Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy All Hallow's Eve!

Fourth grade doesn't throw a party, hooray! It was a great day. AND I taught the Pre-K music! I hope I haven't scarred them for life. It was only for 2o minutes and I played the piano with my right hand and sang a bit but it was fun. The kids were great and the time flew. Tonight I had quite a few trick-or-treaters for this neighborhood. I gave away Tootsie Pops and met some of my newer neighbors. I'm finishing my report cards and preparing for parent-teacher conferences. We gained an hour this last weekend but I'm waking up at the old time and getting sleepy at the old time. I guess I'm becoming an "old timer!" I hope that soon I'll be knitting again.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

It's That Flu Shot Time of Year

Well, I'm back (have been for a while) from New York and finally have a couple of photos to share. It was a beautiful wedding and reception. Ames and I had a wonderful time.The weather was beautiful. The reception was at an old bank that is now Cipriani 42nd Street. Fantastic.I got to spend a nice bit of time with Erik and Solvar, my cousins from Norway. This photo of them was taken at the rehearsal dinner. Erik speaks English very well and Solvar and I communicated amazingly well using her limited English, some signs and the few words I know in Norwegian. They tried to talk me into spending a year teaching English in Trondheim. I have to admit I'm very tempted! I also got to see my cousin Sherise, who lives in Florida, and her brother Brian and wife Laura from SF and my aunt Shirley from Connecticut.We stayed at the Waldorf=Astoria (thanks, Dad!), I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (twice!) and after Amy arrived we did a bit of window-shopping. No yarn stores but I did make a waterbottle holder and started a pair of socks. No pix of those, though. Hey! Get a flu shot!