Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What's up?

Hmm, its been so long I did one of these types of post...
At the moment I do have some FO, to show, but no pictures yet... So just tide me over...

What's with work? Things are OK, I am doing more and more translations. Even though there were organizational changes, and some of them are quite unsettling, it seems, that translations are needed very much...Even at home I had a fair amount of extra (translation work). Once again I went through the net to see if there is a way to get some official "paper" about my abilities... I mean I always loved translation. My father always told me that my work is good. But you know, he IS my father. But lately I get soo good feed backs in the bank, so once again I was thinking that if I am really this good at it, I might as make it official, like get a diploma... But it seems translation could only be taken up as a postgraduate course, one need a FIRST diploma...which I don't have. And at the moment I don't have the time, the money, or even the energy, to go and spend three four years jut to get "a" diploma so I could go to translation courses...

What is on TV? Nothing much lately, though I still have a few episodes of the fifth(??) season of 24 to see and the same station started to rerun all of The X files, right from the very beginning. Back when they first were on TV we lived in Miami. So much happened since, both of them grew to be really outstanding actors. As cute as David Duchovny is, I think Gilian Anderson has the really great talent. On the other hand one of out TV station was playing Star Wars. Not the "original" (as we call it with my boy "the old-old" series), but the ones with Ewan Mc Gregor and Natalie Portman in it. Since they are rather long episodes we watched half of the third one with Christopher. I finished it alone, and I told the kid "Honey, you know I am not sure you want to see how it ends"... Because... You know, the original movies were my absolute favourites in my teens, and by now I am past my 40th year. I KNOW this is ONLY a movie... and I still cried at the end. Two days later when I was working at night and I told my son that if he wants he can watch it... he turned the thing on... then after like five minutes into it (when they started to kill off the jedis) he promptly turned off and came to me... "Mama, you know, what?? I believe what you said. I think I really don't want to watch how this ends."

What's reading? Actually not much, between work, the kid, working at home, knitting AND spinning...not much time. I do have Lord Of The Ring in English around, to pick up when I feel the gnawing need for LETTERS, and WORDS.

What's knitting? I finished the A line sweater I was working on since the spring. I almost finished the knitting of the orange wrap cardi, but ten rows from casting off I found some mistake again, and I have to frog it back...AGAIN. So it will go back to time out. AGAIN. Some bits and pieces OTN, socks, and fingerless gloves, and I am in the process of deciding what to knit next. I have a few things in mind, like the far afield west, the tweedy aran cardigan, the cardigan for Arwen, a pattern from last winter's Strickentrends magazine. Last night I went stash diving. Umm, at the end my bedroom (where I keep my yarn) looked like a bomb hit the bins... Bags of yarns everywhere...
What's cooking? Not much really, except for some Biscotti and Newtons cookie baking. But those recipes are my "secret" ones... the ones that will be the special stuff in the "tea house with home baked cookies and a craft/knitting corner" of my dreams.

1 comment:

Isis said...

You sound good, even when busy. Like things are in balance. You sound happy, Anett ! Good !!! (I love how Chris said he agreed that he didn't want to watch the ending... my Hanna is like that too... saying "I don't think I want to know about 'that' yet, mommy..." : they are wise kids !)