I feel rather like one of those athletes who retires only to come back right away. My surgery's been postponed until January (my surgeon had an accident and emergency surgery), so I'm back for a while. It's a bit odd--I'd disengaged from so much in preparation and I'm finding it hard to step back on the merry-go-round.
The two-week long Summer School in Law and Economics was awesome, exhausting, fun and very hard work. We had food, fun and fourteen hour days some days. I didn't participate in everything--I don't know how the students managed.
I saw some old friends and made many new ones. (I learned how to use my iPad to take photos, my first is above.)
Now I'm trying to find my desk under the piles of paper that accumulated.
I received some lovely gifts from the students, including this embroidered butterfly good luck tassel from China and a checked shawl from Thailand. (I've already used the shawl in our unseasonably cool weather recently.)
I did not do any stitching, nor much of anything, really, during the last month. I did occasionally pick up my shawl and stitch a row. It's hard to tell without it being stretched, and it's now too wide to stretch, but I think it will be really pretty. I'm on ball three of five, so nearing the half-way point. The simple lace pattern is great for tired nights--especially with all the markers I'm using.
I missed you all and am catching up gradually with your blogs and with Facebook. I had just settled into Olde Reader only to learn they're going away now, too. I've exported to both Digg and Feedly to see which I prefer. Right now I'm leaning toward Digg. I look forward to catching up with everyone.