Thanks to everyone for all the congratulations. It’s a little weird not doing anything to mark the occasion. I chose not to walk, and I’m happy with that. I hate all that kind of ceremony, but it also denies me that pat on the back, you know? I’m thinking of throwing together a little party locally and one back home with another friend who just graduated later in the summer. So that should be fun.
For now I’m finishing up hours and job hunting and apartment hunting. Keep sending me all your positive energy, all these life changes are stressing me out when all I’ve wanted for a while now is to be settled down. I’m trying to switch the outlook to exciting new opportunities, but it keeps feeling like turmoil and uncertainty instead. At least I knew it was coming. You can’t spend two to three months concentrating completely and solely on the next nearest deadline without some emotional fallout. I feel lucky to have such an awesome support system. So thanks guys! Extra especially to all my local friends who have been there for me through this semester and all my coming and going and babbling and complaining and flaking and needing of attention and distraction. You guys rule.
But I took the weekend off from all that. (OK, not the emotional fallout, but the work at least.)
I finished another puzzle with no picture. This time you did actually use the blacklight on the puzzle, but it was super hard to read and I never read the book, so it also wasn’t that interesting. But the puzzle was super fun.
I finished Fad Classic, but haven’t taken any pictures yet. I’m kind of sad that I don’t have any cute button down collared shirts to wear with it, so I guess I’ll have to remedy that. I also did a little more embroidering. This time for Shawn, who chose to remain faceless with me. It’s the bird from Sublime Stitching’s Gothic Grandeur set that Shawn brought me back from Portland. I think it turned out pretty good. I tried the split stitch this time. I had used the back stitch on the dino, and I’m still planning to try the stem stitch on something soon.
Speaking of Portland, I hear good things, but I also hear the job market is terrible. Anyone have thoughts they’d like to share on Portland and/or Seattle? Austin is too dang hot y’all.