cc Vespa) legally. It really was a fun class. I was given the option of taking the class (and the riding exam) on my scooter, but I opted to take it on one of their “real” motorcycles — a Suzuki 250cc bike. Considered small by motorcycle standards, but pretty big by mine (only my toes can touch the ground). It was one of those really cold, rainy, and windy weekends in Seattle — just another normal wintry day. I think I caught a cold from that weekend that I’m still fighting off.

Not much happening on the fiber front. I’m having a difficult time concentrating because of all the stuff at work. I work on a few rows of this and that and then I lose interested. I did finish spinning and plying the LL Tahoe rovings (10 oz., 1152 yards, navajo plied).

Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some of the projects finished during my time off. I did sign up to demo at the Shepherd’s Extravaganza on Sunday, April 13th. If you are heading there, drop by and say hello! I don’t know what shift I’ll be doing yet.

That’s all for now. Ta!