Somehow it’s a little hard to believe that it’s been over 5 months since I last posted. I really think it’s time for me to get back to it. I’m starting with getting the admin stuff straightened out (there were hundreds of spam comments to delete, and I was behind by a couple of WP updates). So, don’t be surprise if you see some things change over the next few days (that is if anyone out there even reads this thing any more).
I haven’t been able to bring myself to post about this until now. At the beginning of October I was laid off, the official word being that my position has been eliminated. November 1 was my last day at work. I spent the month of October trying to wrap things up and say good-bye to the job I loved. It’s terribly depressing to have to go into work each day knowing that it’s all coming to an end and not because you chose so. There are several reasons the whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth, but most of all I feel extremely bad for my coworkers who will most likely have to pick up the slack without the compensation.
I think I spend the month of November grieving the entire situation and accepting the fact that change had occurred and I was going to have to deal with it. I’ve been looking for new work in my field, but unfortunately, a bad economy is really not the atmosphere to be an archivist in.
Meanwhile, in the knitting realm, all I’ve been actively working on has been finishing off the baby blanket for my sister. I have finally gotten to the end of the knitting portion and for some masochistic reason have chosen to used a sewn cast off. I started the cast off at Purlescence Yarns, and in 3 hours I managed to get through half the stitches. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week so it can go in the wash and be done.
One of the recommended security updates for my blog was to get a new theme. Apparently, older WordPress themes can have weakness that allow attackers to get into the blog. So, a-hunting I went. I think I did pretty good, and it was super easy because it was one of the new default themes loaded on my host when I upgraded to the newest version of WordPress. The header picture I have up is one of the default images, but I kind of like it. It may stay, or I may decided to finally make my blog a grown-up knitting blog and give it some sort of picture with actual yarn or knitting in it. *shock*