Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Ode to Joy

Can you sing that to yourself while you read this please? I'm singing it to myself as I type. It's so weird. Do you remember me saying I lost my journal in Belize? Well, it must have been just before I got to Belize because it ended up in the lost and found on the ship along with my camera and a couple of other things. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? (yes I know I didn't tell you I lost my camera, it was just so irritating I couldn't say it out loud) So YES I have pictures from the part of the trip I loved. I have to wait to share them with you though.

ARG! I know - it's too cruel, right? I repent =) The thing is, I'm working on assembling a portfolio, probably 2 portfolios, but the stuff I want to include in them, I think I should keep off the internet until I learn how to protect my rights to them and all that mumbo jumbo. I'm so jazzed about the portfolio thing though. I'll be telling you what it's all about if it works out at all. Am I being SO secretive? Yeah, I just don't want to count my chickens before they are hatched, so to speak. I also don't want to speak too soon, in case doing so makes it harder to reach the goal somehow. Sometimes things work that way, so I'll tell y'all about it soon enough, I just need to wait a bit.

What else, what else? Well, I have been able to recover some of the posts from my deleted blog! Can you believe it? I still have a lot of work to do with searching for them, but it's coming along. Also, some good Samaritan, can I say your name? I forgot to ask her, but you can look in the comments of the previous post and see who she is. Anyway, SHE actually had saved my short row tutorial post, pictures and all, and emailed it to me. SO, I can totally re-post it, and re-link it back to Grumperina's link. (hmmmm, I guess I should really tell her the old one is kaput, right? sheesh - it's bad when all the computers in your house get broken at once! very annoying) So thank you for that GW! You ROCK =) Also, AmyP told me to check out a cool Archive website that happened to have 3 of my posts. SO!...between these two awesome bloggers, and the wonder of cached stuff on Google, I have the story I was most bummed about losing, the last several posts I did, which includes Stormwatch Socks, the Best Friend's Jaywalkers, the latest Baby Blanket and lots and lots of other stuff. So that's something to sing Ode to Joy about!

I am REALLY happy that I got my journal back. I had written some poetry in there that I hadn't copied anywhere else and I was having trouble reconstructing it in my head. So now I have it back! yaayness!

I haven't knit much lately. I am still working on the cuff on only one sock in the Hill Country Yarn color Strawberry Swirl. My knitting is going to have to take a more secondary role for a few weeks. I am sorting through my life right now and rearranging everything. So I hope you guys can bear with me a bit longer and put up with less knitting for a bit. I'll be keeping you all updated as much as I can. I'm thinking about publishing some of my stuff, so I'll have to wait and see or get really good advice as to what is ok to share if you plan to publish. I have SO much to learn! BUT I'm going to take my time getting these things accomplished, because that is what I need to learn the most. S L O W D O W N! I'm always in a hurry and there's no need to be. Just take it one step at a time and think things through MO BETTA =) ..... and somehow do that without over analyzing b/c that is JUST as exhausting as running in circles! I think I have just figured out why I spun out so hard on my vacation! dangit - oh well - It was a learning experience in every way. I live, I learn, I love - I crash, I burn, I get up to live, learn and love another day.

Welcome to another beginning, and Ode to Joy,
I'm still singing.


trek said...

Wow, my head is spinning.
Yay on the journal and the camera!

Jeanie said...

Hey April! Congrats on finding your journal, but YOUR WHOLE BLOG GOT DELETED????? O.M.G!!!

I totally understand about knitting taking a back seat every now and then while other matters take priority (usually just temporarily), but once you get your other "ducks in a row" you'll enjoy your knitting that much more! Can't wait to see your HCY socks though!

Susan said...

I keep trying to sing Ode to Joy but the theme from the Olympics comes into my head instead. What does that mean?

AmyP said...

Finding stuff is cool! Yay!

Rebekah said...

Wow you sound so much chipper in this post.

I love Ode to Joy, I used to play it on my French Horn.

lobstah said...

You are one crazy lady ;)
Sounds like all kinds of excitement going on! I'm glad you found your journal and camera (that would've really pissed me off too!)

Momo said...

I am so happy that you can recover some of your blog!!! And that you are persuing some personal goals. It sounds a like it will be owrth while. More hugs for ((((april)))))

Samantha said...

Glad to have you back. I was worried when the blog got deleted. I thought you'd left us forever. Have a good day! :)

midgeling said...

Oh, April. Chub Creek Dave played the Robot Booty song in his latest podcast and it made me think of you and miss your blogging and podcasts. (Um, and I giggled a lot, too.) Glad to see you back! :-D