Saturday, January 29, 2011

A New Year

It’s been a long time since I last blogged. There’s been too much going to and fro to sit down and take stock. But I should try to catch you up with all that’s going on, especially since I am going back to work on next Monday. I will be a contractor for Pfizer in their regulatory department. I will be writing submissions for re-registering the Wyeth products under the Pfizer name. I can write like a lawyer and summarize things very well. Fortunately or maybe unfortunately for you, I don’t use that skill here. Ii figure you want all the messy juicy language

I last left you with my Rhinebeck experience. I then went to Stitches East with two knitting friends, Cindy and Cheryl. They are part of the group that gets together at my LYS (well the one I frequent the most) for open knitting. We didn’t have classes together but it was nice to have someone to have meals with as we were staying in the same hotel. I then went on from Hartford to Cape Cod to see my high school boyfriend. I was nervous seeing him again after 42 years. Funny thing, I recognized him right away. I’m not sure what he thought since I’m twice the size I was in high school. But he was too much of a gentleman to say anything. He did try to start up where we had left things but I’m a bit too old for making out now. And I’m still not ready for someone to replace Robert. I’d like to have a companion for my old age, but … We did catch up and do talk every now and then. I’m glad I got back in touch with him and the old college boyfriend/fiancée. I found that one is still the nice guy I remembered and the other is still the adolescent, head turned by big boobs and accessibility. I’m no slouch in the boob area, been a D or E cup since 30. But I wasn’t always around so he went for the closest thing around. And unfortunately for him, he’s still in that mode so he’s had three wives and is probably married to #4. And he’s married the same type every time, insecure, jealous and looking for a pay day. I wanted to send a wedding gift to his fiancée and she questioned the hell out of me. I explained I had no interest other than friendship with him and that it was just a gift to wish them happiness in their life together. She turned all belle (a NC native) and turned the gift down. I’m not sure who did it, but I was un-friended on Facebook which really pissed me off. He claimed it was a problem with his computer, but Facebook doesn’t just drop one person as a friend and not everyone else. And even if it did, he didn’t do anything to remedy the problem and re-friend me. So I found out that he is still the stupid jerk he was 37 years ago when we broke up.

I have been having a hard time with transferring programs from my old computer to this new one. The one I’m really having a problem with is the Intertwined charting program. So either I am going to spend the big bucks and get Knit or Stitch Illustrator and Photoshop or re-purchase the Intertwined program. Or figure out how to make Excel work the way I want for charts. I do like charts but also want to give written directions for my stuff. And that ain’t happening with some kind of program. I hope Photoshop is somewhat intuitive and that I’ll be able to use it. I’ve heard it can be hard, but that was a while back.

I must confess I did not submit my design for the Vogue contest. I procrastinated a bit and then kept changing the design to the point that there was no time left. I am still working on it for myself and hope to have it done in February to show off.

Next time I’ll talk about Vogue Knitting Live! And all the classes I took there and the knitteratti I saw and talked to. There were some biggies. Bye and happy knitting!

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