I’m working on some french bread right now… I’m in the rising/resting phase and feeling a bit nervous about all the shaping/pinching required for this kind of bread. I think it will take yummy though, so I’ll just follow instructions and hope for the best.
Hard to believe I’m less than 2 weeks from my trip to Alaska (June 20-27th). Looking forward to it, but know that I have so much I need to get done before I go. Work has been busy and emotionally draining as we’ve been working through a recruitment selection process for my most direct colleague (person with the same job as I do, but with a different staff to supervise).
The whole process has really brought me back mentally to my own job search from last spring/summer. I never liked the knowledge/feeling that you answer a bunch of questions that people you’ve never met before ask you and then you leave the room and they start chatting about what they liked and didn’t like about what you said. I understand the job search process is about finding the right fit – both for the candidates and for the institution, but I can’t help feeling a bit uncomfortable with how judgmental it all is, and how critical I become when in the midst of the process. I’m just ready for it to be over and thankfully the last candidate is on Tuesday and then we meet as a committee to make a decision.
Poor Clementine has some ear mites and HATES the drops I have to put in her ears. When I’m able to pin her down and do it, right afterward she runs faster that I’ve seen her move before across the house shaking her head and scratching at her ears the whole way. It’s actually pretty amusing to see her attempt to all these things at once. I can relate though – I hate the feeling of water/drops in my ears. Blech.
So some pictures:
First of all – the people living upstairs in my house now: (left to right is Vivien, Hugh & Joe)
Here’s the happy bride and groom from the quickly planned & executed wedding I mentioned in my last post. Wedding photography = not my thing. I think I’ll keep my day job.
The flowers were purty though!
When I went to California in early April…. with my loves JC and Chris. Oh how I miss my people (not a surprise that we were out at the karaoke bar…)
In knitting news, I’m making these socks for Katie (because they came out so small only her child’s size 3 foot would fit them). I’m completely finished 1 and about half way through the second. I recently finished another big knitting project but it’s a gift so it’s under wraps right now. More details soon (if I remember to take pictures and then post).
And finally… please : No throwing dynamite off the cliff.