Now that I'm not feeling so angsty, I can maybe publish something of merit. Not that I have much to say.
I am still feeling like nothing has been changed after the letter I wrote to HR. Mind you my manager has been out of the office a lot more often. I suppose I should take my small victories where I can get them. Most everything else is out of my control in any shape or form and that's why I feel so frustrated and close to just giving up. If anything, my letter served to let her know that I may play nice while at work, but I'm watching and I'm not afraid to put myself on the line to make her walk straight.
Not much else is going on in my world. I found myself being very introspective around 9/11 and thinking about what I believe the day should stand for. Ten years later, I don't feel as much hatred surrounding the event, or fear. Today, people honor the bravery of those that lost their lives. There isn't a person who died that day that wasn't brave for just knowing they were facing their own death. In the case of the people on the plane, they knew they were going to die but they were going to make sure no one else did if they could help it. I can not even pretend that I would be that brave faced with the same situation and so I honor that kind of commitment and bravery. I hope that we continue to move forward, bettering ourselves and learning that hate is not the answer, that hate was the problem. If anything, the people that died deserve to be the ones really remembered, not those that took their lives.
I have started the first of two baby blankets for my two expecting friends. I got the chance to show her the yarns in one of the granny squares when I went to her shower. She said it was perfect and I was overjoyed to know that I had not lost my touch on picking out just the right yarn. :) I have the first two skeins of yarn for the second blanket but I haven't started it yet. I can only do one big project at a time. I still have to finish my Alice dress. Vacation is coming up next week so I'm hoping to put in some work then on the costume. Hopefully I can get it going again and also put a dent in the blanket. I only have to make 60 squares this time I think so that's a vast improvement over the 160 some odd I had to make for the last one. I don't think this one will take nearly as long. At least it better not, since I want to give it to her before the baby is born in November!
I want to read, or write something. I am so close to finishing my 3 books for this year. It was my new years resolution to read at least three, since in the past few years I haven't finished one. It's important to me to get that third book read. Sadly, one will be the book my district manager forced me to read. I wish it didn't count as the third book, but at the same time it's a book and if I finish it then I've read three this year. I can't argue with that.