So I did that thing I hate...I said "I have a secret, a big secret, but I can't tell you until next week." Then I didn't tell you. I am a bad, bad blogger.
The big secret is that I have a new job! I'm ending my seven year stint at a large multinational consulting company and trading in the corporate life for a marketing database analyst job at a small cookbook and cooking magazine publishing company located walking distance from my house, where people wear jeans and bring their dogs to work. It's a tremendous opportunity to use my skills to help a wonderful company grow. My hope is that this job will also give me more free time (no more Saturdays in the office!) to knit and cook and craft and write and do all those wonderful things I don't get to do nearly enough of now. I can't wait to start.
I'm actually in Oregon right now, in my hometown for the first time in over a decade. Normally, I wouldn't go on vacation in my last month before starting a new job, but this trip is to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday and retirement and was planned (and paid for) months ago. And thank goodness for that! Ashland is sunny and beautiful and relaxing and the food is local and organic. I found hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn at the Growers and Crafters Market. And I'm making good progress on Sock Formerly Known as Pooly Jaywalker.
I don't have my laptop, so no pictures and no more posts until I return next weekend.
Hope everyone else is having a wonderful week as well.