Thursday, February 23, 2006
Olympic knitting! I've made real progress on the sweater while being holed up in front of the TV these past two weeks. I won't pretend that I expect to have it completely finished when the credits roll after the Closing Ceremonies, but this will soon be a Finished Object. Yeah!
I'm almost ready to give some thought to what's next. I try to maintain a little discipline with the knitting so as to have one semi-disciplined area in my life. God knows the quilting is entirely out of control. Anyway, it'll be another lace shawl, I think. Details to come.
It's been a busy week, work-wise. Tuesday was the best website class I've ever attended, and I've got a lot of website classes under my belt to compare it with. I really came out of the class with a lot more usable knowledge, which feels empowering and encouraging. I've already made some internal changes to the work site, and more visible ones are on the way. It will take awhile as I have to shoehorn website time in among all my other duties, and it's a challenge to keep a straight train of thought at that place at the best of times.
And one great result of the class is that there will be MORE classes, and maybe a discussion group. The group consists of website designers from a dozen libraries. For sure we have lots to learn from each other. I'm a big fan of sharing the knowledge, such as it is.
Friday, one of my favorite library kids is coming in to job-shadow me. We thought Friday morning would be a good time, what with Coffee Hour and all. There should be lots to keep us both busy.
I've heard from a number of people about the post I wrote about my mother. A couple of my cousins wrote me privately, sharing their memories of her, in particular recalling and quoting some memorable things they heard her say over the years. A favorite was how she would refer to someone as looking "four years older than God". When someone was described that way, the image was pretty clear. At any rate, I surely appreciated the comments. It's good to know she is remembered warmly.