On Monday it is back to School for me again, and with that also back to homework and studying, and all the other stress that comes with it. Especially squeezing all my chores and fun things into before and after School. But am I weird that I am looking forward to it? Some of the women in my class groan about school. For me it is a welcome step toward what I want to do with my life, now that the kids are old enough that I get to be selfish again. As I prepare for school, and drive there in the mornings, I dream of the job I want to get. While I am studying for my test (every day one in each subject), I can see myself using that knowledge in my dream job. To me school is the gateway to a new chapter in my life, that will bring a bright future with it. I feel like I am the only one with this positive outlook in class. Why can't the rest get enthusiastic about what we are doing? After all, it is not prison, it is school you sign up for. Nobody is chaining anyone to the chair, or is making anyone stay. Why are people so negative about the things they chose to do. If they don't like school, I am sure there are jobs that do not require medical classes, and long hours of studying. I don't see how it will be about the money either, because believe me, there is nobody getting rich in this job. What it all boils down to is, I just don't understand people.
On a crafty subject, I have some knitting and quilting goals for January. I am knitting on the kal for socks I told about in my last post. My goal is to get these socks done in January. I am also knitting a Chocolate Sweater since December of last year. I just started the second front of it, and plan to finish it off this month also. I really love the pattern. It is from the 1980's from the book "Maine Island Knits". The body is knit in a chicken wire pattern, and there are supposed to be chicken knit into the right front chest area, but I opted to knit this sweater without the chicken. I think it still looks very good. On the quilting front, I want to finish the quilt top for my older daughters graduation quilt. I started in at my last Quilt Retreat back in September 2011, and haven't touched it since. I started it as a twin sized quilt, but will have to make extra blocks to enlarge it to a full sized quilt. I am using the "Buckeye Beauty" pattern by Eleanore Burns for it. I thought it was fitting, since my daughter is a Buckeye Beauty herself.
Well, I better head off to my sewing room, and see what I can get done today. Have a great day!!!