its been a big week. a few milestones passed and hurdles climbed. the most interesting is that this week marked two years since i moved into this house. of course, i didnt just move into a new house. i started a whole new life. these kinds of milestones always make me pensive, and because i dont want to drown in an ocean of sad ive not been thinking or feeling much, just trying to get through the days. it hasnt always been a great two years, but its been productive. ive learnt a lot, grown a lot. knitted a lot. watched a lot of buffy. she saves my arse. a lot. ive been round a lot of people this week but havent felt like ive got much to say. what is there to say really? you get on with life or you go under.
it helps that im so busy at work, with the ‘death’ of ERA and an interesting new project working with nsw police on alcohol and sexual assault in the pipeline. and in the big news, my position was made permanent this week. this doesnt mean i will be in that position permanently (there are always plans afoot to move me into something bigger and better but i’ll believe that when i see it) but it does mean whatever happens, im safe and secure. it means i can start thinking long term, including ‘talking to bank managers’ type long term. the little communist in me hates the idea of becoming a property owner, but as a 42 year old single childless female (with no intention of changing that status. ever.) im also a realist. i took a small step and joined a health fund. thats enough excitement for one week surely?
despite the ‘pensive’, i have had a great weekend of socialising, starting friday night with meeting jp at the sydney film festival.
we saw ‘sleeping beauty’, a new australian film. i put my knitting away before it started.
i really wish i hadnt. good lord, what a load of self-indulgent pretentious TRIPE. i get the theme, i get the whole ‘disconnected young female’ thing, but is that really a story worth telling? and if you are going to tell it, then for gods sake tell it in such a way that doesnt make half the audience burst into hysterical (and relieved) laughter when its finished. i applaud emily browning, she did a great job, but that movie is a prime example of why novelists should not be allowed to make films. and i can say that because i was once a novelist who tried to make films and i sucked. at least i know it. it was a great fun night though, but i abandoned jp during the film-makers Q&A to go spend the night at missfee’s house. and what a lovely little house it is, and what wonderful hosts are fee, matt and po and tom. it was lovely to spend some one on one time with the mr and mrs sock victim. and also, i saw fee’s stash. im not allowed to say anything about that. oh i wish i could. but i wont.
saturday morning it was raining in fee’s backyard,
followed by knitters guild meeting in surry hills
followed by some knitting in public
at a coffee and a yarn in newtown.
it was so much fun spending all this time with people i love and who are so easy to be around. even so, by about 3 oclock i was exhausted, and drove home to a dinner of vegemite toast and hot milo. i was asleep by 10 and slept right through until 730, a big sleep for me. then i headed up to the southern highlands to poke around in antique and patchwork stores and have a pub lunch and buy lollys with some of my favourite people.
so lovely to see them, and are little ones not good for the soul? then it was a drive down macquarie pass in the pouring rain,
and i felt like crashing out straight away, but instead i played with my own stash for a little while. thanks to missfee and the webs sale, i added some more silky wool to my garment stash
this is going to be a summer solstice-meets-adrift. then i decided that some of my nice yarn needed to come out of hiding and warm up my lounge room.
i moved the harry potter box set to make way for some STR, koigu, wollmeise, knitabulous, bluesky, jade sapphire, madtosh, lornas laces and frogtree, among others. its makes me smile to look at it.
less smile worthy is the ENDLESS hell of sleeveland, i am still on sleeve one of greenfield, but if i got off the computer i might actually get it finished today. so on that note….