Saturday, January 31, 2009

Need a jolt?

So last weekend I started this Project Management class at Baruch College. It's on Saturdays--9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and it runs for five weeks. (I'm doing this to improve my PM skills at work.) Not too bad, really.

The big catch with this is that Baruch is in Manhattan, so I have to take the train into the city--and the weekend railroad schedule is more limited. But OK, there's a 7:28 train that gets me in by a quarter to nine. Plenty of time for the subway ride to 23rd and to get a cup of tea. And I live 2 miles from the train station. Easy five minute drive to the train. And the next train--about a half hour later--would get me to class maybe 10 minutes late. Again, not so bad, but I really don't want to be late.

So last weekend was the first class. No problems getting to class with enough time to grab a cup of tea. This is good.

This morning I woke up at 6:30. I stirred a little, looked at the clock, and then thought I could close my eyes for another minute. Next thing I know the alarms (yes, alarms) are going off. I look at the clock, and it says 7:15.

Oh crap.

I need to catch a 7:28 train to get to class on time.

--I caught the 7:28.

And I didn't forget to put any article of clothes on, and my shoes matched.

That's 13 minutes from my bed to actually sitting on the train. That's definitely a record for me. However...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Eye Candy Friday

View from the rooftop garden of our annual company employee appreciation party.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Final euphoria

I just e-mailed the take-home final exam for my computer class to the instructor. Woo-hoo!!!

Now I just have one more final--an in-class final for my Family Law class on the 26th. Then a break until late February, two more classes, and then I'll hopefully have my paralegal certificate by June. I'm in the homestretch now!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Snowy weekends in Vermont

The last two weekends have been spent up at Moose Manor. Poor Jim had a nasty head cold and sinus infection, so I tried to take care of things around the house and let him get as much rest as possible. (Unfortunately, he had to work the whole new year's weekend.)

So, there was soup making. Last weekend it was chicken noodle (my first batch from scratch), and this weekend it was chicken barley.

And then there was French Onion soup. It amazes me how slow cooking can turn onions from this... this.

And there was snow...

lots of snow...

No knitting, though. But New Year's weekend there was a stop at Webs, but that turned out to be a remote shopping trip for Punkin.

Oh well, time to get back to work. Hopefully I'll make it to my knitting groups this week, and even get a little spinning time in. I'd like to try out a new toy that was waiting for me when I got home yesterday...

Vermont Spindle Company American Beauty, Cocobolo whorl, 1.4 ounces

Friday, January 09, 2009

Eye Candy Friday

First light...

driving to work Thursday morning

and last light...

the moon through my window early Friday morning

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Only on LawnGuyland...

From the suburban oasis that brought you Joey Buttafuco and Jessica Hahn, comes this gem of a guy...

Man Sues Wife for $1.5M for Kidney

WTF?!?!? And he's a surgeon??? Oh yeah--this guy will certainly do well out in the dating pool.

AND... I just heard this story on BBC News on Vermont Public Radio. How embarrassing...