I have been so bad about this whole blogging thing. The truth is my life is so boring I can't believe anyone would want to read about it! But I'm biting the bullet and putting up another pathetically boring post.
But first a clarification; although I call Thumper my little rodent friend, the truth is he's a hampster. A very cuddly soft little rodent hampster with ticklish whiskers; and sharp teeth! lol He's definitely weazled his way into my heart already.
So I was up in Port Elgin again last week to do a presentation about women in skilled trades. I can't tell you how much I enjoy that! Like everyone else I get really nervous when I have to do public speaking, but I'm completely at ease when I do this presentation. Maybe it's because it's a room of all women. Maybe it's because there's always a couple of sisters from my own local union there to provide moral support. Or maybe it's just because I tell lots of personal stories about my years working in the trades that are always well-received by the sisters. But I think ultimately it's because I'm talking about something that I really know, and feel passionately about. The pic is one that I use in the presentation. It's of me and a fellow tradeswoman, who happens to also be my best friend. I love this pic; I have it framed and hanging in my garage where all my tools are!
But on the way up to Port Elgin we hit a deer on the highway! OMG! All I can say is it's a good thing DH was driving his truck. If it would have been me in my truck there would have been a lot more damage. DH's truck is a 3/4 ton and the deer just bent the bumper. I'm thinking there would have been a lot more damage to my Sport Trac. Not to mention I would have been freaking a whole lot more if I were the one driving! I don't have a lot of optimism for the deer, though. DH says it'll be fine, just a little sore for awhile. I say you don't get hit at 100kph (60mph) and not have massive internal injuries. Not that it was DH's fault by any means; it was pitch black out on a remote highway and the deer ran up off the side of the road just as we were passing. Damn suicidal deer!
In other news, I finally got in to see Dr. Thompson, the hot (yeah, Knitty-Kat, you were right! lol) rheumatologist in London. I've been on the waiting list to see him for about a year. Anyway he's put me back on the leukemia drugs (metho-trexate) I was on years before, but at almost triple the doseage. I had taken myself off of them when I felt I was in remission, mainly because they're so toxic, but things are getting bad again and he's supposed to be the best, so I'll be a good girl and do as I'm told and take the meds.
Other than that, let's see. School is going really well. Have I mentioned how much I love going to university? I'm such a browner with my hand always up! lol I was nothing like this way back in high school. I was doing a major declutter in the house yesterday and ran across a couple of WIP's, now that I'm back on meds maybe I can get back to the knitting. I'd like to share a positive comment about DS but I'm afraid to jinx things so I'll leave that one alone.
So yeah, that's about it. Don't say I didn't warn ya!