Been awhile since I have updated. I am reading Elegance of the Hedgehog. It's both witty and philosophical. Slow-going though, which is fine by me, since reading is the perfect activity on my trips to class four nights a week. (I know I should be reading my textbooks. I will start with that in earnest once exams begin to approach...)
I feel very happy in general. Not every minute, and certainly not without having worked for that balance. I have been working out a bit, playing with cats, doing schoolwork, pursuing some job leads, working on crafts, reading, watching tv, went to a corn maze last week with the boyfriend and had a blast, and socializing with actual humans a teeny tiny bit. Overall, feel pretty optimistic.
Here are my finished bead projects. Got the patterns from the same book I've been working out of. The stitching for all three is called peyote stitch and is pretty quick to do once you get the first few rows set up.
Strawberries: really fun to make! Lizard: took longer, may become a coaster or a wall hanging.