Thursday, August 30, 2007

crazy week

I can't believe how long it took me to get a second post up! Well, it's been a kind of crazy week.

I've gotten a lot of piano practicing done this week, which is great because I'm really trying hard to gear up for the school year. I'm really hoping there'll be room for me to take piano during the school year too. I got the dates of the placement auditions yesterday and I know some classes are still open so hopefully one of those spaces will go to me.

So if that works out, my schedule is almost finished. I just need to decide which French class to take and then I'm set.

I haven't actually gotten much knitting accomplished (and I spent most of yesterday tinking ten rows of my sock because I only did half the decreases) but I'm hoping to cast off the sock I'm working on today or tomorrow. Then I can start my campanulas! I just got the yarn for them in the mail, and it's gorgeous. It doesn't look like the picture on the website at all, but maybe that's my monitor. Anyway, it's actually prettier so I'm really happy about that.

I keep meaning to start scrapbooking too, because I haven't done any of that this summer. I found the perfect material to make a cloth cover for an album at the craft store yesterday, and it's for a set of pictures that I already have organized. I'm thinking I'll go through them this weekend and order some prints. It's going to be of Easter week when my family came to visit me.

And yeah, in case your wondering, I took an inordinate amount of pictures at the Musee d'Orsay while I was there, but I've always liked impressionism and hey, they make me happy. I might make a calendar out of some of the best ones with shutterfly or one of those sights.

I'm about halfway through a fun Agatha Christie and once that's done, I think it's time to improve my mind with some classic literature. (I think I'm gearing up for school to start.) I picked up Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky (the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation because their version of Anna Karenina is fantastic) and also George Eliot's Middlemarch. It was recommended in a podcast I listened to. I'm not sure which one to pick first, but I'm leaning towards Dostoevsky.

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