Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I went away...and came back

For a bit... After school ended I took Chris to a day camp with his school where they had a nice outing every day... Then I took out a week of vacation to take him to the lake Balaton to my father's summerhouse but because of the awful weather we only got there on Thursday (and the weather didn't improved even then). The early part of the week we spent at my fathers house, in the city I was born in. We managed a visit to my aunt, and I showed Chris the houses my grandparents lived. We've also passed the church I was christened (at least according to my godmother... that was in the height of the communist times, and my father was an air force officer, so t had to be done in secret, and according to the family legend I had to be stolen out of the house) and the playground we played so much while visiting the grandparents.

The rain started to fall and we went into a cafe, and from there I called Jenny:
"Hi there... It is wednesday and I am sitting a California Cafe, and I am knitting"
" Oh dear I am late, but I am on my way...so you didn't went away..."
"The one problem that this California Cafe is in an other city..."

We also went to the Balaton for the second half of the week, but the weather stayed awful so there was no going into the water... except for two times in the week. Once we went into the thermal bath about 50 km from the city my father lives, where there was a wave pool, huge slides and all that. The second time by the Balaton there is an other place which is more for swimming than entertaining. The first place I did 1600 meter, in the secon 2000 which is not bad considering I haven't swam in more than a year...

As for knitting I took an ample supply of WIPs with me, but I spent most of my time knitting the Icarus shawl I started a day before we left from the yarn Teal sent me as a part of a "yarn therapy" ...

Getting back, saying goodbye to Jenny and leaving Chris with his father was hard and sad...
At work I came back to the announcement that GE finally decided on the faith of the program I work for, and though the scope and the number of projects was cut down drastically, all the people working here is staying, even if they have to move withing the organization.
As for me, I am staying where I was and luckily my project is the biggest and most important in the program, and from now on I will be organizationally where I am actually working.
My sorrow that I will loose the bosses I love and admire. The woman who already was my manager in the call center and the man who made the decision employing me here. (He was the one who wanted to learn to knit, remember?). Both of them liked me for some reason, helped me a great deal, and stood behind me even when things were not all that great. I am deeply sorry to "loose" them as a close work colleagues. I will have to see about the new boss. From what I hear she is strict and demanding but absolutely correct. My first few "contact" with her was positive, so I am hopeful in that front too.

Hopefully next time I can give you more crafty things along with pictures.

3 comments:

Isis said...

Sounds like a new chapter is unfolding Anett. Really, it feels like that. Very interesting ! When is Chris coming back to you ?

peony said...

Chris comes back tomorrow night. I tried to get PJ to bring him home a little bit earlier, but I don't think he would...

Teal Sky said...

Anett, I dyed the purple cashmere and was semi-successful. It is a lovely purple, but much bluer than the dye-lot you have. I found a sample of what I gave you & tried to match it. The dye matched, but after heating etc the red really didn't take. I am visiting my mom & don't have your email. If you respond via email I will get it on our online server & can give you more details. For now, I will attempt contact through your blog. lol