Well, I got my results back for my first of three certifications that I am working on in order to get a professional license. I had submitted the test for grading on Friday morning. I have been on pins and needle all weekend (while studying for my next certification exam.) So the verdict is in and I got a 98 out of 100. Happy dancing! I can't celebrate for too long, though, because this second exam is longer and is looming over my head. I have been cramming so much detailed information into my brain that it is hard to have conversations about anything other than what I am studying. I am so excited that I have cleared my first hurdle though!
I have taken a couple of small breaks from all of the studying. I pulled out my knitting and watched Downton Abbey last night. I did not knit for long, because I was sobbing through the whole show. I did not see that coming! Holy Smokes.
I tried tonight watching something a little less intellectually stimulating. I have shared in past posts that I absolutely adore classical music, classic literature, fine art, fine food and wine. However, I also love really trashy reality shows like Real Housewives and Shahs of Sunset. Tonight was RHOBH so I had to settle in and knit and watch grown women act like they are in high school. I totally love it. So anyway, here is the progress I have made on my silly little scarf. As usual, the photo does not capture the colors really well. The colors are actually much more organic looking.
So now I am turning off the facts, figures and law that I am studying. Time to turn my attention to cozy things like a small dog who is softly snoring. The wind blowing outside. The chowder that I would like to make for tomorrow's dinner. I have been spending some time dreaming about the perfect garden that I want to put in this spring. I think about Liesl frolicking in the garden, chasing bees (and me telling her to knock it off.) I have a low maintenance yard right now, which includes drought resistant plants. However, I envision more of a cottage garden. My plan includes putting in a plot of grass that is just for Liesl to roll around in and play in. She loves to lay down in the grass on a warm day. So I need to find a grass that is nice and soft for her. I am thinking about the beautiful flowers and the tomatoes that I want to plant. I am so looking forward to spring!