Monday, February 16, 2009

Still More Updates

In no particular order...
Mr. SABLE has found a job! It just fell down from the sky on Thursday. We don't have to move. He's starting tomorrow. I didn't realize how anxious I was until I felt the relief. The job is with a fairly new biotech company, across the street from his old employer. He'll be a Principle Investigator, i.e. head of a lab. This will be his first (people) management job and gets him back in the lab, which he's been wanting. Thursday morning, the call came. Thursday afternoon, he went for the interview. By the end of the afternoon, he had signed the offer, accepting it.

I'm busy on projects for the next Knitcircus, so not much to show you in photos. Yet. This issue will be heavy on kids stuff, but we could also use a few more items for adults. If any of you have any patterns you want to send our way, that would be great!

I've also been busy preparing an online pattern shop to be added to the Knitcircus site. We'll be making pdfs available for immediate download of some patterns from previous issues.

And I got roped into doing a sewing project for the 8th grade American history class at Owen's school. The teacher had each of the 8th graders embroider a quilt square with their names, birth dates, and some images that represented their interests. She needed parent volunteers to sew them together. I thought I was signing up to piece together a quilt top, but in fact, I was volunteering to assemble the whole quilt. Hmm. I'll get it done, but it might not be too elegant.

Additionally, Owen's 14th birthday was on Saturday. Yes, he's my Valentine kid. The great thing about teenagers' birthdays is that, as a parent, you don't need to do much at all. I dropped him and three friends at Ultra Zone, a laser tag place. I bought them each three games (and they all got great discounts for bringing their report cards and having lots of A's), left Owen with $20 for for the vending machines, and went back and got them 2 hours later. At home, they played video games, ate pizza, and played more video games. Parents came to fetch them around 5.

We've had wonderful sunny warm weather lately. Today is colder again and we may get snow later in the week. But, I tell you, it does wonders for our collective Midwestern souls to see sun in the sky after 5 p.m. and know that spring really will come again.

24 comments:

Deborah said...

I am so happy for you and the family!! Watching the news each day is cause for a lot of anxiety these days. My daughter just got her hours cut and it was worse than she thought. I know about the underlying tension. I hope things continue to get better for you and yours!

Cindy G said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray! And a special hooray that you won't have to move.

MollyBeees said...

YAY! You go Mr. SABLE!!! I hadn't realized that this was Owen's Golden Birthday1 14 on the 14th! Glad you got out of Ultrazone! :-)

Sweartagod....my verification word is 'carpl'! Now even the verification gods are trying to tell me something!

Cathy said...

I'm so happy for you and your family, too. I try not to watch television news or read the paper too much these days. Too much of a downer!
I'm also happy about the KnitCircus patterns. I've seen a few that I would like to try.
Cathy

Helen said...

yay hubby!

On my end, depending on the economy in the next year, I may or may not be able to continue working here (tele-comm) when we move, cross my fingers.

Yes, the weather was looking up last week. We did have snow Friday night, but not much at all.

Mango said...

Yay for Mr. Sable! That's a huge relief, especially that you don't have to move - I know you were anxious about that.

And I hear you on the daylight - it's been lifting my spirits that it's still light after 5!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Piecing a quilt is a ton o' work. If you can get space someplace, you can call the last Saturday knitters to order and maybe we'll help you. It WILL be tied, not quilted, I hope. I could even bring my sewing machine.

GURO said...

Great news about Mr.Sable. I'm so happy for you. Also, good luck with the finishing of next Knitcircus, can't wait to see it! Last, I think I'm looking forward to hosting teenager birthday parties now. Thank you! (Maybe it's different with girls?)

Kitty Mommy said...

Congrats Mr. SABLE. Ms. SABLE, let me tell you how relieved I was to hear that his new gig is local!!

Lynn said...

Yay! Jobjobjob!! Yay!

And whew.

Corrina said...

I'm so glad Mr. Sable found a good job and you don't have to move. Woot.

And hmmm... adult stuff for knitcircus huh? I might have to see what I have going for you.

Bezzie said...

Kudos to Mr. Sable! Dr. MS got out of research because being a PI is the natural order of what he was doing and he couldn't see himself being able to do it. But it sounds like Mr. Sable will do great--Dr. MS's biggest gripe about his PIs is that they were detached and didn't really have a good feel for what was happening on the bench.

No adult patterns here sadly! Hee hee!

Bezzie said...

And happy belated b-day to your oldest!!!!

Jerry & Maxy said...

Oh super hurray and congratulations to Mr. SABLE!! What a relief. I hope he loves it, and you are able to breathe deeply, E.

Happy 14th Owen!!!!

Nell said...

Congrats!!! That's fantastic news!

peri said...

Congrats to Mr S and a belated happy birthday to Owen.

Knitaly said...

Sono felice per tutti voi!

Sue, aka seiding said...

Gainful employment is good. And happy birthday to a cool kid!

Leslie said...

Oh, a job--hooray! I can imagine the level of stress just melting away. I'm glad it all worked out and you're back on track. And happy birthday to Owen! We have a couple of teenage birthdays just around the corner.

jpknits said...

Such happy news for your household! Congratulations all round.

Picked up a copy of the winter KnitCircus in St. Paul this weekend. Very nice!

clarabelle said...

Well done, Mr SABLE! And happy birthday, Master SABLE!

Looking forward to your online pattern shop...

Sarah said...

Happy Dance for Mr SABLE's job! What a nice treat you don't have to move too.

Didn't Owen just have a birthday?? Or is it that a year has passed.

Good luck with that quilt. It'll probably be much better than you are anticipating.

YarnThrower said...

I'm woefully behind on blog reading, but wanted to congratulate you and your husband on the new opportunity. Hopefully it will be everything your hubby hoped for and make all of the uncertainty of the past few months totally worth it (if that is possible).

Marji said...

well, obviously I sent the email before I read the latest installments on your blog! Congrats to household M.
Invite still stands.
Although our stay at harbor in Racine may coincide with your knitting camp alternative.
Happy teen b'day to the boy too!