Okay, I lied. New camera=better crafting pictures. After reading half of the article from the book "White Collar Sweatshop" I assigned to my Social Problems students for next week, I decided to force myself to take the evening off today. I've been taking one day a week off from my day job, so I can get stuff done for my early morning job. But it's also just a day to spend a few hours not working. After getting tests, surveys, and consent forms off to the copy center for Friday's classes, I called it a day.
I remembered I said I'd cast on for the Hourglass Sweater by the end of the month, and today is February 28th, so I spent an hour or two swatching and casting on. Yeah, I've got a hat to finish for a friend, but I decided to at least start a new project. Starting is my favorite part. So much potential.
I also banged out a 2-page scrapbook layout in like 45 minutes. Sometimes they turn out better when you go fast. I tend to stick to straight lines but I went crazy this time and arranged the pictures all crooked. Craziness, I know. They called for it. I like this "all black and white except one color photo" idea. Not sure where I picked that trick up from.
This is the second layout I've done from my Austin pictures. I can't wait to go again. I'm jonesing for the whole thing--wedding, seeing Tim & Liz and my family, warm weather, change of scenery. All wrapped up with two weeks of spring break. It's a beautiful thing.
I'm still shaking my head about that elk running towards us while we were on the golf cart down on the ranch. I was facing backwards staring the giant-racked thing down. Obviously, what was running through my mind was, "Holy crap, there is an elk charging towards me." Super laid back Tim and Liz were like, "It's fine, it's fine. It thinks we're going to feed it."
"And what happens when it realizes there isn't any food?"
Elk (even fenced in)=wild animal not to be toyed with. At least as far as I'm concerned.