A quickstep is playing in my head

You know what? I really enjoy dancing. I do. And going to competitions even if they tend to be really long days and some have the tendency to drag in the middle quite a bit. So I’ve decided that I am going to try to find myself a partner for the Manchester Winter Competition which is in two weeks time. I actually already have a certain person in mind that I’ll try to convince tomorrow if he shows up. Wish me luck!

Another thing that’s happening in two weeks time? Portfolios are due. Yep, two portfolios, each 2,500-3,000 words long. At first, when I realized this, I kinda got panicky. Then, I sat down at my trusty laptop, picked out one of my all time favorite poems (The Flea, by John Donne if anyone’s interested) and wrote a piece of dialogic stemming from that poem. Then I wrote a big chunk of the commentary related to that piece of writing and would you look at that, I’ve already got 600 words. If I keep this up, I should be fine. ^_^ I especially enjoy the feeling of accomplishment I get afterwards. Now I just need to figure out what else I’m going to put into this portfolio. The other portfolio, which is for the Cute Teacher, is pretty much already decided. I mean, how cool is it that I get to write about being a ghost? That’s the assignment he gave us for next week and I’m pretty sure I’ll find a way to incorporate that into one of the piece of my next portfolio.

A miracle has happened. The guys cleaned the flat! We have an inspection tomorrow and guess what, nagging works. And pointedly mentioning that I did not enjoy having to clean the whole place by myself last time. And since they’re inspecting the bedrooms as well, I had to tidy up in here. Not that I had much to do really. Just vacuum and fold and put away clothes. Not too sure about what to do with all of my yarn and knitting related stuff though. Right now they’re in various bags in different corners of the room. They’re not going to whine about me having yarn all over the place, right? It is, after all, fire retardant mostly. A lot of it is wool, with just a few skeins of acrylic left over from my Wal-Mart shopping days. The acrylic I do have is really soft though, and non-squeaky, so I will use it up eventually. I actually have projects in mind for them, but I just haven’t had the time to cast them on since I want to finish the ones I’ve already got in the works…

My sister’s birthday present came in the mail today! ^_^ I think she’ll really like it. I hope she will!

And now back to regularly scheduled programming. For me, that would be listening to Harry Potter read by Stephen Fry and knitting my Isabella. Yes, I’m still working on it. I only just today joined up the other green yarn for the lace panel. Oh crap. I just remembered that I still have to make some Twinkletoes from knitty.com before I go home! Eep. Will be very busy these next few weeks. Not that’ll stop me from watching a lot of my DVDs though. :P