58 minutes until shift change. Its been a stressful week..mammogram which was uneventful but always leaves me feeling drained and vulnerable. Worrying about paying for tuition and for Christmas......worry worry worry....its not healthy you know. I have lost my camera leads again so I cannot upload any pictures although I dont really have any at this point anyway. But mostly what I have been pondering is the impact that the textile art program has had on my life.....since it began 3 semesters ago it has been a whirlwind of skill based learning, one on the next on the next on the next at the speed of light. For someone who went in wondering if they had anything to teach me I am humbled. My eyes have been opened to new and wonderful techniques some I KNOW I will work and develop in the years to come....some...well not so much. I have so many projects and so many many ideas......waiting. The other thing I have been pondering is relationships......I marvel at the impact these young women in the program have had on me....thier enthusiasm,perspective and humour have touched me and made me grow as well. I love the way they forge ahead with artistic fervor. I realise that I felt 'sealed' within the confines of the associations I had built in past years and now....well its different, not entirely clear but different. Today I am waiting for Penny to relieve me so I can drive to school....Precision Dyeing Class nears an end and today is hand in for the research project......which has also inspired some wonderful percolating ideas......and with some trepidation and realisation I am beginning to consider myself a dyer.....well thats one hat anyway. Well time to pack up and start this crazy week.