I'm jealous, and it's all my own fault.

I'm jealous of people publishing their own knitting patterns, but have yet to try to publish any of my own.

I'm jealous of people writing every day, but don't actually take the time to do it myself.

I'm proud of my knitting, but don't take pictures of it to show anyone else.

I want to be done with my masters, but kept putting off going back to school.

The moral of the story is: I'm a scared idiot. I think that's why I've been avoiding LJ. It adds accountability and I've been avoiding that.

There is time every day, and I have to use it. And even more so now that I'm enrolled in grad school again. Two classes, one Wed night, one Sat morning. I'll be ok if I do what I have to do, but procrastination could kill me.

So back to our regularly scheduled post:

Audiobook for commute:
Peter and Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is WONDERFUL! It's a Peter pan prequel. Great story, emotionally relevant, well-written, and there are sequels!

Frozen by Larry Johnson gives me mixed feelings. It's a whistle-blower account of working at a cryonics firm (one of those places that freezes dead people in the hope that someday they can be thawed out, cured, and live again or forever). I did not like the style, but it was such compelling subject matter that I couldn't turn it off. And when I say compelling, I mean creepy. It made me vaugely sick to my stomach, and that doesn't happen much. If you like being creeped out, and by real life, not fiction, give this one a try. And don't freeze your body.

Daisy Dalrymple mysteries by Carola Dunn are fabulous! Classic mystery set during the 20s. A little short, but well-written and charming. And once again -- sequels! woo-hoo!

Knitting: The Firebird socks are in time-out. There was an incident with melted chocolate and running colors and they are still in time out. The fury was considerable.

I am on a shawl kick. Two Argus shawls done (one significantly bigger than the pattern says) and working on Multnomah with STR yarn. Pictures to come.

School: About to start a Rube Goldberg project. Should be fun and infuriating. Hopefully education will happen.

Good news: Friend with cancer does not have to do radiation because cancer was caught early enough. Also, grad school.

Bad news: Grad school work. But I like being busy, right?

Final thought: See beginning of entry. Onward to the gym . . .