Welcome back and Happy New Year! Sorry for that brief but necessary blog vacation. In knitting news, the mittens were a great success…
Hopefully they are keeping the recipient’s hands toasty warm as he snowboards in chilly New Hampshire. Only the coolest of cousins would love mittens so goofy. I had to crop his face because I am more like a protective old aunt than a cousin, but teenage girls – he’s quite a catch! (Gah – I hope none of his friends ever see this, how embarrassing to be pimped out by your old cousin!)
In other news, I left my job at the big law firm!
That was my rubber band ball (with staple remover shown for scale). In the beginning, it was springy and firm, but as those years (6!) of lawyering under the fluorescent lights for hours upon long hours trudged past, it became dry and desiccated and pathetic. Perhaps this was the natural deterioration of the rubber, but I wasn’t about to risk the same fate – I finally got the hell out of there. On my last day, I practically danced out the door, even though I was dragging my two 300 lb diplomas (now purely decorative, since I suspect I am through with the law for good).
I’ll be heading back to school in February to pursue a totally new career; something very different from the law. But for the next 7 weeks, I’m free to do whatever I want. Today, unfortunately, “whatever I want” means clean out my closets. Got to get rid of some of those lawyer suits to make room for my new wardrobe of jeans and very funny t-shirts.
I’m planning to donate the suits to Dress for Success – anyone have any experience with other charities in the NY area that might also be interested? The suits aren’t fantastic (basic Ann Taylor stuff) but definitely could be useful for someone in need.
Hope everyone is recovering from the hectic holiday season and enjoying a peaceful start to the new year.