Archive for December, 2010

Life keeps moving

It’s been a bit busy with work life going full steam: research & policy work and preparing to teach my first classes ever next Jan-June as an adjunct lecturer.  I like to be stretched and challenged, but it can sure be stressful!

Still crafting, though these days I mostly knit.  On the needles:  Tangled Yoke cardigan and a freestyle cardi using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby in black.  Been going to stitch and bitch at a local tea shop/cafe, quite a wonderful gathering of women organized by a very crafty young woman.

I’ve been so preoccupied with work and raising a puppy (now 55 pounds of boundless energy) that I haven’t had much time to stop and take stock.  My partner and I have the routine down, but it takes LOTS of effort to give Henry enough exercise.  But it’s worth it, and the training, too.

Henry is a goofy clown who only ever wants to play and is a champion moper if mommy and daddy don’t oblige.  He loves belly rubs, playing fetch at Point Isabel dog park — the largest in the country! — and wrestling with his buddies in doggy daycare twice a week.   My favorite moments:  calling him into our bedroom in the mornings for a spazzy nuzzle;  seeing him look up in the middle of a walk and lean his head against my hand with an expression of sheer joy and affection, bordering on craziness.  Weekend mornings are the best because Henry is so happy to have us both home with him.

Been missing those afternoon walks during the week since I started my job in October!  Ah, but the week between Xmas and New Year’s is all mine.  Time to knit, catch up on interesting academic reading, and take the dog on off-leash hikes in the East Bay hills.  And of course, long afternoon walks around Lake Merritt:

From Drop Box

Happy holiays!


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