Thursday, September 28, 2006

Is It Still September?

I feel like I've been back teaching now for at least 3 months. I'm having fun but time is not flying. The weather is getting a bit cooler and my allergies have subsided a bit. I'm getting ready to head to New York where I hope it will be even cooler.

Know of any great "don't miss" yarn shops in NYC? I still haven't finished my Knitty bag but I don't have much left. I just need to DO it! Hopefully I'll get some done over the next couple of weeks. I also need to get a pair of socks on needles. Gotta have something to carry around!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This Valley Sucks

I love nature. Honestly, I do. However, there are a few weeks out of the year when my allergies are so bad that I don't even want to go outside. This is one of them. I am a red-eyed snarffelling mess. I'm not very happy about it and neither are my students. I'm a bit nasty this week. It was very windy today and hopefully it will calm down. Until that happens, this valley sucks.

I have to get knitting because I need a new purse.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I Live!

But I am pretty tired. Work is great. Rolling along. Back-to-School Night went fine. Mondays and Tuesdays are my favorites. Actually, I've only been working Tuesday-Fridays because we've had 2 Mondays off and this last week I went to Idaho.

The trip to Idaho was great. Amy's party was fun and I had a wonderful time. I went to a couple of classes with her and realized how old I am. She's doing very well and I'm extremely proud of her. I hope to post a picture or two from the trip.

I also go to knit a bit!! I'm on the 4th panel of the Knitty purse I'm making but it started to slant in the wrong spot so I'm basically tinking all the knitting I did on my trip. Too much chatting and not paying attention. That'll teach me to take a pattern for granted!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

They Call It "Humpday" for a Reason...

I don't think it is because we're over the hump, I think it refers to the hump in my back. I'm tired but happy. Yesterday was my first day as "learning concierge" and I loved it. I love classroom teaching but this is a great change even if only for Monday and Tuesday.

This is a big week for birthdays in my family. Matt's is tomorrow, Heather's is the day after that and Amy's is 9/11. I'm planning a visit to her soon. Maybe that will be my chance to knit since I can't really take my work with me! I want to finish the silk sari purse. When I titled this "Knit Much Going On" I didn't think it would really end my knitting career. Had I known the effect of a name I'd have named it "Freakishly Successful" so all my dreams could come true! (Vote Pedro)

Well, I'll finish correcting papers and head to the snooze basket. Wink-wink, Clover!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A Day of Rest

What a great week! But I did enjoy sleeping in today. I'm feeling my age this week but have also dropped about 5 lbs. from being back at work. Some "Mama-drama" from a parent but nothing out of the ordinary. We have Monday off then Pam will teach Tuesday and I'll be back at it Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I had a l----0----n----g lunch with Karen today at Fresh Choice. It was great to chat with her. I also took my pictures in to be developed and hope to load a few on here.

We celebrated Amy's 21st with a "little" cake at home. Not really enough room for 21 candles so I just used 2 and 1.

I'm going to go back and add more pictures to the appropriate entries.

I hope to get some work done around the house this weekend and go visit Mom. And then...maybe I'll knit on Monday! Woohoo!