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Good with bad

First of all: an adorbs photo of Leon with the Smock tunic (I don’t know why it’s called smock when there is no smocking.)

He’s very sad that I wouldn’t let him eat the yarn ball.  I haven’t had time to work on this in 2 days, but it’s going well.  The good news is that as of today I am done with my job!  They held a farewell reception for me, which was really nice.  I only cried twice (not bad for me!) I will miss so many of my choir members and musicians, but it was time to move on.  I have 26 students at home now!

I was having a bad morning though, as today at Panera bread I bit down on something and broke off a crown at the root – ugh.  I have some major dental work upcoming, though I was hoping to push it off for a little while longer.  It’s so expensive – but we will manage!  My teeth have always been iffy because of a genetic condition that causes weak enamel, so I’ve been through this before!

Speaking of youth… I turned 30 this past week!  People keep asking me if I’m upset about it, and the answer is always no – I am only upset that we live in a culture where I’m supposed to be upset, but a man turning 30 wouldn’t bat an eye.  I love who I am now and wouldn’t choose to go back at all.  I see no reason why a woman can’t be fabulous at any age, you know?  I did go to a friend’s bachelorette party last night, which made me feel briefly old – we went to a club and I absolutely did not have fun (I had fun at a dinner and I’m happy for my friend, but I am not at all a club person.)  Then I remembered that I didn’t like clubbing when I was 21 either.  I went home and went to a small neighborhood bar with Marc and his friend John instead, and that was so much more fun for me!

I’m still ordering yarn for the hoodie – I’m considering Elann highland chunky, which is nice and light – I made a sweater that I adore from it already.  I’m a very indecisive buyer, and tend to agonize over a purchase for days before finally doing it, which is why I internet shop so much… no having to make quick decisions!