wow, i woke up this morning and watched `ararat` (i`m a long time fan of atom egoyan but had never seen this film) and then after listening to the sad music over the credits, i read that there was another big earthquake in nepal... leaves me with a weird feeling in my chest to start this day. it`s hard not to let your heart go out big time despite the distance.
well, it`s my day off so i`m going to source some vegetables and make a homemade dog bed for my miniature sniffer. i judge myself very harshly by my own grocery basket, and i feel such shame that since i started working a busier schedule my basket is often full of plastic coated processed non-food looking items. the shame is so visceral you can almost smell it - yesterday i had a basket full of frozen gyozas, crackers, frozen pizzas, box salads, and prepackaged onigiris and i almost died of embarrassment - i`d rather have had my skirt tucked into my pantyhose, seriously.
in other awkwardness, lately i`ve been treating humans the way i treat my dog - i actually put my finger up and shushed a bunch of second year university students yesterday in class, and this morning over breakfast across the table i held the back of my hand out to my husband to let him lick it. oops! bad human. it`s terrible but i think my brain is just fried from trying to train this stubborn pup. she un-housebroke herself recently. why! i start at another university tomorrow - the good news this week for me is that i`ve already started warping up my eri silk and i`m going to try to pattern in my indigo hand-dyed skeins with the natural ones. i think careful planning might be a wise route on this project, so i`m slowly warping up my chains a hundred ends at a time. i think i might actually attempt to warp 600 ends this time. if i do this it will be a miracle because patience has never been my strong suit. if i make it to 400, i`ll be very pleased anyhow. plenty of weavers say weaving is all in the preparation. i have never approached it this way as i`ve always enjoyed (forgot the verb for `jazz riffing` - ooops, please insert, i`m too long an expat) (what is that darned word), but i`m willing to try and see what the rewards may be. have a great week!