First things first, I finished my first sock! After you finish one, the second one just knits itself, right? No?
I know this picture is super goofy looking. I asked my husband to pose for me and this is what he chose. Laying in the floor with his leg out like a bozo. (Sorry honey, I know you’re reading this. It was a weird choice.)
I’m glad to have the sock done. I learned a lot of new things working on it. It’s not perfect and there are things that are bugging me about it, but it’s a good first attempt. The second sock may not be a perfect match to the first because I want to address the things that were off with the first, but it’ll be alright. They’re destined to just be snuggly house socks, anyway. Perfection not necessary.
The last week has been a weird one for sure. Looking back at the events, I should really not be feeling as well as I am right now. I’ll just be thankful to be feeling alright, though.
I found out at the end of last week that I won’t have a job for next year. I work at a school library and they had to make some job cuts for budget purposes. They cut three positions at the school, none of which were mine. But one of the people that did get cut has a six-year contract that has to be honored, so the higher ups have said that she has to be put into my job. It’s a situation that no one is really happy with. My principal and the librarian I work with both want me to stay and the other lady doesn’t want my job, but it’s just something that we have to deal with.
I’m ok with this because I know that it wasn’t a job I was going to have long-term. I really enjoy the job, but it’s not a career-type job. I’m going to be working with my husband after the school year ends. He’s a Realtor and needs an assistant, so now he’ll have one. It’ll mean working from home and getting to take care of my home and my husband, which is what I really want to be doing. And once we start having kids, I was planning to be at home with them anyway. This is just a jump start, I suppose.
Speaking of having kids, I had another miscarriage over the weekend. I wasn’t really expecting to be pregnant this go round and things didn’t look good from the start, so I didn’t get my hopes up. It wasn’t as bad as last time – emotionally or physically, so that’s a good thing. It’s still disappointing, of course, but not devastating. It changes our plans going forward with fertility treatments, because we’re going to have to do testing for recurrent pregnancy loss. Hopefully that’ll be a good thing and this miscarriage is just pointing us in the right direction faster than we would’ve gone otherwise. We’ll see, I guess.
As a pretty timely gift, I got to have another snow day today. It’s been really nice to have a day to be at home and just do quiet things that I like doing. I know it’ll be good to have taken a day to just be nice to myself and take it easy.
That’s about it for today. Thanks for reading!