Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home

There is no place like home. I just got in from our annual team retreat. My unit serves three campuses and two satellite campuses. Every year the team comes together to talk about what we accomplished in the previous year and to set goals for the coming year(s). Two of us are stationed in Chicago and four in Urbana. So the Chicago group gets to travel and stay overnight. We retreat for a day and half then return to our respective sites and jobs with assigned goals in hand. As I anxiously headed for home, my only thought was to comfortably retire to my bedroom.

The plan is not to go into the office tomorrow as most of my group will work from home. Illinois has been hit with rain and snow storms the last few days. We expect another tonight. The temps are between 10 and 19 degrees. I'm so glad to be home.

I was able to complete the alterations. Now I can get back to my sewing projects. I must admit I was able to read portions of several sewing and crocheting books, finishing two hats, two scarfs, and started a caplet. My crocheting and knitting skills are probably advanced beginner. I've never made a complicated article like a sweater, tunic, or dress. Lately, I been inspired by so many sewists/crafters to try something a little more complex; I have to work my way up to it.

Sigh! Sigh! It's good to be home.



  1. I can totally relate to the way you feel. Stay warm

  2. Hi Cennetta! I've always started and stopped knitting, never really accomplishing much with it. But at Robin's blog, , she does amazing knitting. What an inspiration!

  3. Your work sounds so interesting. I can totally relate to the horrible weather, as well. Can't wait to see some of your creations!!

  4. Thanks ladies. Kat- I'll check out her blog. Thanks, again. Kim B. - My job gets interesting sometimes. I do get to travel a bit and have lots of contact with techie types and research administrators.

  5. Hi, I've enjoyed looking around and reading your blog! One of my goals this year is to learn to crochet!!
    I look forward to seeing more of your projects!



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