Kristen said these words the other day, and then Jessica did, too: "Your readers are SO GENEROUS."
I love you. You are all so wonderful and you make my life so much richer.
And here is a guest post from Kristen:
She-Who-Now-Has-A-PhD-But-No-Job here filling in for Norma while she rests her garden-and-puppy-weary body and Harlem-Renaissance-weary mind.
I have thanked many privately, I wanted to publicly declare my
gratitude to all of you who stepped up to the Great Destash 2009
challenge. The current financial fracas—oh, hell, this is Norma's
blog, I'll just call it what it is: SNAFU—is hitting every one of us
and I was overwhelmed by how many people were willing to go look at my
stash and even consider merging one of my woolly adoptees with their
own. I always knew knitters were special people, but when my dear
friend Norma put out the call my head spun with the speed at which you
week later, I've found myself in that lumpy-throated-stinging-eyes
state when I did some math. Confessing this is a wee bit ego bruising,
but, frankly, you helped me make my COBRA payment for this month.
Given that I've got a couple of irritating health issues and a few
ridiculously expensive prescriptions, this is no small thing. Thank
you a thousand times over.
bit of good news to share: I've recently been offered a one-year
visiting lectureship at my alma mater, so at least starting in
September I will be employed and "secure" for the next academic year.
(Meanwhile the summer job situation remains a most hideous beast, which
I'm sure any of you with college-age children have discovered right
about now.) I hope in the fall I will have the opportunity to help
someone else through this current economic slide as all of you have